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by Tone » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:19 pm

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by shaun » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:59 pm

May I just add a note of caution to this particular thread.

A JOC member a few months back had his garage security compromised and the Convertible was removed.

I assume that those who undertook this travesty had knowledge of what they were looking for and where to find it.

Posting photos of one's excellent storage and maintenance facilities including views of other adjacent vehicles may not be the most sensible thing to do.

Just a thought.
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by johnw » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56 pm

Grant wrote:Dion.. you my heard of a chap called Tom Scallane, he used to build/restore Jensens, in the hay-day he was converting Saloons into convertibles, a very clever man.. especially as he was also bound to a wheelchair!!.. amazing, anyway, he worked from a damp cold workshop, tin roof, concrete floor as you talked about, the working conditions ended up giving him pneumonia and ill health which killed him at a youngish age :(

What I heard which was upsetting was that Tom had been painting a car with 2 pack, then had a chest problem, yes pneumonia perhaps and was taken to hospital. Being a paraplegic he should have had special care immediately at that point, the hospital knew that but it didn't happen until after he contracted MRSA at which point I guess they got embarrassed that things had got a lot worse and transferred him. I don't think he would want anyone to stop working on a Jensen in a tin hut! Tom was a top bloke, a great personality and always had some gorgeous woman with him! As you say Grant good ventilation and a sheltered open space to work has its benefits, especially sanding, welding etc. Our cars were made by hand and a skilled hand and eye goes a long way, we have to make do with what we are given in that department! :D Keep getting grease on those spanners, tin hut or palace!
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by VFK44 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:05 pm

I remember seeing a convertible a few years ago which the owner said had previously been Tom's. There were numerous scuff marks on the side which he said were caused by the wheelchair!
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by VFK44 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:21 pm

Grant wrote: why don't we post any further stuff in the Man Cave Thread

Was just about to do something like that, with my Moderator hat on, but I can't find the "Man Cave" thread - could you point it out / give me the name?

BTW Grant, I love the window in your garage: was the last occupant a Hobbit?
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by Chris_R » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:19 am

VFK44 wrote:BTW Grant, I love the window in your garage: was the last occupant a Hobbit?
Stephen, Hadn't you noticed the resemblance between Grant and Hobbits?
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by Grant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:10 pm

VFK44 wrote: Grant, I love the window in your garage: was the last occupant a Hobbit?

:lol: .. I actually made that window like that Stephen, infact there are 2 windows the same along that side of the barn :wink: .. I made them all crook'ed like that because I needed them to look old and crook'ed.. I needed the building to look as though it had been there for a long time as we are on green belt land.. and.. when the planning man came he knew the building had been here for a long timeImage, yours sincerly.. Mr HobbitImage
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by cannonball » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:23 pm

You aint seen nothin till u see Grants pad. F all them new builds grants is all homegrown, that's why his ragtop wont ever get done :cry: :cry: :cry: :D :D
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by Grant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:56 pm

VFK44 wrote:But I can't find the "Man Cave" thread?

here you go Stephen :wink: >>> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29953&hilit=your+workshop&start=15
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by Grant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 pm

cannonball wrote:That's why his ragtop wont ever get done :cry: :cry: :cry: :D :D

Image.. I hope I prove you wrong Dunc.. but the way my life seems to be everyday I'm starting to wonder myself!!Image
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by Grant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:54 pm

I've been sidetracked for too long over the last couple of years converting an old 4 car integral garage into a 3 bedroom flat for the daughter and 2 grand-kids, so I have managed to find time to get outside to the barn now and to start unpacking parcels and clearing up what has mounted up out there over that time, I still have plenty of clearing up to doImage before I can install my ramp and begin getting back on where I left offImage.
The mahogany benching that I took out of a school science lab is now clear, a couple of weeks ago you couldn't even see any of the worktop :? .. so I thought I would take some pics of my Man Cave and post them on this old thread.. Still lots more clearing to do thoughImage
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by DPP » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:27 pm

Nice space Grant
I love that worktop I would have it covered in stripped down parts in no time.
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by VFK44 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:24 pm

Love the crackle finish on the water heater! Did that take ages to achieve or did the paint just react badly?
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by Grant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:29 pm

DPP wrote:Nice space GrantI love that worktop I would have it covered in stripped down parts in no time.

But you'd scratch the timber finish Dave, and then we'd have this scenario >>Image
:lol: Thanks DaveImage.. it has a lovely warm feeling out there, well I feel it does.. it's homely, yes it's had plenty of things stripped down and repaired on there.. But I do like to lay a towel down 1st, normally light coloured and then you can always see everything or anything small parts that tend to fall out of orificesImage
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by Grant » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:34 pm

VFK44 wrote:Love the crackle finish on the water heater! Did that take ages to achieve or did the paint just react badly?

:lol: No, it was very simple Stephen, When I was doing the little kitchen area that white plastic water heater looked so out of keeping, so I unscrewed it again & done it like that, but then.. the sockets in that bit looked wrongImage, so I done those too :lol: .. I guess I need to get out more!!
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