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    Better late than never

    About time I wrote an intro.

    So, here I am in Leeds. Got in to rods and customs by accident - got a copy of Hot Car which featured the Coca Cola Transit (The one with the body shaped like a can) and was hooked.

    With a grandfather who owned a garage and built and raced Ford specials such as Dellows with Bellamy swing axles I suppose it was inevitable that I would be involved in motors in some way or other.

    Left school at 16 and trained as a mechanic at the local Ford main agent working on trucks. Bought a mildly customised Capri (Velour interior, debumpered, Weller 8 spokes and Thrush sidepipes with a jack up kit, painted metallic turd brown - "Roman Bronze" they called it - at least the rust didn't show) Then went to another local dealer (just down the road from Bob Cordingley's garage in Shipley) before secondment saw me working in the R*lly world with a team running Ford RS200s. Took up r*llying for a while before it got too expensive after destroying two cars in two events. Still involved in that scene preparing cars for others and service crewing for friends.

    Now working as a school teacher (secondary ICT up to A-Level) and loving my work although not loving the stress and the grey hair and hair loss. Someone once said "Find a job you really enjoy, you'll never wotk another day in your life" they were right on the whole.

    Back in to Rods and Customs through a chance journey to B&Q for some paint one weekend that coincided with the Leeds cruise - that was 6 years ago.

    No ride of any importance - looking for the right car/project.

    Have spent many an hour looking through the history/showroom and garage threads and seeing so many cars I remember from my yoof. This place is great.

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    Last edited by LS16; 04-05-2010 at 20:30. Reason: Because I'm a muppet and can't spell!

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    Re: Better late than never

    Hi Nick and Welcome to Rods'n'Sods .....................

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    Re: Better late than never

    Hi Nick , welcome aboard from a fellow Yorkshire man , originally from Leeds.


    visit us at www.luckydevil777dragracing.com "life isnt an audition"

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    Re: Better late than never

    Hi Nick and welcome !
    The Intergalactic Custom Shop , Tube chassis and roll cages, Drag cars built, Traditional panel work, Steel and Aluminium Tig welding,Wheeling,lead work,roof chops,Hotrod and Kustom work ,mag wheels wanted

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    Re: Better late than never

    Thanks guys,

    I'm liking this site a lot. Just been to see a car - 280 "Brooklands" Capri - it was a complete shed unfortunately but I've got a 2.9 24V Cossie lump ready if I ever find the right car.

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