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Well, after cutting a few brick walls with an angle grinder and using a 20lb sledge hammer to persuade it all earthward, then carting the lot and another load of bricks I had hidden out back from another job to the council tip yesterday, today started nicely, as Valentines day should ;)
At about 10.30 Nicola cut me free, and I texted Ian to see if he was up and out of bed yet.... Yep, he was.
So I packed the 2 sets of rims and other bits into the car, and set of for Paddock Wood, and Chez Stig.

Arriving there, he had spied me on his impressive CCTV system from the other side of the propperty where the Expanse of outbuildings that go under the name of "The Shed" which he has built over the last 7 years , sits next to a small river.

By the time I was out the car, and about to call him, he was there with a barrel trolley, and we loaded the 8 rims up, and he drove them back around to the shed.

Well, I would say Alladins cave is more like it.... oil, dust, tools, toys, recycling, ingenuity, and not one, but 3 powered ride on mowers greeted me when I stepped through the door.
This is Stigian's world - Welcome !

The kettle was on in no time, then chat, eating some South African rusks (not the teething type, but grown up food) followed by the arrival of Ian's mate Rob.

First up was connection and set up, as Ian is quite good at packing things away.

Then a piece of the welding table offcut that I had taken along for practice.
We all played about for quite a while , getting to grips with the speed and intensity of the cutting with the Plasma Cutter.
Meanwhile, the 3 or 4 heater all through the building, the massive compressor and various other electrical goodies, like IT and Surveilance goodies all conspired against us, and literally just when I was going to start cutting the first Capri rim centre out, the whole lot tripped out everything, and into the factory where the power is sourced..... so that was the end of our fun till Monday when Ian can get the power reinstated.

We carried on chatting for at least another 90 minutes before I set off back to Nicola to complete her Valentines day in front of the Telly with her and the kids and cats.

Thanks to Stigian for his hospitality and the use of his tools till I broke the electric ;D Hope to see you later this week mate to complete the job.

One more massive thank you to Ian for allowing me into his scrap pile , and also for donating some bits toward some of my future projects, which includes something interesting for the RRG '10 and also the next Teardrop trailer I plan to build, even though this one is not done yet.

Before leaving I got a few pics of the old Texaco tanker parked out front on the farmers land.

I will also see if I can get a couple of links to Ian's exploits with some of his tractors.

Rob (L) and StigIan (R) and the pile of rims and a third of a Kawazaki GPZ exhaust.


Ian throwing sparks.....



Rob having a go.....



Me playing, before I broke the electric, note the banded steels on the one tractor behind me ;D



Said Texaco trailer..... note the reg plate on it, then try figure out how old it is.


My pile of treasure, thanks to Ian.



Couple of links.... to Youtube.


 

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Sorry old sport, I'm not getting your banter.
 

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Yep, maybe I made the mistake of just rambling away.

I went there to get going on cutting the two sets of rims, one set of Ford Capri rims, and a set of original 100E rims, the idea is to add the centres from the 100E rims to the bands of the Capri rims, so as to have wider wheels on our 100E.

Ultimately, like is sometimes the case, the day did not amount to much other than a day away from home.

I guess I should not really have posted here. :shake:
 

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nothing wrong with posting what happen'd in your day :tup: but if you had said at the start you had set off to band some steels we would then pick'd up and understood the story.... good luck when you get the leccy back on and keep posting :tup:
 

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Yep, maybe I made the mistake of just rambling away.

I went there to get going on cutting the two sets of rims, one set of Ford Capri rims, and a set of original 100E rims, the idea is to add the centres from the 100E rims to the bands of the Capri rims, so as to have wider wheels on our 100E.

Ultimately, like is sometimes the case, the day did not amount to much other than a day away from home.

I guess I should not really have posted here. :shake:
Ahhhh , its becoming clearer now :tup:

Was only kidding chap , glad you had a good weekend , had a similar Saturday myself . TBH I was hoping you'd get even more random as I have a cracking picture of Boyd Coddington with a pancake on his head I'm just dying to post :D
 
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