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Old 12-12-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hi All....
U kn when it's gonna b one of those days...Mine was on thursday, I took the car for new tyres + trackin, cost Me £ 65...so I thought 2 Myself, Great, I feel a LOT safer driving in the wintery weather...so as I was on My way home, when the car way ahead of Me stopped suddenly, so did the ones in front, & so on... , I hit the brakes...and BROKE...broke ALL the ruddy front end... Pic's in My Photo file, Yr welcome 2 look, & please laugh...it sure CHEERED up the WIFE, 2 cars wrecked in 6 months...I'm kinda gettin good...
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Old 12-12-2004, 08:13 PM   #2
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Old 12-13-2004, 09:20 AM   #3
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Nice customizing job...

Chris, once again, you've done a FINE job of customizing your ride...

I've decided that in addition to seat belts and airbags, we should provide you some of the best safety equipment available today to keep you safe. You're obviously having too much fun playing bumper cars.

I propose that we, the members of AirstreamForums.com, take up a collection for Chris to purchase a "Red Man Suit". These suits are used by law enforcement impact weapon training professionals to teach how to strike without being injured. They would function similarly inside an automobile.

Gang... you can forward your cash to me, and I'll get one ordered for Chris!

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Old 12-18-2004, 04:17 AM   #4
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HI ALL...
Roger, that was a lttl cheeky...but point take.( ROFLOL )....My D/W says I NOT at FLA: now, so I best STOP doin " Test Track Dummy " impressions....I guess it's always funny when it happens 2 someone else, but bein ME, I jus laughed it off, remindin Myself NO - ONE was hurt at all... & the guy who I slid in2 was realy fine abt it all, i'm fully insured so no worries...
Until NOW...seems MY insurance CO:, won't talk 2 ME...they promised Me I'll kn 4 sure on Thursday...well it's SATURDAY now & I still don't KN abt My CUSTOM CAR....( Ha Ha...!!! ).....The Garage says it's a LOSS at abt £1600 damage 2 it, ( NOT a quote ), so it's covered 4 £2100... so I'm jus waitin 4 a price, The foto's r in My foto section, but when U get a Hood, Lite, Bumper, Grill...there aint realy NO serious damage...the radiator is Undamaged, & drives perfect, BUT...BUT the Govt: R tryin 2 get ALL cars OVER a certain age OFF the road...So I may BUY it bk, & let My mate repair it, His firm ONLY repair Classics - E-Types, Alphas, Triumphs, But as he's My Neighbour, & I GAVE him a 2.2 ltr DIESEL engine for the fun of it...2 stuff in2 his V W VAN...he said he OWES ME...But I aint askin 4 anyfin...jus a fair price, His standard of work, is Outstanding, as He was trained at ROLLS ROYCE...so I trust the Guy, U kn the sayin...wot Do U want...Quantity or Quality...so I'll keep U posted ...
So ALL take care....& if the WORST happens, I'll turn my car in2 a suit of ARMOUR...jus in case I TRIP OVER....LOL...All the Best...Chris.....
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:24 PM   #5
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Good evening ALL.....
...Well I finaly got 2 hear from My insurance Co:, & the amount they offered Me was..was.....well U kn, chicken feed...it works out I LOST £650 in 5 months, sigh, still I goin 2 L@@K at another car 2morrow, funny how it IS exactly like the last one...LOL, same colour 2...BUT LOT more miles under the wheels...but with a FULL MOT, 1 year parts 'n labour warranty, it can't b 2 bad, the Guy assures Me that the Brakes had a total overhaul this very morning, service, & valet....BUT...yes the 'ole BUT, I'll c 4 Myself 2morrow after work...it don't cost nowt 4 a look...
So lets hope it IS wot it that the Guy said it's like...
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:00 PM   #6
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Replacement Vehicle...

Hi ALL....
Well I gone got Myself yet Another Car...well kind of...I seen it, tried it, liked it, put a deposit on it...but I CAN'T have it...the Garage Guy gone LOST the LOG BOOK, which means I can't TAX the thing, NO - TAX, No go on the road....BUT...Hee Hee...The guy DID say, due 2 the Xmas Post & holidays Ect...IF I need 2, I may get the use of a car, until Mine is sorted...so I bn waitin days 'n days now, but I need a car, so I calls him on the fone...Within 35 mins, I had a car sittin in My drive...very similar 2 the one I jus lost....except U can't get REVERSE, & 3rd gear...Only 1 headlamp working, heater blows cold, only open passenger door from the inside, the exhaust is blowin...plus lots of irritatin noises....SO what, it starts & in a fashion it drives, still I'll B handin it back in a few days ( HOPEFULY )...so I'm havin My tea, & finkin, wot a Guy, wot a pile of junk, My mobile rings...it's DAN, have U got a blue fiesta at yr place...YEP I says...Dan, the garage guy Screams down the fone with delight...& hangs up....30 mins later a car hauler pulls up, & the Guy off loads another Fiesta...& with a few words spoken, he carts the other one away...I gets in the car 2 drop it in the drive, & there was a bottle of WINE on the seat, addresed 2 ME, from DAN...the garage MAN...& the fuel tank IS half way 2...Hee Hee...What a wonderful lttl motor car, now IF it had, has 5 doors instead of 3..I may b seriously doin a deal....but I need a 5 door...so I can do my tail-Bootin in...
All the VERY BESTEST 2U ALL 4 the NEW YEAR...Chris.....
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Old 12-30-2004, 03:18 PM   #7
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Chris, you have to write a book. You know that, don't you? Who else has so many scrapes and comes out smelling like that proverbial rose? We want an autographed copy, thanks!
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Chris, you have to write a book. You know that, don't you? Who else has so many scrapes and comes out smelling like that proverbial rose? We want an autographed copy, thanks!
LOL at CnBjoMan posts, glad your OK and if there's a book coming I too would like a copy! Would also like a red suit incase I wreck this new car so Dan can't kill me , though I just damage our stuff... like backing into sons new car, and taking out the side of Tundra on our iron entry fence so you see the need for the suit!
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Old 01-01-2005, 01:30 AM   #9
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Book Me Officer....

Hi Maxandgeorgia & California Streamin...
.....Yep I sure have My share of FUN... I bn finkin of a BOOK 4 ages now, but U kn how it is...I guess Mine would B abt HOW STUPID I R...I got a million & 1 lttl stories, but who has'nt..LOL..I'll jus put a few quick one liners down 4 U, jus as an idea of HOW I got 2 live this long..LMJO....
I was in the back yard, & I needed the toilet, so I ran like the wind thro the house, upstairs...then it HIT ME...I STILL got My SPIKED RUNNIN SHOES ON...& we jus had NEW LINO fitted in the kitchen....

Took a short-cut home from School, thro the COW field...only those COWS were BULLS, I STILL got the Scars on my BUM 2 prove I came SECOND, as 4 My NEW school pants..OOOPS !... I blame U lot 4 inventin BARBED WIRE, Grrr.

Went 2 the shop 4 sum BOILED EGGS...naturaly U could'nt buy them...Mmm So I got 2 regular ones, Yep I had 2 pockets of EGG MUSH when I got home, But sure had one great time rollin about with My buddies New PUPPY...

Went 2 the same store 4 sum LEMONS 2 have with our Pancakes...I DID read the note...yet I came home with MELONS....

Made Mom a MUSTARD sandwich, It looked like LEMON CURD...HONEST...

Brushed My teeth with Cream Cheese instead of Tooth paste...same colour tube...well Blue / Green...all the same 2 Me...LOL.

Put the STRAWBERRIES in the JELLY b4 it sets....Anyone else likes Jelly & RADDISH Desert...

Heated up Moms New Thermometer...U kn, jus 2 C how far the red stuff will go up the scale...Does POP mean anything...

I used 2 do P E in a pair of pumps, which were realy cool...One was BLACK, the other WHITE...one a size 7, the other size 8, one was a SLIP ON, the other a LACE UP....but despite BOTH being LEFT FEET...it never stopped Me enjoyin Myself, & it sure learned Me 2 look after Myself 2...LOL...

So it Goes on, endless Stupidity...well I did'nt KN wot the lttl lever was 4 on the fountain pen...& Mom had spent ages launderin the clothes, & ironin them....it was ONLY one blot of ink...4 inches in diameter....Well FANX 4 readin Me 2DAY, so U reccon I should GO4 the BOOK or what ???...
I hope U enjoyed it...& My family & I WISH U ALL A very HAPPY NEW YEAR...did I ever tell U abt when I 4got 2 put the hand brake on, & My car was there one moment & gone the next, I though it had fell out wiv Me, & decided 2 go solo...thinkin it will soon B back when it need re fuelin Guess it don't work like us humans...there's still a hole in that fence, been there since '72...I did that, I say, every time I pass that way...I chuckle 2...kinda makes Me think how the GOOD days were...God bless U ALL...Chris.....
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Old 01-01-2005, 03:16 AM   #10
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Did you say once that you're the "Plant safety officer" at work????
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:35 AM   #11
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Yep, I think the book is a sure best seller! And yes, the days are good Happy New Year to you and all!
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Old 01-01-2005, 01:09 PM   #12
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Hee Hee ...

Hi Vern, & Max:
Yep most likely a RUBBER PLANT Guy...as I keep on BOUNCIN right on back...LOL, Must have bn that Visit 2 Boston, kinda upset My ballance...I mean -14 degrees & 35 mph winds.... LMAO...
Say Max, Missouri...aint that where Michael Wallis comes from, the Route 66 writer, I got one of His videos...quite good 2...Have U RODE the Mother Road at all ?...I keep on tellin My self I gonna do...one day...sigh...U kn way back in '94 I had saved My £££'s 2 buy a realy nice car...but I took the Family 2 Florida instead, as a Thank You...Nuffin special, jus fort they wood like it...& in '95, '97' '00 & Boston last year, Met FC53 & we comin over in Nov this year, I can't explain Why, jus as U guys can't explain why U tow AIRSTREAMS...but I guess it's the SAME kinda feelin...I mean, We got europe on our doorstep, Thanks, but NO THANKS, Besides we jus got an old airdrome Re-Open up, & flyin 2 europe starts this summer...& International starts in a couple of years...so with it only bein a few miles away from Our home...it's realy Great...I guess 2 that I gotta get a bigger SCANNER, I jus Luv AIRCRAFT, & I kn there R a LOT of Flyers amoungst U 'Ole timers...I guess thats why U got the A/S, as they look like the aircraft boddies...LOL, ( NO insults intended )...
Still, as far as the BOOK Goes...I guess I may jus kick-in there & give it a go...& YES U'll B mentiond 2 LOL....I once rolled a FLAT tyre abt 4 miles 2 the nearest garage 2 B repaired...only 2 B asked why I never put the SPARE ON... Well IF U don't kn, U don't kn...Mmm new meanin of FITH WHEELER...Chris...
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Chris, we've ridden portions of the old 66 that run diagonally through Missouri (now I44), but we've not yet taken that trip to the Southwest that will have us driving some of those old classic parts of it. Like lots of others, we've read about it and we've seen some specials about the old 66 on TV. Maybe this year with my retirement and Max's partial retirement, we'll head Southwest with Gypsy and take in the Four Corners area and other "out West" places that are on our wanna-do list. I'm sure lots of the Forum members know about Route 66, and some probably live along it.
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:24 AM   #14
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Good Morning Maxandgeorgia....
Gypsy, is that Yr Pet ?.... I'm with U on that one...LOL, I KN Kath from Tenn:, has NVR bn 2 Memphis, tho She lives in Mc.Manville...not a stones throw away...well it looks quite close on the map...LOL, OH Humm !!! ONE inch = 10,000 MILES...ROFLOL....nvr bn good at geography...SIGH !.....Sure is one hell-of-a big place, no wonder U guys FLY every where....
I wrote this B4, so 4 U Guys who read it way bk, 4Give Me, bk in '95 We went 2 Old Town, in Kissimmi, Orlando, & My D/D spotted this Guy, I almost POOPED out man...He was an INDIAN...He had his lttl D/D with Him 2, I seen 'em on TV...LOL, WOW I fort, I GOTTA talk 2 this Guy, if there IS one thing on My DO's-List...that IS one of 'em...so I goes over 2 Him & spoke 2 Him...I WAS GOB SMACKED...He spoke like U GUYS DO...LOL...U C I watch far 2 many Cowboy films on TV...I fort He spoke in Broken words...But He was jus a regular Guy from the Black Hills of Dakota, & He drove, a Chevy CHIEFTAN Pik-Up...with a Beautiful pic down the side of the Hills & a Chief on horse back in the sunset..WOW...wot a sight...so I guess fins jus AINT wot they seem 2 B, BUT Still I MET a REAL INDIAN...So doin '66 wood kinda B the same 2, as nuffin IS wot it appears 2 B nowadays, everyone comes along & takes a piece from here a bit from there, take down this, put up this, & the stories get so distorted...NO body kns wots wot anymore, & it ALL ends up a Tourist trap full of crap...but U kn...I STILL wanna do it, find out 4 myself..well there R things a Guys jus gotta do...trouble IS..jud DOIN IT...Take Care now & FANX...Chris.....
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