Mercedes vario 814 self build bus to FLT palace

Lenny HB

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Now this must be because I'm getting close the Tam. Here I am all settled in at a Fun rally in the extrem North (Stratford upon Avon) and what happens I had a terrible dream,
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About Tam's poxy electrics. :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Aug 22, 2007
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Now this must be because I'm getting close the Tam. Here I am all settled in at a Fun rally in the extrem North (Stratford upon Avon) and what happens I had a terrible dream,
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About Tam's poxy electrics. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Don't panic len he has not asked you yet to wire the new van up yet :giggle:
 
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Don’t injure you’re self if there’s a nurse in the house. The sympathy I got last was being called a rude name and told you did it sort it yourself. Putting sticky plasters on is easier with two hands.
During my mad days in the army I crushed both my thumbs. I can assure you that makes life so awkward. I wasn’t put on light duties. Being a mechanic like that is impossible .
I see you have taken on help. I am not sure if the cardigan is flame proof.
 
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Northernraider

Northernraider

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How is the thumb, Tam, now the local anesthetic has worn off?
It will be now you realise how much you use your thumb (even if it's only for fastening your fly). Which hand is it? It will be a bit embarrassing if you have to ask Mum to do up your fly!🤣
Its not to bad ...a little stiff to bend and unfortunately im right handed so it is causing problems.
 
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Northernraider

Northernraider

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Now this must be because I'm getting close the Tam. Here I am all settled in at a Fun rally in the extrem North (Stratford upon Avon) and what happens I had a terrible dream,
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About Tam's poxy electrics. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Keep calm it will be a while before im doing them . Be lucky if ive finished the welding by the time i head south for the winter

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Northernraider

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That would help the ongoing support.

It's on the back of your thumb Tam, nothing to stop you cracking on, we have a winter travel blog to look forward too!!
Jjst a bit stiff but ill be finishing the cab floor today ...just got to try and kerp it clean
 
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Northernraider

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Don’t injure you’re self if there’s a nurse in the house. The sympathy I got last was being called a rude name and told you did it sort it yourself. Putting sticky plasters on is easier with two hands.
During my mad days in the army I crushed both my thumbs. I can assure you that makes life so awkward. I wasn’t put on light duties. Being a mechanic like that is impossible .
I see you have taken on help. I am not sure if the cardigan is flame proof.
Mums an ex matron and sisters a senior nurse specialist so 2 of them to deal with ....mums on the metal cutting today
 

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Now this must be because I'm getting close the Tam. Here I am all settled in at a Fun rally in the extrem North (Stratford upon Avon) and what happens I had a terrible dream,
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About Tam's poxy electrics. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Lenny HB Haven’t you made his wiring loom yet? He’ll be chasing you soon!
 

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Im quite surprised i actually sat watching him stitch it ... usually queesy with claret but once numbed up with local anaesthetic it was fine....that hasnt worn of yet which was good as trying to get my hands clean now
When I did a stint of repairing cars for MOT my prices varied.. but a small cut would be an extra tenner on the bill and a large one £20... I reckon that is at least a £20 one Tam !!

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Lenny HB

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Hmmm that's all down to interpretation - South
Where is it you live Lenny?

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On the south coast 7 miles west of Brighton 200 yds from the sea. Can't get any further south without getting wet.

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Major milestone unlocked .....and with a disability tae 😁
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To jog the memory this is how it was before.
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So is that now a very big single step that you have?
I realise my receiving an invite to visit is unlikely but if such a thing were to happen I would need a Stannah stair lift ( other makes are available)!
Seriously Tam it is looking good 😁

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So is that now a very big single step that you have?
I realise my receiving an invite to visit is unlikely but if such a thing were to happen I would need a Stannah stair lift ( other makes are available)!
Seriously Tam it is looking good 😁
Well now it has the step it would have had when it left the factory and now i can fit my double seat so both the dogs can sit upfront ....although milo might prefer to lie under it in his bed.
 
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Looking good tam it's nice when you can get a it of paint on it and move along to the next bit,,, thought do you or know someone local that has a workmate ,with a couple of bits of angle they make a passable bender

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Makes you want to buy a rusty old van and a welder!! 😂 😂

Good work, i do enjoy this kind of thread.
I think we have all been there and done that probably thinking like Tam at the moment “it will be all worth it in the end” but it’s blumming hard tedious work and so glad l don’t have to do it again.🙂

like you, l am really enjoying the thread and looking forward to next year when it’s finished...................................hopefully.😉

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We are all enjoying this thread because we are watching it! Had the grinder been in the other hand perhaps not!!

Keep it up Tam good work!!

Cheers James
 
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I received today from the crazy Portuguese a fine for parking in a nature reserve on the 7th august 2018 ....going by the time on it 21.50 i can only assume this was the occasion when the gnr came and told me and one other van to move ....the same occasion the officer spent 25 minutes filling in some huge form having had taken my license and passport etc from me ...he also insisted 3 times this was not a fine but a warning and that if i returned id be fined ...this was in the frankia which i no longer have ....€251 .....i think not lol .

The letter is dated 16th July 2021 so they must be really really bored .

I will be filing it in the bin but just wondered if others had any of these crazy fines after being told it wasnt a fine.
 

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I received today from the crazy Portuguese a fine for parking in a nature reserve on the 7th august 2018 ....going by the time on it 21.50 i can only assume this was the occasion when the gnr came and told me and one other van to move ....the same occasion the officer spent 25 minutes filling in some huge form having had taken my license and passport etc from me ...he also insisted 3 times this was not a fine but a warning and that if i returned id be fined ...this was in the frankia which i no longer have ....€251 .....i think not lol .

The letter is dated 16th July 2021 so they must be really really bored .

I will be filing it in the bin but just wondered if others had any of these crazy fines after being told it wasnt a fine.
At least you have chapter and verse on that first Thread 👍

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