breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#2961 Post by GHT » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 pm

harvey wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Send me a message with details about where you saw the ones in East London, I may know the bloke that had them.
You do realise that was over 50 years ago. I remember his name was Micky, but I just can't remember his surname nor his trading name. His garage was in Green Street on the junction with South Esk Road, I'm guessing it was E7, I lived one street along and that was in Forest Gate E7. I was 22, Micky was probably late thirties, which makes him close to 90 now.

Strange thing about the Dodge, I never questioned why he had an American pick-up, but that was probably because I remember, as a child, my Dad had a Hudson Hornet. My father and an American officer were on courtroom service at the end of WW2. Later, back in the UK, the American just wanted to get out of war torn Europe and sold his car to my Dad, for almost next to nothing. American cars in The East End were not such a rarity.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2962 Post by Dick » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:55 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2963 Post by JPB » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:18 pm

Well that's twice today that you've posted lovely French stuff that the rest of the world ignored! :lol: That truck could be an incredibly good thing to take green laning.
Consider that a bog stock Toyota camper van can embarrass the folk who throw money at the problem rather than learning how not to get stuck, then imagine the satisfaction that would come from using that Renault to pull someone's split new, top spec Range Rover out of a muddy hole.

Bags of character, styling that wouldn't look out of place in an architectural salvage yard and big, big wheels. What's not to like? 8-)
J
"Home is where you park it", so the saying goes. That may yet come true.. :oops:

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Re: breakdown truck

#2964 Post by GHT » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:38 am

Dick wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:55 pm
How about this sexy beast ;)
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 899917616/
Geolette? Dear oh dear, do you know what that translates into? Come on, you've lived in the land of the gauloise long enough to know.
It means a schooner, and not one of those arty farty glasses that you quaff sherry from. It's a type of fast sailing-ship with two or more masts.
A Schooner, not a tired old, clapped out dust cart.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2965 Post by Dick » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:09 am

You're such a cheery soul ght...i thought it was a lovely old thing....
Meanwhile..
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1740932897.htm/

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Re: breakdown truck

#2966 Post by GHT » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:13 pm

Dick wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:09 am
You're such a cheery soul ght...i thought it was a lovely old thing....
Meanwhile..
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1740932897.htm/
A lovely old thing? Seriously? You need some therapy.
Agh!!! Postman Pat has resprayed his post van, either that or it's deep frozen.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2967 Post by Dick » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:27 pm

GHT wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Dick wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:09 am
You're such a cheery soul ght...i thought it was a lovely old thing....
Meanwhile..
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1740932897.htm/
A lovely old thing? Seriously? You need some therapy.
Agh!!! Postman Pat has resprayed his post van, either that or it's deep frozen.

Are there any older vehicle's you like? :lol: :lol: :scared:

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Re: breakdown truck

#2968 Post by Dick » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:24 am


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Re: breakdown truck

#2969 Post by JPB » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm

Hmm, so the owner didn't like the price of the work? Couldn't afford it so left the car at the garage? I'm not saying that it's bound to be a whole load of expensive trouble, but if you have the £750 to spare and want to invest it even more wisely, I've just bought three dozen left handed shovels from a mate who needed the space that they were taking up in his downstairs bog. They're mostly complete, though several have either a handle or a blade missing, some have extensive woodworm damage and one in particular is certain to be a future collectible because its shaft has been expertly carved to resemble a vulture's head.
I would of course accept reasonable offers.

:scared:
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Re: breakdown truck

#2970 Post by GHT » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:27 am

JPB wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 pm
They're mostly complete, though several have either a handle or a blade missing, some have extensive woodworm damage and one in particular is certain to be a future collectible because its shaft has been expertly carved to resemble a vulture's head.
I would of course accept reasonable offers.
Vulture? So old hat.
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