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jsabine

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Nov 2020

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    I can see your point, having put it in a Ww2 context.

    Given the strapline about France surrendering to Germany because old habits die hard, is it possible to put it in any other than a WWII context?

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    50% off, but off what amount?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Rigida/Ryde Flyer rims, no-name hubs, stainless spokes, NOS (bought for a project that didn't happen)?

    £45 sounds about right picked up in SE7, or I could probably post.

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    Ambulances are exempt. Might have to do a few blue light jobs on the weekend to keep it legit.

    Paint it black and do some jobs for a funeral director.

    (Yes, those black or grey panel vans with Private Ambulance in tiny letters are doing a run to or from the morgue ...)

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    Twin rear axel?

    That was the Hollander newspaper wagons.

    Years ago I came across an ad for one that had been converted (well, partially I think) into a campervan - I want to say I half-contemplated following it up, but realistically it was about a sixteenth ...

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    I've always fancied a D'ambulance ... That ad is a bit light on spec though - obviously not a hydraulic gearbox, probably a 21 or a 23, probably not injection - but even apart from the mechanics, some more interior pictures would be good

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    I'm not sure she meant it like that, but rather that some people would have to dip into and out of the zone for a short distance when driving through Catford

    I'd just assumed she was taking the lazy shot of who the fuck would ever pay to go to Catford?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    All our fittings are crosswater, not really through choice, just 'brass, not shit' narrows the search field quite a lot. I did a lot of internet searching to know roughly what I was after, but in the end had a two-hour one-on-one appt with Guy at HE Olby (lewisham) to do some problem solving and see a few things in action. Bought basically everything but the bath through them in the end, a bit pricier than buying here and there on the internet but it sort of paid for itself when some things needed swapping/replacing.

    I'll second HE Olby - very easy to deal with when there were a string of fuckups with our porcelain (first two bog pans arrived damaged, first sink had cosmetic problems, replacement was the wrong variant of the model we wanted), including giving us replacement taps because that was a better result than swapping the basin again.

    In terms of brassware, Hudson Reed stuff is reassuringly solid, and not a silly price when you factor in the 10 year guarantee, which they're happy to stand behind. Obviously we'd have preferred the thermostatic mixer body not to crack, but they replaced the (£300ish) part on the basis of one phone call and emailed proof of purchase.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    All our fittings are crosswater, not really through choice, just 'brass, not shit' narrows the search field quite a lot. I did a lot of internet searching to know roughly what I was after, but in the end had a two-hour one-on-one appt with Guy at HE Olby (lewisham) to do some problem solving and see a few things in action. Bought basically everything but the bath through them in the end, a bit pricier than buying here and there on the internet but it sort of paid for itself when some things needed swapping/replacing.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    A few beds listed at the moment, but not the Terramo

    https://www.ercol.com/en-gb/other-ercol/­ercol-factory-outlet/

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