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Post by type21f » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:22 pm

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Post by markp » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:43 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


WOW ... just hit over 350,000 hits ....WOW


Thank you to everyone that still uses this thread as helping hand


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Post by markp » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:48 am

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Gerry Alex and I and some buddys rocked to Ninove last weekend ... my forth year and It just keeps getting more and more fun each time we go

Another awesome time with Awesome freinds

Dave and Lynda
Dave and Teresa
Eddy and Stuart
Brett and Simon
Alex and I

Awesome fun and good times was had by all

heres a few snips


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Post by markp » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:54 am

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Got hundreds of photos .... these are just a few


So proud of Gerry ... he Rocked 630 miles trouble free

Its official the french totaly hate us as the chunnel crossing was interresting both ways .... even with the odd sarky comment

" GOOD LUCK WITH BREXIT "

Thrown is as we left french


But in all it was amazing as always and If you have not done it THEN DO IT !!!!

SIMPLES

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Post by markp » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:40 am

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

30K Hit away from 300,000 hits 8) 8) 8) 8) :D :D :D :D :D


Thats amazing .....So chuffed to see this thread is still helping people

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Awesome club with awesome people


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Post by andyscaddy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:16 pm

Well I'm very late to this party. I've read your thread from start to finish over the last few weeks and wow, what can I say. What you have done is unbelievable. A massive credit to you and your family! I no how much hard work and time goes into it as I restored a mk1 caddy, it took me 5 years to build and wasn't any where near as bad as your bus. I also did everything myself so i know the huge sense of achievement you get from it. I'm now on the look out for a splitscreen project as like you i have 2 young kids (of the female variety however) so I want something we can all go out in and enjoy. Your kids will certainly look back with fond memories of tgere childhood in a splitty when they are older and your thread has definitely made my mind up that I want the same for my kids. So anybody want a mint mk1 caddy? Think i'm gonna sell it and buy a split project. This thread will be my bible when I start the restoration.

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Post by markp » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:01 am

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Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Well I'm very late to this party. I've read your thread from start to finish over the last few weeks and wow, what can I say. What you have done is unbelievable. A massive credit to you and your family! I no how much hard work and time goes into it as I restored a mk1 caddy, it took me 5 years to build and wasn't any where near as bad as your bus. I also did everything myself so i know the huge sense of achievement you get from it. I'm now on the look out for a splitscreen project as like you i have 2 young kids (of the female variety however) so I want something we can all go out in and enjoy. Your kids will certainly look back with fond memories of tgere childhood in a splitty when they are older and your thread has definitely made my mind up that I want the same for my kids. So anybody want a mint mk1 caddy? Think i'm gonna sell it and buy a split project. This thread will be my bible when I start the restoration.

WoW 8O 8O 8O

Thank you for your kind wards

You'll never be disapointed bro ... the amaout of please Gerry has given us over the years totaly out ways the hard work that i had too put into it

Enjoy the process mate and enjoy it ... there will be good times there will be bad / hard times but remember the goal ( the kids smiles ) and do a thread and take loads of photos ... that was my key to the success ... the people on here are all now good mates and they all kept me going and pushing me to do a good kob and to also finish what I started

Give your self a fantastic reason to do it and you'll SMASH IT mate ...

Enjoy and you know where I'am if you ever need to catch

PS chuffed your using it as a bible x

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Post by markp » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:05 am

So with a very heavy hart I inform you all that we had to say good buy to Jack ( aka Chan ) ... jackie chan !!
We all held him tight as he passed away and took him home where we layed him to rest for an hour in his fav bed while I did one of the hardest jobs ive ever had to do ... dig his grave in the garden ;-( cried like a baby with every shuvel full

We agreed to not get another dog for some time ....


But it was too much for the family and I'd keep walking into room and finding everyone crying ...

Claire was the in a complete mess and in the beginning she didnt even want a dog

Chan changed her way of thinking 100% ... Claire would text me photos of dogs that need rescueing ... so a popped out of work one day and checked some of these chaps out ...... this little fluffy number called Baer ( names at the centre ) came straight up to me and chose me ..... I reserved him nd too the family up to see him that weekend ..... they all loved him and the adoption process started and a week later to picked him up

MEET " ARTHUR " EVERYONE .... Arthur Bear Pindar ...... the yungest and newest member of the family .... the family feel compete again and I'd like to officially thank Jackie Chan for being the most amazing dog I'd ever had and for showing my family the way ... and for us to now never be without a furball in our house

we still cry from time to time over Jack ( as i'm doing right now ) but Arthur is doing Chan proud and has turned out to be a lovely little fella who just loves life and everyone he meets

his a fab SHOTGUN PARTNER TOO :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:





Miss you and love you Chan xxxxxxx



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Meet Arthur !!!
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AKA Monkey dog !!
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Post by 8 8US » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:54 am

Lovely story Mark, better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Hopefully happy times ahead with Arthur, he certainly looks comfortable up front in Gerry with you 8)
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Post by andyscaddy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Sorry to hear about your dog mark, i'm sure you have many happy memories of him and will enjoy making many more with the new addition

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Post by markp » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:55 am

big day today for Gerry and me ... we're taking my neice to her wedding


his all prepped and under cover so no dust gets too him from the vert resto

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and then I\ll get Pi**ed

STANDARD

Have a fab weekend peeps


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Post by type21f » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:13 am

LoL.. who is driving home? Claire?
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LoL.. who is driving home? Claire?

Yep ... second time in 6 years
she loved it .....

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