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So how close is too close?

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by t-tony, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. t-tony

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    A friend left me his car to try and sell it for him as I get a good passing traffic at home, however that can be a bad thing.Just over 2 years ago a drunken polish land worker from the next village smashed down the wall outside my house and drove off (he had spun the car and hit it with the rear end). At that time my Z had been standing where the red Seat is as I was halfheartedly "trying" to sell it, 010.jpg 011.jpg up until about an hour before he hit the wall and his wheel tracks passed over where my Z was parked. This morning Shirl was in the kitchen and heard an almighty screech of tyres outside and waited for the crash to follow, it never came and as she found when she went outside, a young woman had "lost" her car on the short dual carriage way past our house and had gone through our next door neighbours front hedge and missed my friends Seat by about 20 feet.
     
  2. David Cullen

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    feckin hell, id be moving Tony lol every tyre screech would have you jumping :-/
     
  3. t-tony

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    Been here since we got wed in 1980 Dave, I would think over the last 34 years there have been probably 15 to 20 such incidents and several close calls too.
    BTW I will get some pics of those exhaust tips, I've left myself a note in the kitchen to remind me tomorrow morning.

    Tony.
     
  4. David Cullen

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    guess you can get used to something Tony :)
    whenever you get a chance, no panic my friend ;-)
     
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  5. bonzo

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    Stick on exhaust tips I suppose!
     
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    I would leave the Seat where it is.
    If that gets hit no big deal, if the wall gets hit it will cost you a hell of a lot more money.
     
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    I would install a 250mm pipe filled with concrete and steel reo in my yard at a strategic location. Let 'em hit it all they want.

    I also have a stone wall which has been hit several times and has cost me $750 to repair so I set up 2 large sandstone pillars, one which has been hit already! I feel sorry for the person that hit the rock! LOL.
     
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    how do you loose it on that duel carriage way..?......its not exactly Eau Rouge.....the mind boggles..!!!
     
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    Oh dear t-tony, swamper knows where you live........:nailbiting:
     
  10. t-tony

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    Hi Dave, as promised. These need a good clean but look good fitted, if they're any good to you PM me. They are original BMW tips.


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    I presume, Tony that was before you found this amazing forum, that made you decide your Zed was the catalyst for finding so many great like minded friends!!!! :ymdevil: :cool:

    M & S
     
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  12. t-tony

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    I could not say otherwise to be frank M&S. If someone had wanted to pay what I put on the car it would have gone and I wouldn't be here tonight, but I had been "fairly" optimistic with my valuing ( don't tell Shirl tho.) I'm very glad I still have the old beasty, I love it to bits.

    Tony.
     
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    I know everything HT.......Just remember that..!!! [emoji102]
     
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    Swamper is. The all seeing eye.:nailbiting:
     
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  15. bonzo

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    I think what you 'put on the car' made sure that it WOULDN'T sell!
     
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  16. hard top

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    So how close is too close? The question.
    Bad Boy would say "touching cloth"
     
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    Please bonzo, type properly, as in 'would not'.
     
  18. t-tony

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    I've been waiting for some crack about stickers for some reason. ;)

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    it's called an abbreviation old Chap, but of course you wouldn't have known that!:rolleyes:
     
  20. hard top

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    Please try not to use aborations bonzo.
    Oh, and as that was not the start of a centence, 'Chap' should be spelt chap.
    Thank you.
     

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