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Everything posted by Happyoldgit

  1. Will I buy my next new vehicle based on whether some random stranger is going to wave back at me.... errrr ahhhh hmmmm No
  2. Behave chaps please, there's enough cr@p in this world at the moment without animosity within these hallowed portals. You'll notice I haven't quoted anyone so don't have a go at me thinking my general comments are aimed at you specifically.
  3. Probably the best serious recent post in this thread. Musing is one thing but this is like a merry go round. The vehicle is a reality, it is what it is, buy one or don't buy one. Simples. Sorry but in the grand scheme of things globally at the moment it's not particularly important.
  4. Well I was alert when I popped down to the village shop to pick up some milk and bread at the weekend, alert to the shed loads of people who emerged blinking into the sunlight who flooded onto the roads around the place. Never seen so many pale, pram pushing, backpack wearing individuals shambling about. there were cyclists everywhere too, quite off putting, I was glad to get out of it ...people urgh 😷
  5. Tell that to the thousands who are now dead or incapacitated.
  6. Oh it will be seen as a roughty roughty offroader by those suburban and city types with money who wouldn't know a real roughty toughty offroader if they saw one.
  7. ...still easier to paint it. Some conventional lightbars, especially the USA stuff like the Federal Signal Jetsonics and Streethawks from the '90's had a black strip painted across the top section of the domes to prevent the sun washing out the flash patterns.
  8. Or just a slight mutation of the current number one in the hit parade.
  9. Do any other old farts like me remember the 1970's UK tv series "Survivors"? It's rather dated now but watching the intro and a few minutes of the first episode revived memories and struck a cord with regard to the world today...
  10. I used to do a fair bit with lightbars from the States back in the day, I used to buy a product from one of the big suppliers over there that was specially formulated to revive and restore domes that has discoloured, yellowed, tarnished or gone mat through dust and sand abrasion. For the life of me I can't recall what it was called just now but it would work like no other compounds, abrasives or other plastic re-finishers. Clear domes that had been used for years on NYPD or other PD vehicles that had turned beige and mat would restore to virtually new appearance, and what's more they would stay that way too. Some of the segmented Federal Signal domes on the old Aerodynics were stupidly expensive to replace so this stuff was really useful. So, wet and dry followed by buffing with G3 it is then 😉
  11. Farecla G3 compound. Sorted. Or if you don't want to have it lit at any point in the future then just spray it white, or silver etc.
  12. That's the thing, there are so many unknowns, herd immunity with regard to C19 is just one of them.
  13. Aunty Beeb reporting new clusters of C19 cases somewhere in China [didn't catch exactly where] forcing reintroduction of certain restrictions. Who would have thought 🙄
  14. Or just the reality bubble 😁
  15. Sorry chaps, there are two sides to get out of the bed and I got out the wrong one this morning, seems I also picked up the wrong pair of specs 😉 Happy days ...I wish.
  16. 🤣 🤣🤣
  17. Ok apologies. But no you can't add horse riders into the mix.
  18. Nope, certainly not. Without wishing to open up a well worn debate about horses on the roads it wouldn't have hurt you to have stopped while the horse and rider passed safely by and were well clear of your property. Courtesy costs £0.
  19. These are working strain so programmed to hunt and flush so are busy and active. I've always had Labs and saw so many manic and out of control Springers on shoots I swore I would never have one. The moral here is never say never! Mine is my shadow, very loyal and quite a character. I'm keeping at least one pup, two are going to new homes this week, another may possibly be spoken for so one left ...decisions decisions. What amazes me is the number of people who now want working strain gundogs just for pets.
  20. No, it passed the taste test, quite fresh in fact🤣🤣🤣 In reality they are in the shade under a tree so it's just the reflection of the leaves.
  21. Not bored at all, as ever there's so much to do and never enough time - or inclination to do all of it. These have been keeping us distracted though
  22. They are doing their best, just the same as most right minded folks. People will find fault whatever colour government are in place, it's what people do and of course it's dead easy but it's not so easy if they were the ones trying to pick a path through this or that minefield. The media has much to answer for. The worm has slowly turned recently and instead of promoting a general sense of national unity the tone is one of criticism and opportunistic point scoring which has a real effect on the sheeple of this land. This is an emergency on a global scale, yet the obsession with devolved regional government in our once United Kingdom has meant we now have a Heinz 57 variety of guidelines depending on which side of this or that border you live. We forget the importance of the broadly united stance the mainstream press took during WW2, lessons could be learned from the many informative public information films that made use of talented folks in the government, media and entertainment industries. Yes there have and are campaigns running at the moment but they need to be on every station and media outlet all the time. Hammer the messages home. We have come so far but forgotten so much.
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