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Rob Dobie

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How not to work on your micro.
« on: October 29, 2012, 10:49:11 PM »
Found this awful picture of me in early 1976 fiddling with the brakes on my P50. Everything was seized up after laying in a garden for 10 years. The only bits left today is most of the body (mine) and the wooden block the car is resting on.  ::) Look at my legs all folded and crunched up. No wonder I can't walk properly now.  ;D

Oh, I forgot. The Peel is the red one recently unsold? at Coy's auction.
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 11:59:41 PM »
Well Rob time flies. Love that photo. You mind, me useing it for my webpage www.kabinenroller.de ??
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 07:04:00 AM »
The car is out lasting you as it should. No one has a wooden block to stick under you and replace all the bits that are wearing out. One of the joys of being a creative person is a bit of you continues in each of the projects you've had. Also am pleased nobody thought to paint you red. Stuart might have bought you in the auction, though.
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 01:36:34 PM »
Heavy wooden block! You probably could have strained yourself less by using an egg box
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 01:38:37 PM »
Not on page 3 ferdi - in uk that's reserved for topless ladies :)
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 02:35:04 PM »
Well Rob time flies. Love that photo. You mind, me useing it for my webpage www.kabinenroller.de ??
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Hi Ferdi, Please use the picture on your website. It will go with the others you have of me. Rob.  ;D
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 12:07:11 AM »
That's a cracking picture Rob. Thanks for posting.
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 06:47:35 AM »
Not on page 3 ferdi - in uk that's reserved for topless ladies :)

And topless Messerschmitts.
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 08:19:19 AM »
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Hi Ferdi, Please use the picture on your website. It will go with the others you have of me. Rob.  ;D
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Thank you Rob :-)

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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 10:07:49 AM »
I seem to repair things the same way as you  ;D
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 01:34:52 PM »
I seem to repair things the same way as you  ;D

Please be carefull or you will land up like me, after hours kneeling on concrete, with osteoarthritis the knees. (Bones touch and lock up)
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 02:28:52 PM »
Not on page 3 ferdi - in uk that's reserved for topless ladies :)

And topless Messerschmitts.

Ho Ho. As you can see in the photo it seems to be hot weather. It was very, very hot in 1976, topless was all the rage! After I had sorted out and resprayed the Peel I went for a drive down the A27, as then the road outside my house. But I made two mistakes. First, forgot to check on the small amount of fuel in the tank. Secondly, the heat must have got to my brain as I had put on a pair of woolen knitted swimming trunks that were over 18 years old. I was 31 at the time, wearing trunks last used when I was at school. Being wool, over the years they had stretched. Not thinking, off I drove only kitted out in said dangly trunks. A mile down the road my perky Peel spluttered to a halt. No fuel, oh blast it, how to get back home? No mobile (cell) phones in those days to call help. Oh sod it!, I'll have to walk. Locking the Peel I slowly started walking home. I couldn't run, the road was so hot you could fry an egg on it. The grass verge had shriveled up into spiky straw hurting my bare feet and the sun was burning my body. Oh yes, those damn trunks had somehow stretched further than I had wished. All I can say is, I'm glad the local cops hadn't gone by in the 45 minutes it took me to get home. I now know what roasted chestnuts feel like at Christmas time.  ;D
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 09:12:07 AM »
continuing robs theme

pic 1 tried it but fully clothed

pic 2 needed a full stretch on pilates mat

pic 3 lotus position ( wish dad would buy an Elan instead of this )
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 09:12:56 AM »
caption anyone ?
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Re: How not to work on your micro.
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2012, 09:37:16 AM »
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