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#1 JayGhia

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:05 PM

Firstly if this is posted badly, or in the wrong place, feel free to let me know or Admin can just wipe it out, I think I'm doing this right!

 

My name's Jay, I'm 23 and a proud owner of my first little car. A Ford Fiesta Ghia, 1.4 and a 98'.

 

Why do I only just have my first car at 23? Well, to not bore you all, I had a major problem with a shoulder that kept popping joint, now literally having a metal one, half of my upper arm, shoulder, blade, and collarbone, I can move! It's awesome lol.

 

Did a bit of work on my own car today, finally getting my head around the bare basics that I have no doubt others have nailed down already. Replaced a door which fits nicely, and onto derusting tomorrow.

 

Definitely keeping my eye out for the car meets so if you see a guy with what looks like a light blue man bra extended half way down his right arm, come and shake my hand! Just lightly.. please.. A&E is no fun place.

 

Wish you all the best, and happy driving!

 



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#2 dezwez

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:41 PM

Hi welcome :)

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:03 PM

:D Cheers DezWez



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

Welcome to the club Jay. I have had a similar issue to yours as a result of dislocating my shoulder many years ago. No where near as bad as yours but at my age it is starting to cause problems as I should have had it pinned 30 odd years ago. Anyway, now it looks like you can enjoy some motoring. Good luck.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:43 AM

Welcome!

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

Welcome to the family Jay, you are the first bionic man I have known! :)

 

A first car is special at any age, 23 or 123! question is, are you going to be modding it to the max?



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

Cheers for all the welcomes guys.

Bruce I was after having it pinned but they said if I waited then I could have a shoulder replacement. So after a few years of gas and air every few days and a Mel Gibson impression, they have me a nice new shiny one. Local anesetic so I got to see some of it, was pretty cool actually.

And yes James, I'll be doing it up to the max! Currently have yellow filler primer every where, MOT tomorrow, and lowering springs on their way. Had to get a dent in the pillar checked out, they have the car an X Ray, and said they would pass it, so fingers crossed tomorrow it'll fly through!

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:15 AM

Hi Jay welcome to the club!  :)



#9 JayGhia

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

Cheers James!

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:57 PM

I love how they have to X ray the car :D it shows how finickity they can be, but with good reason!



#11 JayGhia

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

I had no idea they could do that. I thought that was for dodgy shoulder only! Shame I couldn't hang around and see the x ray though, his boss was due back and he did it for nout as we went to school together

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:02 PM

now thats a result!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:41 PM

I don't think 23 is bad, if anything I think it's probably better driving when your a bit older..

I base this in the fact that I have just passed my test (march 28th, I'm 30 in 4 weeks) and have been driving for around a month now and absolutely love it, I love my car, I love my freedom and I love the AA (minor issue with the clutch pipe and a rusted clip...). I honestly believe that if I had a car at 18 I would have been a major contributor to high insurance claims.. I think when your a little bit older and have had to use public transport for years and years and not be able to go anywhere without careful planning it really gives you a strong appreciation for the freedom, not to mention working and saving your backside off for a nice car!!

Anyways.. Welcome fellow noobie!

#14 JayGhia

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:56 PM

Couldn't agree with you more John. And to cover a much spoke about issue, the dangerous driving, or 'Boy Racers'.

 

I've had friends right cars off, sit on the drive longer then their on the road and even attended a few funerals in the years. Now, I don't and won't drive like some of my friends have, I've learnt my lesson hard, but not paid the ultimate price just to prove my car is faster then someone else's, or that I can get home 5 minutes earlier, and inevitably end up 5 minutes earlier in the next life.

 

I'll be doing my car up to the max, but I see little point in spending hours and money in a car, only to floor it past people, I want people to see my car, [In years to come] and say "Yeah, nice job", not say "What a tool".

 

Also my insurance, fully comp is below £500, I thought I'd be looking near the 1k mark, but nope, real low.

 

Though I will miss sitting on the back of Dad's bike on the way to work in the summer months!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

That's a really mature attitude, and one that I still didn't possess at 23!! I barely possess it now, and that's only because I'm punching above my weight with the mrs and have to pretend to be cool, calm, level headed and in control.. Although admittedly at junctions I still stomp around for little bit wondering which pedal to press lmao!

Just kidding..

Honest..

Anyways, good luck to you and I look forward to seeing the progress of your car! Now I'm off to the driving range to swing me 3 wood like the mature adult I am...!

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