Last September, Tales from the Dump...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Now do you guys remember, last September, when I posted pictures of the piles of rust in my mate Paul's (A10 Newbie) back garden on the Isle of Wight? No! then let me remind you...

    I was over on the IoW for the BSA club Rally, and while there I was invited to Pauls place to see some old tat he had rescued from a barn that had collapsed. Now most everyone called him a fool or worse for spending money on a pile of rusting crud, but not all of us, some of us could see beneath the grime and years of neglect, and the corrosion bought on by a life next to the sea.

    Well here is how it all looked back then...

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    Now I think that most of the bikes sold on Ebay, but forgive me if I am wrong on this, and one of the rusty wrecks right at the back was a Panther 120, this one...

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    Well this was bought by a guy called Neale, who dragged it home to Norfolk. And less than a year later he sent Paul an email saying it was back on the road and had passed an MoT.

    Not the best pictures in the world, taken from the email.

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    Well done Neale, I look forward to hearing more on what you have acheived.:clap:freaky:clap
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  2. jbcaddy

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    Wow! well done in deed. :clap
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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Awesome, bloody awesome.
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  4. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I do not believe the rust the rest of the world has to put up with. :eek1

    What an incredible resurrection. Amazing.
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  5. chris a

    chris a Been here awhile

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    Me loves Panthers :clap
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  6. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    that kicks ass!!!:clap
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  7. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Unbelievable. You sir, are a true hero ... and a glutton for punishment. :freaky

    BRAVO!!!!
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  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I went to look at a Panther 120 today, new summer ride, ? maybe if I could agree on a price
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  9. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I can't see the photo, Kev. I see a padlock and the message "Image protected by owner".

    How come everyone else can see it, but is blocked to me???
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  10. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Blocked for me as well.
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  11. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Same here.
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  12. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Ditto.
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  13. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    ok ok i'm on it Missing Picture....

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  14. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Don't forget this was back in 2012!!!

    I am looking at a nice old Panther, I may even get a picture at the weekend.
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