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PostSubject: Hey I'm new too!!   Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:44 am

Hello another newbie to Cardiff's most active forum Laughing

Ok so I have just moved down from London in my Ghia to Cardiff to start a new job in Ty Glas I am looking for a recommendation for a general good garage in the area not that she needs much work but as she is my only car I need some one who will do a good job.

Had my ghia (71 L/H drive coupe) for about 25 years and never really driven any thing else, learnt to drive in her, passed my test in her and havn't stopped driving her

And since its my birthday today I'm offering the first person from the club to spot her out on the streets of Cardiff A PINT Shocked (of beer)
date, time, place and colour to qualify
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:21 am

welcome
can recomend phil at auto body works in taffs well, have had some work done there before and he's a top bloke.

will keep a look out for your ghia aswell as i like beer drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:20 pm

mez wrote:
Hello another newbie to Cardiff's most active forum Laughing

Ok so I have just moved down from London in my Ghia to Cardiff to start a new job in Ty Glas I am looking for a recommendation for a general good garage in the area not that she needs much work but as she is my only car I need some one who will do a good job.

Had my ghia (71 L/H drive coupe) for about 25 years and never really driven any thing else, learnt to drive in her, passed my test in her and havn't stopped driving her

And since its my birthday today I'm offering the first person from the club to spot her out on the streets of Cardiff A PINT Shocked (of beer)
date, time, place and colour to qualify
Cheers

Hello and Welcome Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Fri May 07, 2010 2:09 pm

so, thanks for the welcome n garage info any body going to The Annual Pencoed Show? coz I am and if you were you might have a better chance of getting that Pint Exclamation I have spotted a few V dubs around town 4 waved and one ignored me ... weren't any of you then Question Question Question or you would have claimed that pint
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Fri May 07, 2010 2:54 pm

Welcome! Afraid i may struggle to win the pint as i'm currently on sebaticle in North Wales, but i'll look out for you when i'm home! Smile

I wanna see photos of the Ghia! :p
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sat May 08, 2010 1:37 am

Sorry can't show a pic of my Ghia just yet as that would give the game away and you'd ALL be claiming that pint. Razz

... and Matty I do go up to North Wales sometimes you may have seen me all ready during the last few weeks wizzing up and down the A 470 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sat May 08, 2010 3:21 am

Is Auto Body Worx still around? tried to call the number on his website a while back and it never rings, even called in to taffs well when I was passing and there was no sign of a garage there, the guys in the unit next door knew nothing either.

Welcome Mez, as for other garages, there is Gavin at Custom Classics in barry, bridgend bug and bus centre, and Celtic Soul in Llandow, though the only one of those I have personally used is Gavin.

and, any chance your ghia is blue / silver, think you passed me at the boulevard-de-nantes / park place junction last week (would have been either tuesday or thursday, about 2pm)... my memory is not so good, I shall try and pay more attention next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sat May 08, 2010 5:04 am

I got the feeling that Auto body works was no longer too.

There is a chance of a pint Sam but you need to decide whether it was last week or this week when you saw my Ghia on those days coz they don't normally let me out of work at that time Very Happy
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PostSubject: hey   Mon May 17, 2010 2:20 pm

ive used bug and bus they good and also new inn motors in brichgove mike top guy there my splittys in there having irs and engine re done, top guys
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sun May 23, 2010 3:29 am

unfortunatly autobodyworx is no more - its a big shame as the work that was coming out of there was outstanding but i guess things are tight cash wise and trying to make it in automotive restoration is a hard ask at the moment.

there is a garage off woodville road in cathays - cardiff auto care i think - definatly worth popping your head in there - they love cars and one of the guys drives a turbo'd subaru beetle Smile

and i think my girlfriend spotted this blue ghia the other day -

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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Mon May 24, 2010 8:54 am

[quote="weena"]unfortunatly autobodyworx is no more - its a big shame as the work that was coming out of there was outstanding but i guess things are tight cash wise and trying to make it in automotive restoration is a hard ask at the moment.

Gutted top bloke, it's a real shame as its hard to find garages you can trust.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:46 am

You dont live on Malefant street by any chance do you? Im at number 143 but havent seen the Ghia for a few weeks
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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:31 pm

welcome to the slackest vw club in the world also col Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hey I'm new too!!   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:01 pm

Sorry guys I never made it to a club meet and sorry col you could have claimed that pint..... but I sneaked off back to London had to leave Cardiff due bad health Shocked Laughing

Should have been on here much earlier to say I was returning to London sorry about that.

Col you lived next door Shocked and never said hello!!

and that cream Ghia that you spotted weena, I think lives a few streets down from where is was in Malefant street and has been in Cardiff for a few years

Cheers Mez
now taking my Ghia for a spell by the sea side on the isle of Thanet Kent. Already packed the bucket and spades Very Happy
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