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Hello to everyone, I'm newbie here, my name is Henk. I live in Ghent Belgium and was a long time ago member of the TSSC and visited the headquarters with my brother in a Spitfire 1500 back then but lost interest in the TSSC due to troubles each year with my VISA payment (I could be still in the old files), back then there was no Cellphone and computers were not so reliable, and each year I annoyed myself with these payment problems and didn't renew anymore.  I still own a Triumph Spitfire Mark I or Spitfire '4', a Mark II, a Belgian made Triumph 1300 4 doors and some more...  I'm 54 now and still going strong after I lived through a heavy case of traffic agression in 2018 with a lot of injuries wich resulted in two heart attacks and a lifetime heart disability. (believe me my wife saved my life, I'm still thankful for that) So time is my best mate at the moment.  Some may ask what brought me back to the TSSC?  The restoration of a GT6 by Jade Muttley but his video's vanished also his account on Youtube, so by looking his name up in Google brought me to the TSSC....  I hope to meet some new people and learn a lot on this site and can only whish you all the best, be good be safe and take care!  Greets  Henk

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Welcome, enjoy the banter, learn from our escapades and maybe one day we will all get-together. Look forward to seeing your cars and reading your adventures in and around them

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Welcome to the crazy world of the TSSC forum. Ask questions, get advice although you may get advice for something that bears little resemblance to your original question. Friendly and light hearted. One of THE best forums for help.

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There is a guy in eastern Belgium that breaks up Spitfires. If you ever need anything let me know. I can pass on the contacts.

I hope to visit him (and Belgium) soon...

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Thankx for the welcome, as you asked for pictures, here are some, the 4 door 1300 barnfind after 22 years lockup, totally complete when I checked the trunk I found the hubcaps, the red Spitfire Mark 1, complete and undergoing this winter a total restoration, was originally old English white and will be again...I think...  Since then working on a Spitfire Mark II but on hold due to work on our house... have more to come later...  that guy in eastern Belgium can be helpful as I'm still looking for a front bumper for the Mark II...Greetings

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16 hours ago, henk power said:

The big garage was full so my wife bought this so I can see my cars every moment of the day  love can be a beautiful thing 

Hmm comming up to 30 yrs and all I have to look out on are guinea pigs!

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This is not a greenhouse, it's a veranda, it's got sliding windows and parks four cars, most people buy this to sit under and enjoy a coffee, I enjoy looking at may cars every day and preserve them in stead of rusting in the weather... Our big garage was full, our greenhouse with tomatoes also so last option... one thing can't buy cars longer then 4.5 meter, so no Jags....

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21 minutes ago, henk power said:

This is not a greenhouse, it's a veranda, it's got sliding windows and parks four cars, most people buy this to sit under and enjoy a coffee, I enjoy looking at may cars every day and preserve them in stead of rusting in the weather... Our big garage was full, our greenhouse with tomatoes also so last option... one thing can't buy cars longer then 4.5 meter, so no Jags....

 

10 hours ago, Mathew said:

At my last place i did store spitfire bits in my greenhouse, i was running out of room

We are only having a bit of fun.  Don't  think my 2500s estate would fit in one, its tight in my workshop garage and thats 5.5m. I built a 7m by 4m garage to store it in but that has the yellow spitfire while i spray it. My red pumaspit lives in my original garage that i moved behind the larger garage built for the 2500s.

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Henk. Don't take it too seriously. We have a conservatory here for sitting in and relaxing and enjoying the outdoors from indoors so to speak with coffee and such like. Ours doesn't have cars in it but It does have one problem..... it's also full of tomatoes!!. We are only jealous of you 🙂.

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14 hours ago, Badwolf said:

My greenhouse is full of tomato and cucumber plants. Never though to try to get the Spitfire in there...hummmm????

Last Summer I spray painted suspension components in the greenhouse; they dried in seconds but the benches are still a bit speckled with gloss black overspray.

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1 hour ago, Colin Lindsay said:

Last Summer I spray painted suspension components in the greenhouse; they dried in seconds but the benches are still a bit speckled with gloss black overspray.

...and the tomatoes tasted...well, sort of spotty??? I bet they didn't rust though!

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No hard feelings, I'm used to comments and jealousy, I can only laugh with some..look who was nervous.... by the way, the best Belgian street artist will paint the ugly brick wall into a piece of art, a compromise between my choice and that of my lovely lady, and Im telling you right now, my part wll be Triumph related...yes yes yes...maybe I show a picture when it's done... aren't tomatoes Signal Red?

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