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Old 05-04-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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My new work van

Time to start a new thread (again) , as some you you lot are aware I’ve got my self a new job which I started on Tuesday this comes with a van to get me about, only downside is I live in Market Harborough and I had to get to High Wycombe to collect it
£80 pound later, I had 3 lots of train tickets booked for Wednesday morning

Started off here, which is a special memory for me as it was my first commercial joinery job when I started my apprenticeship.



Did all of the woodwork you see in this photo including replicating the old features to the original drawings from when the station was built (all made in oak and then painted )



Finally made it into London (Kings Cross) which is where it all went wrong



Bit of a lack of photos for the next bit, but needless to say I don’t travel by train very often and have never done it to get to work. I did however eventually find the right tube which was the central line unfortunately I got on the wrong one (going the opposite direction) and went the really long way round (did every stop apart from two)
Eventually made it here



So after leaving home at six am I eventually got home that evening at seven pm, due to bad weather, traffic and everything else
But the following morning I took these of my new toy! Fully loaded with every option available from what I can tell, it will be getting looked after as we get incentives to do so hence why I decided to start this thread
I will hopefully give it a full decontamination, and a coat of soft99 fusso coat (light) as soon as Possible.





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Old 06-04-2018, 05:48 AM   #2
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Looking good and looking forward to updates

Loving the first picture of the Train station - what a lovely building

Congrats again on your new job
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Thanks bud, I figured I my as well include the journey involved in collecting it. It’s been many years since I’ve had a brand new vehicle in my life (hopefully it won’t be the last), and going via a train is something I’ve never done nor want to do again for that matter.
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I feel your pain about the trains. I don't normally travel on them either but working in London during the week so travelling from Scotland back and forward and navigating the underground was a bit of a minefield until you get used to it

Van looks good and it's good to hear there's incentives for looking after it for you as well
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:40 AM   #5
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Nice Van.

I am from High Wycombe and have seen a lot of Hazlemere window vans driving around the area.

I take it they are stretching further afield now?
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When I saw the thread title, I went straight to “JR has got himself a VW Transporter the jammy *******”. Then when I saw the pics and that you get an incentive to look after it, it all made sense!

Is this a different type of job to your old one?
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Good luck with the new job and great work to get a mint new van to kick things off as well !
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Nice Van.

I am from High Wycombe and have seen a lot of Hazlemere window vans driving around the area.

I take it they are stretching further afield now?
I think there’s 40 plus vans now, not sure how far the domestic guys travel I think they stay relatively local, but the commercial team that I’m part off cover from the midlands down of which the whole area is cover by four of us

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When I saw the thread title, I went straight to “JR has got himself a VW Transporter the jammy *******”. Then when I saw the pics and that you get an incentive to look after it, it all made sense!

Is this a different type of job to your old one?
It would of been nice to get a vw but this ones not bad at all, comes with AC, cruise control, apple airplay headunit and a really posh sat nav that spends more time on the phone than me
Yes and no, still doing windows but moved up from project coordinator to project manager and moved over to the competition and commercial side much happier now and back out on the road, the van started off with 10 miles on the clock and now has 333 on it!

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Good luck with the new job and great work to get a mint new van to kick things off as well !
Thanks bud

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I feel your pain about the trains. I don't normally travel on them either but working in London during the week so travelling from Scotland back and forward and navigating the underground was a bit of a minefield until you get used to it

Van looks good and it's good to hear there's incentives for looking after it for you as well
Definitely is a minefield and one that I don’t want to be apart of again for a very long time!
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Well this weekend hasn’t quite gone as planned due to the miserable weather so I decided to see if I could get all three vehicles on the drive.



Happily they all fit but unfortunately there wasn’t any room to get them off drive easily due to the fence and narrow opening. So after getting the wife’s permission down it came, but I ran out off hardcore so only got one side sorted out.



Just need to get the other bit filled with hardcore, then it will probably stay like this until I can save up a bit of cash to get the drive done.





Fingers crossed it will stop raining soon, so I can get some protection on the van.
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Nice thread

But how come they wouldn't deliver the van to you?
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