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 Post subject: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:34 am 
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Ok I have started I also have been running a web blog which has pics and updates but if people prefer I can also post here.

her is my link
http://thailoz.wordpress.com

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Look forward to seeing your progress :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Any regrets with the move??????? A friend of mine moved out there for about six years and could not bring himself to work for the thai wage ( builder) . He spent the time there drinking to much and came back to save his life :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Hi Bob
no I have no regrets what so ever when I left the UK I was working 60 + hours a week driving a National express coach from sunny Cornwall to Scotland,London etc for less than a £1000 a month after tax .I was living a a very small flat no real free time etc etc .
For sure I could not live on a Thai wage (min wage is about £6 a day) but I work for a very large Bilingual school as a science teacher and earn more than I was in the UK my rent for a large 3 bed detached house is the same as I was paying for the small flat....my electric and water are less than £20 a month .
It is very easy to get into the habit of drinking to much here as you have a lot of spare time and beer is so cheap that is why I have started the roadster build .
some things like steal welding gas and power tools are really cheap here (if you don’t mind Chinese throw away tools ) but other things like cars and car spares can be more expensive so I will have to be careful on what I use.

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:02 am 
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Hi welcome to the mad house

Until recently I was that bloke doing 60+ hours a week at stupid times driving a coach so I know how you feel

I have a mate that went out there met a girl got married had a kid and bought the family house now he just visits out there till he pays off the mortgage and the car and saves enough to retire out there

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:25 am 
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Never again I am sussed here and have no intention to return

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:01 am 
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Have you made a Decision on running gear yet Laurence. :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:15 pm 
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yeah sort of a forced decision the only thing I can find is a ford sierra sapphire 1993 i believe not even sure of what engine and its been sitting for 6 years and also was under water for 3 months they want 600 quid for it but I have some Thai friends on the case and they reckon I could get it for 300 even that is a rip off but thats Thailand for you

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Laurence, was it fresh or salt water it was under?


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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:09 pm 
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fresh water about a year ago this part of Thailand had major floods the car would have been under water to roof level for about 6 weeks then up to its axles for about 4 weeks more ......( I am mostly worried about any snakes nesting in it)

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