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What do you work as?
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Just curious as to what everyone does for a living, wondered how many people are actually trained as mechanics and how many have taught themselves?

I just work in accounts so nothing exciting Rofl Most of the time im just daydreaming about what id love to attempt on cars if I had the money, especially after reading some of the project threads!
1st project- Red Peugeot 306 DTurbo 1998
2nd project- Silver BMW E38 1999- Sold
Daily- Black Mitsubishi L200 Series 5

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This thread comes up every so often but ill entertain it once again.

Im a technical consultant working for IBM in the devops space. Thats deploying code written by developers to servers and eventually production etc.
Parents have no interest in cars. I just played need for speed underground 2 as a kid and that was that! Was given a 1.4 306 by my grandparents as a first car and then just kept buying them whenever they broke or whenever there was a bargain or upgrade to be had.
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Im now a transport foreman for a garage door company, will supply customers all over the uk. We sell pretty much anything ranging from hinges and locks to 16ft sectional and rollmatic doors.

My first 306 was 1.9 nad but been into cars ever since i bought my first vauxhall nova spin at the age of 14.



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Current cars
Subaru Impreza 2.0d - Daily
306 1.8 - track whore soon to be GTI6
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I'm a stripper.
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Work as a mechanic - started out self-taught and have since taken relevant qualifications.

(14-07-2017, 11:54 AM)Dum-Dum Wrote: I'm a stripper.

Only on Fridays.
306 HDi Deathtrap - 130bhp / 220lbft
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(14-07-2017, 10:16 AM)Eeyore Wrote: I just played need for speed underground 2 as a kid and that was that!

That was a great game! I think it was that and the Fast and Furious series that got me into cars growing up.
A couple of different jobs which is interesting ThumbsUp Stripper is always handy at car meets Makeup
1st project- Red Peugeot 306 DTurbo 1998
2nd project- Silver BMW E38 1999- Sold
Daily- Black Mitsubishi L200 Series 5

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Branch Manger at Carphone Warehouse :-)
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Builder and firefighter Smile
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(14-07-2017, 11:54 AM)Dum-Dum Wrote: I'm a stripper.


Cant wait for tonight Wink



I am a mechanic, vehicle technician however you wanna spruce it up. Have been for years. Was a chef but hated it. Got into cars through my grandad who had 13/14 old cars and landrovers. Spent most my shild hood around motocross as well. My imidiate family though, dad, brother and sister all hate cars.
On a break from 306oc for personal reasons. If anyone needs or wants me most of you have my number and or facebook messenger
Thanks for the good times guys n gals. I might be back. Who knows.
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I'm a maintenance engineer for a company that makes specialist alloys used mainly in magnets Smile
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Science teacher!
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Bricklayer during the working day, selling crack to kids in the evening and weekend.
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Retail unfortunately. Currently Store Manager for Lidl.

Been into 306s since 2004/5 when I started driving and wanted a Dturbo for insurance friendly speed!
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Up until 2 weeks ago was a store manager and head technician for a smartphone & tablet repair chain! Worked previously as a barman, in Lidl as a store manager, English teacher in Spain, laptop repair technician and door to door sky tv sales!

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Operations Manager (site manager really) for a Logistics Company.

Self taught on everything I know really. Built my beach buggy all by myself and learnt a lot doing that. The 306 resto will be a test of how much I've learnt
Cherry Red Rallye - Full on OEM resto.....
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#16
Self employed coded welder and fabricator most days, also a mechanic dealing with race and rally cars for a few local companies. Can't stand working on shitty road cars lmao
Current stable
'94 106 rallye 16v

'99 306 gti6
'10 Vauxhall vivaro 
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Vehicle suspension test engineer. Primarily testing road cars, but also light commercials, race cars and the majority of UK based F1 teams.
This post is an artistic work of fiction and falsehood. Only a fool would take anything posted above as fact.

62k Diablo Phase 1 Gti-6:
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Building service CAD engineer

Always loved cars and the 306 is handy insured at the younger ages

On the CAD note I can make up 3D models if anyone has any suggestions ?
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(14-07-2017, 10:16 AM)Eeyore Wrote: Was given a 1.4 306 by my grandparents as a first car and then just kept buying them whenever they broke or whenever there was a bargain or upgrade to be had.

Was this the first one we saw on the forum? With some bumblebee design iirc?? The hideous thing!

Teacher by day
Evenings, weekends and holidays is spent on my detaling and valeting business.
Diablo Hdi Dturbo and 205 1.9 project - it lives!
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(16-07-2017, 09:11 AM)ginge191 Wrote:
(14-07-2017, 10:16 AM)Eeyore Wrote: Was given a 1.4 306 by my grandparents as a first car and then just kept buying them whenever they broke or whenever there was a bargain or upgrade to be had.

Was this the first one we saw on the forum? With some bumblebee design iirc?? The hideous thing!

Teacher by day
Evenings, weekends and holidays is spent on my detaling and valeting business.

Nope that doesn't sound like me. It was the one other lexus lights, WOLFRACE dragons and the Confederate flag over the parcel shelf.
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Farmer, with pretty much no qualifications to my name |-:
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Chief logo copy and paster.
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2. Fooby's Hire Car(s)
3. Fooby's Company Pool Car

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1. Learn to Car
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Structural Engineer by day, Mayo connoisseur by night
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Interesting to see such a wide range of jobs!


(16-07-2017, 09:22 PM)darrenjlobb Wrote: Farmer, with pretty much no qualifications to my name |-:

Proving that you don't always need standard qualifications to be a genius ThumbsUp must be due an update on whatever your current project is soon? Big Grin
1st project- Red Peugeot 306 DTurbo 1998
2nd project- Silver BMW E38 1999- Sold
Daily- Black Mitsubishi L200 Series 5

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Tea bitch.
(16-05-2016, 10:45 AM)Toms306 Wrote: Oh I don't care about the stripped threads lol, that's easily solved by hammering the bolt in. Wink
Nanstone GTD5 GT17S - XUD9TE
Volvo V50 D5 R-Design SE Sport - Daily cruise wagon.
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Electronic Security Engineer - Install CCTV access control ect mainly in data centres and broadcasting corporations across Europe.
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silicone mastic machine operator, so i get free silicon selant in all the colours of the rainbow.
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Musician, guitar and vocalist mainly, pubs, clubs, camps, private functions etc . . . . . . self taught with the spanners, just have the mentallity of i'd rather do everything myself, anything that breaks i'll always try to fix before throwing it, being brought up near the armpit of England necessitates saving pennys i guess, been cutting my own hair for the last 20 years Big Grin lol
Phase 1 D-Turdo, K14@24 psi, De-cat, meaty backbox, Bosch pump, grinded LDA pin, duel air fed K&N =133.7bhp & 188ft/lbs
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(17-07-2017, 08:01 PM)Mattcheese31 Wrote: just have the mentallity of i'd rather do everything myself, anything that breaks i'll always try to fix before throwing it ?

Well said Mr cheese  ThumbsUp
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I work as a telecoms engineer. although i'm beginning to wish I was a train driver instead. (£70k+ pa)
It goes, it stops (as reqd). Makeup
Hate Housework!
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