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RIP Blacksheep offroad

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by pressbrake, Feb 8, 2014.

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  1. pressbrake

    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

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    It with great happiness that Im going to shut blacksheep down end of March, Im still making parts til then .
    Im just posting to say thanks for landyzones support and the people who bought my stuff:D
     
  2. dogsbody

    dogsbody Very senior member

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    Do you mean that?
    It'll certainly be a sad day for 'fender owners.
     
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    Dr_evil Banned

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    Does this mean no more x members :eek:
     
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    Really sorry to hear this, as a 4x4 specialist elsewhere I know your products are popular with our clients, my very best wishes for the future
     
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    Sad news :(
     
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    Can I put an order in for 10 cross members then please :D
     
  7. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    why?
    not enough business?
    costs too high?
    no "you" time?
    VAT bill due?
     
  8. pressbrake

    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

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    I work 7/15
    Bad health, long hours bad conditions
    Plain worn out

    Main problem customer of my engineering stuff bought my workshop whilst I was in hospital and is evicting me 1/4/14. , I cant find any workshops in my area sub £500 per week so thats that
     
  9. thought it was mine!

    thought it was mine! New Member

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    sorry to here this, wish you all the best. You have made a lot of boys happy with your products. It's a shame things have turned out this way.
     
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    Move in with us up north, just a few (hundred) miles commute :( seriously that sucks!!
     
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    Kev@kenninghall Well-Known Member

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    Sad day :(

    Sorry to hear this Clive.

    Still, no more chopping up rotten chassis :)
     
  12. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    yu could still run a business. get someone else to do the grunt work. yu dont have to be based where yu are, yu could move.

    yu remain owner and DA.


    possible partnership?
     
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    Sad news Clive, hope you get this sorted, maybe share a work shop with someone?
     
  14. pressbrake

    pressbrake Well-Known Member Forum Sponsor

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    Thanks for the comments but its not a sad day, now if I was laying anyone off then it would be.
    I hate metal work and I see it as a good thing as its forcing me to re evaluate things otherwise Id be in there ten years from now wondering what if and no doubt very bitter.

    Anyway its not for 2 months:D
     
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    £500 a week for a workshop, no wonder you're binning it, that's nuts, and they wonder why nobody wants to start a new business
     
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    Very sorry to see a 'proper' bloke packing it in. The "fender" boys will sorely miss you.

    It has to be asked, what are you going to do now?

    Has the Landrover world lost your you for good?
     
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    Good luck in the future, I hope your health picks up. I don't like metal work for other people either especially repairing rot but I do like my own projects, I need an outlet for whats going on in my head. Perhaps after a break you will be the same and we will see you back on hear with something.
     
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    fanatic RESPECT IS EARNED, BEATINGS ARE FREE ;-) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    So whats the deal on cross members ?

    Sorry to here your news
     
  19. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    That's a damn shame that.

    I never met you but I've seen your work and love it .. but if you're not happy then health and happiness are far more important than pleasing us lot!

    All the best however the future works out for you!

    PS .. any more of those 'open' style front turrets available? .. now I have a Defender, like .. ;)
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    I'm really sorry to hear you're packing up. But every cloud and all that.. Got any cheap machinery for sale????? :D
     
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