looking for teammates in bc

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i am 29 years of age, a journeyman automotive mechanic,in vancouver british columbia CANADA, a journeyman junk collector and an avid builder of VERY USEFULL contraptions ( my wife tends to disagree).i have been watching this show since it aired and have not missed one episode yet. i have friends out my way here that think this would be a fun thing to do ,and dont have much enthusiasm around the whole idea. " how much will it cost?" etc... personally i dont care, i just want to put a team together and be in the challenge: what ever it takes. is there any body else out there that is looking for another teammate?

-- michael kinar (emkcil@mybc.com), February 05, 2001


Saw your post on Junkyard Wars homepage. I love the show, but unfortuately I am not much of a mechanic. I live in Victoria, and It would be gret to cheer a team on from B.C! Good luck!

-- Frank Nichol (ceolmor@telus.net), February 05, 2001.

I am a master of junk or recycling as it is now called. I also build useful contraptions, can weld / use all tools etc. I have good knowledge of mechanical engineering and structural engineering, I know what not to do from previous experience. I have never taken myself or anyone else seriously in my life so no posers please. Biggest weakness: hydrolics. If your interested?

-- Steve Robertson (shore@axion.net), February 06, 2001.

I am very interested in your post. I graduated from High School with 2 collage credits for physics and another for engineering. I am in my freshman year of collage. I would be very interested in coming up to meet with you and join a team. My only weakness is welding. Never learned how to do that.

If this sounds to good to be true, it is. I am not allowed to compete in JYW because I am under 18. This genius here is only 16. And can't wait till I can compete.


-- Young JYW (Gandolf328@aol.com), February 07, 2001.

Hey Gandolf, Learn how to mig weld and all your worries will be gone. It's simple, versatile, and strong. you can tack weld something together in minutes....then finish all the welds. it's like having a third hand.

-- Duane Flatmo, Art Attack (flatmo@humboldt1.com), February 08, 2001.

Hey guys, If you are putting together a bc team count me in. I teach sculpture at a local college, built a fibreglass airplane (Rutan Q1), spend my spare time rebuliding my "54 chev truck. Like Flatmo says "nothing beats a mig welder! Can't decide whether my favourite tool is the mig or the 'captain of destruction' - my sawzall!

-- fran benton (bentonf@mala.bc.ca), February 14, 2001.

I'm 33, live in Victoria, but go to Vancouver all the time. I can weld, I'm good at mechanics and electronics, and I've been "bodging" stuff all my life. I do marine repair and maintenance, fly airplanes, fix my car (an on-going challange) and have the ultimate motivation- my brother and his buddies are trying to get in, and since he didn't bother to ask me, well, it's war!

-- Michael Jones (LeonaTaylor@telus.net), February 27, 2001.

I am 17 in Vancouver BC, and I am looking forward to maybe competing one day. I love to build junk! I just finished a motorcycle made from a "Cheapskates" bike ($3) and a 2hp lawnmower engine. I'd love to compete, but my welding needs work. (I can arc). Does anyone know if there's a junkyard in the Vancouver area? Email if you wanna see a picture of teh bike!

-- Jojo Mcbean (jojo_mcbean@hotmail.com), March 17, 2002.

I'm not the worlds greatest mechanic,but I love junkyard wars.I don't live in canada.I'm in ohio usa.But what the hey,I wanna be on that show.My motto is if it ain't broke I can fix it.i am currently working on a motorized bicycle.I have the new schwinn stingray chopper,and I'm gonna make it fast and powerful.Just something to ride around town on,And make people turn thier heads.

-- jim copen (cojo13@hotmail.com), May 13, 2004.

Just finishing my pressure welding course Level 'B'. I build all kinds o' crap. And I love 2 stroke engines. My strong points are remote control contraptions. And I also like destructive toys, or shall we call them weapons of destruction. Fuel bombs, accelerant guns, whatever. Count me in and if we don't win,(ya right) we'll blow the S.O.B. to hell.

-- Brian Prokopetz (samantharb@shaw.ca), November 22, 2004.

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