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Classic Ford Escorts, Cortinas & Anglia's

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:biggrin:Hi,

 

My partner (41 ) and I (46) would like to emigrate to Australia with our 2 kids. We obviously have a couple of issues a) my age and b) work in Oz. I've been a civil servant in the UK for the last 27 yrs which I can't imagine will account for anything but my partner is a Classic Car restorer and undertakes allsorts including rebuilding and restoring classic Ford cars and maintenance. He would like to do this in Oz but is there the business for it? We have yet to find out if I will be accepted under the criteria as my partner will be the main applicant.

 

 

If anyone has any info / advice we would be glad to hear from you.

 

 

Yvonne

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Guest ebstar

Hi Yvonne, My hubby also is a mechanic.General repairs and servicing on modern cars and classic restoration(which he prefers). We have looked through countless sites and not found any mechanical restoration places,but there are a few bodyshop.We are going to melbourne in a couple of weeks if you are interested in this area send me a message and i will let you know what we found on our return.Good luck.x

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:biggrin:Hi,

 

My partner (41 ) and I (46) would like to emigrate to Australia with our 2 kids. We obviously have a couple of issues a) my age and b) work in Oz. I've been a civil servant in the UK for the last 27 yrs which I can't imagine will account for anything but my partner is a Classic Car restorer and undertakes allsorts including rebuilding and restoring classic Ford cars and maintenance. He would like to do this in Oz but is there the business for it? We have yet to find out if I will be accepted under the criteria as my partner will be the main applicant.

 

 

If anyone has any info / advice we would be glad to hear from you.

 

 

Yvonne

Hi, i go on a forume called tursport? its full of people that are doing up classic fords and there are loads of people from oz that go on it, im taking my mk2 escort to a guy in ormskirk to be made grp 4 spec. hope this helps, cant beat a classic ford. Stevie

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Dear Ebstar, we would appreciate it if you could let us know what you find on your return. Hope you have a good trip!

 

Take care Yvonne

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Hi Steve, my partner goes on the Turbosport forum, I assume that's the one you mean? We plan to do a lot of research and he'll obvioulsy search out the Aussie's on Turbosport to see what they have to say. It's good to use 2 or 3 forums to get a good overall view of what is going on and what's available.

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Does he do bodywork too?

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Hi, Simon fabricates and welds ( built rally cars ) but will only paint his own cars. He had his own restoration business in the States (LA) but came back for family reasons. He is just finishing restoring a MK II Capri and about to start on two Cortinas, Mk I / GT. Had enough enough of the politics and weather here so we would like to head over for some sunshine and a better life especially for our two boys.

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Hi, Simon fabricates and welds ( built rally cars ) but will only paint his own cars. He had his own restoration business in the States (LA) but came back for family reasons. He is just finishing restoring a MK II Capri and about to start on two Cortinas, Mk I / GT. Had enough enough of the politics and weather here so we would like to head over for some sunshine and a better life especially for our two boys.

 

 

Hi,

 

The reason behing my question was to find out if he can do everything himself? If he can it would make him more employable, do you want me to have an ask around if anyone knows any places in Melbourne that might be interested in employing him?

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Hi,

 

Couldn't sleep so here I am at 01:45 am. Yes he can do everything himself incl welding, electrics you name it he can do it and he specialises in Fords. He's just changed a left hand drive car to a right hand drive which he's done before. he can strip a car to it's bare shell and completely rebuild it. He's asleep at the mo so I can't ask him to add anything but feel free to ask. It would be lovely of you to ask around for us, at least it would give us an indication of how things are over there and what if any jobs are around.

 

Regards

 

Yvonne

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Yvonne,

 

Keep us posted as to Visa applications etc, does yuor OH have qualifications for his work or is it all self taught? I think you could still get a 457 sponsored visa if you have the correct quals and you are needed! If not then maybe a skilled independent visa 176?? is the way to go, how far have you got into the whole process? Let me know and I will see what I can find out for you, being a specialist in Fords is good for him as apparently you are either Ford or Holden here!!

 

Terry

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Hi Terry,

 

We haven't submitted our visa application yet and have been looking at our options. We did have a few queries a) my age but more concerned with Simon being able / eligible to work, I'll put my hand to anything. He has a couple of City & Guilds but is mainly self taught which is one of our queries / concerns if he isn't fully qualified on paper would we still be eligble? If we can get sponsored via a job offer that would be great hence my forum thread trying to get a feel for what we may be able to do and how to approach it. Also any advice on applying for a visa direct or via an agency ( in the UK or in Australia)?

 

Australia is definately where we want to go if we are able. It's ironic my dad had bought a ticket to Australia in the 60's and then met my mum so never went....... he now has 4 daughters and we always asked why they still never went afterwards. I have a second cousin in Sydney but the last time I saw and spoke to him he was 11 he's now in his 30's and married to an Australian. Simon has a relative out there ( his dad's cousin I believe) who lives in Perth but he is sponsoring his brother.

 

Take care

 

Yvonne

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Guest Hearne_Family

Yvonne,

 

Your best bet is to PM Gill - Username Gollywobbler, she is the visa guru. Explain everything to her and see what she recommends to you as the best possible route to take. Hopefully there will be a way into Australia for you, good luck and let me know what happens.

 

Terry

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