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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 03, 2017, 10:43:09 AM »
So now they are all accounted for?
Congratulations Hub Nut!
I agree with Barry in that no matter how tattered a fiberglass body be, an enterprising amatuer with just a bit of conviction and time can handle fixing it.
When I was but a youth I rescued a couple of Lotus Europas.  One had the most complexly contoured corner of the car missing.  I was lucky enough to find a mentor who showed me how to make a fiberglass mold of the same section of his car, which I then carefully positioned over the missing section of mine.
After tapering the edges of the very large aperture, layers of alternating weave glass we're applied and saturated with resin.  Lots of hours of sanding and finishing to get it just right, but thoroughly sound, and cosmetically correct when done.  And if you mess up, you can always cut it out and start over.

I used the same mold a couple of years later when I got a JPS Europa Special.
But this one also needed and got a whole new front section from mid wheel wells forward.

Don't want to sound grim, but where have all the invalid bodies gone?
We're the body less chassis the result of aborted efforts to destroy the whole vehicles?
Considering the over supply of chassis, I hereby revoke my statement about leaving the "convertible" body in the field atop the large orange harvester as art work.  Though I have to admit that I have certain Nobel that I would be tempted to offer in it's place!

Barry, I like your trailer's tail lights.  I think that they are way too big for my Tiehol Citadiene.
But please do  me the favor of measuring them, as I like the look of them turned 90 degrees.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by HubNut on November 02, 2017, 07:13:24 PM »
Ah, that's a shame. However, this stash could be very useful I guess? I certainly won't throw anything away. If I can save two, I'll be happy to. The oldest one will be the focus.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by Barry on November 02, 2017, 03:15:08 PM »
You should be a very happy chap.

The bodies could be in great demand so don't think that it is poor condition.  It may be of use to someone.

Until recently I had three very good rolling chassis (and a good complete car)  but no bodies to go on them.   I wish that I had kept them now.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by HubNut on November 02, 2017, 02:52:16 PM »
I shall now reveal myself as the buyer of two of them.


The one nearest my head is a 1972 Invacar on a K-plate, and is very sound in terms of bodywork. I'm thrilled to bits! The other is an AC (I think, no badge) on an M-plate, and will likely serve as a parts car. The body is very poor.

Next stage is to whisk them over to where I am in Wales. Can't wait to get started! My winter project.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 02, 2017, 09:33:53 AM »
Wow, that was a good deal.
Glad that it happened to you instead of me.
I would  be saddled with the non fixers forever, and have the City throwing  me in jail after levying heavy fines.
Hope you are in a better situation.
Don't let your better half read this post.
Good luck, and please don't use me as a reference model.
What are your plans?
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by st185cs on November 01, 2017, 09:33:49 PM »
Thank you, Steve.  Ten in total of which two are without a roof and all but 2-3 have pretty major body damage. A fuller assessment is yet to be done to see how bad they really are, and in all other departments.

Two-to-three others had been sold prior to my viewing and I'm hopeful we will hear from their new owner on here soon.

The eBay listing was effectively for all 13-14 cars for a £1k price tag - so a bit of a bargain was to be had (that's what I'm telling my better half!).

Best
Mark
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 01, 2017, 02:58:26 PM »

Congratulations!
I believed the picture to be real, but obviously not the car advertised.
How many did you get?
Anyone know exactly what the redundant piece of farm machinery's
exact function was?
It could be a fitting mounting for the AC as outdoor art work if the car is not much more than an unlikely to be restored shell.
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Off Topic Lounge / Re: 1949 Mercury Dwarf Car
« Last Post by Alkire on November 01, 2017, 01:41:47 PM »
Amazing car. I love that the guy had a photo album and showed photos of himself making the parts for it.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by Barry on November 01, 2017, 08:57:45 AM »
Looks like we are having a Model 70 (40 :) ) come back.

Always happy to help Mark, Thank you - What a find.
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Invalid Carriages & other related conveyances / Re: eBay
« Last Post by st185cs on November 01, 2017, 06:24:46 AM »
Steven - Barry's link was to an eBay listing (since removed) for a Model/s 70 up for sale.  I went to see what was on offer and made a purchase or several.

Whilst viewing the prospective purchases I came across a very unusual sight - the remains of a Model 70 atop a large and redundant item of farm machinery.  The Dropbox link in my post above is to said image. It is not photoshopped and the link shouldn't put anyone's device at risk of any infection, save possibly some sadness, shock and maybe a little amusement.

I also failed to adequately thank Barry previously so wanted to here.

Best
Mark
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