Author Topic: Wanted part for Bond C/D please  (Read 9286 times)

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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 06:49:28 PM »
....two parts from an antique instrument will look exactly the same until you put some callipers across them and see they are not, its called hand made!
I used to work with a vehicle trimmer who was an expert in convertible hoods and he understood my company's idea of series production (of boats).  One day he called me down as he had an Alvis drophead to work on and he made me measure the length along the top of the doors - the door on one side was over 1" longer than the other!  Like you said, hand-made.

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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 06:55:31 PM »
It's long been accepted that the perspex side windows on Heinkel Trojans are never the same size from one car to another . Not sure about from one side to the other .
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013, 11:42:14 AM »
I read a story about a guy with an Allard I think, who owned the car for some year and it wasn't until he saw an ariel view of the car looking down from a block of flats that he realised that the two front wings/fenders were completely different lengths. He never picked up on it by seeing the car from any other angle than this. Again hand built!

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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 02:14:30 PM »
It's the same with people. Their right side is never the same as the left.  ;D
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2013, 05:25:15 PM »
oh Rob you are so 20th Century dahling ! have you not had reconstruction , botox et al . i feel SO symmetrical now  :)
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2013, 06:58:17 PM »
What are you saying Richard? On second thoughts, I don't think I want to know.  ::)
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2013, 12:12:27 PM »
Work in progress using caveman skills on Richards, Bezel embellishers.

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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2013, 01:05:39 PM »
UG UG  :)
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2013, 05:18:59 PM »
UG UG!!   Job done.

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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2013, 05:43:42 PM »
ASTONISHING !! to someone like me that is tantamount to witchcraft
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2013, 05:56:20 PM »
Beautiful work Bob.
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2013, 06:01:31 PM »
My only fear now is the extra weight of the brass will slow the Gordon down. ;D

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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »
well i suppose it may help keep the wheels on the ground  :)
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Re: Wanted part for Bond C/D please
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2013, 04:10:10 PM »
parts now received from bob - absolutely superb !
outside of a dog a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read .Groucho Marx 1895-1977