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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012, 02:46:36 AM »
thanks for all the responses.
JP, i was looking at other photos i have, and i noticed there are a couple of snaps on the top of the window pillar. I guess this would have been for the canvas top, because the rear side bars do raise as high as the front window. I am glad i finally am able to get so much information on the nobel. once again thanks for all the input from everyone.
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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 08:18:03 AM »
Hey Joel,

Would you mind taking a few more pictures for me and the forum?

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 09:47:29 AM »
There were some pictures of a Nobel pickup in Classic Car Weekly issue no 502 Feb 16 2000. I'll try and scan them a bit later
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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 10:46:48 AM »
I will try and post some more, the nobel is still in MN, i am back in WA state, i did take some more pictures before i returned to WA. I will try to get them posted, also Rusty Chrome, if you could scan that photo, that would be great.
thanks, Joel

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012, 10:58:44 AM »
Here are some more pictures, btw this is a rhd nobel.

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2012, 11:00:23 AM »
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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2012, 11:01:50 AM »
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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2012, 12:07:58 PM »
Wow, I'm suprised it was aluminium! I wonder if the Nobel factory built the bodies, or just got them shipped from germany?

EDIT: chassis is a proper Nobel chassis (square section metal, al others had round tubes)

Do you have much history about the car? Where it was sold originally?

BTW, Rusty Chrome that would be great if you could!

Doesnt look too bad as a project, since most of the body loks undented, except the rear. Floor is just flat plywood, no probs there!

Only hard bit would be the seats!

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2012, 12:14:36 PM »
we still have the seats, they were taken out when the floor started to rot away.
Out of highschool i attended community an autobody school, so this should be a fun project.
I know my dad said the welds on the frame were clean welds, and he was suprised is was square toobing.
The only history i know on it is that he purchased it before 1970, from his boss, the owner of the company. He has had it garaged ever since.

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2012, 12:18:41 PM »
Jonathan, they all have aluminium bodies! Fronts anyway,  the sides are usually steel as I recall.  I think you have a little way to go before reaching Nobel expert status!  ;)

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2012, 01:08:08 PM »
Hehe the Bambi pickup is fibreglass, Attica Carbiolleta was fibreglass... All other Nobels were fibreglass (apart from the Sporty prototype, which I beliueve was ali)

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2012, 01:21:15 PM »
Take another look at the last picture on page one showing a fringe topped 3 wheeled version below the color shot of the Bambi .  It appears in black and white and was only viewed one time before I did a double take.  This one looks to be made of fiberglass by virtue of its compound curved tail section and integrated bumpers and fins.
Perhaps Johnathan's surprise is better founded than your critique.
Oh Jonathan, I see you have responded before i could finish.

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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 05:05:30 PM »
Pics from Classic Car Weekly Feb 16 2000.

I assume this is the same car shown in Tony Marshalls book.
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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2012, 05:22:32 PM »
as far as i know a member of this forum still owns one of these , i wonder if he will fess up  ;)
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Re: What is this? nobel?
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2012, 05:38:25 PM »
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Jonathan, they all have aluminium bodies! Fronts anyway,  the sides are usually steel as I recall.

True, the front being more akin to pre S7 Fuldas, all of which have Ali bodies, then that of a standard Nobel,. Great to see some additional pics from those originally posted on the Yahoo group some years back, Joel. As far as I know there are 3 in existence though Mike Ayriss may know otherwise. Interesting also, too see your car is painted the same as the dash, I'd be interested in the formula if you're going to mix an identical colour, having only a tiny patch of original metallic paint to go by on my own dash, Hammerite is close though I feel a little dark!
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