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AndyL

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Re: Thumper goes to London
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2014, 07:21:35 am »
I expect Dave may be able to solve that little mystery, or perhaps it will just add to the intrigue.
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Re: Thumper goes to London
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2014, 03:47:46 pm »
You've lost me there. I thought the letters were put on one side or the the other to stretch out the numbers. Brighton in Suffolk? Sussex surely.

I had a look at the chassis plate. Turns out the V5 has a number missing off the VIN number.

Full number reads 3105583. There's a mark between 8 and 3 that looks a bit like a dash but I think that's just wear and tear.

you probably know this ... but if you want the real chassis No then you will have to remove the body you'll find it stamped on top = sorry but you cant see it from underneath ( like wise with the Reliant - Bonds are different its stamped in one of the alloy panels as well as the makers plate)


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Re: Thumper goes to London
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2014, 05:02:58 pm »
I always though they were stamped on the front chassis cross-member just below the door hoop, but that you could see the number with the body in place. But nothing on mine.
1959 LHD 3-wheel Isetta.