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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2015, 04:40:02 PM »
love the dash plate but I really had to smile at the sunstrip ! Put that on the cover of Bond Info and someone would have a fit !  ;D
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2015, 05:36:12 PM »
After the red C Tourer I had for 3 days, before I was made an offer I could not refuse by a Brum chum, the Mk G Tourer was something I probably should have kept, or at least driven for a season.

OK a couple of mysteries for you.

Anything on 963 BBO, a Mk G

A rare MkF (?) van L726594RV. I hope it is restored and well.

Neither are logged in our data

963 BBO is a May 1962 Cardiff registration, Bond Mark G no doubt supplied by Alex Thom

L/7/26594RV a Mark F van with reverse, British Racing Green, road tested on 13th July 1960

That is about as much as I know really, do you have a reg. no. for the F??
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2015, 05:48:15 PM »
Goes to show some people like original but how long did it have the this modification Would you put a Bond A back to perspex screen and wire and bobbin steering? Because that is how it started
I see the minitruck from Byards leap has a door

Which is your Minitruck then Garybond??

Mick Stacey had one with a drivers door (YMM 990)

I had one too (MYU 755) I sold it to Tony Searle who did a magnificent job on it
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2015, 06:14:24 PM »
My mintruck was CMM938 is now TFF188 I have a picture sent to me by your registrar  Alistair of it in the early 90's with a black Bond B PHU731
This B still shows up on the Dvla data base so I presume it still exists
It is also on this forum under sharps minitruck

YMM is interesting as that's Middlesex same as the one I own are you sure that registration's right as it shows a white convertible1952
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2015, 06:22:27 PM »
My mintruck was CMM938 is now TFF188 I have a picture sent to me by your registrar  Alistair of it in the early 90's with a black Bond B PHU731
This B still shows up on the Dvla data base so I presume it still exists
It is also on this forum under sharps minitruck

Thanks for that, did you get both pictures as attached?? I have another image somewhere, this was the seventies.
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2015, 06:28:36 PM »
Yes I had 2 pictures one front view and one rear but not the lower one image 12 amazing what turns up I bought it in 1996
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2015, 06:59:32 PM »
My mintruck was CMM938 is now TFF188 I have a picture sent to me by your registrar  Alistair of it in the early 90's with a black Bond B PHU731
This B still shows up on the Dvla data base so I presume it still exists
It is also on this forum under sharps minitruck

YMM is interesting as that's Middlesex same as the one I own are you sure that registration's right as it shows a white convertible1952

Just checked Glass's guide, interestingly AMM and DMM are pre war issues but BMM 21 - 220 & 800 - 999 and CMM 800 - 999 were not issued until 1952 with the remainder to Government Departments.  YMM 990 was issued in August 1953, seems to stack up.

YMM 990 is chassis D/7/3182T
CMM 938 is chassis D/9/3257T

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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2015, 07:15:38 PM »
Neither are logged in our data

963 BBO is a May 1962 Cardiff registration, Bond Mark G no doubt supplied by Alex Thom

L/7/26594RV a Mark F van with reverse, British Racing Green, road tested on 13th July 1960

That is about as much as I know really, do you have a reg. no. for the F??
963 BBO, This has disappeared to not be returned to the road.

The MK F was ex Groombridge and I think a rare machine? It was on a single seat. It was very restorable. I might be able to deduce the number when the photos get sorted out. Either that or Rob or other 'visitor' to that yard might have noted it down. I want that one to exist still.
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2015, 07:35:32 PM »
Neither are logged in our data

963 BBO is a May 1962 Cardiff registration, Bond Mark G no doubt supplied by Alex Thom

L/7/26594RV a Mark F van with reverse, British Racing Green, road tested on 13th July 1960

That is about as much as I know really, do you have a reg. no. for the F??
963 BBO, This has disappeared to not be returned to the road.

Single seat F Rangers are certainly very rare, you mention Groombridge, is it this one seen on the left with Bob Dobie's JAP 369 ahead.

The F is the right colour but we have recorded it as TNJ 503 (L/7/26585RV) it is a reverse as well and the factory records show road testing on 13th July 1960




The MK F was ex Groombridge and I think a rare machine? It was on a single seat. It was very restorable. I might be able to deduce the number when the photos get sorted out. Either that or Rob or other 'visitor' to that yard might have noted it down. I want that one to exist still.
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Re: A Bond drove by today !
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2015, 08:17:43 PM »
no note directly  so I imagine it's your driveway , get it tidied up Nimrod or Mrs.Cabin will lose her patience  ;)
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Re: A Bond drove by today !
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2015, 08:35:14 PM »
scrap ally is about 900£ a ton   :o

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Re: A Bond drove by today !
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2015, 08:53:06 PM »
scrap ally , dont start me ! a few years ago i had a heavy gauge ( and i mean heavy 1/4" thick plates much of it ) old motorcycle delivery trailer no one wanted and it was in the way so stupidly I went and borrowed a van off my brother and took it for scrap . I got £21 ! What a fool I was and should have known a lot better , ever since I have imagined that on the classic rally scene and it could have looked lovely . By the way i checked it all out and I did get the proper rate  :-[
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Re: A Bond drove by !
« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2015, 10:48:17 PM »
Yes I had 2 pictures one front view and one rear but not the lower one image 12 amazing what turns up I bought it in 1996
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You possibly have these 2 then.
That is my A55 camper in the road, recovered many Bonds with this, nice reliable vehicle, did like the column change.
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Re: A Bond drove by today !
« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2015, 11:17:53 PM »
Yes I have the lower one but not the one with the B on its own I presume this still exists

My Father had an F ranger new from Mead and Tomkinson's Hereford I know the registration just have to find the photo
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Re: A Bond drove by today !
« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2015, 11:29:42 PM »
Yes I have the lower one but not the one with the B on its own I presume this still exists

My Father had an F ranger new from Mead and Tomkinson's Hereford I know the registration just have to find the photo

These pictures of your Minitruck are from about 1974 I reckon, both Bonds had just been picked up from Bristol by Malcolm Thomas, the grass verge you see them on is in Horley, Surrey.

Please mention the number of the F Ranger, you never know, it may be on our records.
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