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#31 OFFLINE   Magnificent Rustbucket

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:34 PM

My late dad had one of these as his first car - it even had his initials (JRB) on the registration plate. He took the number plate off when he sold it and used it on his cars for many years. His was a 1959 2 door, IIRC - and in this colour combination.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:24 AM

Mine should be grey too.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:48 AM

Although they might be made of Plasticine.......

 

Picture of W&G's A35 van, reg number HOP 21T

 

Late registration maddness.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:55 AM

My dad had a spruce green 1955 a30 4 door

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 12:09 PM

My late dad had one of these as his first car - it even had his initials (JRB) on the registration plate. He took the number plate off when he sold it and used it on his cars for many years. His was a 1959 2 door, IIRC - and in this colour combination.

 

My late Dad's first (and our family car) was a grey 2-door A30 (smaller rear window, trafficators).  When I was a toddler I went out to play driving in it and managed to release the handbrake on our sloping driveway.  Luckily the gates caught the car and stopped it rolling into the street.  I destroyed the gates which were removed and disposed of, and I wasn't allowed to play at driving any more.

 

I took my first photo in that car.

 

One time when we were late as usual for our regular trip to Sunday Cricket, he pulled out the choke a little enthusiastically and it just kept coming - I thought this was hilarious - he didn't.

 

Looks a cracker - good luck with resto.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:58 PM

25 posts before J.Hunt was mentioned :)
Digging the pro yellow MOT style yellow crayon man.
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:44 PM

Tweed grey nice! My old boy had one of these lingering in the garage throughout my youth same red interior.

 

He gave it away in the end :( Nice car.


 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 12:05 PM

25 posts before J.Hunt was mentioned :)

but did you know he used to lend his van to Princess Anne when her Scimitar was off the road?



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

So its been a while but I have finally got my shit together and have found a welder to do the work at a sensible price... I am picking up the panels at Beaulieu in a couple of weeks time and then it is off to the welders, *should be ready for the road by the end of June if I can get the brakes and electrics sorted by then Yay...looking forward to pottering about in something really old again...


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:21 PM

Excellent news, its a lovely little thing....


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:00 PM

After a slight delay the A35 finally goes off to the welders tomorrow, hopefully it will come back in MOTable condition in 2 or 3 weeks ... just in time for some pootling around in the sunshine #optimist. Pics hopefully as it gets done .. unless they are quicker than I think...


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1977 VDP 1500         ...rusty barn find...work in progress

1959 Austin A35        ...started weldathon / brakeathon / electricathon

2000 Saab 93            ...engine donor

2003 PT Cruiser       .... petrol  weekend toy

2003 PT Cruiser       .... diesel work van


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

So welding not yet started but the parts list has grown to include in no particular order, a voltage regulator, starter switch and ignition switch. Four front brake cylinders, a master cylinder and rear frame cylinder. Quite glad I didn't drive it the 50 miles home from the Isle of Wight now. The fact that the previous owner drove it to and over on the Ferry is a *slight cause for concern though with the rear cylinder pissing fluid and all four front brake cylinders seized solid... At least I will know it is as safe as it can be once it is all done...


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1964 Austin 1100      ...shell in storage

1977 VDP 1500         ...rusty barn find...work in progress

1959 Austin A35        ...started weldathon / brakeathon / electricathon

2000 Saab 93            ...engine donor

2003 PT Cruiser       .... petrol  weekend toy

2003 PT Cruiser       .... diesel work van





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