Well, as is always the case when I have banned myself from buying anymore shite, what happens? I buy some more shite.
It was too good an opportunity to pass. One of my military work colleagues bought said vehicle earlier in the year with vision to restore and sell on. Initially he was very keen, stripped it down, de-corroded the chassis, did a lot of work to the engine and rebuilt the front axle, including the swivel housings and fitted vented discs and new calipers.
Recently his interest waned and he is going on a South Atlantic holiday for 4 months courtesy of Betty Windsor's Flying Circus (The RAF) next month. I asked him if he wanted to sell it. He wasn't sure, said he'd let me know. Next day he came back said he wanted to sell, I offered him £2500 which he accepted.
As I want to turn it round quick I have gone into partnership with my mate, with a view to split any profits.
The rear number plate is GR9.
I will attempt to update progress as it happens.