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#1 OFFLINE   egg

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:04 PM

Caveat - I have not sealed the deal on this. This could easily go pear-shaped and is utter insanity anyway. However there is a MK12 Invacar for £300 here:

http://www.wafrost.co.uk/contact-us/

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Could anyone offer transport to me please? This would be to my rented lock-up in Whitstable CT5.

155 miles.

Thanks.

Obviously I would be paying you for this. Preference is to keep in house though given the absurdity!
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:22 PM

Can't you fit it in a borrowed C15 or something?
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:24 PM

just buy it :-D


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

*grabs pop corn*  :mrgreen: 

 

 

For those who dont follow my Invacar thread or have not seen my posts with the Mk12 brochure

 

here it is

 

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theres detailed weight and dimension information that should help hopefully when it comes to figuring out how to transport it :)


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:31 PM

It's not showing on their web site.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:48 PM

Possibly listed in their 'Tree'  Branch.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:58 PM

That's a bonny wee thing. Pez station shot required.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:02 PM

It's not showing on their web site.

 

Been there since 2003, probably. As posted on LBFs thread - this breaker collected 23 at time of scappage, rest were fragged.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:17 PM

these models were long out of service by then,the last villiers machines were collected in 1995/6.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:27 PM

these models were long out of service by then,the last villiers machines were collected in 1995/6.

 

interesting :) I have been wondering if any pre model 70 examples where still in service when the 2003 cull happened, where Villiers people given Model 70s in the 1990s or just moved onto motability or such?

 

what about electric examples? I know the electric Tippen Delta was made util 1976 well after the villiers examples had ceased production



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:54 PM

Policy was that spare cars and spare parts for each model had to be kept in store until the last remaining example of a specific type was returned by the user. The cull on villiers and electric happened around 95-97, around the time the register started,indeed,had it not been for the register,then run and started by Julian nowill,famous soviet car licker,they would all have been scrapped,as it was a fair few were collected by museums. To give you an idea of how much new parts were destroyed,they had 40,000 new villiers clutch plates,all smashed,as well as nos crated engines. There was two Tippen electrics that stayed in use till 2003 I know for sure. Some users who were issued with earlier models,if they didn't get crashed or totally worn out,would stay in use until 2003,bug the majority were model 70s,these replacing the mk12 etc in the early 80s

The electric Tippen made after 1970 were old petrol cars converted to electric,rather than new machines
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

First shiply quote in at £217.

 

If I do it, I'd probably hire a LWB van for 2 days, I know 300 miles round trip is 'nothing' and can be done in a day, but accepting there could be problems so £100 hire + fuel + inevitable food etc + effort....

 

Any quote under £200 would probably be worth it!


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:15 PM

It'd probably fit in the back of my Maxus, although loading could be fun*.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:20 PM

If someone is filming it please use the following music -

 


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

First shiply quote in at £217.

If I do it, I'd probably hire a LWB van for 2 days, I know 300 miles round trip is 'nothing' and can be done in a day, but accepting there could be problems so £100 hire + fuel + inevitable food etc + effort....

Any quote under £200 would probably be worth it!


I’m the end, having it moved will nearly always be cheaper. But it’s half the fun going to fetch these old relics. You get a day out, see a nice part of the world, and come back with a story to tell. Watching it just roll off at your end isn’t much fun at all.

I’d encourage you to go for it - if you want it!
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

This could be great entertainment if you do a live collection thread. I'll gladly chip in a fiver towards vehicle hire! Anyone else in?
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:37 PM

Ah, that's kind offer thanks, but can afford to do it.

I'm not very good with live collection capers as I have no smart phone #trueshiter
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:02 PM

Please, please make this happen!
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:18 PM

It'd probably fit in the back of my Maxus, although loading could be fun*.


They only weigh 3cwt,less in this case ;-)

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

It'd probably fit in the back of my Maxus, although loading could be fun*.


They'll stick it in with a telehander or forklift

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:26 PM

They only weigh 3cwt,less in this case ;-)

The brochure says they weigh 700lb empty - slightly* beyond my deadlifting limit unfortunately.


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:44 PM

Just to give an idea, I'm 30 miles from the scrapyard, so mine to Egg's and back is a 370-mile round trip.  Assuming I had a reasonably clear run and managed to get 30mpg out of the Maxus, that would be 75 - 80 quid in fuel, depending on where I filled up.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:24 AM

If you do get this, I'm not to far from NR14, depending when, I may be able to give you a hand.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:22 AM

The brochure says they weigh 700lb empty - slightly* beyond my deadlifting limit unfortunately.


Engine crane to lift and move it? I'm sure if we can find a time to sort it we could get enough people to help loading.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:44 AM

There is almost no weight on the front end,lift that in first and a couple of people should easily be able to lift it in the back from the rear,the heaviest bits,door and floor,aren't there anymore :-)

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:09 AM

I'm seriously excited about this.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

I've called this morning and provisionally agreed the purchase - he won't take any money from me as they are having some problems with their bank, but I have at least a verbal agreement that it is mine, for what it is worth. I still think there is potential for him to change his mind, so will have to take him at his word.

 

They will use a telehandler to get it off the ridge, and I've agreed to arrange transport in the next week or so.

 

shit is getting realer.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:53 AM

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:55 AM

Only one way to collect this really. A frame behind DW's one :)


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

Egg your insane mate!

But as Dick Emery would say........................

But I Like You :mrgreen:

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