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Old 17-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hi All

here's my'ginger'!! 1956 Oval Convertible project.

came as a shell with the original hoodframe

as you can see it needs a 'bit' of sand down, but it is only surface,was paint stripped and left in the elements by a previous owner! and is one of the most solid bugs i have seen in 20 years of bugging!...heater channels strenghtheners, rear h valance and inner wings are all solid!..
needs some minimal welding and panel reparwork but nothing drastic!

unfortunately lost its original pan, but i have a semi restored 62 pre suffix reg pan to put it on, and an original 30 horse 58 engine to fit.

LHD at the moment but i have a RHD oval dash to go in
collecting parts at the moment..got most but need more ...particuarlly window regulators!..HELP!

anyway watch this space for progress pics!

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that looks a really solid bug and a lucky find good luck i'll be watching this thread
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i think you should leave it LHD - just my opinion
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-you're right; looks like a good solid body

Best of luck, look forward to seeing it on the road. Are there many parts missing?
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why?!..originality?
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Ditto!

Ever get the feeling someone's trying to tell you something
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why?!..originality?
left hooks real nice to drive/originality,and you get to do stupid stuff like putting a small wheel on,give your passenger the original,and then pretend it,s come off in his hands as you drive past old people,not massively original,but it still makes me laugh....and I,m old nice project,will you get it media blasted or dipped to get it clean,got a set of minto us spec full overider bumpers for an oval if you want
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it's Too Old aka 'Del Boy' ...


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" yeah, them US bumpers.. I 'appen to ave 'em in stock me ole china "

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