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by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
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Its a strange feeling travelling behind the recovery lorry with your prize find on it, it always causes a stir on the road as passers by gawp. I couldn't help smiling as the bonnet bumped open like a mouth saying "ouch"with every bump in the road.<br> http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1238533783_95...
by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

Recovery day, finally got it up and away with help from Keith (pictured) of Westbourne motors, we had to drag it out by its prop. the prop held and up she came.
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by davidmiles
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

Thanks guys thats great advice, I'll try digging troughs behind the tyres to ease the movement as well. I'll also do some investigation with the dvlc and try to keep that original number. Have they got a website where you can look up your reg.
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

thanks bmcecosse, does that mean they'll let me keep the original number? and while your'e here, I tried a good hard tug on that bonnet release handle and its stuck fast, any advice, I've not even seen the lump yet.
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

By the way can anyone tell me, if the owner can't come up with the original docs for the car will I be able to register it in its original registration/index number with the DVLC?
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

Wibble, sorry mate, just re read your question about mileage, heres a shot of the odometer, it looks like 81033.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

would rabbits chew the seats to pieces? no thats gotta be a rat hole. if the young are left to their fate I won't miss any sleep over it. Rats are the only animals that give me the creeps.
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

Thanks Ani, glad to say I didn't meet any of our furry friends, still just to be on the safe side I'll drop by a good pressure washpoint on the way home with if, if Ratty has managed to take a leak on it I don't want to end up getting viles disease. Hey, Ive just come up with a name for the moggy. R...
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

well I figured on a new chassis from the start, so I can't pretend to be to shocked. my primary worry now is getting it recovered without bending anything. if I attach the strop from underneath onto that rear axle it shouldn't put any stress on the top of the tailgate panel. then pull slow and steady.
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

Yes I like that retro look Ani thanks, I've been to see it again today and cleared it off some more, managed to move the heavy steel beam that was pinning it down. Got ride of the asbestos sheets from the back and was able to get a look in there, this is what I saw! oh dear, still at least I'll be a...
by davidmiles
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

well I've just finished my shift and returned to find some very helpful advice (well mostly) thank you all, now I've just got to find a way of making a full lift without distorting the bodywork, the chassis won't hold it intact and the sills are rotten with no structural strength. Ive alloted five y...
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

thanks minor maniac, its probably the only time happy and hard labour fit together in the same line.
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

heres a general view taken from the back.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

do you mean the rear body side? <br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

thanks I'll give that a go, with scrap prices at an all time low I might seal a free deal, this wings had it, what do you think?<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

ok, what should I offer for the pickup?<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

do you think? the sills have gone on the nearside, its been neglected rather than mistreated, so its complete at least. <br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 104923

Pick up Restoration (Part 1)

I was hoping that after clearing away the thorns and reeds growing up this old pickup, that I would be pleased to see the general condition to be salvagable. sadly mother nature has been too successful at doing her job of pulling back to the earth, the moggie, from where she originally came. Does an...