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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:44 am 
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Will check tomorrow and let you know but probably can :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:47 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
fit the important parts first!

plates have responded well to a bit of t-cut

there is a few bubbles in the reflective backing, but the plates are so thick and good quality I'm not changing them

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Inspired by seeing these original plates, I contacted the original owner of my 73 BMW and would you believe it they still have the original set of reflective plates and will be posting them to me, what a result.
By the way, this car belongs back in Scotland, land of the ginger and Irn Bru, so if you were to consider selling it, let me know :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:17 pm 
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111Robin wrote:
Inspired by seeing these original plates, I contacted the original owner of my 73 BMW and would you believe it they still have the original set of reflective plates and will be posting them to me, what a result.
By the way, this car belongs back in Scotland, land of the ginger and Irn Bru, so if you were to consider selling it, let me know :)


that is a good result!

this car was sold new in Edinburgh, the dealer ship was just down the road from the Haymarket pub (where my sister used to work!)

Sold by

David Harrison ltd

78 haymarket terrace (long gone as a dealership)

78 is now a Tescos, David Harrisons is still on the go as a Ford dealers


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/78+ ... -3.2224452



First owners house

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Cra ... -3.3005087

traded to


Caraw-Baxter – long gone, now a Waitrose

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Com ... -3.2247578


second owners house

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.80939 ... 312!8i6656

bet that was a nice drive home!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:37 pm 
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Carlaw Baxter rings a bell, they had a branch in Stirling in the 70's, remember going there with my dad for parts.
I'm fortunate that the BMW stayed in the same family from new, passing from father to son then finally to his wife when he passed away so there was a good chance that the original plates still existed. I missed out on a huge stash of parts he had accumulated however, very annoyed about that, sold to someone before I got the car. Being able to speak with the original owners however is invaluable.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:13 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
111Robin wrote:
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David Harrisons is still on the go as a Ford dealers





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Until about a two weeks ago sold out to another dealership, another bit of local history gone !!
i did their bodywork for a few years till the opened their own bodyshop


Tango Terror looking good :)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:29 pm 
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After seeing mention of David Harrison, i didnt relise they delt in anything other than Ford as the dealership near me has always been Ford

I had a wee look on their web site and on the heritage page quite interesting the real james bond DB5 is there
along with a mk1 S


http://www.harrisonsford.co.uk/about-us/heritage/

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:46 pm 
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nick@dunsdale wrote:
After seeing mention of David Harrison, i didnt relise they delt in anything other than Ford as the dealership near me has always been Ford

I had a wee look on their web site and on the heritage page quite interesting the real james bond DB5 is there
along with a mk1 S


http://www.harrisonsford.co.uk/about-us/heritage/


I might email them to see what they can tell me about the dealership


the heritage page is great, I have a couple of snaps of that a35 van that my dad took when he was at university in Edinburgh in the late 1960's

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm 
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current update....


MEGA HYDROPISS EXPLOSION

ffs...............


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:09 pm 
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AHH........... old cars................ They do take the pi$$ at times. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:01 pm 
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Vulgalour wrote:
Cor, that looks well nice does that. Extra bonus points for those plates too! I'm well jel.

Andrew: can you do DPN90K? I've got black and silvers because one of the approximately two hundred previous owners of mine ditched the lovely raised letter originals.


Are these OK ?


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