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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:10 am 
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david_rachel wrote:
rich@minispares.com wrote:
I must say that all the panels I have bought from earlpart have been excellent, both in shape, thickness of metal and finish.

the underfloor sills where absolutely perfect


Apart from the sill closing panel I haven't heard anything to the contrary - and in fact Expressed Panels will tell you that in terms of price you're better of going to Earlpart for the front wings.

However, there are many panels, especially repair sections that are not available from either company, and it's those panels which are the primary objective.


Wow are Earlpart still going?? I can remember seeing an entirely new A60 Cambridge built from NOS parts.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:18 pm 
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mini63 wrote:
I can remember seeing an entirely new A60 Cambridge built from NOS parts.



that's an expensive way to go banger racing..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:38 pm 
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Gutted I got outbid, I had many plans for this.

I guess I'll have to carry on with the Clubman instead.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Tupers wrote:
Gutted I got outbid,.


I sensibly sat on my hands

owning 2 slopey back light, flat front two door sports coupes is enough!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:13 am 
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That WAS cheap ! I bought a NOS 4 door shell from a local body shop many years ago and happily paid £1000. It came from the factory without front panel so could become any marque. I managed to find 3 doors and a Wolseley front panel and the whole deal went to Japan. The same body shop also had a Princess wedge shell which I was offered but declined. I think that was the right decision.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:25 pm 
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A mate of mine has a NOS shell, some might remember seeing it stashed away at GRV in Littleborough quite some years ago.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:15 pm 
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Pete wrote:
A mate of mine has a NOS shell, some might remember seeing it stashed away at GRV in Littleborough quite some years ago.


one of my customers in Ireland has a NOS one as well.


they are like busses :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 pm 
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It wasn't expensive but it looked to have quite a bit of surface corrosion which would have required a fair bit of time and/or money to sort out - and a bare shell rebuild is a heck of a lot of work on a not particularly valuable car. Great start though and a rare chance. The bidding history shows the winning bidder was prepared to pay more wasn't he.
I reckon sitting on yer hands was the right thing this time Rich.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:08 am 
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I have just seen this post
The shell has found a nice new home


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:03 am 
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