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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:48 am 
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I recently noticed that the original Mark Gattis documentary about Adam Adamant had been pulled off Youtube , but has been re-uploaded and main characters Gerald Harper and Juliet Harmer can both be seen being reunited with AA1000 from 24.45, it's a good watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsQlnPdTCvA


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:17 am 
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Location: N/E England Where the SAND is GOLDEN and the sea is always COLD!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:36 am 
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It wore Minilites most of the time but had Cosmics on when they went up to Blackpool for one of the episodes...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:51 pm 
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By all accounts AA 1000 and my car were in Radford's workshop at the same time. Here's a question, did they remove the doors when they converted the cars?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Hi Pete
I'm not quite sure how they would convert the doors without removing them, see period adverts of the time. My theory is that Radford converted separate sourced doors for electric windows, wind up windows and quarterlights due to the amount of work required. It is possible that the colour of the sourced doors did not match the original colour of the vehicle. Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:00 pm 
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hanlminiman wrote:
It is possible that the colour of the sourced doors did not match the original colour of the vehicle. Just a thought.
Cliff


I can confirm that on mine which has an Island Blue driver's door, the original Radford paint sits on top of it. The car was Tweed Grey when new.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:18 am 
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I don't even pretend to know the answer about the Radford/W&P etc doors but I'd consider it highly likely that when production/conversion got into full(?) swing that they'd have another set - or two - of doors laid out on a table in another part of the workshop and these doors would be being worked on by the electricians or the electric window fitters, internal trimmers etc etc but just up to a point where they remain interchangeable regardless of the customers spec. Rich actress Miss Swallocks selects her spec and a pair of partially prepared doors are used to complete her car.

In the meantime, her standard doors are removed and go to the fitting-out bay and the same is repeated. A month or so later our lucky Betty takes delivery of her new Radford Cooper S. Her original doors are used for the next - or later - conversion


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Just need to find the early '66 Radford converted car that has my original driver's door on it!! :lol:

I remember a Mk1 Cooper I had restored once at Mini Machine which went up with good original doors on it and came back with two different ones! :lol: When you have cars lined up being worked on it's pretty likely to happen!

I'm always interested in any workshop photos taken at Radford but so few have ever come to light, its fair to say though that they were very busy bees in the mid to late 60s. I found a shot on Ebay years ago with at least six finished cars lined up for delivery/collection!


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Couldn't find the thread on 'what happened to John Lennon's Radford' so thought I'd post this here instead - the unedited news footage shot at Abbey Road on Tuesday 20th December 1966 (the youtube date is wrong) of John arriving in 'LGF 696D', there's also another Mini with what looks like a Benelite spotlight grille parked up by the wall right at the start before it cuts to John's car...

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=th ... ORM=VDRVRV

Did John's car have Mk1 Cosmic alloys like the other three..? It's hard to tell from this footage.

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Just found this - is it 'BGJ 947B'...?

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