Wood & Picket Info

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Having recently worked on a very original Radford, the expression "Fur Coat & No Knickers" best describes Radford's "high" standards :lol:

Some very interesting, beautiful & unique cars, but the beauty is little more than skin deep!
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mk1 wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:34 pm Having recently worked on a very original Radford, the expression "Fur Coat & No Knickers" best describes Radford's "high" standards :lol:

Some very interesting, beautiful & unique cars, but the beauty is little more than skin deep!
I thought the same after a close look over the pre-restoration Peter Harrison (George Harrison's brother) Radford a couple of years ago!
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mk1 wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:34 pm Having recently worked on a very original Radford, the expression "Fur Coat & No Knickers" best describes Radford's "high" standards :lol:

Some very interesting, beautiful & unique cars, but the beauty is little more than skin deep!
The dash rail flattened with a lump hammer to get the new dash's in always springs to mind :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Ha, ha, yup, that's the sort of thing.
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Or the switch panel aperture made larger to accept the radio...using a cold chisel and lump hammer! :shock:
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Funny you should mention that Tim :lol:
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An interesting observation Mark which I agree with. I've been on a Radford voyage since the beginning of 2019 and was surprised what I found! Just glad I did not suffer an electrical fault as I found many hidden electrical items !!!! I also found some very interesting enlarged holes with very sharp edges.
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Cliff,

That was one of the things we decided on very early was that we would "reinvent" the wiring loom, the original Radford one was absolutely horrendous :)
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