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Post by Terry Rickard » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:50 am

Thanks Michael. Enjoy ‘bonding’ with the car before starting work on your project. Cheers, Terry

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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:16 am

Welcome to the land of dreams; a dream fulfilled too.
Keep us all informed of your progress with lots of pictures, please.
BTW, a nice colour.

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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:07 pm

Welcome Mike.

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Post by roymck » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:26 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Yes, quite a few 5s with 5a noses. Lots probably from accident damage but Jim P (ex 5/5a registrar) has hypothesised that the moulds may have been modified before the launch of the 5a.
The only way we will ever know is to find a late 5 with a 5a nose that hasn’t been front end repaired . So get under your Hybrid 5 and look and see if the nose is original or a 5a nose been grafted on.

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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:52 pm

Albert Bruns (who knows his GRP, his business is composites) has checked his late registered 5 with 5a nose and can find no evidence of previous damage or repair. That doesn't of course mean that there aren't also accident repaired 5s with 5a front ends (they did at least one such repair at the factory that I know of).


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Post by Jon69 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:04 pm

Interesting to see the chassis plate mounted in the 5a position on the bulkhead, not on the inner near side wing as it would have been on the original 5 front. Hopefully the numbers are matching and it is the original plate.

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Post by peteg1980 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:11 pm

asltymike wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:09 am
I bought this car unseen with lots of help from Terry. I'm really pleased with the car, it's now in my garage in Scotland, I'm going to spend some time lying underneath it with a cup of tea and a biscuit doing some 'bonding'. :D
When I get round to it I'll probably start a project on the forum.

Am I allowed to recommend a car delivery company? It was collected and delivered (next day) by 'Nick065' for a pretty reasonable charge. When you call you can actually talk to the man himself.
I'm in Bo'ness with a very nice Se5a and have quite a lot of spares that I accumulated for a previous deserted project. I'm in the process of selling everything including the car off.

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