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Post by Spenb1972 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:52 pm

Been lurking for a month until i actually got one.
Brought 1972 Se5a from a mate of mine whom is a member on here too. So it should be on the register as he posted this info:
Reg: SVN 717K
VIN: 453533
Engine Number: 309G12
Colour: Orange
I have found his original post but have not managed to find a reply answering whether it is or not - can someone confirm please?
Having never done anything remotely connected to cars mechanically bar fitting a better stereo.
It was to everyone’s surprise when I decided to strip and rebuild the 1991 Defender you can see in the photo from the ground up including new chassis. Took 4 years but that was due to kids, work and the biggie – money.
It past the MOT first time last April. So, 11 months I have lasted and itchy figures have set in. with GarryG getting a new classic (shhh… Saab 99). It was the perfect opportunity to fill the gap in the garage. Just wish the daughter hadn’t brought a 7ft slate bed coin operated pool table to practice on! She playing Blackball Pool in the Berwick league and the Scottish Ladies Tour series, as well as the 12 yr old lad who plays in the Scottish u15’s tour. Meaning it will be a squeeze but surely it will be worth it.

Myself and the daughter will be coming to meet everyone on the stand next Saturday at the NEC were we will be joining the club (hopefully after travelling from Scotland you can waive the joining fee lol) and picking up one of your workshop manuals (already agreed with Andy + Ann Cooper – Thanks).

So, even though it is road worthy and driven regular we will take it off the road, strip completely and rebuild from ground up (after all that’s the only way were used to).

Expect lots of questions and I apologies now if they are stupid, but, it is the only way the uneducated of us learn – correctly.

Thanks to everyone in advance – Spencer and Victoria.
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Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:00 pm

Welcome :D


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:26 pm

That looks like it could be the car Hylton ( Newcastle ) sold a while back.



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Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 pm

Welcome :D


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Post by hylton1806 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:04 pm

No not mine that's a 5a I had a 5 :D


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Same colour Hylton - that's why It looked like yours to me. Hows the Volvo going - its more your size.



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Post by MadMax » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 pm

Cool colour!
No questions are stupid and it's better to ask than to get something wrong!
Defender also looks good :wink:


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Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:03 pm

91 must be one of the very first Defenders - but you have series doors?


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Post by speedy555 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm

Welcome - I used to own an Orange 5a once ! :)


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Post by ScimiTom » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Welcome, Spencer. The car looks good! Does it really need stripped and rebuilt!?

Where in the Borders are you? Hopefully you'll be able to make it along to join the Scotland (East) noggin which has pretty strong membership. I'm over in the west with a 1971 SE5a. We should hopefully have a few Scimitars attending the Thirlestane Castle show in Lauder on Sunday 2nd June.

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Post by Spenb1972 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Scimjim - yes first year of the defender and 200tdi. Was a hard top but changed to soft as missed my convertible. Original doors were far from salvageable hence the series doors with removable tops.
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Post by Spenb1972 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:23 pm

Scimitom : I am in Kelso, we will be at thirlestane show in the Landy. Will look out for the stand and come say hello. As for the car, It's ok, not good. Its missing the entire center console from front to back. We used to live by Lichfield so only about 10 mile or so from Tamworth and who would of thought all these years later...



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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 pm

Welcome to the forum! Nice looking car :)


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