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Old 24th April 2020, 07:33
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
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It turned up the other day in my Moss Owners FB feed. They don't hang about!





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Old 24th April 2020, 11:30
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That is lovely. I notice the grill has changed. They really are a fun motor and unlike some kit cars, they are wide open to your own interpretation. Years ago there was a Green one parked at the side of a big house near Norcott Brook Nr Warrington. I kept meaning to call but never did, then it was gone.

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Old 24th April 2020, 14:08
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Very good example. I wouldn't change much on that other than the front indicators and maybe some proper wire wheels with skinny tyres !

It wouldn't be too much of a challenge to build an aluminium version of the classic cigar shape racers. A simple wooden frame with aluminium wrapped over. Maybe a GRP nose section with a period looking grill inserted, lots of options with the rebody concept.

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Old 5th May 2020, 06:31
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Lulworth Equipe Austin 7 Special.





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Old 5th May 2020, 08:13
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Oh! I want that, a lot! Please tell us about it. I love the rear facing sidelights for reversing lights.
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Old 6th May 2020, 06:33
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Oh! I want that, a lot! Please tell us about it. I love the rear facing sidelights for reversing lights.
The pictures and name are all that I have. It popped up on my 50s & 60s Special Builders feed on FB. Sorry.

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Old 6th May 2020, 08:02
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That's how it was done in the '50s & '60s. often using metal electrical conduit pipe. My uncle built a very nice special, MG ish but Triumph based. All done with hand tools no welder, no electric tools, and proper rivets, hand drilled and set! With all the inexpensive power tools and access to fittings we have now, it makes it easy. There weren't many regs then either.
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Old 6th May 2020, 15:31
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I found this link today which I thought was appropriate for this post http://http://www.speedseven.co.uk/p...ry/bodyshells/
It looks a bit like a Hamblin copy but not sure. There is a Facebook page as well. Seems a bit pricey at £2500 just for a body!f

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Old 6th May 2020, 18:07
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I think you are right, it does look like a Hamblin cadet. But I don't think the Lulworth is a Hamblin. Speedseven are not cheap but specialists very rarely are. I have a Ser1 Landrover and the price of bits for them is ridiculous. I still fancy a Seven special rebuild. I had a Ruby in the early '60s a good looker ran well, MOT'd and cost £5!
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