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Old 15th September 2020, 08:08
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
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I passed five of these over three or four days a few years back: the last one took 15 hours:. 'Regular' pain hasn't seemed so bad since .

Thanks for commiserations.

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Old 19th September 2020, 07:14
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With advancing years, I'm not sure that I've got another build in me. The only one that I'd definitely go for would be a Sherpley, but so few were made (I think I've heard 12?) that the likelihood of a part completed project coming up is remote, but never say never!



Thanks for kind comment regarding my posts, given the many hiccups along the way so far, I'm sure there'll be a good few more to report on before the thread morphs into 'on the road'.

Regards, Mick

My daily eBay Kit Car and Replica searches turned this up this morning. Lots I don't like about it, but lots I do. If only my between houses car access was a little wider, and I was loaded...

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Old 19th September 2020, 09:59
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With advancing years, I'm not sure that I've got another build in me. The only one that I'd definitely go for would be a Sherpley, but so few were made (I think I've heard 12?) that the likelihood of a part completed project coming up is remote, but never say never!

Regards, Mick
About 4-5 years ago one came up on Ebay unstarted with a donor Sherpa about 8k IIRC.

There are 2 versions :-

Speed 6 - original with custom chassis and Sherpa running gear usually with better engine , picture in first post

Speed 4 - same body kit but made to fit Sherpa chassis and use van's engine

Speed 4 is easier build as no SVA however front looks wrong as springs not attached to ends of chassis - like the 28k listed !

I have 2 kit car reviews and original build manual [ vague does not cover it ! ] and some other stuff , PM me an email address and they could be winging there way to you.

I am building a Edwardian ' tribute ' on a Freight Rover chassis as I decided if I had a Sherpley I would spend all my money and time chasing the Blower Bentley look and not being happy with the results ?

If I build in the style off no one can say that's not right , and like your Moss I want to drive past and someone say ' what the h*ll was that !

I have sat in/seen a Sherpley that was for sale a couple of years ago , door on passenger side hard to get into and get under steering wheel very uncomfortable when sat in it and the build was crude [ maybe like your Moss ? ] I have pictures of that as well.

All the best Paul

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Old 19th September 2020, 12:30
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I am building an Edwardian ' tribute ' on a Freight Rover chassis.

Why not start a thread, or maybe there is one and I've missed it?

Many thanks for above info. and kind offer.

You have a PM.

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Old 19th September 2020, 16:49
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Why not start a thread, or maybe there is one and I've missed it?

Many thanks for above info. and kind offer.

You have a PM.

Regards, Mick
Very kind of you to invite me onto the forum.

I do have a thread , but not here !

https://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/ga...s-1920s-471162

I am trying to turn a Sherpa into a lose copy of this:-



this is the plan ?



I did build a 1/6 scale model [ Action man sized ! ]



with an idea of the internals ?



mocking it up :-



You can see how high I will be ? looks like any higher and I will take my head off on the garage door !

Also you cannot see the front wheel I have moved engine/gearbox back about 30" !

I did not chose this forum , although I am a frequent visitor as:-

a) I am not building a kit car.
b) I felt I was going to have all sorts of grief in the build, like my steering column is now about 40" from the steering box so I choose a hot rod forum as
it is more their field of expertise , your car's look marvellous , however you tend to favour a single donor and rebody.
c) some of the hot rod,s have used Sherpas in the past

all the best Paul


ps will answer PM when I am on my desk PC and can assess the situation regards the volume of the stuff

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