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Poor old Lottie!
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hillmanseeker



Joined: 17 Nov 2012
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Poor old Lottie! Reply with quote

Hi, It is with great sadness, that I have to share the news that we have to scrap our lovely 1954 Hillman Minx Californian!!!
She was in to have all the welding rectified!!
Where apon it was noticed that the car was leaning to one side just a wee bit!
Conclusion.... There is a slight twist in the frame, (Which is why the doors were not shutting properly)! 90% striped, original engine and gearbox removed ready for resto.
some bits needed, no V5 and original plate is sadly lost!

It could be corrected, but we are unable to fund this!
It is a crying shame and we are very heartbroken.
Lottie is 1 of only 2 left in the UK. What an end to a rare car!

Anyone interested in taking her on? Or buying her for spares?

1.200- To be collected by trailer, Whitburn Scotland.

Tel Dave, 0794 3214383.

email raysflag@aol.com

Thanks.
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COMMAD



Joined: 12 Dec 2011
Posts: 160
Location: Gold Coast. Australia

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad SORRY TO HEAR SAD NEWS. Don't dispere there is another project car out there, just waiting for you... Des. Smile Smile
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Rick
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Joined: 27 Apr 2005
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Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any photos available to post up on here?

RJ
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ukdave2002



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 3368
Location: South Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At college we had to measure vehicles dimensions with nothing more than a tape measure, plumb lines, chalk and string, and then had to determine if and where a vehicle was distorted, it's something I have done since with any old crock aquired, and they have all been out a bit!
A "slight" twist as you describe it, can be rectified in the home workshop with the combination of a bit of logic and some brute force, or for not a lot of money you could get the car professionally pulled on a jig , certainly the cost would be a fraction of what you are asking for the car.

Every restoration involves spending a bit more on one stage or component than planned, so I'd bite the bullet and carry on Smile

Dave
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Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2437
Location: Somerset

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed it on ebay, shame to hear you have to sell her.
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