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Austin A30 Van 1956. Refurbishment Now Finished .
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Austin A30 / A35 Van.
Austin Devon.
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Jaguars.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Austin Devon.
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Jaguars.
Rootes Cars.
MG.
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Austin A30 / A35 Van.
Austin Devon.
Morris Minors.
Jaguars.
Rootes Cars.
MG.
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Cheltenham Sable
Shorts Built Vintage Caravan 1936.
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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks absolutely superb!

kev
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice Smile

I wish GF would learn how to put more than one pic per post !!! it would save him /her so much time!
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COMMAD



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool Very nice GF. UKDAVE leave the man alone, I can't even add pic's, I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES. GF is doing very well to post his pic's..... Very Happy Very Happy
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before last November I could post more than one photo on a post , not just on this forum but others also.

My computer developed a Trojan. it was removed but since this time if I try and post more than one photo the post is deleted and I have to start all over again.

So funnily enough it is quicker to post separate photo`s than go though all that every time.


On another note......thank you for your kind comments.


G.F
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Austin A30 / A35 Van.
Austin Devon.
Morris Minors.
Jaguars.
Rootes Cars.
MG.
Etc.



Viking Fibreline Caravan.
Cheltenham Sable
Shorts Built Vintage Caravan 1936.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are my favourite threads, seeing cars going through the resto/re-furbishment phases step-by-step, so thanks to everyone who has thread(s) running of this type Very Happy

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bob2



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice and pretty quick too!!
Wouldn't mind something similar for hauling stuff around although it would be a shame to put that nice van to work and put scratches on that nice paint!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The items I would pick up in this van would be smaller than engines or gearboxes.

Most parts would be in cardboard boxes, containers or bags etc.

A nice piece of washable hardura floor covering will protect the painted floor.

I certainly do not want an engine tipping over and depositing its oily mess into every nook and cranny. Sad

G.F
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Austin A30 / A35 Van.
Austin Devon.
Morris Minors.
Jaguars.
Rootes Cars.
MG.
Etc.



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Cheltenham Sable
Shorts Built Vintage Caravan 1936.
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Wolfy



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work looks fantastic.
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D4B



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks vantastic ~ great job ~ I want one Cool
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Richard H



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that looks amazing! Wish I worked as quickly as you do!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Austin A30/A35 van is so iconic of Britain in the 1950`s / 1960`s and sums up the era just like the Morris Minor Traveller seems to do.

It has charm and is a joy to look at parked up in most places.


Another small van that portray`s British design of this time is the Morris Minor Van.

I must admit I prefer to drive the Austin van than the Morris.

I have both so can compare like for like easily.

It is easier to reverse along a driveway, into parking spots, is not as noisy inside like the Morris or so harsh to drive .

G.F
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Austin Devon.
Morris Minors.
Jaguars.
Rootes Cars.
MG.
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Shorts Built Vintage Caravan 1936.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just arrived at this thread. Having read it through, I am most impressed. You don't hang about, do you?

As I do my own spraying I can appreciate the work that goes into it.

My first car was an A30 and I had a friend with a van which I always liked the look of. I agree that although the Morris Minor Van was good, it wasn't as nice to drive as the Austin.

Can you confirm if (unlike the car) your Morris Van has a separate chassis? I seem to remember seeing under one years ago but I can't remember for sure.
Thanks.
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