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1939 Standard Flying 10
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: 1939 Standard Flying 10 Reply with quote

Super little pre-war Standard in very tidy condition, being a four door I'd not mind this myself.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like the Flying Standards, this is nice as a four door and I love the patina of the interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local car to you as well Rick, in both registration and location.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard H wrote:
Local car to you as well Rick
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I was trying to forget about that little piece of information Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that does look good. As already said, it has a beautiful interior.

I think you need this one Rick.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Yes, that does look good. As already said, it has a beautiful interior.

I think you need this one Rick.

Peter


You're not helping Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 mins away from me Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone tell me why it is that so many saloons of that period do not have a proper metal roof? They all have a big rectangular covered opening which seems to be fit for a folding roof.
Is it because they could not press such large pieces? Too expensive?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Some cars had a fabric insert the front of which slid backwards and the fabric formed folds.
Some had a metal, sliding panel which slid backwards under the rear portion.
Many of these have, over the years, had a single sheet of metal fastened down over the "sunshine" roof as they are called; this is generally because they have started leaking rain water in and the owners decided not to have opening roofs.

Personally I have always wondered why, if you have a good, waterproof, solid roof, you would want to cut a hole in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was an element of saving metal going on too.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a reduction in weight and to lower the centre of gravity. I would expect production methods were limited too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, Did a certain old car garage have a flying standard for sale maybe 10 years ago? I very nearly bought it, but being the age I was I couldn't get classic insurance. Sad Before I knew the owners of said Garage!

Soon after I bought a Ford E83W instead.....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rick, Did a certain old car garage have a flying standard for sale maybe 10 years ago? I very nearly bought it, but being the age I was I couldn't get classic insurance. Sad Before I knew the owners of said Garage!

Soon after I bought a Ford E83W instead.....


Hmmmm not sure, I remember seing a Flying 12 maybe 5 years ago, a black one, but 10 years ago I'd not called in to the garage yet, so it could have been a different one.

It's about time that E83W saw light of day again!!! Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly, I was told that the old sit-up and beg Fords had the fabric roof as standard because its was too complicated/expensive to form the body shell with fixed steel roof.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

It was a beige and brown one I nearly had, if you get chance ask them about it, see if they remember.

The Ford is next on the list, but nothing can be started untill the current one is done. Must stay strong! One at a time!

Cheers

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