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New member from texas - Hillman Husky 1960
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Throttlehead250



Joined: 03 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: New member from texas - Hillman Husky 1960 Reply with quote

Hey guys, my name is Robert and im from Texas i have recently gotten a project that i cant do on my own lol, its a 1960 Hillman Husky, i love this little car and ive been watching it rust over the years till i got out of college, and now i am going to revive her! so im lookin to yall for support and i cant wait to get started.

thanks, Robert
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome along Robert, look forward to reading about the Husky as you start tackling the resto! Smile

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buzzy bee



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Welcome along.

Look forward to seeing this husky?

Cheers

Dave
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andycars



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Robert. Can you post some pics of the Husky? Hillmans of this era are very well made and great to drive. I've got a 1960 Minx saloon (also off the road at the moment, but quite low mileage and in reasonable condition) and a 1962 Minx saloon which needs a considerable amount of work if it is to go back on the road.

What work is required on the Husky?

Andrew
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Greeney in France



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome from me in France
Looking forward to seeing it as there were a few variations Cool

There is a club worth joining too, always a great source of info and usually parts http://www.arcc.demon.co.uk/
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Scotty



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Robert! Wink
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Throttlehead250



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as requested heres the pics of her as we pull her from the dirt



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see the photos, thanks!! my guess is that the bonnet and front valance (under the bumper) are common to the Minx saloon, so you should be able to find replacements I'd have thought. The rest of the body looks fixable, so with a bit of luck you might not need to buy too many replacement panels, maybe just a few repair sections if they are available.

Nice project (and is the old pickup in the background yours too??)

Rick
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Throttlehead250



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya thats one of the ones that needs saving, these vehicles have been out at my grandpas for some time and im trying to save each one lol

heres a pic of the pickup/ dodge




heres some other stuff

heres a couple other goodies out there


chrysler newport ( parked running soposidly) definetly my next project



luv truck, theres actually 2 of these, but this is the only complete, the other is just a cab at the moment

other than that theres the dodge in my profile pic, and a couple newer late 70s stuff some nissan car, and about 3 or 4 big flatbed trucks.

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peter scott



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Robert,

Do you have an engine for your Husky? The series I and II Minxes also use the same 1390cc one or I think you can slot in the 1494cc one from a series III without modification.

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