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1936 Riley 9 Merlin
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skerny1



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Your Riley Merlin restoration -> a proper job! Reply with quote

Hello rjt1o/4

I've been following your project for somt time -> it's coming along very nicely - at this rate your car should be ready for next Easter. I love the pictures and the quality of the workmanship

I have a 1936 Merlin 9 saloon which was restored in the late '90's and is still running well. It's a Briggs steel-bodied version - so no wood-frame. Having said that the quality of the welding and the door-fitting is not as good as on your car. If you need a copy of the handbook - let me know I've scanned mine and you can have a copy

Keep them pictures coming - this car will be a CRACKER when she's finished

Very Happy Simon
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see al the excellent work, this car recives Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see al the excellent work, this car recives Cool

great attention to detail too.

very nice.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Riley1489



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work and great pics. Keep 'em coming. Good to see another Riley being preserved.
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rjt10/4



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Location: Minions Cornwall

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At last some more progress has been made the body has now been finished (repairs) and looks fantastic in her new coat of paint Royal Blue over old English white still a long way to go though with wings running boards and boot lid all needing repairs I am also going to risk spoiling the restoration by attempting the upholstery by myself something i have never tried before so wish me luck i hope you like the pics









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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE unfortunately there is very little progress being made and im getting frustrated Mad since the body was painted all that has been done is one rear wing has been repaired and new running boards have been made up and nothing else has been done at all hopefully some more progress very soon so watch this space
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hurray at last I can report that some progress is being made the doors have been repaired and painted with the offside fitted also one rear wing has also been painted I have had a quote for the interior to be done in leather that has come in just shy of 7000 not to bad considering that is everything roof lining inc sunroof carpets seats being rebuilt/recovered door cards and door weather seals so off to the trimmers around august time




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking superb you must be chuffed with that, and as mentioned before probably, great to see a saloon being properly restored.

RJ
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the comment Rick yes we are very pleased that progress is being made again and yes its nice to see a saloon being brought back to life even though its costing far more than the finished car is worth but hey its a keeper and will be used alot
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking back through you're post and this is some seriously good work. I think the metalwork looks great.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjt10/4 wrote:
thanks for the comment Rick yes we are very pleased that progress is being made again and yes its nice to see a saloon being brought back to life even though its costing far more than the finished car is worth but hey its a keeper and will be used alot


Can you buy that 12/4 I mentioned recently in the ebay finds category please? Smile

RJ
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Rick I saw that and seriously thought about it but having just purchased a new car and new caravan I cant justify another restoration project and if I do go for another classic it will be an open top from the 20s or 30s
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rjt10/4



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after much discussion and harsh words it is with a heavy heart that I have decided to part with my Riley 9 Merlin it is for sale as an ongoing project needing the interior restoring rewiring and fitting of steering and pedals fuel tank etc etc it is for sale at 12000 or very near offer if anybody is interested I can be contacted on 01579 362361
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colwyn500



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry to hear that. I can empathise and know how hard it can be to restore a car; not least in getting the opportunities when family commitments press on your time.
You have done such a fabulous job it would be great to see you reap the benefit.
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