1954 BD Standard

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Hey Dai, yes passed exams and settled down in Devon, probably a little too settled cos I havent done ought on the BD, SC though is now finished and queued for it's MOT. It's not been too bad travelling up to Bristol to do some work.

Work will start on the BD in March, It's still in Bristol, Dads retiring and is up for finishing the welding, gonna paint it and bring it down here for me to fit up, rewire, put back together etc, etc .

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Here's whats left of my loom, including just 2 foot of the main loom, it's rock hard and brittle :roll:

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As you can see I am labelling so I can rebuild. Rusting hulk gave me the 8 fuse, fusebox. The plan is to incorporate the 57 bullet indicator loom into my main loom.

Will post details of the loom here, need to get my head round a couple bits and then have a chat with Rocket Ron!

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he such a lovely man that RH. Looks like your making a bomb :wink:
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Still no progress :evil: :twisted: :evil:

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Pics from Bad Camberg are an inspiration, need to get my finger out :D

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I have just seen this thread for the first time.
Very impressive resto,
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you are an inspiration yourself!!!! i take my hat off to you.. not only are you trying to resto a BD but moving house mid way through!!!!!
stick to it rich the BD is going to be super cool........ well done

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Thanks Chaps :D Here's some old pics.....circa Oct 2002

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Right, come on Rich, get this old girl back on the road!!!

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New part for the BD. NOS Gas pedal pin x 2. Yes ones for you Si!

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Picked up my Gerson heater tube for the BD today, thanks to Chris, Ron and Matthew for getting it here to me down in deepest darkest Devon!

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..Rich , do you STILL have 2 BD front bumpers? :? ( PM me if you do :D )
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Sorry Tim, my spare was sold to Mark (52panelvan).

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*@#*$?@><{#....Dick Dastardly!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :wink: :twisted:
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23A wrote:*@#*$?@><{#....Dick Dastardly!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :wink: :twisted:
Sorry Mate! I needed the money to buy/import the rubbers for the BD...

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Spent some time at Dad's checking what needs to be done on the BD before I can move it down here. A fair amount of welding to be done to get it to a complete shell. I haven't welded in 2 years so the first thing for me to do is get some practice, Dad has said he is gonna help out too when he's not on the IOW, which is great. Will be starting shortly (honest), watch this space!

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