2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#76 Post by GTiJohn » Sun May 19, 2019 5:39 pm

ROVER-25X wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:39 am
Cool !

Is it something that could be made at home with spare copper pipe, flaring tool and fittings ?
I'd been making and fitting the short rear suspension pipes but was proving very frustrating - see above.

When the front-to-rear.pipe split in their possession there was no real alternative to them finishing the job.

They've charges £186 to fix this and fit both year wheel cylinders, of which were paying half. I was expecting more...

I'll be off round to to say thank you in the next couple of days.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#77 Post by 1234dist » Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Good job we don't do this to make a profit :headbanging :mouthshut :slapme
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#78 Post by GTiJohn » Sun May 19, 2019 6:08 pm

1234dist wrote:
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Good job we don't do this to make a profit :headbanging :mouthshut :slapme
Yip. There's always a chance of not making one... On straight monies paid/received we've lost c.£25

We have had donations of nearly £100 made via our Facebook page and others made directly plus we may have increased awareness of the illnesses in a small way so we should beat ourselves up too much :)
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#79 Post by 1234dist » Sun May 19, 2019 6:12 pm

Only a £25 loss on a rover is classed as a definite win.. :laughing2
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#80 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon May 20, 2019 11:35 am

It's a good job that the pipe gave up when it did and not when the new owner was driving it down the road! That could have resulted in serious consequences for both the new owner and the clubs reputation.

There are invisible earnings to be factored in, the goodwill & interest/footfall to the club stand for example.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#81 Post by GTiJohn » Wed May 22, 2019 6:50 pm

The car passed its MOT today :groupwave
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#82 Post by Nigel B » Wed May 22, 2019 9:42 pm

:clapping :clapping :clapping
GTiJohn wrote:
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The car passed its MOT today :groupwave

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#83 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon May 27, 2019 7:40 pm

Awesome ! :clapping
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