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Caz1960
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 2:46 am

I kept watching:shock:  on,- off,- then on again kept saying NO! going to Paris but she came back and came up on searches for fabric scratch  must have pressed the wrong button but that was it I needed to call bounce 
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so with one phone call the deal was made and trip to Paris back on Mon --Thurs off to Birmingham to pick her up
I took two spare wheals with me as not to sure how old the tyres were and a light board had a great drive there picked her up and towed her home stopped for a cuppa checked the hubs to feel how hot they were all ok but one of the tyres didn't look very good
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so with a quick wheel change off we went got home safely tucked her up in bed and  couldn't wait for the next day to check her out so hear she is

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the hitch BRADLEY 


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bit of work doing


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last car number plate ??? age of Dandy


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Yippee spare wheel Feel the need to chrome the wheel arch's and hubs

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Roof great condition with a bit of elbow grease it will be white again

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Middle kitchen unit

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Contence of storage box loo tent for included loo ( bucket with lid)

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no worries I know a man with a hammer feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224 

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there you are fixed

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soon have that off

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not to sure if she has had the PVC replaced as the most of her is painted green so was she green or is the original  blue ??

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Before you ask the five is securely tucked away soon to come out of her winter sleep and join the rest feel a project  coming on 1468157981 feel a project  coming on 1468157981 feel a project  coming on 1468157981 feel a project  coming on 1468157981
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Post by mike on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 5:07 am

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Post by Tow Itch on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 12:29 pm

There were early blue Dandys in the late 60's stroke early seventies whether blue went back this far?
Ian was supposedly wanting old photographs of Dandys and photographs of old Dandys. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] So you could trade him some photos for information. I'd phone the emails seem not to be answered.
I know Ian said about the earliest Dandys being made out of angle iron that is why the wooden panels are framed. I'd pointed out the original ad to him incase he wanted it for a promotional piece. He was lost as to what the outside poles were have you worked this out yet?
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 12:34 pm

I have been comparing Phoenix rebuild to Betty ( that's her name) ok what I have noticed is that Betty does not have the metal arms that support the sides

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she only has 3 poles that fits from wall to door

see phoenix has settee use but Betty has bed head and foot boards

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and the bed legs are different

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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 1:20 pm

feel a project  coming on 2702329197 feel a project  coming on 2702329197 yep we did the outside poles as seen in photo

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it seems the bed arms hold the bed sides up until the walls are stabilized with external pole and internal poles are put in then they are released to allow the bed sides to come down

I wonder if the age is the last part of the number of the Bradley hitch stamped /67
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Post by Phoenix on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 2:34 pm

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We feel a project  coming on 1468157981 You Caz Nos.

We are so pleased you went and got this little beauty. We had been watching it and toying with it. If it had been this side of the country we would have probably gone and got it. It must be one of the first ones.

We notice there are some bits the same as Phoenix. The handles on the bed bases, the round feet welded on the bed legs. The metal angles on the corners of the bed bases.

The wood work doesn't look too bad, will it clean up do you think?
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 3:11 pm

thanks it caused great anxiety when she disappeared from the site and great joy she was back we here are having doubts as to the pvc whether it has been replaced the feel of the pvc is hard in comparison to the other girls their pvc is soft to touch as this one is harder not as pliable and doesn't look fifty years old and the colour seems wrong for that era to bright ???? any thoughts on that
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Post by fearful wizard on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 3:20 pm

I may be dandy-less soon caz but this restoration Ive got to see. Pete Smile 
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Post by Helen on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 3:36 pm

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Caz your a true addict, congratulations you'll soon hae a full collection feel a project  coming on 3462454224 

looking forward to seeing this one all done up x
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Post by Phoenix on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 3:42 pm

Caz1960 wrote:thanks it caused great anxiety when she disappeared from the site and great joy she was back we here are having doubts as to the pvc whether it has been replaced the feel of the pvc is hard in comparison to the other girls their pvc is soft to touch as this one is harder not as pliable and doesn't look fifty years old and the colour seems wrong for that era to bright ???? any thoughts on that

Our original cover had gone hard and unpliable. As far as brightness Phoenix we think is mid seventies and her sides are still quite bright. They do have a different feel to Dylan's, they are not quite as pliable. They have a dimpled texture on the inside like we can see in your picture of Betty's.

If you look at the pictures that you put on of Phoenix's and Betty's ends when up, there are 2 metal studs at the ends of the seam on the top where the PVC goes over the top bar. They both have these.

Mrs P also says the inside of your kitchen unit is blue, which might have been for colour co ordination!!
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 5:54 pm

feel a project  coming on 1710857839 feel a project  coming on 1710857839 feel a project  coming on 1710857839 feel a project  coming on 1710857839 I see the studs and yep think the colour co-ordination is the clincher so blue she was and is great the up side is her wood is in very good nick just seams to need a bubble bath ...the main work seems to be the metal work so she is at the moment soaking in bath of oil hoping to wire brush the rust off then sort new bed sponge did not come with but with the state of the curtains ( rotting away) its a good thing and hope to fabricate an awning for her but that's the future  feel a project  coming on 3517506835 feel a project  coming on 3517506835 feel a project  coming on 3517506835 

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Post by Phoenix on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 10:07 pm

Just had another look at your pics Caz. Not trying to tell you how to suck eggs but we think in your fourth one the travel cover is the wrong way round. The deep bit should be at the hitch end.

If the curtains are that rotten, perhaps they are original too. Shocked 

Looking at the brackets over the door, they are similar to ours but closer together. May be a she had a sun canopy like ours originally.
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Post by Caz1960 on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 10:26 pm

flower yep your right about the cover we turned it around after we packed her back up i received her like that and yes didn't look inside just turned up hitched her up and towed her away

I was dying to route around their garage just in case they missed something but for the first time I wasn't that cheeky tired after Paris feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224
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Post by peridot on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 10:41 pm


You must be crazy What a Face 

But as Steve Jobs said - Here's to the crazy ones Very Happy 

Good luck with the project - I can't wait to see the photos as it develops.

If you need any help with the electrics I'm very happy to contribute but that's about the limit of my expertise.

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Post by navver on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 10:45 pm

Well done Caz, so glad it will be saved. I wonder if that is the oldest still going.

That number plate KAC 4D is 1966 so was probably a nearly new car then.

The blue toilet tent is a clue to the colour as well. We had a loo bucket and blue toilet tent just like that in the sixties when we were kids.
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Post by Caz1960 on Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:48 pm

thanks Peridot the man with the hammer luckily for me is an electrician  feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224 think he just had the dawn of realization affraid  that he will be involved more not for his hammer prowess A he keeps telling me every time I need to use his " anyone can use a hammer the skill comes knowing how hard to hit it " yep brought my own feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224 feel a project  coming on 3462454224

that's interesting Navver hoping to Phone Ian at Riva as Tow itch has suggested hoping to get a general era for her

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Post by Vandriver on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 12:31 pm

Well done to you for seeing something other than a heap of scrap (which is what I saw). It's a good job there people like you out there. that are more positive and prepared to take on such a challenge. I shall be watching the outcome with interest.
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Post by peridot on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 11:08 pm

Caz1960 wrote:.. he keeps telling me every time I need to use his " anyone can use a hammer the skill comes knowing how hard to hit it "


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When I was an apprentice a hammer was known as a "Manchester screwdriver" but I never found out why.





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Post by navver on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 11:25 pm

They were Birmingham screwdrivers down here. Guess who went to the stores and asked for a long weight.
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Post by Phoenix on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 11:30 pm

peridot wrote:
Caz1960 wrote:.. he keeps telling me every time I need to use his " anyone can use a hammer the skill comes knowing how hard to hit it "


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When I was an apprentice a hammer was known as a "Manchester screwdriver" but I never found out why.






They are also known as the Norfolk screwdriver for probably the same reason.Laughing 

When Mrs P and I first got together I once asked her to pass me the hammerfer, she said what's a hammerfer to which I replied "fer knocking the ******* nail in"feel a project  coming on 3462454224
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Post by Phoenix on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 11:38 pm

navver wrote:They were Birmingham screwdrivers down here. Guess who went to the stores and asked for a long weight.

While you were there what did you reckon to the tartan paint?
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Post by navver on Tue 30 Jul 2013, 9:15 pm

Ha ha, they didn't stock Tartan paint but they did have trichloroperazine (I think that was it Trico for short). They used to send us to get some in a plastic cup.
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Post by Caz1960 on Wed 28 Aug 2013, 1:29 am

feel a project  coming on 3517506835  ok I have not quiet left the planet but busy stripping my latest project MISS MOLLY

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yep a bigger wreck oh ok a complete wreck than Betty but she has an awning ( for Betty ) not as old as Betty either

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not my legs all these photos are off of E Bay note daylight in the right hand floor by the kitchen unit

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I plan is to strip her down to the bear bones and that way I will see how she is put together so when working on Betty have a more understanding of what I can do with out compromising her
have loads of photo's but have put my sd card adapter in a safe place but not got a clue were it is  feel a project  coming on 3462454224

the great thing is i found the roof to the awning in the storage box  feel a project  coming on 2702329197 feel a project  coming on 2702329197  but spotted a problem with marrying the awning to Betty feel a project  coming on 9639063  Betty does not have the poppers on the front so do I swap the fronts ???
problem is that Miss Molly has a few holes  feel a project  coming on 9639063  need my photos to show you
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Post by Cazz on Wed 28 Aug 2013, 8:37 pm

Caz numbers, you really are as crackers as I thought. lol!  I'm following with your progress. feel a project  coming on 3498837457 
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Post by ShaunJUK on Wed 28 Aug 2013, 11:07 pm

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