1965 singer vogue recomission

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#321 Post by kevin » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:15 pm

bjdav wrote:Well if it turns out half as good as yours I will be a happy man , I just love the originality of yours
Me too, absolutely love the car to be honest!

Kev

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#322 Post by bjdav » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:15 pm

Hello Kevin
Lots of welding had to be done on mine including rear quater panels , inner / outer sills , rear inner and outer valance , bonnet , front valance and boot floor
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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#323 Post by bjdav » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:22 pm

some more
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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#324 Post by bjdav » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:32 pm

more pictures
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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#325 Post by bjdav » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:18 pm

It had a nasty dent in the front wing and I tried knocking it out, before lead loading, with a panel beating hammer and dolly at first but ended up having to use a quite large lump hammer , the steel was that thick ,dont want to high jack your post so I will start one of its own when I restart the re fitting
Brian

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#326 Post by kevin » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:09 am

We need to arrange a meet up once the springtime and salt free roads arrive, I'd love to see you progress

Kev

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#327 Post by kevin » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:14 pm

Hurrah! Been fettling the Singer over the last week or so, checking this and that but the weather has been wet n cold.
Up early today and it was blue skies and quite warm so, after getting back from the gym the dust sheets were off and the Singer driven out. After letting her warm up we set off. After a few circuits to make sure all was well we both headed off up the Welsh hills.
All working superbly well after the winter lay up and a great drive was had.
On the way home and no more than half a mile from my house, I spotted a rover being worked on that I've not seen before, did a loop and parked up, had a chat with the owner, the car was a gorgeous rover p5 coupe being prepared for mot.
Hopefully a few more miles tomorrow

Kev

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#328 Post by kevin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:32 pm

Booked the day off today as I had the Singer in for MOT.
All went well, Lance the tester gave her a thorough inspection and all was deemed to be in order, in fact, the brakes were even better that last years results now they have bedded in properly after her recommission.
Mrs M booked the day off too so we called into Chirk Castle for a celebratory lunch.

Picked my dad up after lunch and had a great 60 mile drive up and around the Welsh hills, enjoying the sunshine!

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#329 Post by kevin » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:23 pm

Up early today and got out and about in the Singer. Had a problem with my camera so no pics to post.
Drove some lovely but forgotten about roads locally and popped home after about 2 hours.
Wifey had sorted her stuff out so we went to the Britannia Inn near Llangollen for some lunch. Stopped on the way as I had spotted a Super Minx parked up, had a look then carried on. Good bit of timing for lunch as a old friend was at the Brit in his Sunbeam Tiger. Had a few hours sat chatting in the sunshine watching the Lambretta and Vespa scooters stream past, there was a local scooter club meet up and ride out.
A Morgan club have had a meet up in Llangollen so there were a lot of them about as well.
On the Singer front, she continues to deliver such a lot of pleasure during my trips out and we always make friends with someone or other who comes over for a look and a chat.
After looking at her in the sunshine today I have decided to get her re-sprayed this winter, she is so original but the paintwork lets her down. I have no intention of ever selling her so I am treating the situation as preventative maintenance.

Best ring Fuzz for a Quote then

Kev

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Re: 1965 singer vogue recomission

#330 Post by kevin » Sat May 21, 2016 7:55 pm

So, following yesterday's successful MOT, this afternoon I went for a wander.

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Happy times

Kev

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