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Old 09-28-2016, 05:00 PM   #15
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How come no one today makes anything close to that pretty?

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Old 09-28-2016, 05:09 PM   #16
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Talk about "vintage" that's beautiful.. In 1956 a relative bought a fiberglass boat. None of the family had ever seen a fiberglass boat until then, The boat was overbuilt with thick fiberglass. Very solid. Great job!
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:09 PM   #17
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Wow is that ever nice looking. That Land Rover looks pretty vintage too. What year is it?
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:57 PM   #18
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Many thanks

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Many thanks for the compliments, much appreciated.
The Land Rover is a 1955 series 1, 86" wheelbase. All original specification other than the upgraded headlights.
Cheers again
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This is status after paint, before refitting interior, lighting and trim etc.

Our 2nd night in a caravan. Going for a 3rd & 4th this weekend.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:53 PM   #19
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I just know noticed the door on the trailer is on the "Wrong" side!
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:24 PM   #20
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Stuart & Myra,

The FG on the inside is so pretty... is that the result of a scrubbing and polishing? Or was it painted inside as well?

Beautiful job all around; congratulations!
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:38 PM   #21
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Inside finish.

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Stuart & Myra,

The FG on the inside is so pretty... is that the result of a scrubbing and polishing? Or was it painted inside as well?

Beautiful job all around; congratulations!
Hi Ellpea in CA.
The inside is painted with the same system as the outside. Good stuff that Epiphanes 2 pack polyurethane ( yacht paint )
Needed doing as a substantial area of the inner skin needed to be removed to access the outer skin damage and re-form the roof as it was sagging, then reinstated, filled, primed etc etc.
I have a full set of restoration photographs on the photobucket site detailed in my initial post.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:16 PM   #22
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Fully detailed the way a true craftsman does it! It is the best renovations I have seen on this forum in terms of making every inch of surface just right.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:52 PM   #23
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Fully detailed the way a true craftsman does it! It is the best renovations I have seen on this forum in terms of making every inch of surface just right.
Many thanks KC, that is very kind of you to say.
As there are approx 5 or 6 remaining of the 100 or so produced, we thought it worth doing properly and as close to original specification as practical.
We have not retained the gas lighting system, for example, although the LED inside the original gas mantle looks pretty near.
Still looking for another glass lamp shade as one of the two was missing.
Also missing the wheel spats ( covers ) so may have to sculpt 2 foam blanks, in order to manufacture the moulds.
Still it keeps me out of the pub.
A 1956 Vogue, which was restored in 2007 by Peter Jolley, has just recently been bought by the makers Willerby ( now in their 70th year in the caravan business ) to use as a centrepiece at their factory/ showroom and for exhibition at other events and shows.
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...A 1956 Vogue, which was restored in 2007 by Peter Jolley, has just recently been bought by the makers Willerby ( now in their 70th year in the caravan business ) to use as a centrepiece at their factory/ showroom and for exhibition at other events and shows.
Link to a thread by Peter on his Vogue: 1957 Willerby Vogue
Took a little clicking around, but I found his album on the Willerby restoration via this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33714671@N00/albums
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Link to a thread by Peter on his Vogue: 1957 Willerby Vogue
Took a little clicking around, but I found his album on the Willerby restoration via this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33714671@N00/albums
Thank you Jon in AZ, did not realise Peter had posted on FIBREGLASSRV.
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That trailer is about as COOL!! as it gets!!
and you sir have done fine job.
Thanks for sharing!
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That trailer is about as COOL!! as it gets!!
and you sir have done fine job.
Thanks for sharing!
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My pleasure Fred. Sharing is good.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:35 AM   #28
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I just know noticed the door on the trailer is on the "Wrong" side!

No its on the proper side, in the UK they drive on the left side.
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