Well, as they say, “All good things must come to an end”
Over the past 40 years, I have purchased many new body panels,supplied to thousands of owners, allowing the restoration, or maintenance of their “Pride and Joy” to allow the continued use of, and eventual passing on to the next custodians of these pieces of history.
Never claiming to be original, these reproduction panels, made by Jimbo, (at 94 the oldest tinsmith in Bedfordshire if not the country) his vast experience, starting with making tin kettles at the age of 14, then moving forward to acquire over decades the machine tools, fly presses wheeling machines all from the Victorian Age of Engineering, slowly building up all the “profiles” moulds jigs and even original panels.
Jim was a gentleman to deal with, and I’m pleased to have this opportunity to record a small, but none the less sincere, “Thank You”
Regrettably, in August this year, his ramshackle timber shed with a unique “old age” charm fell victim to a massive wild fire which engulfed the building, bringing this era to an end.
Efforts of the combined fire crews from three counties allowed the saving of the panels I now start to list, only a fraction of the original stock, and never to be replaced.
And so, sadly, I will no longer be able to supply Bedford CA and CF repair panels, but the good nes is that I have, over the forty years, assembled a large collection of original doors, wings, etc which were going to be kept as pattern sources, but which I now offer for sale.
They are all new, but of course may have a few, age related minor dints and marks, and sometimes, but not always, minor surface rust.
None of these defects are major, and are easily rectified with the correct preparation and experience.
PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME WITH ENQUIRIES!
OSF LWB Door
NSF outer front rocker arch
Various inner rear wheel arches
Various reproduction repair panels
SWB OSF wing
Ex Army NSF wing, modifiable to fit “S” type
Odds and sods of brackets
OSF & NSF Wings
New front doors
Pair Front sliding doors
Front floor pan
OSF door step for both CF1 & CF2
Mini van rear outer lower valence
Various used MG panels, please ask
Saloon OSR ¼ wing
OPEL KADETT D 1979:
ROVER 800 SALOON Mk1:
Various door skins and inner rear panels, please ask
OSF wing (not sure which)
Numerous inner panels, please ask
FE NSF Mk1 1972 wing
Chevette black front bumper
Victor FB NSF wing (maybe able to supply also OSF)
Viva HC OSF wing, a little rusty
4 Door saloon NSF door
Chevette boot panel (Part No 8974086)
Chevette OSF wing
Chevette 2 door outer skin sill RH & LH
Chevette NSF wing
Chevette early headlamp front panel
Cavalier Mk2 saloon OSF door (might be rear, call me)
Cavalier Mk2 NSF door
Nova late 4 doorrear panel
Nova late 4 door NSF wing
Nova late 4 door OSF wing
Nova lower front panel and crossmember
HC front bumper
Combo OSF wing
VAUXHALL ASTRA Mk2:
British Leyland NSF doorskin BBP121
VAUXHALL CARLTON Mk1 / OPEL:
Lower Front valence, (needs blasting)
VAUXHALL CARLTON SERIES 3:
Complete NS side panel for GSi, 3000 or Lotus
VAUXHALL ASTRA Mk3 BERTONE CONVERTIBLE:
OSR ¼ outer wing side skin
There are various others yet to be listed later in the year, but if your needs are not covered by the above, it might be worth a quick call?