There is a genuine gm rear wing on ebay at the moment for £175, think they are quite a bit more from suppliers if you can find one. There is also a dealer on ebay selling pricey nos gm panels and i would imagine that repair sections are available. There are loads of guys on here that have done repairs to bodywork so advice will be available, including a current major restoration which will provide very valuable information on restoration etc.
I bought mine in 1994 and spent a week plus cleaning checking and waxoyling everything removing everything including suspension ( this i still do every few years ) so body wise apart from a new rear wing in 1994 thanks to white van man, a complete external professional repaint last year and the usual small hole in drivers footwell thanks to me not realising the section was tripple skinned would be boring to anyone enjoying a project.
Ah same model and colour as my 130, i just love Carmine red 130 saloons. Don,t know how many carmine red saloons are left. Have you got much paperwork with it? From the photos it does not look to bad at all. Whats it like mechanically and trim wise?
Hi guys I joined the site a while ago but just getting going now , after a long search Iv finally found a sri130 saloon and fulfilled a life long ambition, she’s rough but complete and I will require a bit of help along the way to get her to where I want ps I’m based in Scotland
I meant to comment on this earlier on, but forgot to... well I actually thought I did comment but I guess not...I probably fluffed the posting somehow, it's not unheard of, pilot error an' all that
Anyway, as far as the stand goes, great welcome, nice chat with 'Newbody' (right?), I'm useless with names, and thankyou to 'GreyDJ' (right?) for the parts, that was an unexpected bonus . And the club had the right Idea when it comes to positioning the cars, they were all facing out to the main thoroughfare, with the camping and club social area to the back, made it easy to look at the cars without infringing on the privacy of the club members tents. It was a shame some of the other clubs in attendance couldn't manage this, as their stands looked more like they were showing the cars to themselves rather than other show goers.
I still can't stand the bunting they insist on roping the cars off with, some stands it was difficult to find the entrance to the stand so we just wandered past without 'going in', but it's been like that since MH so i'm getting used to the 'guessing game' of spot the entrance. One club even had the 'entrance' in-between the tents so it was like walking into someone's house un-invited... we skipped that one . I also didn't spot the bedfords until it was time to go, and there was only about 4 of them? Not much of a show for the 50th anniversary eh, when I took mine down to billing 2015 for our wedding we had a line up of about 10 . Also the entrance was badly signposted on the outside, and badly marshalled on the inside, I had to ask a few people we trundled past where the rest of the cavs were as the map wasn't very clear and the corresponding 'internal' roads were non-existant virtually.
Toilets? well... everyone in our family has learned to levitate since MH so it wasn't a problem, but I do miss the Billing toilet/shower blocks .
I liked the autojumble, mainly because I managed to find a pair of mk1 ascona/cav window regulator handles for a fiver, ebay wanted me to pay £11 plus £stupid postage for one. I now have matching window winders. . . it's the little things that count right?
As for the rest of the 'jumble, I thought it was good, plenty of variety, even some Viva bits which made a pleasant change, although I was a bit annoyed as for all the years I have ran Viva's the autojumble has been severely lacking in HB bits.. now I don't have one all the traders have stocked up...typical.
So all in all....this show needs better toilets, less silly ropes with flags on, but more thought to the layout in regards to where you can drive to get to your car's stand. A better layout in general, and maybe some 'public' to make the show less 'quiet'... it was a very closed shop and people kept to themselves mostly.
In all fairness we weren't there long as we had another show to attend ( which was fantastic by the way, I'd suggest popping over to the Baston show next year ( which confusingly wasn't it Baston but at Grimsthorpe Castle), it was well worth the mad dash back home to attend, even if we did miss the opportunity to show off the car and had to park with the moderns) but in my view, Sywell wasn't too bad for a first effort, so if the VBOA stop messing venues around and stay there they could probably make it a good show.
I'm sure I have more to say but I've waffled on far too much now...