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Radfords
- Aug 30, 2022 - 14:54
Just to let every one know who are waiting for orders  Bulkheads and chassis parts , we  are in the process of putting a new roof on our workshop
so obviously  we will not be able to complete new orders until the new roof is on , most of my large machinery is covered with tarps and the electrics are
off for safety reasons , we still have a good stock of chassis parts ready to go , but if customers can be a little understanding at this time that would be helpful
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Reply #1 - Aug 30, 2022 - 15:15
Hi Dale

Sounds a big job, hope the rain holds off for a while.

Would you have a basic rear crossmember, both bulkhead outriggers and a front crossmember in stock?
All to suit a 1955 86" chassis?

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Reply #2 - Oct 06, 2022 - 11:09
Making progress but still lots to do before we are watertight.
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Reply #3 - Oct 06, 2022 - 11:10
Now;
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Reply #4 - Oct 06, 2022 - 19:06
Did the recent winds help you take the roof off ?

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Reply #5 - Oct 06, 2022 - 19:26
The last three big storms were just too much for the 100 year old slated roof.

Dale

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Reply #6 - Oct 07, 2022 - 06:32
Dale,

I guess you'll not be putting slate back up then??

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Reply #7 - Oct 07, 2022 - 08:39
I would like to as we have them but will just take too long to fix the slates back up, so going with a tin roof.

Dale

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Reply #8 - Oct 07, 2022 - 11:26
Sounds a big job, Dale. Hope the machinery is well covered up inside.
I had to leave my lathe outside when I moved house, covered up with a sheet for one night and it was amazing how quick surface rust started forming on things.

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Reply #9 - Oct 07, 2022 - 12:10
Machinery oiled and covered up and still going rusty, after years of saving up to buy the equipment not good seeing like this, just got to look forward to the finished building.
Shame none of the three builders never came back to do the work, as this is a big learning curve for me.
The one good thing that has come out of this, is the help from Steve Cowie and Dave Coburn.

Dale

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Reply #10 - Oct 10, 2022 - 14:47
Dale.
Maybe coat with Lanoguard to protect everything?
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Reply #11 - Oct 10, 2022 - 15:01
Two minds think alike , :D  ordered some Lanoguard and it came the next day (Friday just gone) Will spray the Kingsland metalworker when the wind calms down.

Dale

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Reply #12 - Oct 10, 2022 - 21:13
Great stuff Lanoguard, but your workshop will smell like an old ewe... People will be able to identify a Radford bulkhead from the smell... :smiley:

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Reply #13 - Oct 11, 2022 - 08:58
There's nowt wrong wit' smell o' sheep!  (Trouble is, I lost my sense of smell many years ago, so I have to take my own word for it.  But I remember that new-born lambs smell fantastic!)

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Reply #14 - Oct 11, 2022 - 09:58
I used Lanoguard on my 107, great stuff. However when we were on our way to Cumbria to the rally we had to stop on a county road to let a herd of sheep past and half of them ended up under my car ;-)


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Reply #15 - Oct 14, 2022 - 19:07
Dale,

'Shame none of the three builders never came back to do the work, as this is a big learning curve for me.' - that's more than a pain in the butt.

Currently very busy until end of October so not able to offer to assist in the short term.

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Reply #16 - Oct 15, 2022 - 20:53
Good luck with the weather, Dale.

Learned woodworking in my 50+ the same, hard way.
 Now IĎm happy to be autonomous what is not bad when living in a really old farmhouse.

Hope you can take the old wooden structure for the new roof as prices at least have doubled this year.

All the best
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Reply #17 - Nov 02, 2022 - 17:45
Still working on the new workshop roof, hoping to get it watertight before winter.

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Reply #18 - Nov 02, 2022 - 17:47
Parts stock is now running low.

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Reply #19 - Nov 02, 2022 - 20:43
I hope thatís not the finished roof covering, the planners will have a fit!

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Reply #20 - Nov 02, 2022 - 20:53
I hope thatís not the finished roof covering, the planners will have a fit!
Berlin Camouflage.....

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Reply #21 - Nov 02, 2022 - 21:15
Slate blue metal sheets to go on the roof, the plywood sheets you see now is wet walling that I got from an auction, the only problem is stapling the roof felt on as they will not go through the hard coating, so going to use an air staple gun and plastic washers.

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Reply #22 - Nov 02, 2022 - 21:19
it's white inside ; D

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Re: Radfords
Reply #23 - Nov 03, 2022 - 14:41
Hope you get it done soon - at least faster than I managed.
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Re: Radfords
Reply #24 - Nov 09, 2022 - 17:13
With the help from area rep Dave Coburn and fellow member Steve Cowie a lot has got done today.

 

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