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hello all,been away from the club for a while but time to start restoring my imps,they have been tucked away for years rusting even more :( ,so the plan is to get them inside this week and see what major work is required :) ,will let u all know how i get on,jason
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Good to see you back and best of luck with your imps !
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thanks scott,think i will need all the luck i can get :lol: ,should get 1 half of the garage floor done today,then i will get them in and get some heat into them to get any dampness out :)
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Excellent! :D It will be good to follow the Imps' restorations.

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1 side of the floor in garage painted,just waiting till it drys ,and now to decide what imp to restore first :)
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floor still not dry,this weather is rubbish,need to get space heater in i think, :(
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Hi mate, any chance of some pics when you start the resto please bud?
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GURNSIMPS wrote:Hi mate, any chance of some pics when you start the resto please bud?
hello gurnsimps,yes will get some pics up as soon as i can get them inside :D
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got space heater being delivered thursday,will get my floor dryed and get a pic up,will take a pic of the imps lying outside feeling very sorry for thereselfs :(
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I've got a space heater in mine - best thing I've ever bought - you won't regret it !
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gnatman wrote:I've got a space heater in mine - best thing I've ever bought - you won't regret it !
cheers gnatman,dont know y i thought it would dry in this weather without 1 :lol:
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wright,here is 2 of mine still sitting outside,floor now dryin in garage lol,will get them inside and dryed out over the weekend
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Love the estate one! I think we could do with lots of pictures please :D
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basil imp wrote:Love the estate one! I think we could do with lots of pictures please :D
will sort out a thread for it soon and get more pics up when i start stripping it basil imp :)
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That (those) estate conversions were discussed fairly recently i believe.

More pics very much appreciated :D
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dinglem wrote:That (those) estate conversions were discussed fairly recently i believe.

More pics very much appreciated :D
hello dinglem,was it discussed,iam only back on forum and just joined club again,, :D
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itsshelby wrote:
dinglem wrote:That (those) estate conversions were discussed fairly recently i believe.

More pics very much appreciated :D
hello dinglem,was it discussed,iam only back on forum and just joined club again,, :D
Yes it was, but not on here. I will try to gather some more info and find the old photographs and get back to you :D
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Here's a link to a recent Imp Estate thread

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25278&p=248113&hili ... te#p248113

I sent a PM to the guy who said their Dad owned the one shown but he's never opened the PM so we're no further forward on getting anymore info on it. :cry:
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Thanks Graham... i still hadn't been able to find that but Tim had just directed me in the right direction :wink:

Nice to have located one of these - hope she gets restored to her former glory.

I will be watching with interest. 8)
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itsshelby wrote:wright,here is 2 of mine still sitting outside,floor now dryin in garage lol,will get them inside and dryed out over the weekend
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IMG_4006.JPG
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Do you know what the registration (or the last one it had) is ?

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Here's another (genuine Rootes/Chysler) attempt at an estate Imp.

I would describe this styling exercise as 'interesting'....

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SuperSport wrote:
itsshelby wrote:wright,here is 2 of mine still sitting outside,floor now dryin in garage lol,will get them inside and dryed out over the weekend
IMG_4005.JPG
IMG_4006.JPG
:D
Do you know what the registration (or the last one it had) is ?

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hello supersport,need to look documents out to see :)
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thanks g .anderson for the thread,hello dinglem,think that imp in the pick looks like an attempt at a hatchback,what u think :?
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itsshelby wrote:thanks g .anderson for the thread,hello dinglem,think that imp in the pick looks like an attempt at a hatchback,what u think :?
Yeah... kinda. Looks like they were playing around with alternative light arrangements at the same time.
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Happy it didn`t get much further than those smudges/\/\ :shock:
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itsshelby wrote:
SuperSport wrote:
itsshelby wrote:wright,here is 2 of mine still sitting outside,floor now dryin in garage lol,will get them inside and dryed out over the weekend
IMG_4005.JPG
IMG_4006.JPG
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Do you know what the registration (or the last one it had) is ?

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hello supersport,need to look documents out to see :)
Look forward to it, there is an ongoing interest in the Estates, and the debate whether or not there was more than one in the shape of the car you have

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hello supersport,,the reg is oaw 246g,dont know if that helps you :D
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Yes,

This is the one that was at a National Weekend, mid 90's I think, possibly 95/96 when it was running Super exterior trim and Cosmic alloys.

I will try and get a scan of the picture in my photo album tomorrow

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SuperSport wrote:Yes,

This is the one that was at a National Weekend, mid 90's I think, possibly 95/96 when it was running Super exterior trim and Cosmic alloys.

I will try and get a scan of the picture in my photo album tomorrow

Ian
thanks ian,look falword to seeing any pics u may have of the wee estate :D
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right,i have put my imps inside one half of my unit to dry out,they are drying out fine,i have a few things still to do in my unit,but as soon as i have done them,i will be starting on my estate,get the cutting gear out :lol:
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got to do somethings to estate today,will need lots of work,this is just from lose rust and old underseal from inside car :lol:
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also started to strip front aswell :)
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