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3 minutes ago, Glue said:

My next door neighbour has one in his garage (complete along with what seems like several more in kit form)!

 

I don't suppose he has a yellow door?! 😁

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Seem to remember a few running around (Ku) Hull, parks and gardens etc. ..never seen one close to, but the little tipper could be very useful, ... cheap enough to keep on the road just for fun.

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20 minutes ago, Daan said:

If Mr bean was a builder...

Are you going to keep it standard or is there a cunning plan? here some ideas for a decent engine:

https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/211498/reliant-kitten-estate-blackbird-powered?page=10

Daan

 

Stop it!! This is already a distraction from the 110 re chassis I have on hold pending my house sale and I have had to promise to get it done without interfering with that move. Must avoid temptation to modify/go crazy on a restoration

The plan is really to get running, lights/brakes check and adjust then clean up ready for MOT

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1 hour ago, FridgeFreezer said:

That looks hilarious - I would commute in that!

Absolutely, cracking little thing.

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On 2/18/2021 at 2:56 PM, L19MUD said:

I don't suppose he has a yellow door?! 😁

I'll ask next time I see him. Between him and his brother they've got 4 road worthy reliants and goodness knows how many bits and pieces, so there's a good chance...

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If you would rather have 4 wheels you could look for one of these.  It is a Jiffy pickup truck, a kit marketed by Indespension the trailer people in the 1980s.  The front end is straight mini front subframe with power plant, the rest isd a ladder chassis more sturdy than a land rover

We turned one into a camper in the lat 80s, we had to stretch the chassis in the middle by 300mm to get the Romahome demountable body to fit

Peter

 

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3 hours ago, Romahomepete said:

If you would rather have 4 wheels you could look for one of these.  It is a Jiffy pickup truck, a kit marketed by Indespension the trailer people in the 1980s.  The front end is straight mini front subframe with power plant, the rest isd a ladder chassis more sturdy than a land rover

We turned one into a camper in the lat 80s, we had to stretch the chassis in the middle by 300mm to get the Romahome demountable body to fit

Peter

 

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I like that!

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Thanks for the comments, she is home. Turns over well but no spark even after fitting new points and condenser, i think the coil has failed. I may as well put electronic ignition in 

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Defender didn't struggle!

 

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Three wheels and three ramps!

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20 hours ago, Glue said:

I'll ask next time I see him. Between him and his brother they've got 4 road worthy reliants and goodness knows how many bits and pieces, so there's a good chance...

Thanks

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9 hours ago, Romahomepete said:

If you would rather have 4 wheels you could look for one of these.  It is a Jiffy pickup truck, a kit marketed by Indespension the trailer people in the 1980s.  The front end is straight mini front subframe with power plant, the rest isd a ladder chassis more sturdy than a land rover

We turned one into a camper in the lat 80s, we had to stretch the chassis in the middle by 300mm to get the Romahome demountable body to fit

Peter

 

f3dcfca8bf803b3f1eb7e0512fe79652.jpg

jiffy.jpg

I love that!!

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Well, well, well. I thought I had seen most vehicles in my life time, but this is the first time I've seen or heard of a Reliant Ant. What a quirky looking thing!

We used to know an English couple that spent most of the year living on their elderly yacht in Spain. They used to drive a Robin back and forth from England and back. The hours we used to spend with them,  watching various bemused foreigners checking out their 3 wheeled car 🤣

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37 minutes ago, mickeyw said:

Well, well, well. I thought I had seen most vehicles in my life time, but this is the first time I've seen or heard of a Reliant Ant. What a quirky looking thing!

We used to know an English couple that spent most of the year living on their elderly yacht in Spain. They used to drive a Robin back and forth from England and back. The hours we used to spend with them,  watching various bemused foreigners checking out their 3 wheeled car 🤣

The crazy English! 

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On 2/20/2021 at 7:47 AM, Romahomepete said:

If you would rather have 4 wheels you could look for one of these.  It is a Jiffy pickup truck, a kit marketed by Indespension the trailer people in the 1980s.  The front end is straight mini front subframe with power plant, the rest isd a ladder chassis more sturdy than a land rover

We turned one into a camper in the lat 80s, we had to stretch the chassis in the middle by 300mm to get the Romahome demountable body to fit

Peter

@miketomcat hey I found a more practical camper idea for you :D

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