ROVER P 5B

  1. neil Member

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    hi all, ive had a 1973 p5b coupe for about two years, with one thing and another, ive not got round to starting work on it, but i intend to get started
    in the near future, does anybody know a good source for p5 body panels?
    im going to need sills, floorpans and a couple of lower doorskins for starters, any links or info would be great, cheers.

    neil.
     
  2. eddie c captain holeblower

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    hi neil,im sure you will be able to find a supplier in practical classics magazine,they have all sorts of suppliers in there.

    hope this helps.
     
  3. neil Member

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    hi eddie, thanks for your reply, ive got all sorts of classic mags and as
    you said, there are lots of suppliers, but no one seems to do floor pans,
    i managed to find a place for the outer sills and a wing repair panel,
    and i can probably make repair panels for the doors but making floor pans
    is a bit ambitious, there must be some out there somewhere, cheers,

    neil.
     
  4. sclurgess Member

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    you might find there are no floor pans left. i know there aint for a vauxhall nova lol and that is more common
     
  5. neil Member

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    having had a good look, the floor panel, (front off side) does,nt look that
    complicated, so i might have a go at making repair panels, but it would be
    nice to find the real thing, cheers guys,

    neil.
     
  6. GlennR Member

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    Rover P5B

    Try http://www.jrwadhams.co.uk/. I know of many sources for parts if you have no luck. Floor pans don't tend to rust to much on the P5(B) If you are interested you can look at my website that has links to sites you may find of interest. www.roverp5bduchess.co.uk :) GlennR
     
  7. nellway Member

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    There's a company in Yorkshire called Express Steel Panels (I'll look out the address this evening. They do a lot of old Leyland, BMC panels, they might do Rover too.

    Nigel
     
  8. neil Member

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    thanks guys, wadhams dont stock the floor panels, but they do have
    other bits that ill be needing, cheers.

    neil.
     
  9. lexi Member

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    any pics of what you`ll be doing? I love Rovers
    Alex
     
  10. neil Member

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    hi lexi, i will be taking some pictures of the car soon, i plan to start stripping
    it down this coming weekend, ive not had the time to start it yet, it will be
    stripped to the shell for a full rebuild, cheers.

    neil.
     
  11. neil Member

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    hi all, anyone know how to upload photos, ive just tried and apparently the
    file size is too large, i finally got around to stripping the rover down and would like to post some pics, cheers,

    neil...
     
  12. neil Member

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    hopefully theres a picture here..

    hi all, if ive done this right, heres a picture of the rover before it was stripped
    down,
     
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  13. neil Member

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    ok the picture looks a bit on the large size, but im getting there, the car is
    stripped down almost to the shell now, but ive had to leave it for a while, as
    im also restoring a 2cv, so the rover is stuck in a corner at the minute,
    i,ll post more pics shortly, cheers,

    neil...
     
  14. malcolm

    malcolm Hej!

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    The 2CV is more my kind of thing. If there's any chance of a September completion date then there will be a whole load of (standard) 2CVs drag racing against Renault 4s at Santa Pod in Northampton on 3rd September: www.slowcarclub.com .

    That's a good garage you have there.
     
  15. neil Member

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    hi malcom, september the 3rd is a bit ambitious, sounds like great fun though
    thats a cool website, cheers,

    neil...
     
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  16. malcolm

    malcolm Hej!

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    Oh dear - is that a box to catch the rust in the forground - the 2CV equivalent of a drip tray?

    That really is a big garage. I'm envious.
     
  17. nellway Member

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    Hmm. I've never seen a levitating 2CV before...

    Spooky.
     
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