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Rover P5b coupe

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felixlighter

Original Poster:

217 posts

44 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Bought this today,any one know the best place to get spares for these?

davepoth

24,728 posts

96 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Rimmer Brothers will stock a lot of things, but you'll pay for the privelege. Try the owners' club.

2001se

145 posts

132 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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try wadhams they stock most things..what you after?

VinceFox

19,831 posts

69 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Now THAT is a very, very cool car. Please put moar pics up.

felixlighter

Original Poster:

217 posts

44 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Here's a few more pics of our new purchase for a bit of a re-furb, body a bit tatty, good interior, engine average.
Intend to use this year for the shows etc and do all the work required this winter.



Here's one we did last year




Hope you like them

VinceFox

19,831 posts

69 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Massive win smile

FunBusMk2

15,728 posts

115 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Stunning. Absolutley stunning - I think I need a lie-down now.

tonys

755 posts

120 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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This is a good starting place
http://roverp5.proboards.com/index.cgi

Now all I have to do is remember where I've seen photos of that P5B before wink, fairly distinctive exhausts.

red_rover

799 posts

117 months

Sunday 29th January 2012
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LOVE. WANT. NEED.


Fantastic buy! I absolutely adore it!!!

felixlighter

Original Poster:

217 posts

44 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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Cleaned up a few bits

0a

15,491 posts

91 months

Sunday 26th February 2012
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If only someone had sat down the Rover board in the 80s or BMW later on and made them look at and drive this car - everything a car made under the Rover brand should be.

felixlighter

Original Poster:

217 posts

44 months

Friday 27th April 2012
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The shiny axle is fitted

Edited by felixlighter on Sunday 29th April 16:37


Edited by felixlighter on Sunday 29th April 16:38

VinceFox

19,831 posts

69 months

Friday 27th April 2012
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Just so much love for these.

Agree with the comment above, the essence of what rover should have remained is captured perfectly in this model. Shame on them for how the brand ended up.

felixlighter

Original Poster:

217 posts

44 months

Sunday 29th April 2012
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Although probably not for the rover purists I decided to remove the centre exhaust box and let the "flowtech raptor" mufflers do their job and it sounds fantastic, remarkably like the mustang in Bullit. Built into this mod is the facility to replace the existing box fairly quickly as I used flanges that can be unbolted easily.


Edited by felixlighter on Sunday 29th April 16:48

felixlighter

Original Poster:

217 posts

44 months

Wednesday 9th May 2012
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VinceFox said:
Just so much love for these.

Agree with the comment above, the essence of what rover should have remained is captured perfectly in this model. Shame on them for how the brand ended up.
I agree, a shame, I'm no rover fan to be honest but this model does it for me. When you do any work on this car you can see how antiquated there methods were:- example, nearly every fastener has a nut bolt washer and spring washer with very few captive nuts etc.