ITV's Granchester

ITV's Granchester

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Overdue stripping.

I know I should have done it sooner, I should have stripped off the vinyl lettering as soon as the Buckingham Palace event was over. I just knew that they would leave a mark at the very least.
Well due to the excessive temperatures we had in early July, the Palace gardens reaching 31.2 degrees, the perimeter wall helping to keep any breeze out, I just knew I was going to have a problem.
Yes, also leaving them on till now has had a big effect.
The paint has changed and the ghost lettering can clearly be seen. Nothing for it but I must now rub down and repaint some of the panels on the van.
This is one of the many problems you encounter when "your van is for hire" a cost that must be factored in.
Magnetic signs are better but can also effect your vans paint work. If they get wet or if the signs are left on for long periods of time they seem to make the paintwork sweat.
Still I'm sure I would be bored without these extra little jobs. Now I just have to find the time as the nights draw in, to work on the van.
Just to tell you all, that ALL the side lamp castings have been sold, I have no more and I won't be getting another batch made. The only J parts I have for sale at the moment are the NEW rear shock absorbers mentioned in the last posting and a NEW Lucas headlamp bowl with chrome bezel, headlamp wiring loom and hollow mounting bolt. Picture to follow.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.