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    Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    Anyone know of a cheap "shooting brake "

    I had a Lea Francis one back in the 70s but had to sell it
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    OH ; An old Ford Escort Station Wagon is probably as cheap as you can get.---Keoke [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    Hey young Skywalker, put the gun back in the holdster and step away from the darkside.

    Seems to me that Practical Classics ran a feature on these about a year ago. You might start there.

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    Yeah Radford,. I saw that too sometime ago.---Keoke [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cowboy.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    I'd love one too, here's one on ebay
    https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1952-52-H...1QQcmdZViewItem
    However, since I'm shooting broke [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Maybe I need to go here instead.
    https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1964-Hill...1QQcmdZViewItem
    who knows, a little love, a little polish...
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    Hmmm... Which one do I want? er, lust for?

    I'll take that beautiful old Humber [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    Open up the wallet... empty! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    I thought the definition of a shooting brake required wood like the old US "Woodies", and that a "station wagon" in the US was an "estate wagon" in the UK, no? Or is the second one wood and just painted?
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    shooting brake = woodie wagon
    Looking for aluminum body sports car project ,
    Italian , German or French , Anything Considered,
    running or not, also FIAT 500s-600s and any Abarth parts +cars and now need a Renault 4CV parts car for the floors etc

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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    In UK it is shooting brake or estate car.

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    If it's a defined as a woodie only then try here
    https://www.oldwoodies.com/4sale.htm#woodies4sale

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    Nope Hayfever, Curtis has it correct.---Keoke
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    There is a gentleman here who has the Humber shooting brake.
    Won't part with it ever.Needs some stuff and his brother is going to england for visit and hopes to ship the stuff back.I spoke to him last night and he still won't let it go .he is the second owner.
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    OK, its not British but this Delahaye shooting break look pretty cool. Delahaye

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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    Shooting brakes, Woodies etc are cool,

    I went to the Show in Santa Cruz last year , 100s of woodies on display,

    I may just have to make a "kustom" woodie [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    anyone have an extra Delahaye front section laying around ?
    or another large classic car .......
    Looking for aluminum body sports car project ,
    Italian , German or French , Anything Considered,
    running or not, also FIAT 500s-600s and any Abarth parts +cars and now need a Renault 4CV parts car for the floors etc

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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

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    I may just have to make a "kustom" woodie [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    anyone have an extra Delahaye front section laying around ?
    or another large classic car .......

    [/ QUOTE ]

    No cars laying around, but I can point you to an awesome exotic hardwood store down in Torrance CA. Eisenbrand I bought the wood for my dash and steering wheel from them. Good people.

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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    ummmm wood for steering wheel, do you have someone to bend it to re-wood an old steering wheel ?
    Looking for aluminum body sports car project ,
    Italian , German or French , Anything Considered,
    running or not, also FIAT 500s-600s and any Abarth parts +cars and now need a Renault 4CV parts car for the floors etc

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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    Here's one. I don't know if it qualifies as a shooting brake, but it will probably brake, and you might want to shoot it.

    https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-EDSE...1QQcmdZViewItem


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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

    You see Radford, I knew the good ones were not cheap. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] How about the Ferrari Bread Wagon, not original,nor is it British, but interesting though- but not cheap either.---Keoke
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    My grnadmother had an Edsel wagon. It broke down on on them in Flordia on a trip. My grandfather diden't want to wait to get it repaired, so they traded it in on somthing else. She never forgave my grandfather for that. She said that Edsel was the best car she ever owned.
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    Re: Shooting Brakes, I want one !

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    ummmm wood for steering wheel, do you have someone to bend it to re-wood an old steering wheel ?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Sorry, donít know anyone. I thought about rigging up a steamer of some sort but wussed out. I wound up cutting a series of arcs from a plank of Lacewood and gluing them to the steel rod hoop of the wheel. I like the spokes on the original Healey wheel, but I wasnít finding one with wood. Plus I wanted it to match the dash and the gearshift knob.

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