I maya or maynot remember that one Al!
Talking of kits how is your Messerschmitt body tub manufacturing project coming on?
It is not really. I am busy dealing with quite a few orders for stuff which offer actual money now rather than the might be's and gonnas infesting the markets.
Inertia has stepped in as I have also changed plans on the amount of work and number of Schmitts to be done as clearly restored cars at £12/13k are not worth enough over complete projects at £6/8k to warrant restoration with the costs of spares and bought in skills like painting eating much of the differential unless you want the car to use yourself. Not enough margin for me to bother in other words. Also my leg does not allow me to work full time. So probably sell some projects off unrestored.
Also the Estate wants to buy me out of Faringdon now as I am not going to be their patsy taking on the overpriced property they think I should. Since there seems little worth buying to move into in a dodgy market I think is going to fail it looks like I will be off to Cumbria. Possibly up there temporarily next year to manage building works. Got a 'buyer' on one barn already, for cars and tradables. All this is bigger and more dosh than bits of cars, I am afraid. So only cars to be cleared away to be done I think before we get into the meat of the thing.
Quite how Cumbria ends I do not know as it offers a very cheap dwelling after some sales of plots. There is a possible small industrial estate to administer if the planners will not let me develop 7 houses instead. I would prefer to take my margin out of the planning and move to my final dwelling with on site shedding to continue to disperse my collection in favour of a smaller collection and some motorsport cars but the economy and planners will dictate the rules of the game. It might be I keep a Cumbria home and shed and move myself abroad as Europe seems determined to commit hari-cari dragging an indecisive Britain with it. Investing in the Pacific Rim is offering much better returns. Probably not just due to increased industry but also as they are loaning Europe money to invest in a mis-formed unfulfilled un democratic dream out of control and failed southern European economies. Cannot invest directly in that here but can via Singapore etc with protection.
Then again I must do something with the monocoques project. Perhaps just trade it off.
Messerschmitt set, Goggo Darts, Heinkel 175, Vellam Isetta, Fiat Jolly, Peels, Bamby, AC Mk12C & Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod 1, Reliant Mk5, Bianchina Cabriolet
MG ZB Varitone, Wolseley 4/44, Borgwards, Saab 96s, Bellamy trials, Isuzu Trooper, Citroen BX 14E, 16TRS Auto, 17TZD Est & Sal, GTI 16V