having owned it so long it has lots of memoriesretain as much of the original car as possible, quite agree, and it's almost a mathematical calculation that the cost of spares is directly proportional to the numbers of the car type still on the road. This was why I had it so easy with my Morris Minor Pickup, apart from the pickup panels, the rest was dirt cheap as there are so many still out on the roads, saloons, softops, travellers. There quite a lot of the vans still motoring about, with modern company names painted on the sides to look old fashioned, dependable, honest service. Who wouldn't trust a plumber with a old Morris van? If he cheated you, you could catch him up on your bike. By the sounds of it, you've got quite an interesting project on your hands.
it does not own me anything and it still has its origional reg
and a crooklock !!