Wednesday they had a grumble about missing each other and it looked like lock down was going happen which calmed but didn't let it go.
Friday I'm thinking easy weekend may be a little light tidying In the workshop and a walk.
Sat turns out I can't walk to the kitchen without having to closely inspect the carpets for a few min while I get my carp together to try again.
Monday I got to inspect the lino at Hull A&E (which was very good quality) when I went to wash my hands and completely forgot I really needed them to help retain a semi upright position when on crutches and had to put my self on the floor quickly before I screamed, later after a thorough check a nice lady gave me a pill which really chilled me out, and they took me for an MRI and a neuro surgeon checked me over and said if it's not right in 4-6 weeks get a referral from the GP.
Later in the day my(I say my as I don't think I've had the same one twice in a good few years) GP spent a good amount of time talking to me, adjusted my medication, so I've got an emergency painkiller, and now I have to wait.
Tuesday and Wednesday I don't remember much about as the painkillers were very Good,
Thursday I made it out the house and around the back garden, which is small. X2
Friday walked to workshop. Sit on chair (think about the project) walk back to house x3
Sat as above x5
So that's why now I've got to tell you about the project.
I've always liked Pickups, but they are not exactly plentiful, but what I do have is most of a stalled triumph herald rebuild, the chassis was done a few years ago. I've got most of the body parts which I have been picking up for a while but I've no idea how they will be after being in storage for many years. I was going to run with a 1200 bonnet as I prefer the shape but then, the V8 fell on my lap and I had the perfect somewhere for it to go, with that, the new workshop it and then casually being offered a GRP 13\60 bonnet for the collecting, the gears aligned and I thought it's time to do it.
But now I'm lying most of the day resting getting up as often as I can and having a short walk around the garden or to the workshop and back, whilst waiting for my back to get better. I need something to look forward to So it's time for some imagineering, I've been kicking this idea about for ages, herald pick up something for taking stuff to the tip or going to a show in, parts runner, it's never going to take big loads it's got a small load area, it's just for fun. It's also a rebody so all legal
From Google this is the best one
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This car by Quiller triumph is probably the best roof job I've seen.
I'd like to bring the rear pillar further back change and the rear window to a more conventional pick up type, but it looks like there's not much space behind the bucket seat
2 by logicaluk, on Flickr
The roof also has to unbolt like a herald one.
But there's not much space in the bed already (could the bed be lengthened could I do it?)
93 by logicaluk, on Flickr
But then another thought occurred to me, the triumph courier.
Triumph_Couriervan6266 by logicaluk, on Flickr
What if there was a big brother, one with sides that came up further out, maybe at the tip of the fin and went straight up,and the rear roofline went up a bit like an Astra Max van. It would still have herald charm but be a far more useful van. Also having a slightly larger motor in it would help overcome come the wind resistance
There you go that's what I've been thinking. What do you think?
I have only just come across your thread, my ten-penneth would be for the pick-up. I like the Courier, but the pick-up would definitely stand out. In Norfolk the Local Authority Tips have similar rules re vehicles, which are clearly Trade Waste. I have no problem with Defender 90 truck cab though. Keep up the good work.