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Did any of these maintenance vehicles ala James "Handyvan" or similar survive?

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8 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

No-one knows what on earth you're on about!!

 

 

I think you'll find that statement is incorrect.

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Hi,

I have not seen one exhibited at any of the Steam Fairs or Classic shows I go to, a guy nearby does run a James 2 stroke motor cycle on a daily basis.

 

M

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47 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

Ashby Canal Company has one similar as their pumpout.

They have a Reliant Ant.....there used to be a bit about it on their website. 

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15 hours ago, mark99 said:

Did any of these maintenance vehicles ala James "Handyvan" or similar survive?

The problem with most vehicles of this type is the timber body frame,notoriously difficult to restore without oodles of expensive woodworking kit and a fair dollop of know how!!!??

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36 minutes ago, catweasel said:

This site suggests "about a dozen" handyvan survivors:
https://www.bookaclassic.co.uk/james-handyvan-camborne/

Reliant did a very similar van and I had always assumed the GUCCC vans were Reliants.  I shall study the photo more carefully the next time I see it.

 

George

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Cannot rotate on phone. W.WORLD Mag credit.

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Probably a James.  Headlight on body side not gimballing with the front wheel as per Reliant.

 

George

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Reliant, James and Raleigh made this type of motorbike van. A greengrocer I worked for when at school had a Reliant, I think it had handlbars, the James I think had a steering wheel.

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59 minutes ago, bizzard said:

Reliant, James and Raleigh made this type of motorbike van. A greengrocer I worked for when at school had a Reliant, I think it had handlbars, the James I think had a steering wheel.

Thanks for that.  The GUCCC van in the supplied photo has a steering wheel.

 

George

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7 hours ago, mark99 said:

 

 

Cannot rotate on phone. W.WORLD Mag credit.

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I did a screenshot to rotate the image. Its actually GUCCo not GUCCCo written on the van as the second word of the last line starts CO not CA ;)

Looks a bit like this Stevens mini van but wheels are different. Roof line seems rather similar 

StevensVan9.jpg

 

Image from this site. Dates look about right for GUCCo

 

From this website

 

http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Transport/Motorcycles/RetreatSt.htm

 

:)

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Alter text arrangement
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However this picture of a James shows the same wheels as in the old photo so it does seem to be a James. 

 

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(Image located via Google image search)

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The GUCCCo image caption said James.

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Heres another 3 wheeler van shown in my local paper today.

 

Annoyingly, it doesn't say what make it is !!

 

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7 minutes ago, jake_crew said:

Annoyingly, it doesn't say what make it is !!

The last paragraph talks about a Reliant so probably one of those.

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1 hour ago, philjw said:

The last paragraph talks about a Reliant so probably one of those.

 

Probably?

In my experience, anything in a local newspaper has a significant chance of being inaccurate -- or wrong.

 

 

 

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