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Old 13 August 2014, 09:33   #1
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Project anyone...

Not Mine just saw it,

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What are peoples general opinion about taking on a project like this?

Far to easy to get carried away and spend the wedding money me thinks...
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Old 13 August 2014, 09:58   #2
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What are peoples general opinion about taking on a project like this?

Far to easy to get carried away and spend the wedding money me thinks...
Well, the seller is a liar. The tubes have been wrecked - it's either a major repair job or a retube. From that, you can't assume the motor is worth a damn. The RIB itself looks like an Assault, so fairly unloved on here.

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Old 13 August 2014, 09:59   #3
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I suppose it depends on what you want at the end.
  • A nice RIB
  • The fun and satisfaction of doing the work.
  • A cheap RIB.
I reckon you could end up with achiving the first two. But perhaps to do all three you should just build one from scratch.
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Thought that was probably the case, ill stick with my tornado for now and my indecisive ways, sell it,keep it, sell it, keep it
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Well, the seller is a liar. The tubes have been wrecked - it's either a major repair job or a retube. From that, you can't assume the motor is worth a damn. The RIB itself looks like an Assault, so fairly unloved on here.

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Looking at the name on the tube I thought it was an early Tornado.
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Looking at the name on the tube I thought it was an early Tornado.
Indeed - I missed that, the console was sooo Humberesque. So it's probably PU tubes as well then? Either way, I'd be running quite quickly at this point
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That's OK then. Hmmm.
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Quick step in the opposite direction would suffice.

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If it is a tornado with old pu tubes KEEP AWAY!!!! I know. Haha. Should be putting my order in for new tubes next week

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