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  • I used www.allwheeltrim.co.uk a few years ago to make a short (cab) canvas & doors for my Haflinger. Not especially cheap, but they did a superb job. Ask for Kim.
  • I _think_ I have a good condition LWB Polycab canvas somewhere in the shed if anyone wants to make me an offer. Not a cheap item though...
  • I sold a "reasonable" Haf last year for ~£5.5k. Mechanically sound but some tin worm in the body panels. As Pete says, £10k would get you a very nice one, but it is just the luck of the draw if and when one comes up in the condition that you are com…
  • Welcome to the forum John. Where about are you based? I am only a lowly Haflinger man, but did have an opportunity to drive a 6x6 Pinz in Oregon a few months ago across an obstacle course. All I can say is ... WOW !!!!!!!!! Julian, W Sussex
    in Hello! Comment by huflinger January 2017
  • Many thanks - I have replied via email. Julian
  • Herewith a photo on my spare polycab
  • Hi Nigel,I have a polycab that I am due to sell soon. Not in 100% condition, but not really scrap either . Not sure how good the windows / rubbers are though, but can check if interested. (It is currently stored on a not-very-easy-to-access mezzani…
  • Well, that was quick  B-)
  • Hi Chris, It presents very well, and I hope you get a good price for it. Sadly it is too similar to my 1962 SWB for me to want to buy it! My only critical comment (you did ask!) would be that I would be sorely tempted to re-route the brake pipe comi…
  • Thanks John; I will play with it tomorrow and let you know. Yesterday I was wearing my best bib 'n tucker, but tomorrow will be in dirty clothes which will help :-)
  • I was sorry that I couldn't make it in the end - but struggling with some personal demons that seem unwilling to evaporate...
  • Maybe there is a short in the red wire that comes up the steering wheel shaft, causing insufficient volts to go through the horn button. I'm not sufficiently electro-boffery to know how to work out whether there is a short, but maybe feed in a new g…
  • I have a tilt for a LWB polycab somewhere in my boxes of bits - an eBay purchase from a while ago - so they do occasionally come up. It might be worth including the EU in an eBay search?
  • I have been using Lancaster for the past two years, and have been more than happy with them; this year I have put several classic cars on to a group policy. IMHO Footman James are suffering from a deluded sense of self importance within the sector a…
    in Insurance Comment by huflinger June 2015
  • I might be interested in a length for the rear cross member, but will check today. Where are you based, sibrysmi ?Julian
  • http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Kits-8P-8Way-0-23CM-Waterproof-Car-Electrical-Wire-Connector-Plug-1-5-square-PR-/271350160891 sell an 8 way waterproof connector, but only rated to 10A which might not be enough for the starter wire? A 13 pin trailer socke…
  • John - a multi way plug would have been a great addition to my recent re-wire. In fact I would also have added 2 or 3 other (smaller) ones where the wires go back out to the headlights etc etc as those too can cause issues with pulling the dash forw…
  • Hi Clive, yes mine does too; other things to look for include lack of side inspection panels on the engine bay, vertical "stripes" on the fuel tank (instead of horizontal), and many other subtle differences. Mine now lacks the flat metal gear change…
  • Hi Clive, my early Mk1 SWB was built in Feb '62 - when was yours built? Cheers, Julian
  • Mike - very interesting. I suppose the armoured requirement came out of the increased use of IEDs etc; the bulk & weight of some of the new breed of machines is amazing.  I used to visit Shoreham airport a lot and drove past the Riccardo facilit…
  • Hi Mike - thanks for that very interesting post. One thing that I have often wondered is whether the eventual demise of Pinz production in the UK was driven by the UK armed forces buying other vehicles, or due to the parent company (S&S / AH or …
  • My concern, and I might be being overly cautious here, is what would happen if you hurt someone else (passenger or bystander) when driving off road; who would take on  the liability?
  • Try 0844 346 0509. It looks suspiciously like a premium number though. Grrrr.   01908 258400 might still work (during office hours?).
  • Whilst Footman James didn't refuse to insure my Haflinger, they did make it perfectly clear that it would NOT be insured off road whether that be a "green lane" or in my fields. It got to the point where I asked them to define the difference between…
  • Someone more knowledgeable than I will confirm, but my understanding is that early civilian Haflingers had body coloured rims, whereas Series II had silver rims. But do check if originality is important to you. (Certainly my Feb '62 Haflinger always…
  • Tonkatoy - that is an amazing achievement ! Hats off to you for even contemplating such a long trip. Even 200 miles a day must feel like an epic. Sorry that I couldn't make the 55th Treffen - I thoroughly enjoyed the 50th, but having been to the Dut…
  • Pete - agreed; it was precisely because I wanted to check the details of the Hampshire Treffen that I logged in this morning. So whilst traffic might be lower than elsewhere it does still have a place, and for one am grateful to those who help make …
  • I'll put my hand up and accept that I am a member, I did post a couple of times initially, but rarely do now. Time is short for everyone, so inevitably the number of forums I frequent is limited. TheHaflinger.com has a critical mass that This Place …

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