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Neil Davies
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« on: July 06, 2019, 08:54:56 am »

While it's fantastically important that the Aronson/Holmes '63 was at EBI, one that I think snuck in under the radar was Roger Crawfords Bad Company '67. It started on one of THE iconic Hot VWs covers of the mid/late '70s, but its rediscovery and rebirth hasn't been told. So come on then, let's have some stories, pictures and everything else about this rather awesome car!


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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 09:18:05 am »

Bad Company  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 10:11:13 am »

Awesome, thanks Dan!

One story I heard was that the BRMs on Bad Company were the ones off Tar Babe when they went to spin aluminium and spindle mounts. So which set on either restored car is the original?
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 10:28:42 am »

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 10:29:37 am »

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 10:36:01 am »

A couple of pics
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2019, 10:37:00 am »

Awesome, thanks Dan!

One story I heard was that the BRMs on Bad Company were the ones off Tar Babe when they went to spin aluminium and spindle mounts. So which set on either restored car is the original?

i've asked myself too
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2019, 10:39:39 am »

https://youtu.be/HsomAPdMayY

Small video of its fun run on friday
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2019, 13:55:22 pm »

It's not the original car - it's a repop. The original was cut up about ten years ago.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 14:29:17 pm »

It's not the original car - it's a repop. The original was cut up about ten years ago.

Oh, that's a shame. So recently too - what happened?
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 16:20:10 pm »

Neil

these are the correct BRMs, Roger still had them and they were bought from him for part of the Tar babe resto, for this weekend they were on the Bad company replica and Tar babe had some Flat 4 wheels on it.
Roger also still has the real doors with interior panels[when he sold the car the new owner was making a full on race car & fitting lightweight doors so didn't need the real steel ones] which he lent to Russell so the colour and sign writing/lettering could be correct

cheers Richie   
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2019, 16:31:34 pm »

Would of been really cool to of replicated the herculon interior. It looked the mutts nuts
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2019, 17:58:46 pm »

Would of been really cool to of replicated the herculon interior. It looked the mutts nuts

Material has been on order for a long while, only one company was found that still could supply it but they missed there deadline a few times and its still being waited on, hopefully interior will get finished as original once it finally arrives Roll Eyes Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2019, 22:25:30 pm »

Thanks for the details Richie. The colour of the car is stunning, and yes, the interior will finish it off perfectly.
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2019, 08:42:06 am »

Gonna look fantastic. Cheers Richie
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2019, 11:55:39 am »

So does the original car still exist in some form? Roof and quarters on a tube frame? Keith, didn't you say a while back that it was white? Or did it never get fi ished and then scrapped?
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2019, 11:56:46 am »

Great looking car!
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« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2019, 20:04:48 pm »

https://youtu.be/d9OZPC6aAPA
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2019, 00:32:47 am »

Thanks Richie for the story.

Very cool car.

Need to post the cover pic. Canít find mine.
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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2019, 23:22:08 pm »

Thanks  yes this thread was needed and I agree so much was and rightly so of the white car the green one lost out... but both roger and team gasser garage were delighted.

Richie has cover most of the story bit the interior will be done along with the stickers in the up coming months.

Here's how it started!
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2019, 05:29:48 am »

Thanks Richie for the story.

Very cool car.

Need to post the cover pic. Canít find mine.

Hereís mine!

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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2019, 13:49:51 pm »

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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2019, 01:49:35 am »

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,7417.0.html some stuff here too Wink
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