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1939 Hillman Minx Phase I [R.I.P.]

1939 Hillman Minx Phase I [R.I.P.] in Look at Life: The Muscle Men, Documentary, 1961

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1939 Hillman Minx Phase I [R.I.P.]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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JCB UK

2014-04-11 12:32

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Side and rear view .You don't often see cars chopped up with an axe these days :) ............
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mike962 DE

2014-04-11 12:35

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I Germany many junkyards offer that you can go there, you pay a few Euros and they give you a sledge hammer to demolish a car which is scheduled for the crusher anyway

supposed to be a great stress relief therapy :lol:

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JCB UK

2014-04-11 12:39

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Sounds like fun , exactly the kind of thing Health and Safety has killed in UK .
IF the scrapyard owner was willing to take risk of getting sued you would have to go on a course in 'Use Of a Hammer ' and have a certificate in Hammer Use before you would be allowed in and then only with full protective gear and under close supervision :)

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JCB UK

2014-04-11 15:08

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Austin ?

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-04-11 15:22

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Hillman New Minx 1938 to 1939. Best thing to do with it was chop it up, I was always trying to get the Old Man to buy cars that weren't a Morris, and there were two makes he wouldn't touch with a bargepole, Hillmans and Vauxhalls. We had a Citroen once, and he even looked at a Borgward Isabella and a Jaguar 2.4 MkI, but then bought another Morris.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/1938-Hillman-Minx-214435229

The last car I chopped up like that was a Ford Cortina Mk I 1500 I had bought for the engine. Having reduced the body to manageable pieces we put it in the trailer and took it to the scrapyard.

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dsl SX

2014-04-11 16:28

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^ [Image: shocking.gif] .

DidierF FR

2014-04-11 16:33

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Have a cuppatea, dsl.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-04-11 16:37

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Come on dsl, you know I had four Hunters on the trot in the 70s! Mind you, the firm bought them.

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dsl SX

2014-04-11 16:38

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Yes and you broke them all ......

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-04-11 16:39

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Tools they were, just tools......

I even bought the first one off the firm, LFD 479L, it was about 3 years old by then, and had 100k miles and a shot gearbox after a year as the factory hack. I think I paid £90 for it, replaced the gearbox with a recon from a firm on the Warwick Rd in Brum, and sold it at a good profit.

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cl82 DE

2014-04-11 16:51

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@dsl: [Image: nopity.gif]

dsl SX

2014-04-11 17:00

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Sympathy is what we need ...

dsl SX

2014-04-11 17:07

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johnfromStaffs wrote ..from a firm on the Warwick Rd in Brum.

George Heath Garage??? Familiar ground - they were the collection point for my dads's Rootes/Chrysler employee lease cars.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-04-11 17:12

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Sorry, no, this was some cheapo outfit out of a shop front, not genuine Rootes parts. My boss bought the cars from Skippers in Trindle Road Dudley.

Were you not in sympathy with the Cortina I destroyed? I actually used the engine to save another Cortina.

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Skid US

2014-04-11 18:32

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Hmm...First Hillman based on the "R.I.P." chassis on the site. :D

dsl SX

2014-04-11 18:38

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You know the story that during the Cortina's pre-launch development, a Hillman Audax was brought into the studio and Walter Hayes set the pretty well impossible task for the design team to “Build me a better Minx”. Predictably, they failed. So I'm not wasting emotion on your Cortina destruction, although maybe a course of counselling might help your habit. You've never told us about your role in the Pink Floyd film of The Wall but I can join the dots ...

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-04-11 19:56

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I fully appreciate and applaud your loyalty to the Rootes marques, even if only because it provides me with a reason to pull your leg, but I'm sure that you can see the reasons that an Audax cannot bear comparison with the Archbishop. Having driven both over many miles I would certainly prefer the Ford, especially if I was buying the petrol. The other major point is that Ford are still with us, although the cars may have less to do with that than other factors.

It does also occur that the designers of Arrow may have had a sneak peek at what Fords were doing or had done.

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dsl SX

2014-04-11 20:27

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I think they all knew what the others were doing and when. Our neighbour in Birmingham worked for Lucas and was a mine of information for my dad about what was happening elsewhere. Anyone who worked for eg Pressed Steel Fisher or Triplex management would have had everybody's plans for the next 5 years mapped out in front of them ...

As for Audax vs Archbishop, Ford were always leaders with a vision, Rootes and Vauxhall perpetual followers. The only time Rootes really cut loose from the Gospel According To Ford they fatally overreached themselves and Imploded. But if you turn the telescope round and look at Rootes as a still family-run firm competing against 2 American giants and the BMC colossus, they did well to survive as long as they did....

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-04-11 20:31

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No argument from me with your comments.

I think we had better finish before the management complains.

ingo DE

2014-04-11 20:40

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JCB wrote Side and rear view .You don't often see cars chopped up with an axe these days :) ............


In the UK yes! :p Caused by the meteorologic fact being an island over the rust is a much more common guest than in Continental Europe. I remember, how we dismantled two K 70-wrecks in Kingston-upon-Hall (btw. the owner still holds the plate "VWK 70"), placed outside since 15 years in 2000 to earn the RHD-specific parts as the steering-gear. No kidding, the only tool we had used, was an axe! :D

ingo DE

2014-04-11 20:41

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Skid wrote Hmm...First Hillman based on the "R.I.P." chassis on the site. :D

cl82 surely will dig out a plenty of more Rootes-products, where this would be appreciated, too :whistle:

love krittaya TH

2014-08-14 07:16

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Skid wrote First Hillman based on the "R.I.P." chassis on the site.

Quote 1938 Hillman Minx Phase I [R.I.P.]

Real chassis code or not?? Is it just a joke (about this car is destroyed)??

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dsl SX

2014-08-14 11:47

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:whistle:

Pierre EN

2016-04-10 23:51

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Bastards - the axemen, I mean. I loved my 1936 Minx, EML 854, with non-opening boot and problems with keeping the engine watertight. Sold by me, 1971.

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