The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

My Portafold Restoration

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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My Portafold Restoration

Post by vforbes » Sat, 26 Oct 2013, 10:47 am

Hello

I bought my Portafold at the in of August and have been gradually restoring it. Other projects have got in the way a bit, but we're back on track again and we're heading to Stoneleigh on Sunday to the Restoration show to pick up some rubber trim for all the edges.

Meanwhile, I have updated my Flickr site, and I thought you might be interested in the progress so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65576528@N ... 489826586/

TTFN

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

Post by Admin » Tue, 29 Oct 2013, 3:43 pm

Victoria,

Great photos, don't forget the correct rear lights are still available, brand new, to replace the rectangular ones it came with:

http://www.portafold.co.uk/parts_and_spares.html
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Re: My Portafold Restoration

Post by vforbes » Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 11:37 am

Hello

Just letting you know that the Flickr page has been updated with new photos of the shiny new paint job. Very pleased, though I'm aware it does look a bit like a Wall's Ice Cream Van...a look I was sort of going for. Sadly the photos are a bit out of order, but that's Flickr for you.

Thanks Matthew for letting me know about the lights. I was thinking of going 'original', but it's been so much fun to design my own thing, something I don't normally get to do with classic cars (unless you're an ace mechanic, which I am not). I do quite like the BMW lights - they're certainly unique on a Portafold!

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

Post by vforbes » Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 6:21 pm

The Portafold is finally finished! Just a few aesthetic touches (such as the table) to go, but otherwise she's ready to hit the road. Can't wait for the showing season to start (and the rain to stop!!!)

Anyways, the last few pictures of the restoration have been added to the Flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65576528@N ... 963279823/

It was a real labour of love, especially over the Christmas period, but I'm really happy with the result. Just got to fit the towbar to my Triumph Herald now.

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

Post by RayH » Sun, 09 Feb 2014, 9:51 pm

Looks great !

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

Post by Admin » Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 6:32 pm

Having looked through Victoria's restoration photo collection I think they all deserve to be on the forum, so here they are in no particular order:
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Re: My Portafold Restoration

Post by Admin » Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 6:36 pm

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

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Re: My Portafold Restoration

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