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.

I've only gone and bought one!

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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DanBoy
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I've only gone and bought one!

Post by DanBoy » Tue, 26 Oct 2010, 6:39 pm

After looking around for some time, I have finally aquired my first Portafold. I make no illusions about the fact that this one is going to need some restoration but that was the whole point.
I haven't even seen inside and it is obvious that she has been standing in long grass for some time so there will, no doubt, be some chassis work and hinges needed. She will be recovered from the depth of Wales in about 2-3 weeks as she will need trailering.

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Re: I've only gone and bought one!

Post by DanBoy » Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 8:39 am

Well the Porty was delivered last night. The seller sent a note with it saying "Repairs are worse than I thought as the roof has blown off for the second time and now has a nine inch split, as well as damage to the side panels. :thumbdown: Also, all of the hinges are siezed!"
Notwithstanding it came with one tyre off the rim making it almost impossible to move around. Looks like I'm in for some hard work! Will take some pics at the weekend although not of the interior just yet! :(

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Re: I've only gone and bought one!

Post by 53catalina » Fri, 19 Nov 2010, 9:10 pm

gets loads of penetrating fluid on all the hinges. If poss, soak rags in teh fluid and lay the rags over the hinges so it soaks in slowly.
Dont rush trying to move the hinges as you dont want the grp to break if you can help it.

Good luck

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Re: I've only gone and bought one!

Post by DanBoy » Sat, 27 Nov 2010, 9:42 am

I think it's a bit late for that! The previous owner wasn't as gentle or patient.

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