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  1. #21 Re: Project roadster on eBay. 
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    I have a similar piece, bought it new off Ebay from a guy in the Dudley area, I thought the 2 'legs 'were a bit long so I reduced their length by about 12 - 15 inches. I can take a photo if reqd. However I thought they were now illegal under EU law? I suppose that may change after Brexit! I used mine last year here a la frog to visit the mot equivalent testing station as the starter motor was on its out.
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    Cheers for those. I was given one lke that, but I was thinking more of fittings on the bumper and a simpler bolt on frame. It has got me thinking though. Thank you! Dave
    PS.I thought over 750 Kg brakes were needed
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    I was looking at the prices of a towing dolly, how much? Almost cheaper to buy a trailer. Someone is selling plans on eBay to build your own would be a whole lot cheaper.
    The standard A frame is universal and attaches to the wishbones. You could adapt one just for the Marlin.
    You could be right about unbraked towing weight limit but they sell them with limits up to 3.5T unbraked.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    The A frames tend to be classed as a recovery item, rather than a towing item, and is therefore a bit of a grey area. I'd suggest if you're towing the Marlin to go on holiday, that you disable the car in some way, and if stopped by the police say it's broken down.
    I believe in France they must have a way of braking the car and I've seen pictures of a crude steel cable going straight from the brake pedal to the towing hitch which solves the problem.
    There's more info one one of my posts from a couple of years back I think.
    I'm planning of making/buying one in the near future. Probably buying one, as they are normally selling for just over £100.
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    I think the point is 750 Kg if it is a trailer, eg towing a road legal working car rather than abroken down or rescued car traveling to a place of repair. Dollies I belive have their own rules. I love the AA dollies that unfold from the back of the Transit. The person that designed it was some origami master
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    Even better still when they fold out of the back of a Honda Goldwing.
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    Back to the topic, the project roadster has sold. Nope not to me, anyone else on here buy it?
    In the back of my mind I am glad as I really didn’t want another project on the go.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Oh, I know that feeling, maybe we made someone think it was a good idea and they drove down and bought it. With a bit of luck we will hear from them soon. Now we wait for the next dreamboat. Dave
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    Now we wait for the next dreamboat. Dave[/QUOTE]

    Think I'll await the petticoats to quote an album title ;-))
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    Love the music attribution Tony
    No one picked up on this yet ?? eBay item number:143353019419

    "Uncompleted" and DVLA says it's a black Morris
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