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Offline Haywire

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1956 R27 time to restore.
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:08:04 pm »
Found this at an auction have wanted one for years. The said it was a r12 but when I got it home the plate said r27 can anyone tell me what the difference is between this and an R12? The plan is to restore it and have some fun with it. All the pieces are here except the rear radiator cover.


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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 04:03:28 pm »
There is either a wide guage or a narrow guage.  R12 were generally a narrow gauge.  Your looks like it is a wide guage. R18 is a wide guage.  I think that the R27 is just built in the late 56 or early 57 year and not really any different.
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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 04:17:40 pm »
Stupid question wide gauge narrow gauge is this the difference between 1 or 2 seats in the front ?

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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 04:50:23 pm »
The narrow guage is 59" while wide is 74".  I think they both have 2 seats.
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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 07:01:10 pm »
Measured and itís a wide gauge. All tore apart today ready to start the restoration.

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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 07:45:05 pm »
Haywire keep us posted on the restoration. Pics and stories to go along with the restoration. Revive the activities on the website, it used to be a great forum but all seem to have died down after the site closed down. Everyone loves pics for more ideas of restoration.

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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 08:30:47 pm »
F-150 I see that lots of good info on this page to bad it has died. Itís near impossible to find  this forum is the bigger issue.. Someone needs to make it easier to find. Also Iíve tried posting a pile of pics it keeps kicking me out. If someone could tell me how to post them would be great.

I have a pile of questions!!!!! lol

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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 11:04:01 am »
Feel free to ask any questions there's always answers to everything, like the saying goes "ask and you shall receive"

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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 03:15:10 pm »
Awesome! ive never really looked forward to snow until i finally found a bombardier last year. looking forward to the progress pictures and first run. keep everyone posted.

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Re: 1956 R27 time to restore.
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 09:02:47 pm »
Welcome to the club molloy1234, you will have a journey of a lifetime owning a bombardier. I know for a fact that you will gain some very good friends owning a bombardier, every bit of help is always appreciated you will find that out sooner or later. These things are quiet challenging at times but you'll manage I'm sure.