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BSA for restoration
« on: 13.12. 2009 13:49 »
Here`s a few pics of some BSA`s that were one the SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk by german aircraft in the red sea during WW2. Now a popular dive site!

I guess they are going to need to be soaked in molasses or something!  cheers Richie   
 
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Re: BSA for restoration
« Reply #1 on: 13.12. 2009 13:52 »
just a little paint job...
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Re: BSA for restoration
« Reply #2 on: 13.12. 2009 13:53 »
and maybe the odd saddle cover ;D
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Re: BSA for restoration
« Reply #3 on: 13.12. 2009 15:27 »
FOR SALE:
NOS BSA M20, ex military. 0 miles from new, totally original condition with lovely patina.
Needs check-over prior to riding.
Viewing welcome, located 30 meters below sea level.
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But fun aside, great pictures. Did you take them yourself?

And let's not forget the history behind these photos and appreciate the peaceful life we have now!
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Re: BSA for restoration
« Reply #4 on: 13.12. 2009 16:00 »
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And let's not forget the history behind these photos and appreciate the peaceful life we have now!

Absolutely right MG, theres nothing like evidence of past wartime to provoke some thoughts.

Also the photos, i found on the internet, i certainly didn`t take them, as i`ve tried diving before and i can`t do it!

Anyway, i think one of those encrusted M20`s would do well as a lawn ornament at home *smiley4*
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Re: BSA for restoration
« Reply #5 on: 13.12. 2009 16:05 »
Yepp, would look great in front of the house.
Or as an artificial reef in a large-scale aquarium in the living room.

Talking 'bout diving: I also prefer having solid ground underneath my feet (a footrest is fine, too).  ;)
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Re: BSA for restoration
« Reply #6 on: 13.12. 2009 21:36 »
just imagine how much work they'd need to restore them removing all those barnacles *smile*