What Is This On The Roof?

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What Is This On The Roof?

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Your starter for ten, who knows what this unusual item is on the roof of this 60s Capri -


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Re: What Is This On The Roof?

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Me me me ....its a rear view mirror for towing a caravan . You can see thru the front and rear screens of the caravan to see whats behind.........'cept it wont work with that sticker across the top of the screen
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You get the prize Hamish, what a strange contraption isn't it, don't think I've seen one before.
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Re: What Is This On The Roof?

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I can remember seeing a few about when I was a kid ......round 1970 ish.
There was also the huge extension bracket mirror thing on the drivers door (another Brunell invention ?😁).........or just the long queue of traffic behind the offending vehicle ( we still got that!🀬).
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pbar wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:24 pm don't think I've seen one before.
There were a multitude of U-Boats had something very similar ;)
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Bug wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:40 pm
pbar wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:24 pm don't think I've seen one before.
There were a multitude of U-Boats had something very similar ;)
And how did that work out😁
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Peter-S wrote: ↑Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:33 pm
Bug wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:40 pm
pbar wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:24 pm don't think I've seen one before.
There were a multitude of U-Boats had something very similar ;)
And how did that work out😁
They were all sunk by irate Navy boat drivers who were fed up not being able to overtake them!
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pbar wrote: ↑Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:29 pm Your starter for ten, who knows what this unusual item is on the roof of this 60s Capri -
Oh I thought you meant that funny looking flag Paul :wave:
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pbar wrote: ↑Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:29 pm Your starter for ten, who knows what this unusual item is on the roof of this 60s Capri -


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What a beautiful looking car, let's hope it hasn't had one of those dreadful Pinto engine's put in it.
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Re: What Is This On The Roof?

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Mmmm, just needs some alloys ,flared guards and .......ta-da .... fluffy diceπŸ˜†.....NO!
Does look good tho ........what is it ? A Consul Capri ?
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Mr B wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:25 am let's hope it hasn't had one of those dreadful Pinto engine's put in it.

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Mr B wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:25 amWhat a beautiful looking car, let's hope it hasn't had one of those dreadful Pinto engine's put in it.
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Bug wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:40 pm
pbar wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:24 pm don't think I've seen one before.
There were a multitude of U-Boats had something very similar ;)

Strangely enough Martin, I don't see too many U-Boats knocking aound either!
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Fordoholic Nick wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:04 am
pbar wrote: ↑Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:29 pm Your starter for ten, who knows what this unusual item is on the roof of this 60s Capri -
Oh I thought you meant that funny looking flag Paul :wave:

Hehe, when I wrote that I thought to myself, I bet someone mentions the flags!
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Mr B wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:25 am What a beautiful looking car
Mc Tool wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:57 am
Does look good tho ........what is it ? A Consul Capri ?

Looks lovely doesn't it, full of style and still a head turner, yes 60's Consul Capri.
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Major_Tom wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:58 am
Mr B wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:25 amWhat a beautiful looking car, let's hope it hasn't had one of those dreadful Pinto engine's put in it.
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Major_Tom wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:58 am Image
Ugh! Been there 😁. I phones do make life less stressful .......way easier to throw than the ole desk tops ( surprisingly impact resistant too 😁)
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pbar wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:48 am
Hehe, when I wrote that I thought to myself, I bet someone mentions the flags!

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Re: What Is This On The Roof?

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Peter-S wrote: ↑Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:33 pm
Bug wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:40 pm
pbar wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:24 pm don't think I've seen one before.
There were a multitude of U-Boats had something very similar ;)
And how did that work out😁
Just had a thought!
If you fitted another one at the back of the roof, pointing down then you'd be able to see.....................



Wait for it.........................


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Re: What Is This On The Roof?

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Bug wrote: ↑Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:54 pm
Peter-S wrote: ↑Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:33 pm
Bug wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:40 pm
There were a multitude of U-Boats had something very similar ;)
And how did that work out😁
Just had a thought!
If you fitted another one at the back of the roof, pointing down then you'd be able to see.....................



Wait for it.........................


Das Boot. :xd: :xd: :xd:
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