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guy_breitman
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:05 am    Post subject: bradley GT beetle parts Reply with quote

Hello i am starting to do full restoration project for Bradley GT,
I need several parts but I do not know where to find them,
i need:
headlights
taillights
side mirrors
front & rear bumpers
maybe someone can help me to find where i can buy these parts?
thanks,
Guy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headlights, tail lights and mirrors you should look for at whatever the equivalent of an auto wrecking yard is in Israel or on ebay. You will probably need to have some kind of bumper made.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good place to look

http://bradleygt.proboards.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: i tried this Reply with quote

thank you for this answers
my bradley GT is the only one in Israel so i dont have parts on auto wrecking yards here. about ebay i tried but i didn't find these parts.

the http://bradleygt.proboards.com/ forum look like dead forum.

can any one know buggy garage or shop who have parts for bradley GT?
thx.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course there are no Bradley GTs in the junkyards there, there really aren't any here either. The Bradley GT was a kit car. That means the parts were salvaged from other vehicles and used on them. Most dune buggies use VW beetle tail lights but you can use lights from whatever car will fit. I'm pretty sure there are dozens of different cars and small truck models there which have lights and mirrors that could be made to work on a Bradley GT.

For taillights you can look for some new trailer lights. If you want to rebuild a kit car you're going to need to develop some scrounging, adapting and fabricating skills.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bradley site is not a dead forum. Its very much alive.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jspbtown wrote:
The Bradley site is not a dead forum. Its very much alive.

Of course its all relatively speaking. Compared to this board its dead but it is a Bradley board with only limited potential. Lots of people have Bradley specific parts in their stash. The problem is the cost to send to Isreal. You are better off adapting parts that are available there. Trailer lights for tails. 7" headlamps should be around. Bumpers? Run with out them or bend up some tubing. No need to get anything shipped from here.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GT used 4" round trailer lights. Do you need just the headlights and mounts or the buckets as well? The mirrors are a standard Talbot style and can be found on ebay as well as a dozen other places. Joining the Bradley forum mentioned above is probably the best way to find just what you need. BTW I have taillights and complete headlight buckets that are surplus to me. Shipping to Israel wouldn't be cheap. I could email you patterns for the bumpers if you'd like. You can probably get a local machine shop or marine outfitter to make them for you out of stainless or aluminum for less than the shipping cost from the US.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smyrnaguy, depending on how into the Bradleys you are, 134 miles from you in Roseboro, NC at Runion Recyclers is a Bradley that could probably be bought for $300 or under. Six months ago it looked to be pretty complete except for the doors, had an old singleport in it, I started to buy the wheel adapters off it but was running short on time....Its in the Bug area not far from the main building (they have approx 7,000 cars). They are a pick an pull and sell parts or whole cars cheap, but if you call them they won't have any idea what they have on the yard, and may not even know what a Bradley is....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a GT "Project" today and there was a set of front and rear bumpers that could use some elbow grease and a power coat.

To be honest with you though I think they would cost an arm and a leg to have them shipped and I would not even know what to charge for them ..lol
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Bumpers Reply with quote

I would be interested in the bumpers you have.Are they complete with mounts?
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