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Mike Wood

posted on 27/10/20 at 10:15 AM Reply With Quote
Locost body moulds (STM/Aries)

Some body moulds for sale spotted:
bay of the E in UK Item Number: 284051584565

(https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284051584565)

Being sold by 'Lordyplums' - member/trader on here?

Cheers
Mike

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JAG

posted on 27/10/20 at 10:55 AM Reply With Quote
Finished now





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Slimy38

posted on 27/10/20 at 11:11 AM Reply With Quote
Looks like the moulds AB performance have on their Facebook page, the description matches. It's been finished and restarted a couple of times now, looks like it's gone from a straightforward auction to 'best offer'.
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HappyFather

posted on 27/10/20 at 03:33 PM Reply With Quote
A bit of history. Ian Grey started Stuar Taylor and they made the LocoBlade and some other stuff.
Then he sold the business and Steve, one of his mechanics, picked up the business and renamed it to Aries.
In 2015 Steve sold the business to Phil. Phil also made a partnership of some sort with Andy from AB and they went along together. Aries under Phil sold the LocoBlade and also the Arion S2 that was a project from AB that they sold.
So now both companies are closing shop and they are selling their projects and loads of material.
As the LocoBlade is basically a book-sized locost, they are selling just the molds for the bodywork.
LordyPlums is a Phil, so this is legit, although we can question the professionalism of the nickname

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stevebubs

posted on 30/10/20 at 10:21 AM Reply With Quote
AB are closing shop?
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jps

posted on 30/10/20 at 10:37 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by stevebubs
AB are closing shop?

Have closed pretty much - almost everything sold, I was up there last weekend picking up a welding mask. Very sad to see, Andy is clearly skilled and knowledgeable, and the stuff they produced looked - to my inexpert eye - incredible. But as Andy said - with no motorsport for months on end, there was no income - and you can't operate a business without any income.

He just has the Sabre Escala project left to sell I think, it's been on FB with the price dropping - last I saw was at 40k for the moulds/jigs, chassis table, tooling, 2x chassis (one built up to rolling) and a load of billet parts. Obviously a lot of money for something that no-one is currently buying, but such a shame knowing how much development effort went into it.

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stevebubs

posted on 30/10/20 at 11:30 AM Reply With Quote
Aye...crying shame... just had a nosy at their FB page.

David MacBean & Sylva also seem to have vanished into the Ether...

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