image test/finally pix of the GT

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image test/finally pix of the GT

Post by B-Hive » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:04 pm

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Paintwork is still a work in progress, much rubbing back still required, possibly another couple of coats..not sure...

but looking quite good even this early

Yes still have to replace the chevrons on the bonnet

Still trying to source a second driving light...any offers??

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I wont apologize for the fur lined dash...as the dash was WELL beyond sensible recuperation.

The car's interior is so welcoming, soft and cosy...

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Not pure but smoked tail lights suit the black paint.. Keep in mind the car was 3 wheels in to the scrap yard and one on a banana peel

Looking forward to adding further refinements to this lovely classic
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Post by Wooscary » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:12 pm

I like. Good work.

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:17 pm

Mk1 with A/C! what colour was it before?
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Post by Mothman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:33 pm

Cool motor nicely done.

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Post by B-Hive » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:58 pm

Roverman wrote:Mk1 with A/C! what colour was it before?
twas Metallic green, as are still all the door jambs and engine bay (just incase i get impulsive and throw some money at a repaint).

The original color currently serves as the negative space pin stripes against the black. It was so faded that it was virtually silver.

but enjoying the black at the moment....as it has a very stealth look

Air cond is ridiculously good BTW :lol:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:28 pm

Nice car, very nice pics. Not sure about the tail-lights but then I'm not sure why my brain is entirely happy about the very non-factory paint, yet upset about the lights!

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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:20 pm

first rat look BX I hsve ever seen, you should give it a "chalk board" bonnet :lol:
I like the smoked rear lights
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Was it that light green metallic? never seen it in the flesh, but the pics I have seen makes it looks very 80's, which I like.

I admit to not liking the beige of my GT but it kinds fits. I think they look great in red with alloys.
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Post by BX4x4 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:21 pm

Good pics, but not sure about the dashboard?
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Post by Jayboy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:20 pm

Vert Cali? Absolutely gorgeous!
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:45 pm

I love the look, even the furry dash :lol:

This is the 1st MK1.5 that i've ever seen :wink:

Damn fine save & a/c :D

Hope you manage to get to some of the shows this year, can't wait to see the car in the flesh.
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:38 pm

I think I must be missing something here :!: :roll: (again)
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:49 pm

All down to personal taste, yes if it was fully restored back to original then it would be nicer, however, it was a scrap car which is now saved & back on the road, so any cosmetic alterations are fine with me :D
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:57 pm

I doubt you'll see it at a show though, unless it gets shipped up here from down very south! Can't recall if it's Aus or NZ...

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Post by richardd1652 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:25 pm

Love it.
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