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Offline V8SHELL

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Re: "A cup of tea and a polish" is what i was told !!!!
« Reply #210 on: March 04, 2011, 07:33:17 AM »
Hi steve,you might remember me,me and my dad cut a trunk lid hinge panel out of a car that you were breaking last year,i think i have a spare door latch if u need it i can drop it in the post for you,regards Rich.
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« Reply #211 on: March 04, 2011, 10:39:05 AM »
HI Rich how are you !!

Hows the car?

Ive started to modify my doors already BUT THANKYOU very much for the offer.

Hows your dad too?
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« Reply #212 on: March 04, 2011, 11:14:22 AM »
No problem mate,me and my dad are fine thanx and the cars not 2 bad either,i have been dragging my feet abit but i am going to try and hang the doors the weekend&do abit more prep.
If i was as good as you,it would be finished this weekend!!!
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« Reply #213 on: March 04, 2011, 12:01:03 PM »
LOL , maybe........ maybe not.

Nice to hear its all progressing, how about some pics ?

Its lovely to hear from you, i do like to hear how others over here are getting of with theirs, we are a minority here.
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« Reply #214 on: March 04, 2011, 02:35:35 PM »
Did a little more, went back to the scrap yard and picked up the strikers that i needed as the Pontiac ones were far too big.....

Heres the new striker mounted.....  ( sorry it was dark when i shot it all )



A short video of it all connected up and working with the flush fit handles......



It opens so smoothly even my 8 year old son can open it with ease.......... LOVELY.



It opens so smoothly even my 8 year old son can open it with ease.......... LOVELY.



Theres a small bit of tidying up to do, but its all working including the original interior door opener, the other side and central locking wiring is next on that particular list.

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« Reply #215 on: March 04, 2011, 04:56:54 PM »
Nice work man.............VERY nice work.

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« Reply #216 on: March 05, 2011, 02:16:51 PM »
Sir English, you are very resourceful to say the least!! Excellent work! 8)
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« Reply #217 on: March 05, 2011, 02:43:11 PM »
Thankyou.......... now all i need to do is convince a Hot rod shop the same.
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« Reply #218 on: April 04, 2011, 02:44:43 PM »
Well a little more progress......... the rear seat is bolted and affixed in place.



Mike ( Hammer ) notice the Cupholders either side ? LOL thinking of you Buddy !

The centre storage box and the side panels still need to be finished........... but any progress has got to be a good thing.  ;)
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« Reply #219 on: April 04, 2011, 02:46:05 PM »
wow. Haven't seen this one updated in forever. Seats look good. You wont see much out the back though.
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« Reply #220 on: April 04, 2011, 02:46:30 PM »
Craftsmanship...THAT is your middle name...or maybe Ingenuity  ;)
(either way, great work mate!)
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« Reply #221 on: April 04, 2011, 02:56:44 PM »
wow. Haven't seen this one updated in forever. Seats look good. You wont see much out the back though.

Thats not a problem, after all no ones gonna be that close to me anyhow ! lol. The small rear window cuts down Hugely on visibilty too..........

Jeff , LOL you flatter me sir.  I just wanna get it finished.

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« Reply #222 on: April 04, 2011, 04:09:26 PM »
Steve great work I really like the look of that rear seat, but I don't understand why Hammer would love the cup holders so much ? Oh never mind I guess I do :P lol
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« Reply #223 on: April 04, 2011, 05:15:46 PM »
^^^ Mate it goes back nearly 3 years now !

Hammer was on about how he'd love to have a cup holder in his Ta, so when i came across in 08 for the Nats i gave him a VW Cup holder.

It was meant as a joke, but in a strange twist of fate, it nearly fitted where the ashtray would be, well Mike made it fit.

and so thats why, but not only is that mystery cleared up but did you know...............

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card! and
until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!   Phew.
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« Reply #224 on: April 04, 2011, 05:23:14 PM »
How much is it going to cost you to ship that thing across the pond when you decide to leave the land of hydraulic sunshine? Because that would be TOO big of a crying damn shame for you to leave a work of art like that there ;D

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