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Hi everyone

Thought I'd share some more photos of the early stages of the body restoration. This set is the good, bad and ugly at the beginning of last week.

This time they are sized for easier viewing.

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:13 am
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looking good! too bad about the previous bodgy repairs! good to see some progress on it!

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:46 am
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Bodgy!

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:19 pm
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Love the comment with the last photo.
Nearly wet myself laughing.
Look at that checky grin.

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:08 am
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when does the hobart tip open :lol:


Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:08 am
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I think Rod has been talking to my wife :?

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:28 pm
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone. Rod, you're an exception, I know Burnie well, spent 20 years on the NW coast and will find out where you live -that's a threat not a promise :lol:

I thought I'd show some more progress in photos below for you all just so you don't think I'm sitting around with Stickman reading old Morris Marina road tests :roll:
These are of the front guards which seem to be the ones that always cop the abuse no matter what car you have. Since I took these they have been rubbed back using primer/filler and guidecoats so are now only a few hours off final preparation for the topcoats.

Good to read that you QLD people are OK. YP


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nice work, i just dont seem to have enough time (possibly patience) to do bodywork, will be trying hard though when i finally get a shed to do some work in!
love the progress so far! and dont worry my wife affectionatly (i hope) calls mine the heap of ****

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Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:30 am
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Yep mrflibbles,

I understand your position very clearly and it is an age old challenge for all of us.
As a kid in the 60's I remember my mum complaining to dad about "how many more old cars do you need"

I will always remember his very considered and measured response: 'How many sets of ear rings do you need'?

:) YP

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don't let them share your hobby ;) I know when Liz built her wasp and started INVESTING she realized how much i was spending :shock: .


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Very wise counsel there Gt

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might have to try the investing line here!

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Nice to see the work happening. I KNOW how much time it all takes.
You've got me looking at the Wasp & scratching my head! Hmmmmm........
Keep us posted!
Cheers, Matt.

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Hi mate,

Just wandering through the forum and was wondering how the Group N is coming along.

Cheers
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