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Spotted GT Bellett body 
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Saw this sad looking GT Bellett body shell at a panel beaters today. Apparently came from Yass area ( one of Matt Farmers old ones ?)
It’s being to restore another GT.


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Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:08 am
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Well I never. Last time I saw that car I thought that it was at its final resting place.
Many a Bellett enthusiast has procured parts off of it. Myself included.
I would be very interested in the restoration of the car that it is being restored.
Good on ya Matty. Well done.

Dave.

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Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:28 am
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Here's a few pics of when Joe and I first saw it.

Dave.


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File comment: Sad steering wheel. Not now. Was restored by Joe and myself.
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:49 am
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I didn’t actually see the one being restored. I think it was down the back corner of the panel shop and I only went into the office. I only noticed it when I pullled into the car park. The shop owner said the rear panel was going to be cut off it to use.


Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:20 pm
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Ha Haaaa, there are eyes everywhere! A GT cannot be moved without someone spotting it. Nice one Rod. Yeah, after donating bits to a few other GTs, and a sedan, poor old rusty is providing panels for a fairly major repair. When asked about it, I thought, well it's going to save another car? Hey, that's like organ donation, it's a no brainer! Quite a few people have checked it out over the years, all with the same conclusion - too far gone.

It's interesting looking at your pics Dave, all the glass, the dash, steering wheel, still in place. But when I see cars at the Nationals that contain parts, I just feel good. A conversation with you in 2008 at the Nationals is the reason I went looking for this car, only to find a Wasp, a sedan, and 2 other GTs with it. (All of which eventually found their way into Smith sheds.)

Nothing will be wasted, the shell may well come back, in case it might provide more bits.
Well spotted.
Cheers, Matt.

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