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#3091 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

hmm, pretty car.....your car? pretty car....

 

its gotta whole rasperry ripple vibe going on which is nice.

 

i like it.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:49 PM

The colour combination looks delicious!  :mrgreen:


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

Lookin’ great!
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:04 PM

Looks great, nicely done!


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:16 PM

I feel like Oprah.  And YOU get a like and YOU get a like and YOU get a like...


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

Looks smart, that. Reckon the panel below the front winkers would look good in black...
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

That's just ace, it really ties the whole thing together.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

I've toyed with that idea (the black chin) in the past and it looks wrong.  It needs an extra bit of styling of some sort on the side of the wings to make it look like an added scoop if it's going to be black.  Just painting the upper face of it looks... well... cheap?  Not right anyway.  To other consideration is doing it red but leaving the grille surround beige so it blends in with the two-tone.  It would remove some of the stuck-out-lip look the beige gives it but I have a feeling it'll also make the lights look too small and high.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

From that pic, I am getting what you're driving at with the spats for the rear arches.
Loving the look atm though
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

Wow, what a bobby dazzler. We have watched it rise like a phoenix from the ashes.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:28 PM

Looks chuffing marvellous, does that.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:15 AM

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Very popular too as dessert. This reminded me of your car.

Tasted very good.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:55 PM

Looks really good.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

I have to say that looks absolutely cock on. Lovely retro feel to it.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

What about a black coachline between the burgundy & beige? You are doing this car proud. 


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#3108 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:33 PM

Finally taking shape. Looks ace.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:12 PM

Coachline is going to be copper metallic, painted on.  I've done this before and found the end result far nicer than the vinyl equivalent, less hassle, and much cheaper.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

That colour is delicious, it looks so much better than the purple and I love purple
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:27 PM

/\ Likewise. I thought the purple looked good but really liking the red!


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:28 PM

I didn't like the purple. I do like the red and creme though.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:47 PM

I'll just repost and leave this here. I guess you probably know about this one through the princess community?


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:51 PM

I know about that one, yes, one of the best examples out there, I'm told.  Too expensive for me, and too nice!  Seems to have changed hands fairly regularly over the last few years for no obvious reason, some really nice classics are like that though.  I do wonder if owning a really nice car just gets boring.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

In fact, I see your super nice black one and raise you this super rare metallic blue one.

 

https://www.ebay.co....ew/163017446344

 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:03 PM

I much prefer the round lights. Plus I like it more in black. That black one does look ready to jump in drive. As you said, it would possibly quite boring if you want to play with hammers and spanners. However I think anyone reading this thread would be a bit more hesitant in getting a princess mind. Gives the impression that they can be a bit of a Diva/Princess. ;)

For me, it'd have to be the 2.2 6-pot.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:08 PM

2.0 is the best of the bunch and if you like automatics, when paired to one of those it makes for a well balanced car.  The 2.2 is a bit heavy and a bit thirsty for no real gain otherwise beyond the novelty of a transversely mounted straight six.  The fishtank headlights are said to be  bit rubbish too, compared to the twin rounds which are easily upgraded to halogens or whatever if you want to.  Of the two, the black one is probably the better car so obviously if I had to choose I'd go for the blue one.  Because I hate myself.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:48 PM

I can confirm that fishtank Princess headlights are indeed rubbish.



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:03 AM

I know about that one, yes, one of the best examples out there, I'm told.  

 

It was certainly very nice looking in 2013 when I didn't buy it for £800...

 

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The bloke had bought it to modify but found it was way too nice and was a rare poverty spec example so was selling it on. The fact I bought all the cars I have and not that one pretty sums up my utterly tragic life...


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:52 AM

That black one has just set up my morning.  Hnnnggghhhh....!







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