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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2009, 04:20:49 PM »
Just a quick massive thanks to Steve from Prestige St.Marys for making me feel comfortable in his professionalism and workmanship!! So far everything has gone by smoothly and quickly which is a bonus for an unpatient plick like myself!:p
Steve relises the distance and time difficulty so he has been keeping me posted with progress photos and phone calls!

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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2009, 10:24:06 PM »
Hey Baz,
You still have drum brakes on the old girl, just fitting new SSBC kit to mine, I am most impressed with what comes in the kit. She will look good when finished. I thought fast backs were mostly fitted with discs.
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« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2009, 10:56:02 AM »
Hey Ashley....
I've purchased discs all round from a advert from this forum.....bargain at $300!! had to drive to Newcastle to getem.
It'll be just one of the many upgrades to be carried out once we have the bod looking good and straight.

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« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2009, 08:31:06 PM »
Baz.
Sweet!!
Ash
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« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2009, 08:39:26 PM »
Baz, what is the latest on the exterior colour?  still going with red??

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« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2009, 10:40:54 AM »
Well, spoke to the Man from Capital Classics...he informed me that if I decided to be just like every other dikhead and go with the pepper grey etc then I'd only be down about $450 as its only the seats and door trims that were custom colored to match the rest.
Everything else can be just swapped for black if I wanted as they are standard...i.e carpet, roof lining, dash pad etc ...
Therefore, I'd be down $450 but also have extra seat coverings (Red outer/white inserts), and deluxe red door panels which I can try and sell both on ebay etc..
Long story short, I now have a choice!! I'm not stuck with the red and white interior and can decide to go with pepper grey outer if I so wish....
The question is now which way to go? we do have a while before gotta decide, as you can see above, plenty of work and time ahead.:o

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« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2009, 11:21:30 AM »
I actually think the red white combo eleanor will look Sweet!

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« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2009, 11:32:45 AM »
ye, looking different for sure! Looking sweet too.....
but I have a nagging issue, and that is resale value, I know I say I ain't doing it to sell, but one day may come when I need or have to sell, and I think the original Eleanor colors will always sell quicker or higher than any other different color.....true?
I like both colors, and don't really have a preferance.....I think the red/whit will be in your face stand-out....but I'm sure an Eleanor whateva color is going to be a stand out on Sydney streets........I've only ever seen one cruizin around the Cross.....let me tell you, I was palpatating!!

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« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2009, 12:17:24 PM »
was it really necessary to call owners of grey/black Eleanors dikheads ?  regardless of whether it is yours or your guy @ capitol classics opinion.

totally uncalled for.

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« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2009, 01:43:15 PM »
I guess the thing is Eleanor is always seen as grey,
otherwise it cant be an Eleanor,
and realistically how many are there in Aus,
they aint like a commodore,
so calling people dickheads is a bit much

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« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2009, 02:35:20 PM »
Take it easy guys....it was just another word for being like "every tom DICK and harry".
Just cause its ;1, don't have to be so sensitive....
If I offended anyone, I'll retract my incorrect wording.:-

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« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2009, 03:24:03 PM »
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I guess the thing is Eleanor is always seen as grey,
otherwise it cant be an Eleanor,
and realistically how many are there in Aus,
they aint like a commodore,
so calling people <b>****</b>heads is a bit much

He is right baz ,go with the heart, eleanor is not eleanor unless it looks like eleanor :+ how many elvis look a likes do you see without the side burns :+ none.
ps our dyno day at sr peformance is on tomorrow 11a arncliffe street arncliffe start 9am come and say hello heven67 and bumblebee will be there aswell
cheers chris.

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« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2009, 03:36:46 PM »
Hey 68pony......
I would soooo love to come...except I'm working me back-side off so that I'll have all the cash when it comes time to pick up da beast! whateva color it ends up being...
And unfortunately the 9-5 job ties me to my desk tomorrow...:_

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« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2009, 04:12:16 PM »
i dont know about you guys but when i think of eleanor i think of a mustard yellow 73 fastback!!  help me out here usa p51:(

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« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2009, 09:12:37 PM »
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Hey 68pony......
I would soooo love to come...except I'm working me back-side off so that I'll have all the cash when it comes time to pick up da beast! whateva color it ends up being...
And unfortunately the 9-5 job ties me to my desk tomorrow...:_

dam baz what was i thinking the dyno day is on saturday , for some reason i thought today was friday ;}

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« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2009, 09:51:11 PM »
I saw a new Landrover 50th avervesry Defender today solid black on Metalic black very cool, very stealthy, that would look cool on an elenor I reckon

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« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2009, 10:52:07 PM »
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i dont know about you guys but when i think of eleanor i think of a mustard yellow 73 fastback!!


:(  - the original!!!

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« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2009, 10:58:19 PM »
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I actually think the red white combo eleanor will look Sweet!


I'll second that - Common fact is that a lot of mustangs are red (my two are), but not with that kit and the two tone red/white interior would suit it really well.


But Baz,  It is your car, and you know what you really wanted when you bought the kit all those years ago, so why not build it how you originally envisaged it...  not what we on this forum suggest you do.  :[

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« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2009, 09:51:35 AM »
Hey Mo,
i know at the end of the day (or should I say year..lol) it will be my decision.
But I value the opinions of this forum members, as so far none has let me down but one.
Some of you guys have been around these cars for years so you speak from experience......even if you're a little sensitive at times....:+

;}I hereby promise to never call pepper grey/black strip Eleanor owners dickheads or otherwise.

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« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2009, 10:27:58 AM »
Link to the latest pics. We have started a new album for this next stage.

http://s608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Bas%20Sheetmetal/

Will try & get some more pics later today.

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« Reply #70 on: May 06, 2009, 09:56:20 AM »
Wow! Its getting scarier by the day....;x
Who would of thought the nice red shiny car that arrived back in January would look like this today?!:-

I know.....Its all for the better.....

Again can't thank Steve from Prestige St.Marys enough for the work he's doing and the continual updates.:(

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« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2009, 01:34:27 PM »
Yeah but the beauty of Mustang is you can buy all the parts new, not like an XY falcon or a HK Monaro. So in real terms they are easier and cheaper to fix and they come to gether pretty quickly as a result.

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« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2009, 02:06:42 PM »
Just added a few more pics to the new album. Pretty happy with the fit of the parts so far. The firewall could be passed of as genuine it was that good.

The floor needed a bit of massaging but no more than I expected. I have been a bit lazy & not typed comments on the pics as most are fairly self explanatory. Shaun P will probably pick this up but have a look at the pic of the N/S rear skirt section. Gives a good indication of how far out the rail is on that side. Measuring fron the top of the tower it is nearly 30mm up & back.

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« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2009, 03:24:34 PM »
Yeah but it will be easy to move rails around with skirts off. It's been around a bit that's for sure. You have it that far apart you should have made it RHD. It will come together pretty quick like I said.

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« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2009, 04:54:59 PM »
I asked Bas if he wanted us to convert it while we were going. He wants to keep it left hook & get the whole US feel.

That skirt section is now fitting like a new one, hopefully the front will be done by the end of the week. We need to get the body squared away so we can get it off the bench. There is a bit of a cue forming with the car-o-liner tied up with a big hit on a Rodeo.

 

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