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#1 PeterAllen

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

Today is the 10th anniversary of bringing HS30 10763 home. I remember very clearly telling her previous partner that I would show him the completed make-over around August the following year!

 

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:28 PM

Happy anniversary to you and your bride Peter  ;) 

 

P.S.

 

My bride and I have now been together 32 years, she was an 8 year old when I met her LMAO


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:20 PM

Happy anniversary Peter..... traditionally tin or aluminium for the tenth.... modern is diamond.... I hope you were very thoughtful


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:28 PM

Peter. I thought it was tin and I couldn't think of anything to buy, I was just going to settle on the two of us sneaking away to a motel for the night. However, if it is aluminium as well then she should be pleased with the speedo mount I made for her this week - sits on her transmission tunnel... if you know what I mean!

 

She's a fast lady and now we'll know just how fast.

 

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 08:01 PM

Looks fantastic Peter! That gated shifter will look great, I love those little details. 

 

Any idea on a slightly more accurate completion date? :)



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:56 AM

Def looks neat out on the street Peter.

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:48 AM



Looks fantastic Peter! That gated shifter will look great, I love those little details. 

 

Any idea on a slightly more accurate completion date? :)

 

Completion date??? I first intended to have it ready for a nephew to drive away from his wedding reception, now his eldest child is starting school next year! Gareth I've kinda given up on setting finishing dates but I'm trying now to focus on registration items, e.g. demister, lights, speedo, etc so I can drive it on the road and worry about the bling later.

 

However, the bling can be very enjoyable. Here are some bonnet bits.

 

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Def looks neat out on the street Peter.

 

Peter. A bit different from the last time you saw it. 

 

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I just remembered, I've still got some of that rope you lent me.


Edited by PeterAllen, 14 December 2015 - 08:25 AM.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:58 PM

You've come a long way Peter... just found a couple of photos from last year.

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

I didn't quite have it ready for the get-together last weekend but I've had an Unregistered Vehicle Permit for three days and I've finally taken it for something of a drive... at long last.

 

Interior

 

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Cape Solander yesterday

 

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George's great image from last weekend

 

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:06 PM

Looking good Peter ! Must have been an amazing feeling to get it out on the road.  Look forward to seeing it in the flesh.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:55 PM

Nice work Peter. I bet it turns some heads on the road. Do you feel like Tom Cruise when you drive it?

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:05 PM

Looks great Peter you must be very proud, pleased, relieved , tired ( at your age)
Great job

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Looking great Peter, envy the fact that you have now been able to drive it, but also happy the days finally arrived ;-)



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:00 PM

.. you must be very proud, pleased, relieved , tired ( at your age)...

 

Listen Hughes, if I was any younger I'd come up to Tamworth and I'd... I'd... I'd... ah, forgot what I was gonna say....

 

 

 

Looking great Peter, envy the fact that you have now been able to drive it, but also happy the days finally arrived ;-)

 

Thanks John, but there's still a fair bit of commissioning details to be done.


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:04 PM

And that would be a surprise .... Because if I knew you were coming I'd have forgotten by the time you got here

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:03 PM

Looks amazing.
Must have felt great to finally be out on the road.

Cheers
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Posted 06 May 2016 - 09:30 AM

Looks fantastic Peter, big milestone after all the effort you've put in. How good do the seats look!

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 02:16 PM

Recently some fellow overseas GTO builders asked for a walk-around video of the car now that it's on the road and I asked on another forum if anyone could assist with this. A Clubman builder and pro-photographer, Tim Robinson, offered to help and as you will see it changed focus a bit.

 

For years I've been trying to explain various aspects of the car to the family and yet even seeing and touching it meant very little to them. Tim's magic has finally relayed what it is all about in a medium they seem to understand. This will sound like a plug for Tim (I hope so, because that's what it's meant to be) but get in touch with him about stills or filming your car. I can't think of a better way to remember, and pass on, what your car meant to you.

 

Important: Click on Vimeo logo and set to FULL SCREEN and turn the VOLUME UP.

 


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

Great video Peter, Tim has done a fantastic job.
It wouldn't have had quite the same appeal with a Japanese tune to it. 😉

Cheers Mate
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Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:00 PM

Awesome Peter. The sense of achievement  and satisfaction must be overwhelming.

 

I recall when you nearly packed it in and thought "Noooooooo....you've gone so far" glad you saw it through to completion.

 

Congrats.

 

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