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Post by rjudcsx » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:02 pm

Thanks Adam , not bad from 5 feet , any nearer and you start to see the bits of rash, and as Rebel pointed out , I have made a pigs ear of the sill trim that needs another attempt .It w'ont win any awards but it is a nice old girl and I like it . I asked myself , the other day , what would I do if the big one came up on the Euro , send it in to GW with a blank cheque ? No , it would not be my car then [that is no disrespect towards GW's ] . I remember when Ralph Lauren had his 57sc Atlantic rebuilt after Tony Bamford had "tidied it up ". He insisted that the restoration firm made all the panels as smooth as possible, therefore just about removing all the original panel beaters hammer marks , some times objects should wear their individuality. Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:15 pm

Got up early today suffering from ebay hangover,[ I do'nt drink alcohol , but I am partial to the odd Sherry Trifle ] the little man in my head made me press the buy button on a pair of Stainless Bullet Mirrors at 10.45 pm. Never mind , they can stay in there box until I have made my mind up to fit them or leave it bare [ might put a picture up a bit latter of the car sans mirrors and we could have a vote , but I warn you that I might have to use a Donald tactic and veto it ]. Did a bit more putting the rad ect back in but rain stopped play 10 min ago so thats why I am here now tapping away and looking out the window . Regards, Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:31 pm

Finished for the day now , got most of the bits done I wanted to . Now just deciding on leaving the car without mirrors or put the bullet ones on when they come . Some pics without , open to opinion . Richard .
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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 pm

Ever seen a dog without ears? That's like a car without mirrors :wink:


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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:02 pm

:lol: Thanks Adam , I take that as a no then , anyone else have a view point? Richard .



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Post by The Dog » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:12 pm

Yeah you need mirrors - might have some period ones in shed!! I’ll check - you can have if I find


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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:46 pm

Thanks Nigel ,I have got some S/S Bullets on the way but I will keep your offer in mind . Scim Jim has a pair on 8 Ball which I thought looked good , but he said they are not really practical and I think he is going back to " standard " mirrors , still not sure with mine . Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:52 pm

When I initially began to look for a Scimitar again this car caught my eye , apologies for stealing the photo , I thought the lack of mirrors enhanced the line along the top wing thru to the rear side windows , however I agree, that once you are familiar with your car with mirrors your brain does send a message that something is wrong , when they are not there . Richard .
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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:10 pm

Continuing my simile 8)
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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:24 pm

Point taken Adam , your winning by an ear , I mean nose :lol: Richard .



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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:27 pm

I can't find a word for 'attributing canine characteristics to objects', but I'm sure it's healthy :lol:

EDIT: Zoomorphism :shock:


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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:16 pm

Leave 'em off and put some "go faster" stripes on instead...just as effective.. :)


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Post by rjudcsx » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:46 am

I will put that one down as a technical no . Even better , remove all the badges and get some Lamborghini Espada badges printed up and put on. " It's running a bit rough today , down on a few cylinders , needs a tune up ", who would know :lol: Richard .



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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:34 am

As part of GT Evolutions substantial "refresh" of my car, I've talked with Paul about changing my mirrors to something a bit nicer looking. So, I'm in the "yes to mirrors" camp, as I think the right ones look good on a GTE. But definitely not on the ings :shock: Plus, mirrors are quite useful.

As to the Espada - mmmm, in my top 5 favourite cars! If only I had £150k to spare (plus budget for running/maintenance/storage...).


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Post by rjudcsx » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:00 pm

Evening all , well the count is , I think , 4-0 to date for mirrors on . I am abstaining at this point due to my veto option . I must say though , the initial desire for no mirrors has worn off a bit but I will give it to the end of the week before the ballot is closed. Have not done much to the car today due to other commitments but will start again on Tuesday, weather [ and my arthritis Rebel ] being ok . Regards Richard .



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