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Old 15th June 2018, 11:53
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Had you considered the Astra G? Should be cheap as chips.

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Old 15th June 2018, 12:18
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Good shout, one to consider.
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:48
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My 250 has the aircon fan fitted. Just a very slight trim of the bonnet which is hidden by the front numberplate.
The bonnet using the original BMW hinges works well and gives superb access. With the uprated 50 rams the bonnet stays up on its own.
The more modifications you make the more problems you can run into. As they say, if it ain't broke..........
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:49
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Had you considered the Astra G? Should be cheap as chips.

Bear in mind all the "blacking" around the edge of the window, it wouldn't look right.
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:57
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Wouldn't it polish off? - Just checked, apparently you would have to abrade it down then polish the window glass. Probably would look a real mess if i did it.

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Old 15th June 2018, 21:43
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How about



Not sure if you can get it without a hole for the rear wiper though
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Old 16th June 2018, 06:03
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Barber Your car does appear to be shaping up nicely.

Good luck with hunt for rear glass, Paul.
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Not sure if you can get it without a hole for the rear wiper though
Whilst not ideal, a hole can be plugged with a chrome disc or something. I could live with that.
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Have a look at a 1995 type Nissan micra rear screen. It has nice curved edges on it and is narrow enough to possibly fit
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Have a look at a 1995 type Nissan micra rear screen. It has nice curved edges on it and is narrow enough to possibly fit
Funnily enough, I spotted this near my daughter's house last evening!
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Have a look at a 1995 type Nissan micra rear screen. It has nice curved edges on it and is narrow enough to possibly fit
Good shout
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Old 16th June 2018, 09:31
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Changing the subject a little...ahem.... I'v not looked at this thread in a while, so i caught up... (gonna look nice btw...), on the 'first glimpse' post a few pages back, i couldn't help noticing a rather accurate looking 'big Healy' lurking in the background....
Anyone got any info...?
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Changing the subject a little...ahem.... I'v not looked at this thread in a while, so i caught up... (gonna look nice btw...), on the 'first glimpse' post a few pages back, i couldn't help noticing a rather accurate looking 'big Healy' lurking in the background....
Anyone got any info...?
I think it is Chris's own project.
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Chris's personal toy/project.
He was going to fit a GRP body but has found that the body panels are so reasonable that he is going to re-panel it in metal.
Looks like a nice project.
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This was the quality checked paint that is delivered as RAL 6021 from Pro Aerosols Paints. I am not sure whether to give up on the colour, or give up on the supplier. I knew that the green was always going to be a bit tricky.

I am thinking of something more like wine red, a la Jaguar. RAL 3004 as a start point for gelcoat.
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I like that colour a lot.

Have you tried spraying a primed area just to see how it looks?
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I will try it. The trial was onto grey plastic lid
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