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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:34 am 
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Man, that is a beautiful car.

I agree with snaken, just to kind of, continue the theme.

Red and black are my faves :)

What happened with the EL? Did the people in the Territory vouch for you/understand?

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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:37 am 
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sound file of the XR8? :D lol

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:30 pm 
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TomDrum wrote:
Man, that is a beautiful car.

I agree with snaken, just to kind of, continue the theme.

Red and black are my faves :)

What happened with the EL? Did the people in the Territory vouch for you/understand?

Tom


The person in the Terry understood why I reversed so fast. Cops said that they probably wouldn't have been able to charge them with anything, or they were lazy bastards that didn't want paper work. I didn't really want to go to court either though. It's all worked out alright though. sad about the XR6, but I've now got a BA XR8.

Still wouldn't mind finding the Maori's house though!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:29 pm 
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Nice looking car. Rims and quad exhausts look great.. I reckon put the badges back though :D

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:18 pm 
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sound file of the XR8? :D lol


Im hoping to do a sound file soon. Probably later in the week if i get time. Im currently in the middle of painting a few things in the engine bay and if the weather would stay sunny for at least two days I should be set and have piccies up soon. Im also in the middle of playing with the '66 Falcon as well so, yeah. :D All fun and games.......And damn money!! :P
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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:30 pm 
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Hey guys, just got a few update photos of the build.

Where im up to with the engine cover:
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I got a centre console clock, which Im hoping to turn into a digital gauge with blue light.
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I also got some BF rear door inserts. Front handles will come soon.
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I also have a pair of BF tail lights that should be on the car early next week, and the centre console is still in bits for painting black. If i had a shed it'd be finished by now, but i don't so have to wait for good weather and time during the day when i wanna paint. Hope to have the console finished next week, so may have more piccies up soon.
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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:00 pm 
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The poor XR becomes the workbench. ahah the cover looks good so far. good work

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:56 pm 
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Thanks, The paint will eventually get taken back anyway, so not real worried. Still take care though.hehe!
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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Hey guys, another little update on how the XR8 is coming along.
1st- As the front interior door hanles weren't carry over from BA to BF I had to get the whole handle and change them over. It was simply a job of pulling off the door trim and unmelting or taking the head off the melted bits of plastic that hold the handles on. Easy stuf for a good looking result.
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Next up, i got a hold of some BF Tail lights (not big on the altezza style lights)
The chrome bottoms on the BF lights were a bit scratched so it was easy to just unscrew the chrome bits from the BA lights and change them over. Car looks a lot more updated in the rear now. Very pleased.
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Im still wanting some decent weather as the engine cover is ready for it's last few coats, but not going to risk doing it in crap weather and screwing it up. The centre console painting isn't coming up to my expectations, but I still want it piano black. Painting just isn't coming up smooth enough and glossy enough. So I will probably get into contact with mad coatings in QLD to get them water printed as it's cleaner, exact look I want and more durable than painting. So it's all coming along. Talked to Blue Power Racing the other day bout getting work done (clutch, tune, CAI, full oil pump upgrade and timing chain gears) so got a little bit of saving up to do at the moment.

Cheers, Travis
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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:33 pm 
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nice ride mate, very smikmo =]

youstill havent fixed up that left tip.. its annoying me haha.

i like the bf taillights on the rear too. look good.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:14 pm 
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almost as good as my xr8!

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:00 pm 
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Very nice, still haven't seen this getting round yet but im sure i will jump out of my seat when i do

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:29 am 
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good to see its a manual too :)

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:31 am 
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SIC_XH wrote:
nice ride mate, very smikmo =]

youstill havent fixed up that left tip.. its annoying me haha.

i like the bf taillights on the rear too. look good.


are u talking about the left side sticking out further than the right side? if so its starting to bug me too

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:34 pm 
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SIC_XH wrote:
nice ride mate, very smikmo =]

youstill havent fixed up that left tip.. its annoying me haha.

i like the bf taillights on the rear too. look good.


are u talking about the left side sticking out further than the right side? if so its starting to bug me too


If you read the thread properly you'll know that that's as far up as I can get it. To get it exact i need to start a bit of bending. Look at the real early photo's and you'll see how bad it was. At the moment it's as close to body as i can get it without it rubbing while at idle.

But thanks guys!

PS- may have to get around to doing the exhaust shortly if it bugs enough people!! hehehe!! :D
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