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jimblowscash



Joined: 14 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:24 am    Post subject: Bitten the bullet Reply with quote

Well ive done it.. GB 165 is booked in with Simon (the guru in dodgy shorts) for a makeover.. once the winter is out the way its off on its holidays and a bit of TLC. I cant wait!
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oilit



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done you - would love to see it when its done - trying to decide what to do with mine ... it needs some tlc and trying to decide whether to do it now or in a couple of years...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be brave Jim, and get deep pockets. The guru needs some new shorts ..

No Simon, you are not getting near GB 135
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jimblowscash



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just realised I haven't updated the post with pics! Simon is indeed living up to his reputation for detail with GB 165 with a very comprehensive parts list!
165 is stripped and is being prept for paint!
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jimblowscash



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im very happy to say as original 50's go she wasn't in bad shape at all!
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Duncan



Joined: 18 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like the look of those LEDs... food for thought for when I take 067 to see Simon
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jimblowscash



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do make all the difference and I can thoroughly recommend them.
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TimRS4



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has your 50th got huge spacers on the hubs or does it look that wide because the arch-extensions have been removed ?
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Duncan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they a standard LR LED fitment Jim?
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jimblowscash



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TimRS4 wrote:
Has your 50th got huge spacers on the hubs or does it look that wide because the arch-extensions have been removed ?


Both! it is on spacers, i have a recipt for them from overfinch when the quick rack was installed. They are not silly big but make all the difference to both the road holding and the stance by filling all of the arch.
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jimblowscash



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duncan wrote:
Are they a standard LR LED fitment Jim?


Yep, all you have to do is take the old glass out of the metal carriage that holds it in ( three screws ) and the plug is a standard H4 so theres no messing about with looms etc. it is a simple plug and play and they are incredibly bright!
whats more they were an Ebay purchase and I have seen the same lights for around 200 quid on there, I kind of wish id got the daylight running versions but I am more than happy with the ones I have.
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Duncan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jim that's really helpful
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SIMON DURANT GB 067



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim your 50th is going to look amazing .
All of your metal work is now back from the Shotblasters near peters in Pease pottage .
One day peters metal work will go there when I restore his 50th Laughing

Your 50th Jim is a brilliant example , it has a powerful engine , good chassis and will be the most recently restored 50th in the WORLD ( there are some bragging rights there ) Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stand it any longer I must get another 50TH
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some More just sent by Simon..












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