Worth a gamble or not?

Worth a gamble or not?

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David Beer

2,791 posts

199 months

Wednesday 31st January
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Clive Reed said:
Those are Zertec rear lights, often referred to as "Afterburners" They were designed to slot in to the existing aperture and hence being easily reversible.

The column stalks are also Zertec.
Hi Clive, been a while! I see you are still in Singapore,Judging by your posting times? Saw some fab cars there last Xmas, only had two nights enrout to AUS.
It looks like my griff will be on its way soon, of course still got your bits on so will get way more for it!
Regards

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Wednesday 31st January
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Clive Reed said:
Those are Zertec rear lights, often referred to as "Afterburners" They were designed to slot in to the existing aperture and hence being easily reversible.

The column stalks are also Zertec.
Thanks Clive.

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Thursday 15th February
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Visit to the body shop today. The car is in primer and looks absolutely stunning. The rear light fit is perfect now, I am absolutely blown away by what they have done. Taking a standard Vauxhall rear light, it is apparent that a 'lot' of trimming is required, makes me wonder why TVR back in the day didn't do more with the moulds to incorporate the standard unit, I guess that's a TVR thing biggrin

The engine bay looks good, all the knocks and scrapes are sorted, when it's 'blacked' it will be great. Had word that the dash will be ready in three weeks which should all fit in.


yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Saturday 24th March
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They’ve done well biggrin


yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Saturday 14th April
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It’s painted biggrin

Sneak peak....



Can’t seem to rotate the images, you get the idea. Can’t wait to see it in the flesh, the colour looks stunning.


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TR4man

2,870 posts

106 months

Saturday 14th April
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It certainly does look stunning.

You must be tempted to keep it having put all this time and effort into it's restoration?

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Saturday 14th April
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TR4man said:


It certainly does look stunning.

You must be tempted to keep it having put all this time and effort into it's restoration?
Damn, how did you rotate!

Never say never smile

andy43

5,835 posts

186 months

Sunday 15th April
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Looking good. Really good. Bet you keep it!

Podie

44,941 posts

207 months

Sunday 15th April
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David Beer said:
Clive Reed said:
Those are Zertec rear lights, often referred to as "Afterburners" They were designed to slot in to the existing aperture and hence being easily reversible.

The column stalks are also Zertec.
Hi Clive, been a while! I see you are still in Singapore,Judging by your posting times? Saw some fab cars there last Xmas, only had two nights enrout to AUS.
It looks like my griff will be on its way soon, of course still got your bits on so will get way more for it!
Regards
Blimey, years since i’ve Seen these two names together in a thread.

Daren’t think how many hours I spent looking at he bits you two sold....

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Thursday 19th April
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Pick up on Saturday. Few more things to do but it looks very nice.


Speed 3

2,154 posts

51 months

Thursday 19th April
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Griffs look great in a whole range of colours from subtle to inyerface but that is one of my faves, very classy.

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Saturday 21st April
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Transported the Griff from the bodyshop today, all I can say is wow.

Gav147

848 posts

93 months

Sunday 22nd April
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Been following this from the start and have to say its looking fantastic op, can't wait to see the finished pictures

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Sunday 22nd April
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Gav147 said:
Been following this from the start and have to say its looking fantastic op, can't wait to see the finished pictures
Thanks. It does look very good now, only the hood really spoils the party. Seeing the rear lights in particular in the flesh is quite something, the guy did an amazing job. Colour wise it’s nice, you wouldn’t think it’s a Mercedes colour, very much like an Aston colour and it’s bright enough without being too fussy. It’s also making a proper noise now, I’ve added something else. All will be revealed in a few more weeks. As will the final numbers and how much I’ve eaten into the target. I’m hoping for £30+, the minimum I want to pass on to the family is £5K, even if it means topping up!

mk1fan

9,395 posts

157 months

Monday 23rd April
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I'll buy that for £5K biglaugh

Looks great. Hope it sells quick and starts to stretch it's legs.

yonex

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11,828 posts

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Monday 23rd April
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mk1fan said:
I'll buy that for £5K biglaugh

Looks great. Hope it sells quick and starts to stretch it's legs.
Sure, I'll get the zertec lights boxed and sent, for that price I'll even send them recorded delivery biggrin

Penelope Stopit

2,830 posts

41 months

Monday 23rd April
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yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Tuesday 24th April
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Still a bit excited over the end result. Last one until the decent pictures are put together and the article is completed. It's booked in for alignment and a fettle in 3 weeks and over to Dave the Trimmer a week after to sort the hood out. Had a chat to a guy today about values, as long as don't get too carried away from this point I think we're in good shape.

Yes, I know the mirrors are missing. We are making parts to replace the plastic piece that is unavailable, if there is interest will make a batch.

The pictures don't really do it justice.

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geeman237

470 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th April
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yonex said:
Yes, I know the mirrors are missing. We are making parts to replace the plastic piece that is unavailable, if there is interest will make a batch.

The pictures don't really do it justice.
Re the mirrors, which plastic piece are you referring to? The black sleeve that covers the "toadstool"?

yonex

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11,828 posts

100 months

Tuesday 24th April
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geeman237 said:
Re the mirrors, which plastic piece are you referring to? The black sleeve that covers the "toadstool"?
It’s a piece of plastic, thought I’d just buy one but hit a dead end. Having some made as it’s not a complex bit.