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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely, John. I'd be proud of it too.

P.S. I think the non-overrider bumpers look much better, too; much more elegant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, were you happy with the fit of the Harrington bumpers? Did you have to make any modifications to fit them up? They look very nice. Congrats on a beautiful Ghia!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the passenger side mirror a requirement for the UK? Why did you choose to add it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ovalboy wrote:
John, were you happy with the fit of the Harrington bumpers? Did you have to make any modifications to fit them up? They look very nice. Congrats on a beautiful Ghia!


I've just added my comments on the bumpers on the official Ghia topic:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2791541#2791541

Mk1Jetta82 wrote:
Is the passenger side mirror a requirement for the UK? Why did you choose to add it?


Very simple reason for that, my wife requested it. Who am I to argue. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks beautiful! Well done John. I want a Lowlight now! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks beautiful! Well done John. I want a Lowlight now! Wink


Thanks Rich...shhhh Shhh Let's try and keep this exclusive. Wink

This is from lunchtime. I went into Romsey with Jacqui and whilst she was shopping I took a few quick pictures round by the Abbey.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you see that passenger side mirror from the drivers seat?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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can you see that passenger side mirror from the drivers seat?


No, as I said previously, it's not for me. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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can you see that passenger side mirror from the drivers seat?


No, as I said previously, it's not for me. Wink


Oh I thought your wife wanted it for when she was driving the car - she wants it to look backwards when you are driving... gotcha Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks absolutely beautiful John- Definately agree with the choice of bumpers-

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Seth, I'm looking forward to seeing your Lowlight taking shape. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out this morning to take some more picture to send to Betty the PO of my Ghia.
I live near The New Forest in Hampshire so I went for a drive to a couple of favoured spots.
Coming home I stumbled across The New Forest Hunt and I couldn't have set it up better if I tried. The Master of The Hounds came over to look at the car. "Beautiful car," he said, "I was sure it was a Sunbeam."

We stopped and chatted about the car for a couple of minutes...he was impressed. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shot!!!

Too Cool. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pics,and a beautiful car,i agree with the bumpers,they look better,and who could argue that if a customer in the 50s wanted the earlier bumpers that the dealer wouldnt oblige? same goes for the mirror,im sure there are some that will disagree,but personally i dont think the dealers wouldnt do anything a customer wanted
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Hughes and Gheezer...they were genuinely lucky shots. If I'd known they were out today and set-up to follow them I'm sure I would never have been in the right place. Here's a few more.

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Camilla came over and said, “Do you mind if I take a picture for Chuck…he loves Aston Martins.”

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I keep coming back to this spot as I know it gives a great sight-line for pictures.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tally Ho!
What a fox! Laughing

Great outing; lovely shots.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the one with the horses right close is definately postcard worthy,it really even looks era
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Moxon wrote:
Thanks Hughes and Gheezer...they were genuinely lucky shots. If I'd known they were out today and set-up to follow them I'm sure I would never have been in the right place. Here's a few more.

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If you made these images into postcards and offered them for sale, I'd buy a packet of 10 each.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brilliant idea to not only recoup some parts/restoration costs,not to mention giving the car more provenance
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the fake "period" photograph. Laughing

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