HB Estate Restoration

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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:04 am

Looking to have it finished by end of July. Not much left to do now.

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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:38 pm

Well nearly finished. Thought I would post a 'Period Looking Photo' MOT on Friday.
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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby hbpeter » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:35 am

That looks amazing. Bet you carnt wait to drive it!

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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:53 am

Thanks Peter. Looking forward to getting her home on Saturday.

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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby Retro morgs » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:28 pm

Absolutely stunning,what a car! :respekt:
68 HB bitza,72 HC 1159 Deluxe,74 HC 1800 SL auto,74 FE Ventora,94 2.8 Frontera
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby yoeddynz » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:10 pm

Wow! :shock: I think the HB wagon is definitely one of the nicest looking wagons out there. Along with FD Victor wagons, triumph MK1 2000 wags and Volvo Amazon wags.

You'll be too scared to use it. Will this be a daily driver?
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:35 am

Hi, yes I will be scared to use it, and no it won't be my daily driver. Weekends and shows.

No MOT on Friday, problem with fuel tank, really rusty inside and kept blocking fuel line, car kept cutting out. :(
Tank now being relined, should get back on Thursday, then MOT on Friday.

Fingers crossed this week.

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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby HC » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:15 pm

Looks like it had left the production line at the Factory.
Keep up the good work mate, I like this resto.
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby pbottomley » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:23 pm

had a quick play with your picture :wink:

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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:27 pm

Hey, play all you want. I did the same on my PC. Got loads of different styles.

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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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