Orange GLS freshen up

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Orange GLS freshen up

Postby MikeOC » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:10 pm

not really a restoration as such but thought this maybe best section to post this in?? i gave the Orange GLS a bit of a freshen up this afternoon after getting back from Yorkshire from picking up the 2 door GLS i've just bought.
the wheels were decidedly grotty and rusty and spoilt the cars' appearance,so i cleaned them up and gave them a coat of paint,i also fitted some more tyres afterwards i'd got off ebay as all the tyres were of 1980s vintage dunlops and showing their age with cracks in the treads,i certainly wouldn't want to drive it on the road any distance with them on :shock: my local friendly independent tyre fitters i use[who are open till 4pm on a saturday too-very handy] swapped 'em over for me,plus new valves and balance.
i also gave the car a good clean,and cleaned up the rubber trim and mudflaps and blacked them up,looks a lot nicer now i think :D
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby MikeOC » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:14 pm

last few for now
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby Retro morgs » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:19 pm

That looks lovely,well done that man!! :D
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby Mjones » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:11 am

Superb! :D I also love that garage, so much space!
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby magnumsteve » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:43 am

Love the colour, love the car, hate the reg number, CSA, sends shivers down my spine!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby MikeOC » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:23 pm

magnumsteve wrote:Love the colour, love the car, hate the reg number, CSA, sends shivers down my spine!!!!!!!!!!!!


LOL :P would be ideal for somebody working for that establishment...
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby MikeOC » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:26 pm

Petermax wrote:Superb! :D I also love that garage, so much space!


thanks..garage is good,but we have to share half of it with my mother in law for her car,as she lives with us in a grannyflat above.wish i had both spaces as mine then i could keep the orange car,but sadly its gonna have to go now i've bought the 2 door one :cry: anybody wanna buy it??
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby hbpeter » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:13 pm

That looks a whole lot better, wish I could buy it.

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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby pbottomley » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:20 pm

Got to be one of the shortest periods of ownership.... why buy it in the first place if it wasn't what you wanted? :?:
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Re: Orange GLS freshen up

Postby slimjim » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:31 pm

out of interest how much? :D
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