My new project..another HB Estate

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Re: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby rizzo » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 pm

Love the speed you are getting this done, makes me feel a trifle slow :) keep up the good work. :respekt:
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Re: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby Fred Dukes » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 pm

Looking good bob :P
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Re: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby BobbyMel » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:53 pm

Shock absorber turret repairs...
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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: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby BobbyMel » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:55 pm

Turret repairs...
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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: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby BobbyMel » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:56 pm

Turret Repairs
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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: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby BobbyMel » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:05 pm

Been busy since these photos, a link to progress on Facebook is below:

https://www.facebook.com/robert.meldrum ... 994&type=3
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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: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby Fred Dukes » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:19 pm

How many man hours have you put into that Bob? - Fantastic work - respect :shock:
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Re: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby rizzo » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:07 pm

Just been through all you pics Bob, not sure how I've missed them but i am suitably impressed with your work, i dont think i could have bothered with some of what you have done, :respekt: it did make me feel a bit queasy seeing all that welding, bought back flash backs of mine.
I like your rear end and grill they have both worked out well, did you just happen to find some lights and work with it or was this planned out?
Did you get your dash top recovered Bob, it looks like it, if so did you do it?
I notice you went for seals from rare spares, is that because the UK stuff advertised doesn't fit?
Keep up the good work :D
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Re: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby BobbyMel » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:19 pm

Fred Dukes wrote:How many man hours have you put into that Bob? - Fantastic work - respect :shock:

Hi Fred, way too many hours, more than I'd care to count...but it's a labour of love
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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: My new project..another HB Estate

Postby BobbyMel » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:23 pm

rizzo wrote:Just been through all you pics Bob, not sure how I've missed them but i am suitably impressed with your work, i dont think i could have bothered with some of what you have done, :respekt: it did make me feel a bit queasy seeing all that welding, bought back flash backs of mine.
I like your rear end and grill they have both worked out well, did you just happen to find some lights and work with it or was this planned out?
Did you get your dash top recovered Bob, it looks like it, if so did you do it?
I notice you went for seals from rare spares, is that because the UK stuff advertised doesn't fit?
Keep up the good work :D

Hi Rizzo, the front and rear were planned out, bought everything specifically for the job, and no, I haven't had the dash top covered, the one in the photos is a one I bought, a pretty damn good one too, although it probably won't be used on this project, hoping to repair the original one, and get it covered to match the rest of the interior, which at this point is a closely guarded secret...
Regarding the door seals, East Kent trim don't do HB door seals, Rare Spares is the place for them, got them for my white one, and they're bloody good
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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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