Garage find hb 1600 auto!

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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby BobbyMel » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:54 pm

Looks a good project

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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby Retro morgs » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:57 pm

To be honest,it's not as bad as it looks. It's as scruffy as hell but seems solid enough,i'm tempted to do the recomissioning work and try it in for an mot!
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby Retro morgs » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:59 pm

So,what does everyone think so far then?
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby shamm » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:26 pm

Nice :D :D :D
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby viva les vegas » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:08 pm

I agree, nice :-)
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby Johnboy HB » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:08 pm

Got to be worth restoring. try finding another one
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby Retro morgs » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:27 pm

Johnboy HB wrote:Got to be worth restoring. try finding another one

My thought's exactly! I'll just be happy to get it one the road,any improvements after that will be a bonus!
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby hbpeter » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Dosent look bad at all, well worth saving. The door you can probably get a replacement, whats it like on the underside? So the colour was Grecian(?) White! Inside looks good. Do the bare min then get it in for a test to see what else needs doing. Well saved.

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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby Retro morgs » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Well it's quite a few different shades to be honest! Underside seems fine,had a poke about best i could and didnt make any holes :D Boot floor seems solid enough,will pull the carpets out when i get it home and check the floorpan. It's a lot more solid than i first thought to be fair so i'm really quite pleased with it! I'll prob leave that door for a while as it closes nicely so it's doing it's job. I'm prob gonna do just that and get it in for an mot,i'm fairly sure i can have this going in time for the show season....
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Re: Garage find hb 1600 auto!

Postby viva power » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:53 pm

what an awesome find!
i'd love to have another garage find and just get it on the road and do nothing to the bodywork except stop the rot and keep it as original looking as possible dents scratches and all.
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