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HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:01 am

Hi all, just a link to the restoration of my HB Estate. Hopefully completed by March/April.

https://picasaweb.google.com/bob.meldrum59/YLT323H#

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2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby viva2300 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:15 am

looking good Bob
Keep up the good work...looking forward to seeing her out and about sometime.

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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby hbpeter » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:13 pm

Excellent. Going to be one of the best when finished. Want to do mine when your finished?? :respekt:

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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:15 am

Hi, just an update. Loooking to be finished by end of May. All bodywork nearly done, just a few small areas to finish. Engine away being reconditioned, interior parts getting there.
Updated photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=7 ... 0c85165dec

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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 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:18 pm

Fantastic work. Wheres the wokshop your working in?

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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Mon May 16, 2011 12:40 am

Hi, looks like it won't be ready by end of May, probably mid June. Don't think I will get to Billing, engine to 'Run In' after car finished. Will be going to Beamish in September for AGM.

Peter, the work is being done in Birtley, Tyne & Wear.

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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 midlands_nick » Mon May 16, 2011 6:29 am

some stirling work has gone into that Bob !! bet you cant wait to get her back on the road !
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Mon May 16, 2011 6:52 am

Yeah, Sterling-£, you are correct. :shock:

You can't take it with you, as the saying goes.

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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 yoeddynz » Mon May 16, 2011 10:35 am

Looking good. I'd love an HB estate. There was a mint light blue one on trademe here when I came home for 1500 quid. If I didnt already have a Viva.....
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Re: HB Estate Restoration

Postby BobbyMel » Wed May 25, 2011 10:34 pm

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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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