and so it began, mineral blue cab

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:59 pm

I've had this motor over 10 years now, and when I found it I said it was a keeper.
The colour I know is marmite, but love it or hate it, I have never seen another cab in it (some would say for good reason, but I love it)
Having used it as a daily for 7 years it finally began to show signs of not liking it anymore and eventually I had to park it up and wait for me to raise some funds.
It is now being revived by Danthe and here are a few photos of whats been happening.
There hasn't been any major rot, just lots of little bits all around that have needed addressing, The original wings have been saved with a little chop off and use of the bottom section of some new wings.
The Engine is being done too with some minor Danthe improvements.

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More to folllow as it gets done,
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:46 pm

Great to see another car getting looked after. I really like the colour.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:12 am

Great colour
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:01 am

Crikey 2 positives on the colour! Cheers, it will look even better when its resprayed.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:36 am

nice one 8)
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:30 am

mineralblue wrote:Crikey 2 positives on the colour! Cheers, it will look even better when its resprayed.
Should look spot on once resprayed.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:06 am

I remember your short lived mineral saloon Magpie! :cool:
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:14 pm

i had my 2dr about 2 yrs .
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:55 am

quite like that colour.
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:02 pm

Is that an Austin All-aggro lurking in the background of the first pic? Oh, the shame of it! :o: :wink:
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Nothing to do with me your honour
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:07 am

love the colour never seen one before,

also just noticed your location, will be keeping my eye out when it's finished.
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:12 am

Cheers, eye, not far from your neck of the woods now I've moved oop north
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:47 pm

mineralblue wrote:Cheers, eye, not far from your neck of the woods now I've moved oop north
Be good to see a few more e30's around this way.
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:06 pm

Some good work being done. Are there any updates?
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:28 pm

what engine improvements is Dan working on out of curiosity?
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:01 am

Paint is finished! pictures to follow. Engine is having a full refurb... not long now.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:13 am

how long is your engine gonna take ? has Dan go it ??
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm

Dan has it in bits, he's gotta rebuild it now and put me motor back together.... if he has any fingers left to do it....
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any progress at all is good news ,

f00k his fingers .... you paid for them :teehee:
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:06 am

Ha, but I'm hoping to use his services for another 25 years!
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Well it’s back from the paint shop and back in Danthe capables for the rest. Well happy with the bodywork.
The race is in on to catch some of this weather now.
Can’t effin wait quite frankly.
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:08 am

Looking good.
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:32 am

:cheers:
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:33 am

looking great 8)
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:40 am

fooking loving this.
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Wow !!!

I wish I could retire right now and do this as well.

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Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:40 am

very nice mate!

I like the rare colours more and more now! This colour has grown on me 8)
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 am

What a great colour. Looks like the resto is taking shape nicely.
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