thinking out loud

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thinking out loud

Post by Nate » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:49 pm

i'm thinking of wing mirrors. as in mirrors on the end of the wings instead of the doors. yes or no?

i also really want to buy this even though it's hideous, i like it


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:03 pm

No, all you will do is make the rust come through even quicker, plus it will look like a 1970's Marina!

That wheel is horrendous, like something from Mad Max, buy the GTi Engineering one I have for sale!


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by Nate » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:07 pm

i know, it is appalling, but that's why i like it. and yes, the mirrors will look very 70s, but it is a 70s car


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:10 pm

Indeed a 70's car but one with a touch of class, keep the mirror (not a Storm I presume so only the 1) where it is, much better!


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:56 pm

We've discussed this and we will have no alternative to banning you for such appalling taste.

Lots of love from the grotto.

Having said that, it would probably improve the interior of a white scala? Ian ???????


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:01 am

GTXTRA wrote:

Having said that, it would probably improve the interior of a white scala? Ian ???????


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by Nate » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:41 am

It does have 2 mirrors, but they're too far back down the doors for my liking.


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by chopperoli » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:50 am

You'd get away with these on a race prepared Mk1 :)

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Re: thinking out loud

Post by Nate » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am

Was thinking about something like that, but on the wings


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by the edmundator » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:30 am

Do you have gadget arms to adjust them?


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by Nate » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:54 pm

Mirrors on my truck are nearly 8 foot away from the drivers seat, and I manage to move them ok when I need to


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by Nate » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:51 pm

just come back from my local steel fabricators. called in to see them about getting some stuff blasted. we got talking (as you do ) and ended up getting a quote for having a pair of bumpers made up in stainless, end caps and all. should i or shouldn't i?


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Re: thinking out loud

Post by MikeH » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:37 pm

chopperoli wrote:You'd get away with these on a race prepared Mk1 :)

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We run those on the race Mk1 golf that I spanner on, because it ran them back in the day when it was in the Tricentrol saloons. They weren't cheap to get hold of though.

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Re: thinking out loud

Post by steve bain » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:51 pm

Steel bumpers. Yes. Everything we. No


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