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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:11 pm

Pete is never off topic and he is always on his point

and I never trash talk (as the nose grows)

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:22 pm

piss-ant wrote:Pete is never off topic and he is always on his point

and I never trash talk (as the nose grows)

Gary


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:44 pm

elj221c wrote:
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Now, about the Jon Fletcher 26/R... :wink:


OK, so what about it...........?

Bad boy Pete. OT! :wink:


It had some dodgy stripes, Officer!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:46 pm

piss-ant wrote:Pete is never off topic and he is always on his point

and I never trash talk (as the nose grows)

Gary



Damn right, Gary. :wink:

This thread has already had one change of title to suit the postings, which is not a bad idea sometimes. :lol:
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:03 pm

All stripes suck, they are there to hide a problem that does not exist. Same with two tone, not my thing at all.

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Yes I was bored at work again but its a great colour (Nissan Solar Yellow) to be seen and with todays moron drivers, you need all the help you can provide for yourself. I was going to stripe the Coupe like the corral snake

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:25 am

Elanintheforest wrote: There's no flow or continuity, so for me it breaks up the symmetry of the overall shape of the Elan somehow. Mark

+1 on that!

Elanintheforest wrote:I?m sure that someone with an artistic eye would be able to articulate this a lot better! Mark

Been thinking about who that might me. I imagine that the "noted aficionado of classic automobiles", Brian Sewell, would have something to say, albeit with a plum up his ****...or maybe "Swiss Toni" could sum it up! :)

However, I think Shakespeare may have said it best..."Gilding the Lily"
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:06 am

ardee_selby wrote:.................

However, I think Shakespeare may have said it best..."Gilding the Lily"


Point of pedantry, your worship, that woz not wot the Bard writ:

Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp,
To guard a title that was rich before,
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:23 am

elansprint71 wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:.................

However, I think Shakespeare may have said it best..."Gilding the Lily"


Point of pedantry, your worship, that woz not wot the Bard writ:


"Pedantry"? Look again...I didn't say he wrote it...I said he said it!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:25 am

Oh God no! Now you are all telling me that no one likes two tone paint and I have gone and had mine painted two tone :lol:

Perhaps 'Now will be the winter of my dis-content'

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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:34 am

I like it Alan! Looking good.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:39 am

Spyder fan wrote:Oh God no! Now you are all telling me that no one likes two tone paint and I have gone and had mine painted two tone :lol:

Perhaps 'Now will be the winter of my dis-content'

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079 (2).jpg


Nice job! Ignore all the green-eyed monsters!

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/166600.html :wink:
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:30 pm

ANY Elan brought back from the dead is a good one. To buy an Elan that no one else would, bring it back in any form and share it is great.To do so that ALL of us would have a bit of fun over the last couple of years that the project has been stewing for is a generous and gracious thing. LOOK at all of the other restorations that we have missed out on because most of us don't think of presenting your plans to the public before its is even started. I think Alan's DuraLAN has benefited from the discussions on this forum too. Lots of positive talk with some genuine and sincere questions about if it was still an Elan and the ability to go OffFFFFFFFFF at any time. Whether you think this is a great idea or an abomination one thing for sure is it makes for good discussion.

Thank You Alan for footing the bills on this one.

So who is going to be the next DuraLAN owner?

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:30 am

ardee_selby wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:.................

However, I think Shakespeare may have said it best..."Gilding the Lily"


Point of pedantry, your worship, that woz not wot the Bard writ:


"Pedantry"? Look again...I didn't say he wrote it...I said he said it!


I didn't hear you say that but I saw that you typed it. :wink:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:42 am

I thought that I would bump this topic back up again with a link to Spyder's rehashed web site Cars For Sale http://spydercars.co.uk/CARS%20FOR%20SALE.htm

There are two zetec engined +2 cars, one twincam engined +2 car and an Evante Vegantune. The Vegantune and Twincam cars look good value, but the zetec's reflect continued interest in the conversion and the original build cost which is south of ?35k especially for the Raceline engined car.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:33 am

Another really dodgy set of stripes. This snap accompanied a 'Motor World' Elan test by an enthusiastic staff writer, GG

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