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Old 08-24-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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I'm happy with how the car is turning out. I've finally got that same happy feeling walking out to the garage that I had when my NB was "finished". Not a whole heluva lot left to do, aesthetically. Needs a roll bar and then it's time to get working under the hood.













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im painfully in love with that window switch
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I'm digging that side stripe. Reminds me of my dad's MGB.
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Looks clean and tasteful. I'd daily the **** out of it too

Those pictures are terrible though. Holy ****......
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I want Garage Vary tail lights so damn bad.... -.-

That thing is super clean. I am also really diggin' the side stripe and the wheels. I'm 99% sure those are the new Rota K7's. It gives me hope for my heap, lol.


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I have to say, the thing that makes the interior for me is the stock stereo. I don't care how good the quality is or how many functions it has, ALL aftermarket stereos look like ***, and stick out half an inch.

Block of plates with hidden or no stereos are second best, but stick out like an amputated thumb.

Very tastefully done.
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That white over red looks delish.
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Older Blaupunkt decks had a really clean, OEM look to them. Squared off chicklet buttons in all black, with subdued displays. Harder to find now.

I am digging the side stripes.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:15 AM   #9
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I have to say, the thing that makes the interior for me is the stock stereo. I don't care how good the quality is or how many functions it has, ALL aftermarket stereos look like ***, and stick out half an inch.

Block of plates with hidden or no stereos are second best, but stick out like an amputated thumb.

Very tastefully done.

Good luck finding one of the ultra-rare green ones.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:34 AM   #10
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I like that carpeted console, the stripe, and the wheels. I'm not really an NA fan, but I would drive that thing all day long.
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Good luck finding one of the ultra-rare green ones.
The lite buttons are obnoxious, I'd still prefer the stock unit, although this is one of the better ones I've seen. They're still lite on the stock unit, but it's not noticeable during the day.
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Damn, ok. +(whatev) on the OEM head unit and that carpeted console.
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Chrome!!!!!!!!! uke:
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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100% agreed.
love that car.
i'm a cr ***, so i see that **** almost everyday. i enjoy dude's build thread.
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Pretty!
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I don't care how good the quality is or how many functions it has, ALL aftermarket stereos look like ***, and stick out half an inch.
I agree. My old cassette deck has seen better days, but I can't find anything aftermarket that isn't silver, has lots of silly lights (or worse, and LCD display) so it fits in with the black interior.

Too many baby-boomer types that design things based on "ohhh, shiny!" Dammit, LEDs are old hat, stop putting tham on every damn thing!
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im painfully in love with that window switch
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mk2tmr2 is a member here. I'll notify him of this lovefest.

And thanks for the link on the window switches! I'll have another batch ready to go in a month or so.
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Thanks for the heads' up, Adam. And thanks for the love, everyone...especially you, hustler.

The car has a little ways to go, yet. The stereo is going to be changed out in about a month or so...but I don't think anyone will be disappointed with the result. I won't spill the beans until the deal is done. There are a few more interior details that I want to spruce up - not the least of which will be a set of Revlimiter gauge faces.

When it comes time to start turning wrenches under the hood, you are likely to find me a lot more active on this site. My NB was a MP62 car...this one is either going all motor/IRTB or some type of turbo system done right.
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Can't wait to see what the engine plans are. I think a nice OEM looking FM/Begi kit would be boss. Nothing too standout-ish.

Also, if I may trouble you some, what are the wheels on this lovely machine? My earlier guess were rota k7's.
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