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    Here’s the finished product on the passengers side. I’ve had mixed comments from the people that have seen it. A lot of them don’t like it without the seam because it doesn’t look original anymore.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 75TNR View Post
    Here’s the finished product on the passengers side. I’ve had mixed comments from the people that have seen it. A lot of them don’t like it without the seam because it doesn’t look original anymore.
    Nice work mate! Guess it depends on whether you like original or customised. I've never been too concerned with changing stuff on mine, but I still like it to look reasonably original. I think it looks good.

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    I’ve had mixed comments from the people that have seen it. A lot of them don’t like it without the seam because it doesn’t look original anymore.

    Mate I'd say screw them, you are building it for you and not anybody else. So what if it doesn't have the factory seam, I like it it's something different and by saying that I mean most people who do cars up don't go as far as what you have. Most days it's just a paint, some mags and a stereo system and they call it modified, I'm not against that but true modifying is what your doing. I love this build because your thinking outside the box and doing things differently which is great because you don't really see that these days. There is a lot of guys on this forum including myself that love what you are doing with this ute,and can't wait to see the final product because when it's finished it will be a knockout. Keep up the great work.

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    Well am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to classics, but what you have done to this old girl looks fantastic, still keeping with the original look but a lot smoother, i say bugger what every one else says continue on, looking forward to the final result.

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    I think it looks great, much cleaner than original which is clearly what you are going for. At the end of the day you build a car for what you like not what everyone else likes.

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    Seamless front looks good.
    As for keeping the purists happy, think that boat sailed a long time ago.
    If you were building it for someone who asked for a full factory resto then they could complain about the changes you make but as long as you are building it for you, only ones you have to worry about are the rta (for legal reasons) and yourself.
    I think car shows would be a lot less interesting if everyone just stuck to the same script.
    Also, getting to see the different ways modifiers face challenges and the interesting range of solutions make these forums a lot more fun to read.
    Not sure even half of us would be reading this if it was just another one of 100 stock rebuilds. The fact most builds are modified makes even the stock builds more interesting. Win for all, i say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJPrem75 View Post
    Nice work mate! Guess it depends on whether you like original or customised. I've never been too concerned with changing stuff on mine, but I still like it to look reasonably original. I think it looks good.
    Quote Originally Posted by badcrabby View Post
    I’ve had mixed comments from the people that have seen it. A lot of them don’t like it without the seam because it doesn’t look original anymore.

    Mate I'd say screw them, you are building it for you and not anybody else. So what if it doesn't have the factory seam, I like it it's something different and by saying that I mean most people who do cars up don't go as far as what you have. Most days it's just a paint, some mags and a stereo system and they call it modified, I'm not against that but true modifying is what your doing. I love this build because your thinking outside the box and doing things differently which is great because you don't really see that these days. There is a lot of guys on this forum including myself that love what you are doing with this ute,and can't wait to see the final product because when it's finished it will be a knockout. Keep up the great work.
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnerGuy View Post
    Well am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to classics, but what you have done to this old girl looks fantastic, still keeping with the original look but a lot smoother, i say bugger what every one else says continue on, looking forward to the final result.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman77 View Post
    I think it looks great, much cleaner than original which is clearly what you are going for. At the end of the day you build a car for what you like not what everyone else likes.
    Quote Originally Posted by gaff3rp View Post
    Seamless front looks good.
    As for keeping the purists happy, think that boat sailed a long time ago.
    If you were building it for someone who asked for a full factory resto then they could complain about the changes you make but as long as you are building it for you, only ones you have to worry about are the rta (for legal reasons) and yourself.
    I think car shows would be a lot less interesting if everyone just stuck to the same script.
    Also, getting to see the different ways modifiers face challenges and the interesting range of solutions make these forums a lot more fun to read.
    Not sure even half of us would be reading this if it was just another one of 100 stock rebuilds. The fact most builds are modified makes even the stock builds more interesting. Win for all, i say!
    Thanks for the vote of confidence fella's!! I appreciate your feedback.

    Not much time to work on the Tonner this break as I'm off to Fraser Island for a week.

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    Looking good mate. Did you end up bracing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawlr View Post
    Looking good mate. Did you end up bracing it?

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    Thanks mate, no brace yet. The inner guards will be the major brace but I have to beat all the lumps and bumps out of them and smooth them over before they go in. Also I'm thinking about doing some sort of neat radiator support fill in for the top which will give it even more bracing.

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    Nice work mate as usual mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2560 View Post
    Nice work mate as usual mate!
    Hi Andy, good to see you're still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2560 View Post
    Nice work mate as usual mate!

    Thanks mate, long time no see, hope your build is still going to plan.

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    I'm still here, build has been on hold for 12 months since my move. New shed is almost complete & the build re-starts

    Photobucket pi$$es me off, what does everyone else use now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2560 View Post
    I'm still here, build has been on hold for 12 months since my move. New shed is almost complete & the build re-starts

    Photobucket pi$$es me off, what does everyone else use now?
    Good to hear, hope you keep putting your progress on AV8 when the time comes. I’m using Imgur now and it is so much quicker then the old PB. There is a fix that will bring back all your old images.
    https://www.aussiev8.com.au/members-...obucket-4.html
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    Finished the one piece front end off over the weekend. It fits up without any panel stress and come off and on with ease. Just still working out the look and shape of the inner guards as they will be an integral part of the bracing but I want them to look a bit different to the original inner guards. Also just did another session of blocking so it’s getting fairly straight now.












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