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Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
  • No idea how to make her happy!

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
The 348 just had a total bare metal respray. So now, she has new mechanicals, wheels, exhaust, etc; new interior and accessories; and now new paint.
Total cost so far - $74k  :scratchchin:

Anyway, the paint is absolutely flawless. I am really happy with the result. Problems is, the car looks like shit now. Why? Because the paint is so perfect, all you see are the shitty old rubbers around the windows and other places. The eyes, well mine anyway, that is all they see.

I now need to get new rubbers around all the windows and windscreen, as well as new wiper assemblies and that black plastic strip that sits at the top of the bonnet. I wonder how many thousands that will be  :doh:
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
You might as well go the whole hog.  You'll end up with a mint example at least.  :thumbsup:



Offline flamestone

  • Geekographer

  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
How'd the badges fair?  Did they lift ok for the paint job, or was that even more expense?  :doh:



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
  • No idea how to make her happy!

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
How'd the badges fair?  Did they lift ok for the paint job, or was that even more expense?  :doh:

She's got new badges. Oh yeah, I didn't count them in the cost. All up they were over $1k. So $75k up so far.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
  • No idea how to make her happy!

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
You might as well go the whole hog.  You'll end up with a mint example at least.  :thumbsup:

Yes, well you know me, I will do that. The thing that troubles me now is how much this car has cost me, although now she is basically brand new and probably the bext example in the country, is that I could have bought a 360 with the money.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline flamestone

  • Geekographer

  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
She's got new badges. Oh yeah, I didn't count them in the cost. All up they were over $1k. So $75k up so far.

Ha ha.  I knew it.   :p

But you really should stop counting.  Or is that your masochistic streak coming out again?



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
  • No idea how to make her happy!

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
Ha ha.  I knew it.   :p

But you really should stop counting.  Or is that your masochistic streak coming out again?

I'm a sadist ;)
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline flamestone

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  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
  • No idea how to make her happy!

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
And in this case, who's the target?  Bank manager?   :D

Unfortunately I don't finance, so it's me...  :boggled:
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline flamestone

  • Geekographer

  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
Unfortunately I don't finance, so it's me...  :boggled:

That's what I thought.  So my original guess was right:  masochism.    :D



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