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 Post subject: Re: Project XJX
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:23 pm 
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Folks, the speed at which Mart works, it will be the finished article by the time the reveal is done, chances are its in the paintshop as we speak.

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 Post subject: Re: Project XJX
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:01 pm 
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It must be this bad boy.
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If so, then I'm glad you've taken it on.

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 Post subject: Re: Project XJX
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:34 pm 
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...and the winner is

Dave (TM). \:D/

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:40 pm 
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Sadly it looks a little different now.

Photo's to follow :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:09 pm 
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I remember the previous owner (Colin AKA Sprintinbits) who started on the resto and ended up buying a Brooklands Sprint and started working on that on also. I remember selling him a pair of chrome wiper arms. His resto thread is HERE

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:16 pm 
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and now......

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:26 pm 
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I thought the reg looked familiar. Wasn't ths once owned by Simon, yhr Policeman with the Magenta Auto ?.

Anyway, it will be a great reto thread, Mart and Mary know their ey around these with their eyes closed. Pimento is a rare colour these days.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:03 pm 
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Is there a colour which isn't rare?

Pimento on an R feels a little late to me, is it an early chassis that sat before being registered?

What happened to Colin? Does he still have the green Sprint?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:25 pm 
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I didn't know that this was the Sprint that passed through Ken's hands.

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1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:00 am 
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Yes this is Colin's/Ken's Sprint which they were going to make into a track car.

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Colin still has the green Sprint but I believe that is in storage awaiting a new cill.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:20 am 
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So Mart, now we know what car it is, what has tempted you into restoring another sprint, and what do you have planned for it?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:16 am 
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Superb!

Will this be restored back to factory standard or have you got something else in mind...?!

I know Pimento is quite a rare colour so it'll be nice to see this one back in that shade...

Please do keep us regularly informed sir...!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:29 am 
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Is there a colour which isn't rare?

Pimento on an R feels a little late to me
True, everything is getting rare these days. Pimento is indeed considered an early colour, 74, 75, 76 ish with the Flamenco Red following 77 to 78 ish and then on to Vermillion. Then of course, a quick 'blow over' at 'Wepaintemwhileuwait' and it can be any shade of red one wants.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:02 am 
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Great to see this car getting another bite of the cherry of life. I remember it having some very nice fabrication and welding being done - in particular I seem to remember the base of the windscreen being repaired nicely - that has to be a big bonus.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:18 am 
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As you know, I had intended to restore a Stag next, just for a change. I haven't actually been searching that much as I wanted a bit of time-out from doing restos. But out of the blue I get a PM from Ken, a couple of weeks ago, asking me if I would like to take on XJX as, for various reasons, Colin and himself could no longer continue with it. After many questions and a few days to think about it, I agreed to take it on. Mary was also excited with the prospect of another Sprint resto.

The Sprint will be restored to a similar condition as the previous seven restos and it will sport the original colour.

The Sprint is being picked up today but probably won't be delivered until tomorrow.

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