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    Talking my astra back home again!

    further to this thread:

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=156641

    and this one:

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=156839

    I idly wandered past the workshop just after lunch today (it's only a short walk from home) after going to the post office, just to see what the state of play was.

    I was greeted with "oh, hang on a few minutes...." then was handed my car keys!









    She now needs a blooming good clean (time to set the apprentice to work I think ), once this downpour of biblical proportions has stopped (anyone got an ark handy? )

    Next stop: number plate lights, lowering springs, foglight wiring (while I have a sparky handy ) and tidying up the install a bit.

    WOOHOO! (*dances around a bit*) OW damn shouldnt have done that bit

    I'm so happeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Sorry guys, just couldn't contain myself there, immediatley after the accident I never thought that she'd be back on the road again, but at the time I didn't realise that it was possible to pull a shell to within a 1-2 millimetre tolerance like they did.

    HUGE THANKS to Richard at Kar Kraft for his sterling work again, take note people in the North East, if you want bodywork and spraying doing, they are very good, friendly, reliable and fast

    Kirsty

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    I am pleased to see you got her back in one piece, and that you are happy with the work carried out.

    Now dont let her get bumped again
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    i know exactly how u feel. mine aint finished yet but gettin the car back on the road wen u first thought it had been written off is the best feelin ever!
    looks like a fantastic job v happy for u!
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    Nothing like getting your car back.
    Looks like it never happened.

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    that was a fast turn around

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    that was a fast turn around
    I know, I was shocked! Then again it only took them a month or so to do the saab and that was an entire car and full respray on every panel, so I should have realised they work fast, but then they have years of experience and are good at what they do.

    They have also done show cars and magazine featured cars too, so they're not slapdash (otherwise I wouldn't have chosen them to do the saab restoration)

    Oh and his corvette was FINALLY clean today so got fresh pics of that too:





    ... just for random car porn

    Thanks for the kind words guys. The support from AOC friends has really helped when I was feeling down.

    Kirsty

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    Jesus, I wonder what that does 0-60 in!
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    can't remember off the top of my head, will ask him, but it's a v8 with supercharger and nitrous and over 650bhp, they took the engine out to dyno it as there is too much power for the rollers apparently. He did the modifications himself.

    Kirsty

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    Just asked my corvette mate if he knows about that car
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    he probably will, apparently Richard has worked on quite a few corvettes and other yank tanks in his time (the white/candy green beast behind it is another of his V8 projects)

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