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EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS Bring your beloved back to its former glory - or just polish the chrome some more!

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Old 3rd July 2009, 07:32 AM
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Ready for take-off...................one 6.9.












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Old 3rd July 2009, 09:05 AM
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Wow, this is looking very nice in the photos, it must look even better in the flesh!!
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Old 3rd July 2009, 09:05 AM
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Good to see a 6.9 in its natural habitat!
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Old 3rd July 2009, 11:12 AM
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That looks great ....

But what's with the fascination with the pictures at the service station????
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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:19 PM
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But what's with the fascination with the pictures at the service station????
Maybe it's too hard to take pics of the outside while driving

I figure it's a getting over it sort of thing - you've just put in $150 worth of super, realised you're going to be eating toast for a week, but then the car looks all nice and shiny under the apron lights, and you think "awwwww....."

Or the statistical approach, as chris p said - on a percentage basis, most of the time the car is stationary will be spent at petrol stations.
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Old 3rd July 2009, 06:06 PM
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That's a very nice result. You guys must be proud of it.
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THAT'S a 6.9 allright !.... Passes everything except petrol bowsers. ! However, I would like to see it in the flesh........ NOTE! I have since seen it in the flesh, and now, it is a very desirable motor car.

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That's mighty impressive and ready to hit the road for some exercise by the look of things.

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Old 4th July 2009, 05:53 AM
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THAT'S a 6.9 allright !.... Passes everything except petrol bowsers. ! However, I wopuld like to see it in the flesh.
I have (seen it in the flesh) and you would be impressed
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Old 5th July 2009, 07:36 PM
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That looks great ....

But what's with the fascination with the pictures at the service station????
Hi Michel, after I had put some petrol in the car, and had gone inside to settle the bill, I came outside and I was greeted with an usual morning light supplemented by the Service Station lights. I simply could not refuse to take these shots.

An added incentive is to take 'natural and everyday' photos - I know for us it's nothing unusual, (I mean, a Service Station is a Service Station in any other language, or by way of definition), but some of our overseas members may find the setting of additional interest. Regards Styria
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The reflection in the bonnet is superb!
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Old 12th July 2009, 10:05 AM
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Further and final progress report of this mission. BTW S- Class, we are indeed very proud of all that's gone into 'new Silver' - as distinct from 'old silver' down capital way !

Oil pressure, temperature and idle speed - interrelated and of SOME importance.



####pit and some controls (no after-burner button)



The HOT room with appropriate fittings.........and a pretty face







Brand spanking new 205.70.14 B. F. Goodrich T/A Sports - look nice



To keep engine warm and cosy for the long journey to Randwick...



After all trials and tribulations, has landed in safe and appreciative hands. Regards Styria
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Old 12th July 2009, 10:28 AM
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And I might add that the car performed perfectly for both that journey and a run to the airport this morning.

Thank you so much for all your hard work Styria and Parks: I am absolutely thrilled with the result!

Michelle and I have christened him "Wilhelm".

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Michelle and I have christened him "Wilhelm".
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Hurray.....Hurray.....Hurray.....

Three cheers for Wilhelm
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