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Just Some Dude in Jersey
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For the record, my car is wired properly with the proper GM color coding and a new aftermarket fuse box. I had to do a few mods to counteract some of the mods the PO did, like shaving the door handles off the car(Fluckin' stupid idea) and he installed headlight "tunnels" that you couldn't fit ANY type of headlight into until someone in China started making 2.5" diameter mini motorcycle headlights about 5 years ago. Yeah, there's lots of wacky, yet functional, LED interior lighting, but they use almost no power and virtually all of it is attached to one terminal strip tapped into the accessory lighting circuit. I was quite pleased to learn, during this past year in Hell, that all the electrical/mechanical work I did was rock solid. It was the darn engine innards that I farmed out to someone else that bit me in the arse.

Keep in mind that I work on machines all day that make my car's electrical system look about as complicated as a can opener, so doing all that electrical stuff was nothing for me.

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For the record, my car is wired properly with the proper GM color coding and a new aftermarket fuse box. I had to do a few mods to counteract some of the mods the PO did, like shaving the door handles off the car(Fluckin' stupid idea) and he installed headlight "tunnels" that you couldn't fit ANY type of headlight into until someone in China started making 2.5" diameter mini motorcycle headlights about 5 years ago. Yeah, there's lots of wacky, yet functional, LED interior lighting, but they use almost no power and virtually all of it is attached to one terminal strip tapped into the accessory lighting circuit. I was quite pleased to learn, during this past year in Hell, that all the electrical/mechanical work I did was rock solid. It was the darn engine innards that I farmed out to someone else that bit me in the arse.

Keep in mind that I work on machines all day that make my car's electrical system look about as complicated as a can opener, so doing all that electrical stuff was nothing for me.

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Point taken reg. your knowledge on the electrical stuff. My previous post was nothing more than a little friendly grilling :)..- and I had no doubt that you would take it the right way :yup:

Grüße mein freund.

Anders
 

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Just Some Dude in Jersey
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I have no idea what that is, I found it on a new Facebook group I joined called "Ugly, Odd, & Unique Automotive Masterpieces".

After this discussion we've been having, I figured I needed to join a group that has more of "my people" in it!

Yuk! Yuk!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please tell me it isn't real! A 5 year old with a snap together kit that went together wrong! Something, anything, .....

JMO -- Doug


BTW - I have a number of "purists" in the MG World that think much the same about my DHC! I try to remind them that the first MG's were MODIFIED Morris vehicles!
 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please tell me it isn't real!
Real? Well Yes and No...

The 1958 X2000 was originally just a 3/8 scale model, but an English enthusiast, Andy Saunders, saw it in the "Dream Cars" book (J-R Picard 1981), pursued the impossible dream - and built one. The X2000 has been doing the rounds of the Motor Shows.
To me, it is a masterpiece of mid-century automobilia. :cool:
 

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I think we can all agree that this car is butt ugly.

I do like the wings, fins, and scoops, though...

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Guys, you are gonna stop this now (please), I can't take it any more :no:! The level of body-mods-insanity out there in the (dark) world is beyond belief, and I can now see clearly that even the most outrageous modification-wackadoodle-maniacs on this forum are quite sane, and should be appointed Doctors of design, and teach tech & design at MIT.

I still resent most of it, but I give up now, and take any remotely negative things I said back...- Gordo you win this round :yup:

Cheers from a broken spirit
 

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After seeing those pictures, I am trying to restore inner piece by taking some counter-measures.
 

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I probably wouldn't mind driving one of these,,,, If anyone gets in your way you drive around them,,, or over them LOL :p

Pretty heavy duty suspension.. almost like a rock climber... Mad Max Vehicle Opel GT Off Road
 

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I probably wouldn't mind driving one of these,,,, If anyone gets in your way you drive around them,,, or over them LOL :p

Pretty heavy duty suspension.. almost like a rock climber... Mad Max Vehicle Opel GT Off Road
What about this Mike? Could I interest you in a ride? Mad Max Vehicle Off Road ( M274 A3) Jarrell
 

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Where in the world do you all find such outrageous pictures??? P.J. that Opel GT would be nice to own don’t you think?
 

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Where in the world do you all find such outrageous pictures??? P.J. that Opel GT would be nice to own don’t you think?
Mine isn't outrageous. I own 3 of them. The one pictured is mine, originally purchased in 1978, M274 A-3. Also know on Data plate as Truck, utility, 1/2 ton, 4x4. Made by Willys Overland Corp. I have an A-5, 2 wheel steering, An original M274 A-4, 4 wheel steering (1962 model), almost parade ready according to MVPA Standards. Just need stencils on it. Purchased from the Estate of the guy who I used to buy parts from. He had one that had the 106 MM recoilless Rifle. They were used primarily in Viet Nam. Mine is a little outrageous, but I go anywhere on the farm here, including creeks. Jarrell
 
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