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  1. I love the retro look clean look of the dog dish hubcaps, if it were my car I would keep them on!
  2. JimNiki and Luxstang are back....well I'll be darned, the ol' gang is back together again! You didn't see URUGUAYAN_FASTBACK on your travels did you, I always wondered what happened to that guy.......
  3. Where did the tutorials in "Aesthetics, Interior and Exterior" go to ?
  4. Pretty sure nobody has to believe this, looks fairly fake to me. Why would a car that's been set fire to at the gas filler start exploding first under the hood and then fly backwards like it's rocket powered?
  5. Kind sir, as an Australian I take exception to the serious misinformation presented here :chin: We do not ride crocodiles and get chased by funnel web spiders, we ride crocodiles to hunt down funnel web spiders. I'm a pom ... :poke: waddya expect me to say ::tease:: :P Well, you are welcome to come to Australia any time the wildlife starts to get out of control, your ecky-thump skills would come in handy during such circumstances. On a side note, about three weeks ago I had my Mustang parked for a while in the open backed garage on the side of my house rather than the usual lock up garage at the back. The side garage is open somewhat to the elements. I got in the car and while the door was still open a 3 inch Huntsman similar to the one pictured scarpered up from the bottom of the door panel and ran back outside over the top of the door. I surmised it had been hiding in the gap at the bottom of the door, as these particular spiders are predisposed to do. They are rather gentle giants and nonpoisonous (or so it is said), but still I would rather not share my car with any arachnids given the choice.
  6. Kind sir, as an Australian I take exception to the serious misinformation presented here :chin: We do not ride crocodiles and get chased by funnel web spiders, we ride crocodiles to hunt down funnel web spiders.
  7. I'm assuming the fences around the trees are there to either stop horse munching on the trees, or to stop horse carts from hitting the trees, or both. Here's another one that I've just finished adding color to from 1875, and how it looks now:
  8. Ok, with some help from google streetview I am able to put up now and then comparison pics! Year 1857 1870's, same location as the photo above The above two photo's now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: 1870's The above photo now: between 1870 to 1890 (photo taken from the poppet head of the next photo down) The above photo now: This gold mine was in the main street in the middle of town until just after the WW1, when they replaced it with a war memorial building. The shaft is still there, capped and directly underneath the newer building. The above photo now: 1930's. The soldiers memorial spoken of above is the first building on the left. The above photo now: A couple of old timer (Bendigonians) hanging around in front of the War Memorial in 1940 The above photo now: Bendigo's main street (Pall Mall) in the 1930's The above photo now (we've still got our 125 year old tramway, now for tourists): 1920's or 1930's The above photo now: 1890 The above photo now: 1945 The above view now: 1952 The above photo now: 1930's The above photo now:
  9. I've been spending time adding colour to old black & white photo's of my hometown, Bendigo (Victoria, Australia) to add to our local Facebook history page. Bendigo was founded out of the gold rush of 1851 and the Bendigo fields have produce over 700,000kg (154300 lbs) of gold between 1851-1954 which would be worth about $30 billion AUD in today's prices. More than 5,000 registered gold mines were formed within an area of 4km x 16km. At least 140 shafts exceeded 300 metres in depth, 67 exceeded 600 metres and 11 were over 1,000 metres (3280 feet) deep and represents the largest concentration of deep shafts anywhere in the world. The largest gold nugget, the Welcome Stranger, was found 60 kilometers from Bendigo in a town called Dunolly. Looking at the Bendigo photographic record I am seeing parallels to the imagery of America's wild west. Here are some of the Bendigo images that I've added colour to and these are the streets that my Mustang now prowls around on all the time (or at least it did back in the good ol' pre-plague days when we were allowed to drive for enjoyment!) Year 1857 1870's, same location as the photo above 1870's 1870's 1870's 1870's 1870's 1870's between 1870 to 1890 (photo taken from the poppet head of the next photo down) This gold mine was in the main street in the middle of town until just after the WW1, when they replaced it with a war memorial building. The shaft is still there, capped and directly underneath the newer building. 1930's. The soldiers memorial spoken of above is the first building on the left. A couple of old timer (Bendigonians) hanging around in front of the War Memorial in 1940 Bendigo's main street (Pall Mall) in the 1930's 1920's or 1930's 1890 1945 1952
  10. Well that's an attention getter, I like it!
  11. Can somebody order a Muddy Report for this one so we can see what options it has?
  12. Thanks for posting the pics of your conversion jpaz, it's great to see some pictorial feedback that my tutorial has been useful ! I think this is one of the coolest mods that can be done to a 7173 fastback; it really is unfathomable to understand why Ford decided to delete the fastback hand crank option. Perhaps they thought that it was an incentive to get people to pony up with some more cash to buy the electric four window option instead?
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