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Base model custom

Postby Basemodel » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:14 pm

I posted in another area of the forum but thought this would be more suitable asked here

I have a 66 reg custom base model

I’m really not too keen on the styling. Has anybody ever messed about with the base models to look more like a limited or a sport?

Colour coding etc, alloys,

Would it look silly on the base model body, would I be wasting money?!

just need a rough idea of what would be needed to actually make it look a bit nicer. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Base model custom

Postby dumper » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:31 pm

If you did Colour coding etc, alloys, it would not look silly
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Re: Base model custom

Postby Basemodel » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:16 am

dumper wrote:If you did Colour coding etc, alloys, it would not look silly



Thanks mate. I’ve searched a lot on here and can’t seem to find anybody with the same question.


I just don’t like the way the base models look. The mass of black plastic everywhere.

Any other ideas for me please if possible? Just to make it a little less bland.
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Re: Base model custom

Postby dumper » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:32 pm

Without going to mad a decal set like on camper vans plenty on e bay for not a lot of money.
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1974 mk1 v4 with 2.0 pinto fitted
1986 mk3 2.5 di swb
1990 190 lwb 2.5 di
1998 100 lwb 2.5 di
2006 350 jumbo 135 tdci
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Re: Base model custom

Postby Basemodel » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:06 pm

dumper wrote:Without going to mad a decal set like on camper vans plenty on e bay for not a lot of money.



Do you think it would still look okay if I left the standard base model body kit?

The limited and sport models obviously have nicer body kits. But I don’t really want to go to those lengths
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Re: Base model custom

Postby Basemodel » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:12 pm

Also forgot to ask. What size wheels can anybody recommend for a base model? Compared to standard steelie things they come with. Would bigger alloys fill the large gap nicer?

Cheers !
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Re: Base model custom

Postby dumper » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:26 pm

Anything you do to a base model will improve the looks someone with a custom will be able to give advice on what size to go for .
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1974 mk1 v4 with 2.0 pinto fitted
1986 mk3 2.5 di swb
1990 190 lwb 2.5 di
1998 100 lwb 2.5 di
2006 350 jumbo 135 tdci
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