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    cheers for your kind comments as always its a great reward to have others appreciate the hard work we all put into our vehicles. as to the rear seats mine did exectly the same thing, i did'nt like it at all it was fine as a seat but totally useless as a bed and i needed it to be good at both. so i junked the whole thing and started from scratch making it as wide and as long as i could. the tricky bit was making it so it would go from a bench seat to a 3/4 bed, it took a couple of attempts designing it on paper before i finished off with a bed that measured 44" wide by 73" long, not huge but big enough to give me and the wife comfort if we over night in the truck. i also had to cut the original frame down with the lap belts on to fit under the bed, i bolted it back to the floor cut slots in the ply wood seat base so they could poke through if i needed them. if you think you might want to change yours around and you come up with a design great, but if you want more info ie excact measurements etc let me know i'll be only to glad to help.

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    now that would be a trip....one that might not come back from

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    trucks finally ready to rummble...well almost arrived at the test station. we have to have the vehicle inspected to make sure its in a road worthy condition. this gives you a certificate that lets you go crooozin it passed on the day so that was great. from their i took it to the paint shop and thats were it is at the moment
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    Looks great! What color are you going to paint it? I can only imagine the number of heads you turn over there on that side of the pond!

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    cheers..its staying white this time round to keep things easy after the time ive spent off the road while doing it up, im keen to use it for the summer that weve got left. it will have decals on it but i cant do them untill the white goes on.

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    Wow what a great job, you have really stayed after it. It's a great rig.

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    That truck is really looking great.

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    looks good.

    I'm sure it will be nice when the paint is dry.
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    ows everyone? not been on here for a while jus busy with life and stuff. have managed to get back on the truck tho so have really pushed on with it now and can say it's done its booked into our annual end of year show this month looking forward to that jus gotta put a few more bits and pieces on and i can go take it for a ride....phew
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    Looks Good!!!!!!!!!!

    Jeremy (the main guy) was whining about his GT-40 being too wide for London streets.. he should roll that around...

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    lol..nice one thats true mr clarkson as we know does'nt appear to like "yank tanks" as he calls them. for him its gotta be red with prancing horse on it has'nt it?

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    That seems to be true. Although it seems the GT was his personal ride.

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    your right he could'nt resist that one could he and who could blame him, maybe his co-host aka the hampster as finally converted him? he loves them he's owned a few of the good old USA tin. man after me own heart.

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    Yeah, didn't think the hamster was gonna let go of the challenger when they came stateside and did a shootout. I have been on that Highway they driove, the loneliest road.. it is. 12 hours in the winter to make the 300 miles from its start to its finish in Reno. and the last hour and a half I did at 60+... to give you an idea of how treacherous it really is. In the winter.

    Sat and idled for three hours while the authorities showed, to help out a wrecked family, daughter 28, her kids, and Dad, 50?.. he was grabbing for the 4x4 knobby in the Rover as they were spinning backwards off the ledge... Dumbass.

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    wow thats a trip...its gotta be a 4x4 on a road like that especially when you add a layer of snow. i kinda remember that programme he owned a challenger for a while did'nt he?

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    Unsure of that. It would make sense... Have you checked out James May's Toy Story yet? Looks like it could be good. Always forget to set the DVR to record it.

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    no...missed that one, although i did see a review on it once think he was playing with toy trains!!! is it the same program? captain slow playing with real boys toys i could believe that. anyway on a slightly different note im flying to prague today for a weeks holiday with my wife were treating ourselves 25 years of marriage phew were did all those years go must of been fun well most of the time

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    hi folks not been on here for a while had a few probs with life in general but i thought i would put a few more pics of the truck on to finish this chapter off, it's more or less finished just gotta do the decals on it now couple of other little features and thats it well until i do the engine swap....if ido the engine swap that is. this is a festival of transport held at a seaside resort about 40 miles from where i live so was'nt to painfull runnung the truck to the show. weather was brill and so was the turn out.
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    Sweet.

    I bet you had the only Cabriolet there!!

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    yer it went down well with the viewers no one new what it was, some really good comments on it. i was really pleased, had a great weekend.

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