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It can't be the bearings. Too many tried and failed. Has to be faulty hubs or flanges. I got the hubs from ebay looking very nice and painted but i never thought to measure them. Old ones returned and we'll go from there. So frustrating!!

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Measured the hubs/flanges and cannot fault. Given up. Going to put some second hand units on that appear to be fine.

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you know what..?

that is absolutely beautiful.

top job, very nice to see a clearly well loved 2.0 being restored to its former glory.

may you have many years of enjoying that car ahead of you..
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Looks great that....
How much did the paint run to in the end if you don't mind me asking.
Boy is that a smart looking car and the purity of its shape is there to see with a free boot.
Well done it looks stunning.Enjoy and look back at it with a smile when you park it up and walk away.
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Thank you very much. I am indeed very proud of her!

The paint came in at 3300. Not the cheapest but I genuinely believe I got a fantastic 100% job that I wouldn't have got by going any cheaper.

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She looks amazing, bet you are so pleased! This inspires me to get mine looking that good
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just a point or two I always make in these situations..

value and worth are completely different concepts, I don't care what you spent on it as in my eyes its worth it! for two reasons...

1) you are never selling so any percieved loss is only ever going to be on paper, and values WILL rise eventually and great ones like that will command big money, your never selling but nice to know anyway that the cars monetary value and what has been spent on it will at some point be close enough together that it neutrals out..

2) you couldn't buy a new car anywhere near as nice or as charming, they all look the same,sound the same and are ruined by emissions controls, and even if you did the depreciation you would suffer in the first 5 years puts your spend on another 10 years of motoring into perspective..

3) after lots of driving of GTV's I think the Twinnie is the better car. not the fastest, but the most balanced and the purer drivers car.



if you are ever going to sell, first refusal please..
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labour of love and it shows, you really do have one of the very best examples now, amazing paint i agree
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