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View Poll Results: 12 Year old with pocket full of Stickers or Racing Beast
Woargggghhhhhhhhhh, Beast !!! 8 29.63%
Please Grow Up 12 44.44%
Idea needs developing 7 25.93%
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12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

OK. The car is back on the road at long last. Konis all round, stops on a dime thanks to Red Dot, Sounds sweet with ragga all through and auto delta have unleashed fury on the engine. What more..... Stripes?

I want to take it on the track so thought racing stripes were cool. I spent ages thinking about them and come up with some up and over stripes off centre. Its an italian car so why not. Green, white and red. I thought it looks cool, my mates and my sons Year 6 class believe its awesome!

My wife said it looked like a 12 year old has gone mad with stickers and my work colleagues just think its silly.

I need you opinion.

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/aogal...0/ppuser/15156

This link should take you there. If not its in my gallery as 'Car gets stripes'.
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It's not been approved yet, so I'll let you know later
 
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

Sorry El Padre, had to vote no. I love your car but stripes? Really? Come on!

Still, each to his own. I once had a black mk3 escort which had a red and silver "starsky and hutch" stripe along the sides and up and over the roof. First thing I did was get rid of it!
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Sorry, not for me.
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It's very Herbie the Love Bug. For a track car I do like it. Whether you'll want to live with it on a day to day basis is something you'll have to decide, but for now have fun with it.
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Nil Points from me I'm afraid!

Lose the circles and it would look lots better, you can always use magnetic circles with your number on for track days (if that's what they were for).

Can see why your son and his friends like it though!
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I quite like it. I think you're quite brave to do it and take the stick, but good for you.
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

You know, reading your description I thought it was going to look horrendous, but on seeing the picture I think its rather Wouldn't do it myself though
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You know, reading your description I thought it was going to look horrendous, but on seeing the picture I think its rather Wouldn't do it myself though
OK Gary, great minds, or, Fools?
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Hmmmm, it does remind me of when I was entertaining the idea of the FIAT Panda Sporting as a weekday runaround. First thing I asked the dealer was - "Do the white stripes come off?" Apparently I wasn't the first to make such an enquiry.

Guess that gives you my view. But hey, each to his own - looks like you made a good job of it.
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I like it
 
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Full marks for having the balls to do a poll on this.

Not my taste on this car, sorry.
 
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It looks ok-ish. Just lose the circles on the doors and replace the grille with the original.
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

Like the stripes
And the grill. Sweet!
Don't like the circles.

Front spoiler thing looks good too, what is it?
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Well I like it

Don't know if I'd have the balls to do it myself but I still think it looks good
 
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

I love the stripes and the grille, and the serpent in the white stripe is a nice touch

Don't like the number circles though, they look out of place.

On the whole though, BEAST! I like it
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I agree, lose the white blank number roundels, they are a bit Wanabee-racer.

Personally I think the stripe would have looked better up the centre rather than offset.

Fair play for doing it though, is your missus now refusing to travel anywhere with you, public transport here she comes?
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

For a track car that would look absolutely superb, especially with racing seats etc.
The way the offset stripes continue does look rather fab.

Not sure on a road car, is quite OTT but it certainly has personality!

Can't really see the side so cant comment on the circles.

As others say have a bit of fun with it - no harm!

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Not for me but not the worst I have seen
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

I wanted to do the vinyl roof of my 127 sport as an italian flag so I suppose my "Yes!" vote is a bit suspect but, whatever floats your boat!
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

Sorry, nil points for me too. On the road it will look like a naff wannabe racer.

Fine if you are going on track but it won't make you go any faster so why bother if it's your road car most of the time? I'd have said "OK" if you had done this LAST after first fitting Sparco's; harnesses, a cage, etc to make it clear it was a track car.

Still it is your car and your taste and I respect your right to express yourself as you see fit.
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

Stripes look fine for track day toy,like them, but racing numbers look boy racer on the street and nerd on the track.
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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

All views appreciated. Especially the ones that agree with me
The idea of the dots is for hill climbs so numbers can be put on. I agree it looks boy racerish which is the wife is generally appalled

I would love to strip the interior and put Sparcos in and just have it as a 'me' car (as alfa and god intended) but rich I am not, so I still have to do the shopping run occasionally.

Although I like the idea that to improve it I should put in a role cage and sparcos. I will mention it to the wife. If she feels I need to do something about it because it looksaweful, maybe she will go for it? Maybe she will just shout a lot and throw things at me

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Re: 12 Year old who needs to grow up or just SWEEET

well El Padre, I wish you luck with negotiating the roll cage and sparco's with your wife. Maybe you should warn the neighbours before you broach the subject!

I think those stripes are growing on me now, the more I look the less I dislike them!
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