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    Hi again...

    remember the GH strips Santa brought me?? I stuck them on with some weak double tape today to see how they'll look... pretty good eh!! Well... I think so...look at the sig. pic below to compare.. thanks Santa!!

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    Significan improvement.
    I've seen these once, on a car here in Australia.
    Brilliant, yet understated on a sedan, not as "brash" or outspoken as those fitted to the Pallas.
    Congratulations Matthew, you've shown your exemplorary taste once more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Hi again...

    remember the GH strips Santa brought me?? I stuck them on with some weak double tape today to see how they'll look... pretty good eh!! Wel... I think so...look at the sig. pic below to compare.. thanks Santa!!

    Matthew
    Very nice Matthew

    I'm a big fan of the centre strips and have a set (Robri) ready to go on my D once it's painted.

    They are easily damaged so take care, far more aesthetic than practical, but one of the few available period accessories that enhanced the lines of a D Special sedan IMO.

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    They make the car look just that bit classier. Great look.

    You don't realise just how much little things like this 'lift' the appearance. I can't wait to get the eleven strips I picked up off ebay some months back. They are for the CX but will replace the existing ones that are a bit tatty. Just hope they include the combinations I need.
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    They look FAB and set the colour off beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhic View Post
    They look FAB and set the colour off beautifully.

    Yes I know! I was discuassing with Richo today the possible colour for the eventual respray.. I was going for a brighter hue of rouge..well, this week anyway... but as you say that little strip of bling on the side certainly adds a brighter dimension to the Bordeaux... hmmmmm.. ponder..ponder..

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    They work quite well with darker colours. Side strips tends to break the shape up and it gives the impression of being a little longer.

    Where did you get these from again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    They work quite well with darker colours. Side strips tends to break the shape up and it gives the impression of being a little longer.

    Where did you get these from again?

    Ahem, yes, where did you get them? How much was it...please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Ahem, yes, where did you get them? How much was it...please.
    I picked these up off Ebay for a small fee.. The seller still has another set listed.. if my translation is correct though the rubber on one of the strips is cracked but otherwise in good condition. I can find the link if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhic View Post
    They look FAB and set the colour off beautifully.
    Actually.. here's a pic I found of a car in rouge Corsaire?? maybe De Rio... with the same strips, although mounted above the crease line.. doesn't look nearly as good.

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    Good work. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Actually.. here's a pic I found of a car in rouge Corsaire?? maybe De Rio... with the same strips, although mounted above the crease line.. doesn't look nearly as good.

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    Beauty is in the eye - I definitely prefer the strips above the crease line - to each his own

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Beauty is in the eye - I definitely prefer the strips above the crease line - to each his own

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    The problem is that above the crease they end nowhere if you don't have the Pallas reflectors. It is a shame the US spec red car has the side reflectors mounted so high.
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    I have to start by telling Matthew that yah, those strips do look good. It's almost like they lift the car up to the next level of trim. I would say Santa likes you and wants you happy

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    The problem is that above the crease they end nowhere if you don't have the Pallas reflectors. It is a shame the US spec red car has the side reflectors mounted so high.
    True. The US side markers look sort of like a wart on an otherwise unblemished skin. I'm guessing Citroen crunched the numbers and decided it was easier to punch a hole in the fender and make up a new casting for the markers than make a side strip specifically for us.

    Curious note: the side markers were just a reflector up to our '69.5 models. They only received a lamp from '70-'72, per our regs.
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    Matthew, I just realized something- with the strips in that position on the doors (below the crease), carefully check to see if the doors will open fully without fouling the front fender or the front door. That would be a nasty problem to discover after you've got them permanantly installed.
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    Ahh,

    So thats' what they are! Just happen to have a set of these courtesy of the floorless '70 D Super... It was dark green and the strips did look good on it.

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