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    I thought the old rusty beast might go to waste till I had a stroke of genius.
    Awesome thought, I'll transpose the front of the 203 onto the Hilux.
    I'll call it a Hi03. It will be metalflake purple with gold pinstripes and will go like er an old diesel.
    Wad do yers reckon? It measures up OK.





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    Well, Back in about 1987 when I had a few bob, I bought a 1985 380SEL W126 Benz. It was very expensive even second hand but my profession at the time meant I was travelling a lot and it turned out to be en excellent investment. I had it for years and years eventually clocking up +500,000 klms in it...I sold it (very tired and worn) to a well known shark hunter who, after he bought it advised me that he was going to fit the body to a modified Nissan Patrol chassis for an upcoming Japanese documentary on sharks....At first I was horrified....then I thought...well at least the spirit of the car is still around....it's not in bits and crushed which is about all you would do woth a +500,000 klm Benz any way.

    If the car cant be restored and its fate is ? then why not at least keep the spirit alive

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    Had the same thoughts some years back with putting most of a 505 wagon body on a Hilux dual cab chassis.

    This one could be a great conversion especially if you retain that hand crafted bonnet strut on the 203, might need a bit of lengthening with the increased ground clearance though.

    Always the way isn't it, we can think up more projrcts than we have time for. The list just keeps growing. Anyone know of somebody with a lifetime they are not using?

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    It's a funny idea to be sure, too much work but could be a mad truck if I succeeded.
    Not sure what the rules are with rego on these things. Will need some research before any further effort is expended. No doubt they'll require an engineer's report which is $600.
    I thought of a few more names today. Puglux, Peulux, 2-0-ta, Toy-03, Higeot[Hijo], Peugota.
    Yes it's a joke of course, but I'm mad enough to try it.
    I can just imagine driving it down the street and leaving the whole street rolling on the ground laughing. That would be worth the effort perhaps. Meanwhile back at the ranch I will need to forget about projects and earn a few bucks for awhile.
    But thanks for the thumbs up. I was expecting horror from the froggy community. Perhaps I got it in silence with only 2 responses.
    Come on guys, sense of humour please.
    Cats?? where are you ?

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    Please don't show this to Mike. I've been working hard to house train him and it'll undo all my work.

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    What's the French word for "Bugger!"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    What's the French word for "Bugger!"?
    Russell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by luthier View Post
    It's a funny idea to be sure, too much work but could be a mad truck if I succeeded.

    But thanks for the thumbs up. I was expecting horror from the froggy community. Perhaps I got it in silence with only 2 responses.
    Come on guys, sense of humour please.
    Cats?? where are you ?
    Heh- I was having a mild debate with someone months ago, I think it was Gerry Freed, about using the body skins from an H Van to build some sort of really different street rod. He told me it couldn't be done because of the construction, and the panels and yadda-yadda-yadda. I told him bullpuckey- spend enough time and money, you can build whatever you want. I've been around streetrods, customs and restorations for a long time- long enough to see some really fantastic ingenuity mixed with a little effort. You might be kidding, but I'm not- I say GO FOR IT.
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    G'day,
    be a shame to cut it up, but if there is no other choices, then go for it. From the pics, it looks like it could work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric
    I told him bullpuckey- spend enough time and money, you can build whatever you want.
    There you go, don't forget to post pics of the progress.
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    If JH could put a Mini body on a Rav chassi and mechanicals this should be easy. He painted it bright yellow which is probably why they wouldn't register it. It became the ultimate paddock basher though.
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    Luthier; the bloke who put the Dan into Dangerous.

    Bloody Hell, Russell will have a heart attack if you do it.

    So, go for it Dan, if the 203's otherwise been declared dead what's the harm? (There don't appear to be many standing up on behalf of that lovely little Hilux). Will you be able to get access to all the vitals of the Hilux's engine through the 203 bonnet?

    Buy a gun and keep it under your pillow, you're gonna need it!

    But you'll end up a nervous wreck like me, waking in the middle of the night at the slightest creak on the stair, expecting some wormdrive wrinkly to murder me in my bed. Might be a good idea to swap sides of the bed with your good lady so she cops it instead. But when you swap sides, remember to put the gun under your pillow.



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    Quote Originally Posted by catshamlet View Post
    Luthier; the bloke who put the Dan into Dangerous.

    Buy a gun and keep it under your pillow, you're gonna need it!

    But you'll end up a nervous wreck like me, waking in the middle of the night at the slightest creak on the stair, expecting some wormdrive wrinkly to murder me in my bed. Might be a good idea to swap sides of the bed with your good lady so she cops it instead. But when you swap sides, remember to put the gun under your pillow.

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    golly, I must live a quiet life.
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    It's all been done before.
    Mike, I'm looking forward to your antipodean visit. I'll take you kangaroo shooting. Have you seen many Australian films? Wake In Fright, Wolf Creek? Perhaps better if you haven't.

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    meanwhile, somewhere in la belle france, Laurent gets lucky;
    Amoureux 203 403

    http://www.amoureux203-403.com/forum...hp?f=12&t=1287

    yeaah - its all relative, i know, right ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post
    It's all been done before.
    Mike, I'm looking forward to your antipodean visit. I'll take you kangaroo shooting. Have you seen many Australian films? Wake In Fright, Wolf Creek? Perhaps better if you haven't.
    Mmmm, I can see it now.....

    Judge to defendant, "So, Mr. Hall, you thought the pom was a kangaroo?"

    Defendant, "Yes M'Lud. It was dark and my eyes ain't so good."

    Judge. " Fair enough, case dismissed."



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    PS. A quick google of the films has made my mind up. I'm staying put.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post
    It's all been done before.
    Mike, I'm looking forward to your antipodean visit. I'll take you kangaroo shooting. Have you seen many Australian films? Wake In Fright, Wolf Creek? Perhaps better if you haven't.
    G'day,
    perhaps a bit of bush walking around Dubbo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    What's the French word for "Bugger!"?
    noun : pauvre type; pauvre con; idiot; pédéraste, bougre, salaud

    verb : sodomiser; ennuyer, énerver, harasser, accabler, exténuer, tourmenter; emmerder (Familie)

    The mind boggles. I prefer "sodomiser" as the appropriate usage!

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    sacrelage to the poor 403.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 205lover<3 View Post
    sacrelage to the poor 403.
    At least get it right 203

    At least it's spirit will live. Better to have a cut and shut than sent to crusher.

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    Or maybe a nice little walk in the Belanglo State Forest
    If you've got too much traction, you haven't got enough horse power ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by fnqvmuch View Post
    meanwhile, somewhere in la belle france, Laurent gets lucky;
    Amoureux 203 403

    http://www.amoureux203-403.com/forum...hp?f=12&t=1287

    yeaah - its all relative, i know, right ...
    Rust and all they seem to think its quite a find on that forum.
    Wouldn't want to take too many pannels off or open all doors at once it might collapse in a pile of rust.

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    hahah my bad 203 saw the mistake soon after.

    cheers

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    I really don't see what's wrong with the hilux. A bit of polish and it's like new again.
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    oh what a peeling

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