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    Holden Torana Custom

    Howdy folks,

    I'm trying to remember the name of the guy that used to do Fibreglass kits for Toranas and the like, way back in the late 70s. He had a very distinctive style and I think he also did the Trans Am esque front clips for Kingswoods.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Holden Torana Custom

    The mystique ?

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    Just checked it was the recaro mystere

    On my phone but Google it and its first on list

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    Re: Holden Torana Custom

    Close. It certainly looks very similar with the square pumped guards, but the one I have in my head looks a bit guadier.

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    Re: Holden Torana Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    but the one I have in my head looks a bit guadier.
    how about Glammier?

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    Are you thinking of Peter Arcadipane ? Also designed the Mad Max cars




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    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    Are you thinking of Peter Arcadipane ? Also designed the Mad Max cars



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    Those trans am front end Kingswoods were ordinary

    Someone should blown them up


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    ^^^^ Kustom Image at Parramatta NSW (not in business anymore) used to do a lot of those fronts.
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    All I have to say is that thank god I'm getting too old to remember much of the 70's and 80's.

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    I used to work in Northern road Heidelberg where Arcadipane had his shop. we Victorians must have been spared those TransAm fronts. I don't recall seeing one before.

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    Re: Holden Torana Custom

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    Howdy folks,

    I'm trying to remember the name of the guy that used to do Fibreglass kits for Toranas and the like, way back in the late 70s. He had a very distinctive style and I think he also did the Trans Am esque front clips for Kingswoods.

    Any ideas?

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    Looking to make some changes to the Sportswagon already??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHotMike View Post
    All I have to say is that thank god I'm getting too old to remember much of the 70's and 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I used to work in Northern road Heidelberg where Arcadipane had his shop. we Victorians must have been spared those TransAm fronts. I don't recall seeing one before.
    I remember seeing a few, and I think my uncle had it on his white Sandman. I DO remember it had a massive fibreglass scoop on the bonnet and blue and red flecked speed boat style paint. Did I mention red crushed velour interior? Oh yes. Classy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    Looking to make some changes to the Sportswagon already??
    Hah! Have you been talking to my wife? That was one of the first things she said to me the weekend after picking up the sportwagon on the thursday: "what can we buy for my car?"

    My kids have also named it "Ruby". Pretty tough
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    HQ308 Your boot lining effort is impressive! Hows the old girl going?
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