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[Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« on: October 08, 2006, 01:01:25 PM »













































i know a lot of these have been shown before but i thought this might be of interest to some of the newer members


Feel free to add more pictures
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 01:17:24 PM »
Nice gallery Daz.
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006, 01:50:03 PM »
keep them comming . i like what i have seen do far.
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006, 02:23:55 PM »
I thought my Carlton was nice

But these beasts are far better!!!

Back to the drawing board i think

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 07:16:24 PM »
They are all nice cars, But standard for me i'm afraid.

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 07:47:31 PM »
I like the estate, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm  ;)
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 08:53:14 PM »
You mean the one with the obscene V12?

Looks ace, incredibly shiny. Looks like standard body, looks good though.

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 11:08:31 PM »
Who added the picture of the pooey blue one which can't make up it's mind if it's a LC,Holden or a Scooby doo?











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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2008, 07:59:06 PM »
Picture 183 lovely carlton

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 10:44:53 PM »
Who added the picture of the pooey blue one which can't make up it's mind if it's a LC,Holden or a Scooby doo?
SIts back and awiats beating with wet kipper  :P

More reliable than most Elsies though. ;)
And cheaper parts - more available too.
Oh, and I don't mind giving it a bootful cos if I hit summat, it won't cost the earth to fix.

It's a Vauxhall - or is it an Opel? Hell, I dunno...........
It's got a blue coat - not a green one like all Elsies and most Elsie reps. Common as dogpoo!
It's a 3litre, but was a 2 litre, it's got a Senator dash, Scooby paint, an Evo 6 spoiler, Citroen lecky fan  and will soon be having Ford Cossie 4 pot front calipers.
It's mine and that's all that matters......I care not if no-one else likes it. ;D

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 12:08:36 PM »
I like Pedros ride , its an amazing machine .  ;)
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 01:51:45 AM »
just messing around in photoshop:


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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 07:25:09 PM »
sorry but that is just WRONG!!!!!!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 08:09:29 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :o
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 09:41:08 PM »
Nice wheels though.
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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2009, 09:10:30 AM »
sorry but that is just WRONG!!!!!!


Aaah, that's a shame, have just started doing mine like that (with Wind Deflectors of course... :D)


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009, 05:30:15 PM »
Just looking at the turquoise estate...

The door trims have been painted but not the chrome...How's that been done?

Is it possible to separate the chrome from the plastic and then put it back together? Or will it just have been masked off?

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2009, 09:54:12 PM »
just messing around in photoshop:


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Whats wrong with the real thing? :-\

Nissan took a 600bhp NISMO Racecar and de-tuned this flagship Coupé for everyday use on public roads. GM took a reliable Carlton GSi 3000 24v and had Lotus convert it into a 377bhp Bahnstorming Lotus Carlton. Both vehicles were on sale from 1989....Which manufacturer would you trust with your cash??

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2009, 10:04:24 PM »

Whats wrong with the real thing? :-\


[/quote]

On a Race Track?..........Nothing at all
On the road?............

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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2009, 10:10:08 PM »


Whats wrong with the real thing? :-\

Sitting comfortably, guys?

1 - Initial price purchase - some people think they're worth as much as a gold mine..even the crap ones.

2 - Availability (or not) and prices of parts.
3 - The shitty front brakes. Racing brakes are usually striped and rebuilt after every race meeting. these are road cars!
4 - The unwillingness (I call it being anal) of some owners who insist that everything should be as it left Hethel - even if it means keeping the car off the road for years on end - tragic! I mean, how far do go with that train of thought? Oil, plugs, exhaust, odometer reading, yada yada yada..........
5 - The fact that 99.9% of them are bloody green.
6 - The panel fit.
7 - The rust issues - or the Lotus shopfloor Norfolk turkeys that thought that waggling a tube and squirting some oil for ten    seconds would stop the rust appearing behind the rear wheel arches.
8 - The fact that even a common shared part with any other Carlton is worth ten times as much cos it's got "Lotus" on the bag.
9 - The uninspiring dashboard - same as a 1.8 GL - not exactly screaming "Thoroughbred" to me, I'm afraid!
10 - Those bloody horrible Ronal wheels.

I love the Lotus Carlton to bits, but would never have one, I'm afraid. Unless it was silver, sound and full service history and I could afford Willwood front brakes, a change of brake rotors and some nice wheels...................


**EDIT** Dammit, I thought you meant the real Elsie....
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2009, 10:27:27 PM »


Whats wrong with the real thing? :-\


**EDIT** Dammit, I thought you meant the real Elsie....

ROTFLMAOPMSL!!!! ;D ;D ;D

Glad to see you knew what i mean't in the end mate! ;)

For those who still don't understand me.....whats wrong with a real DTM Omega? Why DTM a Lotus Carlton??


Whats wrong with the real thing? :-\


On a Race Track?..........Nothing at all
On the road?............

Then just buy the road-car version of the DTM Omega instead Whippet!



Nissan took a 600bhp NISMO Racecar and de-tuned this flagship Coupé for everyday use on public roads. GM took a reliable Carlton GSi 3000 24v and had Lotus convert it into a 377bhp Bahnstorming Lotus Carlton. Both vehicles were on sale from 1989....Which manufacturer would you trust with your cash??

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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2009, 10:39:28 PM »
Evo 500 -  horrible (but I dare say effective over 100MPH) rear wing, garish interior with uncomfortable front seats, usually as expensive as the Elsie (unless you live in Northumbria) and I think a bit underpowered for it's looks.


Nice steel bodywork and better colour than the Elsie. ;D

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2009, 11:01:36 PM »
with uncomfortable front seats,

OI! You pinched that off me! ;) ;D ;D ;D
Nissan took a 600bhp NISMO Racecar and de-tuned this flagship Coupé for everyday use on public roads. GM took a reliable Carlton GSi 3000 24v and had Lotus convert it into a 377bhp Bahnstorming Lotus Carlton. Both vehicles were on sale from 1989....Which manufacturer would you trust with your cash??

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2009, 11:20:25 PM »
with uncomfortable front seats,

OI! You pinched that off me! ;) ;D ;D ;D

I've also sat in some...............not for long, didn't need to! ;)

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Re: [Pictures] some modified carlton's to drool over
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2009, 06:37:57 AM »

Whats wrong with the real thing? :-\


On a Race Track?..........Nothing at all
On the road?............

Then just buy the road-car version of the DTM Omega instead Whippet!



Much better, not seen that before.