my GS Pallas

Dedicated to owners of Citroen GS and GSA models.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9264
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 587

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Apr 2017, 10:40

That is a nice result so far, finished it will be really super, nice colour for a GS as well.

Cullifer
Posts: 8
Joined: 20 Jan 2014, 09:30

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Cullifer » 15 Apr 2017, 12:16

Absolutely beautiful colour. Lovely job

aerodynamica
Posts: 750
Joined: 26 Dec 2007, 19:10
x 17

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by aerodynamica » 16 Apr 2017, 23:24

My word Richard, that is just lovely.... phewww (waves hands at hot face like excited woman) I'm glad I'm sitting down it's just too lovely!

Gsbx1220
Posts: 20
Joined: 17 Oct 2016, 22:26
x 3

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Gsbx1220 » 17 Apr 2017, 11:17

Cheers guys. I'm really happy with it. Never really wanted a car as pristine as this as it would put me off using it.

However, it's a car and it's for using..............

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9264
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 587

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Apr 2017, 18:20

Gsbx1220 wrote:Cheers guys. I'm really happy with it. Never really wanted a car as pristine as this as it would put me off using it.

However, it's a car and it's for using..............


You betcha it is.....show queens are a depressing sight.

Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 8267
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 485

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 17 Apr 2017, 20:31

Nick Mason (he of Pink Floyd fame) has an extensive collection of Ferraris, and they all get driven. He has the attitude along the lines of "It is a car, it was made to be driven, it gets driven", regardless of the value (oh, and driven does not mean to the end of the drive and back).

sonoramicommando
Posts: 330
Joined: 07 Sep 2011, 11:03
x 4

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by sonoramicommando » 17 Apr 2017, 21:14

The things is, I'm sure the likes of Nick Mason can easily afford to give his cars a good thrashing and repair as required. Unfortunately that's not the case with an average Joe. After nearly a year spent with my C6, I still get paranoid when I park my car anywhere other than at my place.

User avatar
demag
Donor 2016
Posts: 1436
Joined: 18 Oct 2004, 05:03
x 77

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by demag » 18 Apr 2017, 00:11

I collect watches and own some rather nice limited editions. I happened to be talking to the manufacturer of three or four and when i explained i hardly wore them he was shocked.
"No Dave don't make a temple of them, they are to wear". So now i wear them.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Gsbx1220
Posts: 20
Joined: 17 Oct 2016, 22:26
x 3

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Gsbx1220 » 18 Apr 2017, 12:54

It won't be driven to the point of abuse. I will be carefully used as I cannot afford to be getting bodywork done every few years. No way will it be out in winter etc.

Thing is, people like Nick Mason run their cars as a cheque book hobby. Work needs done, hand over keys and car. Collect car when work is done the use. Cycle on constant repeat.

I have been involved in every step of this restoration. I stripped the car down, and re built it. I know the blood sweat & tears involved in this by both the painter and myself. Yes, it will be used, but carefully.

Gsbx1220
Posts: 20
Joined: 17 Oct 2016, 22:26
x 3

Re: my GS Pallas

Post by Gsbx1220 » 03 May 2017, 07:46

All still going well. Got the last bit of chrome trim on. The ones that go around the rear side glass. They are the worst to fit as they go on the window rubbers. Luckily the inside of my garage was warm as the sun was out, and the help of some duck oil, they eventually went on!

Next is the rear spheres.

A couple of photsos from Drive it Day.


Image

Image