Rat look T25?

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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby ambivert » 24 Apr 2010, 20:57

not exactly T25, but definately rat, and also definitely the exact look (minus the face, LOL) and colours I am going to put on my van... Image
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby y30man5 » 04 May 2010, 14:59

At what point does a van stop being a rusty old "pooh" box and start being 'rat look'?

I like to think my van is between the two... It has a few chips, dents and rust patches from before I got it. The natural patina is coming along nicely! :)

I would like to have it mint condition, but I have to admit that there is a little bit of joy to be had in not having to worry about where you park it or whether someone brushes past it.

In terms of the fake rat-look, I reckon there is only one way to go with the T25 and that's using 80's futuristic films for inspiration (Back to the Future, Star Wars, Mad Max etc..)
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Fin » 04 May 2010, 22:39

Mad Max, Now you are talking
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby ambivert » 10 May 2010, 06:55

Fin wrote:Mad Max, Now you are talking
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yeah I love that bit in the film when its covered in dust after driving across the outback or something
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby ThorAlex » 08 Jun 2010, 08:25

This one's currently for sale:
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby very_bland » 08 Jun 2010, 16:14

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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Nomadd1001 » 08 Jun 2010, 18:06

The black one is no good in England unless its on airbags. :( :( :( Too many speed bumps and potholes. Looks cool tho!!
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby texasuk » 08 Jun 2010, 19:08

Deceiving isn't it? The skirts make it look a lot lower than it really is, and if they are flexible they might survive our crap roads.

The more I see splits and bays that have had the paint scotchbrited, covered in sea water and left to create what they call 'patina' the more I hate the look. That and the roof rack full of old "pooh" suitcases and crap you might see at the scrappys is so passe now.

Not that I know what the next big thing will be, just that it is so false now, to the point that even the real ones look bad.

/end of opinion
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby 72BUG » 08 Jun 2010, 19:16

texasuk wrote:Deceiving isn't it? The skirts make it look a lot lower than it really is, and if they are flexible they might survive our crap roads.

The more I see splits and bays that have had the paint scotchbrited, covered in sea water and left to create what they call 'patina' the more I hate the look. That and the roof rack full of old "pooh" suitcases and crap you might see at the scrappys is so passe now.

Not that I know what the next big thing will be, just that it is so false now, to the point that even the real ones look bad.

/end of opinion

Funny but I had exactly the same conversation last weekend after seeing about 20 of them parked in a row.
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby samk » 08 Jun 2010, 19:21

the black one almost gets away with it - until you see the skirt from the back - that looks awful!

the one Thoralex posted is spot on. I especially like the custom mini greenhouse on the load bed.
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby Fin » 14 Jun 2010, 00:33

Got my wheels and roof finished on mine from earlier in the thread.
Looking loads better now.
Got more plans too :D
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Re: Rat look T25?

Postby leo_h » 29 Jul 2010, 19:24

I saw this when i was in france on holiday :D
I like it!

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