Originally Posted by nak302
on the classics what mods would you find acceptable.
Tricky... my car has very few modern mods... in fact, the only one I can think of is the CD player.
I would personally allow AU thermos into the front of my car. To get them to fit, I wouldn't have any problem with taking the dremel to a small bit of metal because in my view, they are a practical upgrade. Ditto more modern headlights and other little things like that. Upgrades to engines and the like are all well and good too. As long as it's subtle.
But I'd draw the line at a full interior refit and stuff like that. And yes, wheels too. Case in point - there's a rather lovely yellow and black XB GT (I think it's a replica, but that doesn't worry me) that bangs about this way and it gives me goosebumps. I've never seen the inside, so can't comment on it, but the one thing that, in my humble opinion, makes it look shit is that it rides on 17" chrome alloy wheels. No, no, no. Not my thing, but obviously the owner disagrees.
As for keeping original parts, I say chuck 'em out or sell 'em unless you either might want to use them again (why, if you've upgraded?) or you have have an obsession with originality, in which case you shouldn't even be thinking about modern mods. Which is fine if you have a genuine XY GT or something, but for those of us with more humble transport, I say go for it provided it's not out of character to the car.