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Beans
October 20, 2013, 7:08pm Report to Moderator

Theo Boonen
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Picked up my last acquisition yesterday, to keep 't Kreng company in the shed;
This will change my Triumph related plans a bit.
Current plan is to restore this car first to more or less standard spec, with a few period upgrades, before tackling 't Kreng  ...  



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1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

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Ridgetone Triumph
October 20, 2013, 7:18pm Report to Moderator


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That will be to change the wheels and maybe the front spoiler, jobs done  


1973 Triumph 2.5 PI Estate on su's, awaiting plans Hmm maybe I'll leave him as is
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October 20, 2013, 7:28pm Report to Moderator

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Very nice looking car indeed.  A 5 speeder tho?

If not that's one upgrade that won't be seen.


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Beans
October 20, 2013, 7:37pm Report to Moderator

Theo Boonen
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Car is fitted with a Dolly Sprint 'box with overdrive.
So I will probably keep that.
Not yet sure what I will do with the engine, 8V or 16V




1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

http://tr7beans.blogspot.com/
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Benzo
October 20, 2013, 7:52pm Report to Moderator


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amazing looking car, what shade of red is that beans?
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Beans
October 20, 2013, 8:09pm Report to Moderator

Theo Boonen
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Don't know for sure, original colour of the car is Pimento Red (CAB)
This might be the original shade.




1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

http://tr7beans.blogspot.com/
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Trebor
October 20, 2013, 10:16pm Report to Moderator


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Beans thats a nice car you have, good luck
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Benzo
October 21, 2013, 10:34am Report to Moderator


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If it's as good as it looks on the outside beans your onto a winner.

That is a lovely colour!
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Beans
October 21, 2013, 5:34pm Report to Moderator

Theo Boonen
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Car does have some issue's, like;
a butchered boot (spare wheel well missing);
a late model rear deck (with small filler cap which is situated in a different position;
a Dolly Sprint gear box with over drive;
very worn distributor chain etc.
But most things work sort of and not much visible rust.
But overall a good starting point ... and did I mention I have a very solid early FHC shell in the shed just in case




1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

http://tr7beans.blogspot.com/
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October 27, 2013, 12:35pm Report to Moderator

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Looks like I am going to start another restoration in the not to far future  
So a few more pictures from the car. And this time also some of the bits that are not so good ...

Signs of previous repairs to the lower front wings ...



Standard rust patch where inner wing and front bulkhead meet ...



Butchered boot area, missing the spare wheel well ...



Fairly decent interior considering it's 37 years old ...



Engine bay ...



And the shell that I am very much tempted to use for the restoration ...



But first I'll get these refurbished for the DHC ...





1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

http://tr7beans.blogspot.com/
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smithy
October 27, 2013, 3:28pm Report to Moderator


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What, Beans? You're gonna make it a GT6? Well I never.


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Sheepy
October 27, 2013, 3:51pm Report to Moderator

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A pink one!


Cheers
Shaun

i'm worried that when I die my wife will sell all my car parts for what I told her they were worth!  

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October 27, 2013, 4:21pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Sheepy
A pink one!

No that has been done already  





1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

http://tr7beans.blogspot.com/
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Beans
October 27, 2013, 4:26pm Report to Moderator

Theo Boonen
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Quoted from smithy
... You're gonna make it a GT6? ...  

Don't you worry, 'cause I won't  
Thinking about this rather period colour though  
Also looking for some period striping



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1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

http://tr7beans.blogspot.com/
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October 29, 2013, 11:16pm Report to Moderator


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yessss, liking what I see....spot on Beans and that colour is really with it as well
Robert
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