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RobPearce
November 25, 2016, 4:46pm Report to Moderator

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He's back! Hurrah!

Well, I say 'back'... he's technically never been here before, but he's home again, anyway.



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Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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RedRooster
November 25, 2016, 6:46pm Report to Moderator


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Wish i had that much free space.

Nice paint but looks like the wheels are rubbing on the arches somewhat  

Good panel fit, nice work.
RR


GT6 Mk3, the Rooster    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8W1XSjFB6g  tune on the radio the first time it broke down, 5 miles after i bought it
http://www.triumph-club-de-fra.....estauration-dune-gt6  
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RobPearce
November 25, 2016, 10:30pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks!
The wheels and tyres are temporary - they came off the GT6 when I fitted the alloys. I'm going to put the original type steel wheels on (spares from Tessa, in fact, although she's on the ones Felix acquired from Henrietta many years ago...)


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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Sheepy
November 26, 2016, 9:57am Report to Moderator

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Your garage is far too clean and tidy!  
I forgot when mine looked like that  

Spit looks nice!


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!  

67 MK3 spit
42 Chevy cargo truck
Some bikes (not push bikes)
Land Rover series 3 (doing it up to sell)
Belgium (I'm Binglish)
RBRR 2014 'team broom' in the renown!
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RobPearce
November 28, 2016, 8:27am Report to Moderator

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My garage has only just been built!


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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s99sdp
November 28, 2016, 9:41am Report to Moderator

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Thats nice, our donor car that was too good to break came back from the paint shop in roughly the same colour and my blue one is about to go in soon.

What are your plans with the screen surround?

Can you post some pics of your rebuild stage, Im a heavy duty pen pusher so any tips I can pick up along the way is gonna help.


Keep up the good work fella

SP


1970 Mk3 Spit - (Currently renovating) with the master plan of a road trip to Gibraltar for my 50th.....yes i know.....stupid idea!
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RobPearce
November 28, 2016, 10:54am Report to Moderator

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Thanks.

The colour is BLMC "Damask", but it's quite a good match for Triumph Damson, which is what the commission plate says it left the factory in. The screen frame is actually in good condition so I'm planning to clean it up, fix anything I find, and paint it satin black. This is original spec, because Toby is actually a post-facelift 1970 car, although the bonnet and bootlid had been replaced with pre-facelift ones so I'm going with the earlier badges. Also, earlier steering wheel just because I prefer it, and earlier rear lights because I don't like the facelift reversing light podule.

I was documenting the rebuild on my LiveJournal (see "Members' Blogs" or "Latest Blogs" sidebar) up to the point I handed it over to be prepared for painting... while I moved house and had a decent garage built. That's a bit of a dig, though, so I'll pick out some photos to go here when I'm home.


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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s99sdp
November 28, 2016, 12:11pm Report to Moderator

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It seems i'm in a similar situation as you with my Blue one. I gather is a late mk3 1970 and I dont like the reversing light set up either. I plan to put the separate lights on as well but im not looking forward to ensuring I've drilled out the new light holes in the right place or at the same height for that matter.

Mine has supposedly done just over 30k in miles but when you consider the state of the car at the moment you would think 300k.

Oh and yes......excellent garage  
SP



Quoted from RobPearce
Thanks.

The colour is BLMC "Damask", but it's quite a good match for Triumph Damson, which is what the commission plate says it left the factory in. The screen frame is actually in good condition so I'm planning to clean it up, fix anything I find, and paint it satin black. This is original spec, because Toby is actually a post-facelift 1970 car, although the bonnet and bootlid had been replaced with pre-facelift ones so I'm going with the earlier badges. Also, earlier steering wheel just because I prefer it, and earlier rear lights because I don't like the facelift reversing light podule.

I was documenting the rebuild on my LiveJournal (see "Members' Blogs" or "Latest Blogs" sidebar) up to the point I handed it over to be prepared for painting... while I moved house and had a decent garage built. That's a bit of a dig, though, so I'll pick out some photos to go here when I'm home.




1970 Mk3 Spit - (Currently renovating) with the master plan of a road trip to Gibraltar for my 50th.....yes i know.....stupid idea!
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RobPearce
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Quoted from s99sdp
Mine has supposedly done just over 30k in miles but when you consider the state of the car at the moment you would think 300k.


My GT6 had a "genuine" 30K or so on the clock when it went for its restoration. I think there must have been at least two laps round, given that it was on at least its second engine rebuild and third gearbox.


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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s99sdp
November 29, 2016, 9:43am Report to Moderator

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It's great how these things never give up. I've checked the MOT history on mine and it seems to be genuine. Maybe the car was such a dog it was kicking and screaming every mile and thats all they could get it to do.
I guess I'll see when I get someone to eventually concentrate on the mechanics and try to drive it, we'll see.

Luckily we have about four engines between us laying around so I'm sure we'll find something to help.

Whats your next step in your refurb, putting carpet on the garage floor?  

(I would actually do that)



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My GT6 had a "genuine" 30K or so on the clock when it went for its restoration. I think there must have been at least two laps round, given that it was on at least its second engine rebuild and third gearbox.




1970 Mk3 Spit - (Currently renovating) with the master plan of a road trip to Gibraltar for my 50th.....yes i know.....stupid idea!
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RobPearce
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Not carpet but the garage floor does need painting. The last time I put carpet on a garage floor it was because we were using it as a band rehearsal room, not a garage. Painted concrete is a LOT easier to clean

Next step for Toby will be to remove the hardtop and windscreen, then properly fit the boot lid and the internals of the doors. After that he goes over the pit for the rear suspension links and handbrake cable. Then I need to install a wiring loom, heater, pedals, dash, refurb and refit the screen, refurb and refit the carbs, make sure the engine runs, fit the fuel tank, pump and pipework, seats... quite a lot to do, still!


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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john2502
November 29, 2016, 10:35am Report to Moderator


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Nice! Very jealous of the garage i must say. What i would give for that space!

Look forward to seeing updates!
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Rick54
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Just completed a new back end on my Mk2 GT6. This was a new Steelcraft rear valance & boot floor that comes undrilled for lights. the panel was a very good fit but drilling the lights is a real pain
Not only have they got to be the right height but because they sit on a rubber chamfered plinth they need to be in the right plane to sit upright AND they you need three cutouts for the fixing clips to be in the right places.

Other than that its a breeze!



Triumph TR4A ..... also in boxes ... still not learning!
Austin Healey Sprite bought in boxs ... when will I learn!
67 Chevy Camaro body restoration finished
Mk 2 GT6 Just restored
MGA roadster ..... gorgeous

remember if you cant fix it with a hammer .... its an electrical problem
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byakk0
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I made a template of the final shape, the three eared circle if you will.
Once I transferred carefully made measurements to the new panel I copied the final shape with the template onto the panel, Once satisfied I had all 4 correct I drilled the three ears to size and drilled the center of the larger hole. I then used a 1 1/2" stepped drill bit, then finished off the ears with a Dremel and a cutoff off disk. Worked pretty slick. Just don't push too hard when drilling or you can accidentally dent/push in part of your panel.


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Just completed a new back end on my Mk2 GT6. This was a new Steelcraft rear valance & boot floor that comes undrilled for lights. the panel was a very good fit but drilling the lights is a real pain
Not only have they got to be the right height but because they sit on a rubber chamfered plinth they need to be in the right plane to sit upright AND they you need three cutouts for the fixing clips to be in the right places.

Other than that its a breeze!




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RobPearce
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Interesting... you appear to have the overrider holes for a Mk1 but that light is surely a Mk2 type.
Toby also had something like that before I started because at some point in his history he'd been rear-ended and repaired with the back of a Mk1/2 Spitfire. Since I've replaced all those panels, the overrider holes have gone but I seem to have the smaller, Mk2 type rear indicators...


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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