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Fony Pond
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Hi, I'm new on here but have owned my TR7 FHC since 1988. I had it converted to V8 by S&S in 1990. In about 1995 I decided to store the car as I didn't want to use it daily anymore and other stuff took precedent. The car was stored in a stripped down state ready for some welding but only recently have I started on the rebuild. I've taught myself to weld using the TR7! I'm a bit rough to be honest but can produce good solid welds now having got a feel of settings etc. I bought the welder about 10 years ago with the sole intention of using it on the TR7. It's a Clarke 135TE Turbo with gas and is excellent! Although I'm not! Anyway, I decided to do a Rally lookalike (not a replica) as it will be red underneath and under arches and in engine bay. Also the car had a webasto roof which I removed and made up a 3mm thick aluminium panel to fit the recess and will be wrapped in 4D carbon film for a bit of bling. So far I have done the bits of welding (back of floor pan, small sections of front floor pan, one front wheel arch) and I've cut off both rear arches and re-welded the inner to the outer. I've trial fitted the wider rear tarmac arches which will be filled with 10x13 Revolutions and 245/50/13 Avons. If my calculations are right, the -38ET offset should be just perfect to fill the arches. I have 7x13 for the front with 00ET offset. I can't wait to trial fit them! I've also stripped and painted all the back axle and suspension arms and these are now ready for reassembly with new ploy bushes. I've also got a pair of adjustable height coil overs for the rear which will complete the bling to the back end! The front inner wings and bulkhead are excellent and were rebuilt by S&S many years ago. Will try and get some pics up, but last night I could only load one pic at a time? On TR7Bobs DHC thread. Here goes!



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And more. The areas underneath were wire brushed using a drill and then Bonda primered and now ready for stone chip guard to arches and then red Hammerite



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Rust eater applied, then Bonda primer than black Hammerite



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Same with axle. Al parts wire brushed first!



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Same with fuel tank. Luckily was in good order!



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That's as far as I've got for now! Will post more when ready!



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Beans
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Good luck with the rebuild.

In this picture ...



... you can see that this plate sitting behind the LH exhaust bracket is still in place ...



If you haven't removed it yet, do so. They can trap moisture and dirt and sometimes hide some rust.
Use a screwdriver to lever it off.

... and nice wheels you have though a bit wide for my taste I am afraid  




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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Great work, need those revolutions in my life!!
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