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ml_engr
12-29-2016, 01:56 AM
Well as my first post I will introduce my new project. I acquired the car from my uncle, who passed it along to me for a great price and a TR6 project that my father had. I haven't pulled the heritage cert yet but it appears to be a mid 1958 in white (TS 33097). My family wants to play along so this will end up being my build thread. I picked up the car in AZ and towed it back to Mammoth after Thanksgiving. I left it on the trailer when I got home and I woke up to it covered in snow so all the bare metal rusted. The car is solid overall with minimal rust other than the floorboards that were replaced...poorly. A previous owner also installed a GT6 engine and trans...poorly. So this car will need some attention just to make it right again. My uncle thankfully pulled the engine out before I picked it so I don't have to deal with that. The apron was viciously assaulted during the "conversion". There is some creative bodywork I assume was done to clear the radiator. They also scabbed on some scrap metal mounting brackets for a radiator to the inner fenders. The cross tube was deleted and so the towers have collapsed a bit. So there will be need for some frame work. The hood has plinths, so that's wrong. Its missing more and more parts every time I look at it. So there may be more bad news than good at this time but that's fine, I like projects. This is my first TR but I am not new to these cars we have had a TR3 in the family since I was born and my brother is currently restoring the same car we were taken to day care in nearly 40 years ago. The plan for now is to cobble together a complete car, register it, then make it run/drive.

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ml_engr
12-29-2016, 02:09 AM
I am going to start with the floor boards, if you can call them that. They were attached with more seam sealer than weld.

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It may actually be liquid nails.

I managed to cut most of one out. I think I can save the flanges and fix the rear floor panel. I was happy to see the condition of the frame and rockers.

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ml_engr
12-29-2016, 02:13 AM
I had to cut off these custom radiator mounts. Less than quality work that I banished.

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M_Pied_Lourd
12-29-2016, 09:49 AM
Looks like a great project. Most of your photos are not working for me though...ill be following along.

Cheers
Tush

NutmegCT
12-29-2016, 10:02 AM
Welcome to BCF.

I think there's a limit on images (number and file size), depending on your membership level: Free, bronze, gold, platinum, etc.

Details - https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/custompages.php?page=Subscribe

Anyway, I remember my TR3 well!
Tom M.

Geo Hahn
12-29-2016, 11:03 AM
Thanks for taking this on - hopefully you will find this forum not only a source of info but also motivation as you bring it back to life.

If you have the name of the Arizona owner who did all that I will see if I can have him suitably charged for molesting a TR3.

ml_engr
12-29-2016, 12:22 PM
Okay I will mess around with photos tonight. They are all links to another site so storage shouldn't be an issue. There may be some permission issues though...
Will look into a membership upgrade as well

TR4nut
12-29-2016, 12:45 PM
And if you don't mind post pics of that engine bay! I'm curious to see the gt6 engine fit!

ps welcome to the forum!

twcguy
12-29-2016, 02:51 PM
Those sills look pretty good, I still think you lucked out with that car.

ml_engr
12-29-2016, 04:30 PM
Sorry I didn't get any pictures of the GT6 motor in the car. Such photos would be graphic and inappropriate. .

Geo Hahn
12-29-2016, 04:32 PM
...There may be some permission issues though...

I think there may be a limit on photos until you have a few more posts - not personal, just a way to limit spammers who sometimes crash the party.

I can see them now, possibly our moderator (the man behind the curtain) lent a hand there.

CJD
12-29-2016, 09:42 PM
Good project! The PO really wanted that radiator anchored down. Look forward to following along.

trglory
12-29-2016, 09:54 PM
My car is TS33077L; there is a good chance that mine and yours were made on the same day. The first photo was taken when I first started tearing it down ... it was not quite as good as the one you have. The second is what it looks like now. I am not a mechanic but I learned a lot during the journey. If I can do it, you can do it. Keep posting pictures of your progress, I am keenly interested in watching you bring it back. I took a lot of pix along the way so if you need any reference photos during your work, tell me what you want to see and I'll try to send them to you.


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carpecursusII
12-29-2016, 10:07 PM
Buy your floors from Moss or Rimmer, the TRF floors are not very good. Buy your inner rockers from TRF if you need them, they have ones that actually fit.

ml_engr
12-29-2016, 11:38 PM
Here are some crime scene photos of the apron hatchet job...what the perpetrator lacked in skill he made up by using the wrong tool.
Other than the obvious its in decent shape. If I can find good details on the contours to make a patch, or an apron that a can cut a patch out of I think I can save it.

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Geo Hahn
12-30-2016, 12:03 AM
Oh... the Horror!

That area of the apron is usually still in pretty fair shape even on examples that are really beat up &/or rusty so perhaps a donor that could provide a patch is a reasonable solution.

CJD
12-30-2016, 09:41 AM
I take it that was to make room for the radiator to move forward with the GT6?

TR4nut
12-30-2016, 10:02 AM
Wow. But it satisfies my curiosity on how a Gt6 engine can be made to fit!

DavidApp
12-31-2016, 12:02 AM
Strange how so many people want to replace the TR engine. Several people have asked if I am going to put a small block Chevy motor in my TR and auto transmission. I tell them that the TR tractor engine works great.

Good luck with your project. You will get lots of help and advice here.

David

TR4nut
12-31-2016, 03:19 PM
I think the engine swaps may be less an issue with the original motor but more of a drive to wrench and turn the car into a personal creation. Having built a Spit6 many moons ago I just thought it was a cool thing to do. Most times those swaps are less than successful but once in a while a nicely executed swap creates a pretty cool car.

DavidApp
12-31-2016, 11:59 PM
Seen where someone had added 6" to the width of a TR3. 6" strip along the entire length of the car.
Looked like they did a good job on the bodywork. Can't remember why they did it, maybe to make more room for a bigger motor or more cockpit room.

David

DavidApp
01-01-2017, 12:20 AM
This is the car I was thinking about.

https://www.britishv8.org/articles/triumph-tr3-plus-4.htm

Geo Hahn
01-01-2017, 09:25 AM
Another striking example...

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR3/chopped-tr_zpsb8c423cc.jpg

sagebrushbob
01-01-2017, 10:33 AM
Wow, you're going to be having fun for a few years. I love the restoration process, so I envy you.
By the way, what's that white stuff on the ground?
sagebrushbob
Palm Springs

ml_engr
01-03-2017, 02:53 AM
Spent the weekend in Indio (apparently around the corner from sagebrushbob) helping my dad get his TR6 ready for paint. Picked up this TR3 motor that I had delivered to my brothers place. I commandeered a TR6 trans from my dad to use to mock up the car. We pulled the pan and it looks clean, and can be turned over. The motor was compete minus the starter. Gonna pull and rebuild the head, but the bottom end may be good for now. Motor number is 31735 so a few thousand off from my car.

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Geo Hahn
01-03-2017, 09:36 AM
I suppose you know there was a change in starters, flywheels & bell housings - your engine is before the change and the gearbox (bell housing) is after the change. Looks like you will be okay with the early style 'bomb' starter but you will want to review the situation and confirm the flywheel is correct.

DavidApp
01-03-2017, 11:03 AM
I notice the engine seems to be in original paint. Has the TR in red paint on the starter side.

David

Silverghost
01-03-2017, 04:26 PM
Be sure to check out the YouTube channel of Cheftush. He is also a member here - M_Pied_Lourd (https://M_Pied_Lourd). His YouTube videos are awesome. He is currently doing a full - and I do mean FULL - restoration on a TR3. Chances are he has done everything you are facing with your car. Very imformative videos.

ml_engr
01-04-2017, 01:19 AM
Be sure to check out the YouTube channel of Cheftush. He is also a member here - M_Pied_Lourd (https://M_Pied_Lourd). His YouTube videos are awesome. He is currently doing a full - and I do mean FULL - restoration on a TR3. Chances are he has done everything you are facing with your car. Very imformative videos.

For sure. I anxiously await videos from Tush. Was watching him long before I even owned one. He is a great resource and way more interesting than 99% of the crap on TV.

M_Pied_Lourd
01-04-2017, 08:26 AM
Thanks Guys. I appreciate the kind words and for watching of course!

Cheers
Tush

Tr3aguy
01-06-2017, 08:27 PM
He says thing funny sometimes though like a Canadian would hahaha

M_Pied_Lourd
01-06-2017, 08:43 PM
Ok...I'm going to do silent movies in black and white from now on :cool:

Silverghost
01-11-2017, 04:10 PM
Thanks Guys. I appreciate the kind words and for watching of course!

Cheers
Tush

You latest project would most likely have been sent to the crusher/breaker if you hadn't taken it on. Really making a silk purse from a sows ear!! :D

ml_engr
01-12-2017, 02:29 AM
Not much to report just collecting parts. Currently remodeling a rental so that is eating much of my time. Also we got a ton of snow so been doing a lot of skiing as well...priorities. I did order new floor pans from TRF. They were on sale, and had all the bits attached. Here are some photos for those trying to make the same decision.

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CJD
01-13-2017, 02:10 PM
Fresh metal....goosebumps!

kstanley44
01-13-2017, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the pictures of the TRF floor pans. I ordered the pans off of Ebay from a Detroit supplier. I now see the big difference, besides price. The TRF pans have much deeper pressings whereas the Detroit ones are shallow, presumably hand pressed. The pressing locations look very similar though. I wish I had seen these earlier as I have installed one side and cannot see ripping it out now!! The sill outriggers may need moved up a little for the hand pressed ones since the pressing for floor attachment isn't so deep. Price was less than half however. Live and learn.

Kerry, 62 Tr3b starting restoration

CJD
01-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Thanks for the pictures of the TRF floor pans. I ordered the pans off of Ebay from a Detroit supplier. I now see the big difference, besides price. The TRF pans have much deeper pressings whereas the Detroit ones are shallow, presumably hand pressed. The pressing locations look very similar though. I wish I had seen these earlier as I have installed one side and cannot see ripping it out now!! The sill outriggers may need moved up a little for the hand pressed ones since the pressing for floor attachment isn't so deep. Price was less than half however. Live and learn.

Kerry, 62 Tr3b starting restoration

Moss used to sell those. I had to argue for a week to get them to take them back...tells me they didn't want them either!?! I was still out $130 in round trip shipping. Like you said, live and learn. These "hand stamped" panels still show up via various distributors and for various prices, usually with the "made in USA" advertised all over. This is one case of made in USA not being a quality product, though. They are cheaper...and the ones I received were actually thicker metal.

ml_engr
01-22-2017, 11:49 PM
Made a little progress today. Was able to remove the majority of the metal masquerading as floor boards. I still need to cut the spot welds and clean up all the edges. The PO was kind enough not to hack off all the flanges and left much of the edges of the originals. What I thought was liquid nails turned out to be a combo of bondo and caulk. It smelled wonderful when I hit it with my cutoff wheel. There appears to be a little rot on the drivers inner sill near the pedals, shouldn't be too difficult to repair.

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mrv8q
01-23-2017, 01:04 AM
So was it snowing up your way today? How much snow on the ground?

We're counting on you to help with the drought...

ml_engr
01-23-2017, 05:34 PM
It was just a 4 foot dusting.


So was it snowing up your way today? How much snow on the ground?

We're counting on you to help with the drought...


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mrv8q
01-23-2017, 05:39 PM
Great pix! Glad to see the TR3 is safe and warm...

ml_engr
01-31-2017, 02:03 AM
So the progress has been slow and boring. Searching for and collecting parts and cleaning up the old metal so I can install new floors. I did get the missing cross tube from a fine Spartan in Mi. Holding it in place shows the damage done by running the car without one. Its clear the the towers have moved in about 2-3 degrees, you can see where the tower is bent as there is distortion near the motor mount. I am sure once I get suspension apart I can press the towers out and weld in some support if needed. Any recommended remediation is appreciated. I also got some YOM plates getting me a step closer to being legal.

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ml_engr
02-09-2017, 12:29 AM
Was able to pick up a set of seats over the weekend.
Other than the obvious rip the bones are in great shape. Also got mint seat tracks

mrv8q
02-09-2017, 12:44 AM
Those do look good, and the backseat as well.

I hope the CA DMV will let you use those plates...

PatGalvin
02-09-2017, 02:17 PM
Hi ML

I had a challenge fitting my shock tower cross tube (I know, probably not the correct name for this area) and I made a spreader to spread the area between the two shock towers and was able to cram the tube in there. Then, those BCF members that are more clever than I am reminded me that if you simply jack up the car (with engine installed, of course) and let the wheels hang down, the two towers tend to spread out and the cross tube will often fit just fine. You might try putting a jack under the front frame cross member (adjacent to the radiator) and jack the wheels off the ground. Then, see how the cross tube fits. Let us know if this helps. The spreader was a hassle and for me and should have been unnecessary.

Pat

PatGalvin
02-09-2017, 02:20 PM
https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?95104-Engine-Cross-Tube-Challenges&highlight=spreader

CJD
02-09-2017, 09:12 PM
Nice seats...I'm jealous!

ml_engr
02-10-2017, 01:18 AM
Thanks Pat, thats quite the tool. I have some deformed metal in the towers that may necessitate some persuasion like that.

adcronin
02-15-2017, 06:17 PM
It was to fit the body on a TR6 chassis.

DavidApp
02-15-2017, 09:39 PM
Hello Ml_engr

Is it an optical illusion or is the seat on the left in the photo wider than the one on the right?

Nice seats.

David

ml_engr
02-16-2017, 01:50 AM
David - You are right that photo does make the seats look different sizes. They are the same though.

ml_engr
05-05-2017, 10:48 PM
So after a brutal winter and a remodeling a rental condo I am finally as of last week back on the tr3 project. I started to clean up the flanges that will hold the floor pan and will a little work they can be saved. I did have to repair some rust in the inner sill and still have a little to repar where the bulkhead meets the pillar.

Before

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Rust cut out, sprayed some rust converter inside the sill

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ml_engr
05-05-2017, 10:52 PM
arts and crafts

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Test Fit

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Welded in and welds mostly cleaned up

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M_Pied_Lourd
05-06-2017, 07:38 AM
Good to see you are back at it! Rust never sleeps :cool:

Cheers
Tush

DavidApp
05-06-2017, 09:54 PM
Neat work on the patch. That will save you a lot of headaches if you can save the inner sill.

David

ml_engr
05-07-2017, 03:01 PM
I had a little repair patch work near the bulkhead that went well. Was able to get the drivers floor trimmed and set in place. I am trying to figure out how to make a patch for the early style rear floor section. The PO hacked out everything so I have no reference. Been trying find a photo of how the panels should overlap. Any photos / direction would be appreciated.

https://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p161/iconclast_photos/TR3/20170506_195033_zpsyzxachyi.jpg

CJD
05-08-2017, 09:26 AM
Love the look of new metal! You got the good floor panel too.

My TR2 bodywork thread has a few pics of that area near the bottom of this page:

https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?102796-Beginning-the-TR2-Bodywork/page8

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:09 AM
Okay, I had to abandon photobucket and sell my soul to google. Hopefully links are working again. I have been able to make some progress on the floors, battery box and suspension.

Had some excavating around the drivers b-pillar. I was able to get to the inner sill and make the requisite repairs.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/35780205680_ceac74d381_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WvLUzW)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/36005388102_10ee33d898_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WRF2tu)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4308/35367542423_fe3de4808f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VTiUbc)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/36131284996_d8ea6a3b88_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X3NheA)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:12 AM
Got the driver side suspension broke down and have rebuilt and replaced just about everything.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/36131612806_e87525c41e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X3PXFu)

Was able to separate the axles by building a tool, using instructions from this site. Came apart no problem.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/36005405642_e8df35003b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WRF7FU)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:19 AM
The passenger b-pillar had some questionable repairs.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/35780311050_a0cfaee6ee_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WvMrUE)

So I just cut it all out, inner sill was solid in this case

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4291/36172266425_41d77d1611_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7qjzX)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:21 AM
It still needs some metal work but at least it is made of metal...


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4321/36038919241_8d934f0995_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUCT7z)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:24 AM
I stripped the dash and heater and cut out the batter box.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/36131720596_854f018b5d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X3QvHW)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4308/35335101794_562a34f238_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VQrCH1)

New box from TRF was really nice and went in without any trouble.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/36172327605_94a1a07db0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7qCLM)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:30 AM
When I rebuilt the rear suspension I decided I had to build a set of lowering blocks. I think I wanted to build them more than use them. 1"x 2" solid AL tapped. Used a new set of shackles.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/36131709736_6e0f808fd4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X3QsuG)

Installed. Glamour shot...


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4304/36048574191_d75e83fca2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WVunce)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:33 AM
Oh and floors are finally done.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/36172264215_0412843be8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7qiVR)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/36131715216_4562e9cce3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X3Qu8b)

ml_engr
07-23-2017, 12:37 AM
So when I removed the passenger rear quarter I discovered the quarter was welded to the rear apron. It was clearly hit and I assume the same bondo sculptor repaired this as well.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4295/35335004724_217b786b80_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VQr8Ro)

The flange on the fender was missing.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/36172227775_e85af2ca92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7q86z)

Was able to open it up and actually save the closing panel. The rear apron can easily be metal worked. Not sure about the fender though...might be in the market

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/36172258515_7211e0efe0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7qhez)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/36172261375_e9554caaa5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7qi5T)

DavidApp
07-25-2017, 08:31 AM
The photos show up to post #60 then after that only a box no photo.

Looks like you are moving right along.

David

ml_engr
07-25-2017, 03:06 PM
Thanks, like half the planet I had to find an alternative to photobucket. The photos past #60 show up for me...not sure what the issue is now.

M_Pied_Lourd
07-25-2017, 04:18 PM
Unfortunately, they don't show for me either :nonod:

Cheers
Tush

ghawk16
07-25-2017, 05:26 PM
I don't see any photos either.

twcguy
07-28-2017, 02:58 PM
I can see all of the photos now on my end.

M_Pied_Lourd
07-28-2017, 04:11 PM
All better now!

Good work. Looking better.

Cheers
Tush

DavidApp
07-28-2017, 09:43 PM
I had similar problems with the Passenger side rear wing. Ended up making a flange so I had something to bolt it on with. Got a Harbor freight shrinker and stretcher to get the curve.

Worked out well all around. The rest of the wing required a lot of beating and some bondo.

David

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CJD
07-28-2017, 11:55 PM
Alright, the pics are back! Coming right along...

ml_engr
07-29-2017, 01:18 AM
An excuse to buy more tools. I like where this is going.

Nice job. I will take a shot at the repair I really have nothing to lose.


I had similar problems with the Passenger side rear wing. Ended up making a flange so I had something to bolt it on with. Got a Harbor freight shrinker and stretcher to get the curve.

Worked out well all around. The rest of the wing required a lot of beating and some bondo.

David

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CJD
07-29-2017, 01:42 AM
That does sound neat. I bet it's much easier than cranking the torch up too. David, you did it...I want another tool too...

DavidApp
07-29-2017, 09:24 PM
For a Harbor Freight tool it works well. I tried the cut and weld trick but it did not work out that well so I got the new tool. Did a great job on the front wing flange as well.

David

ml_engr
08-02-2017, 02:23 AM
I started picking at the motor and the head will require some attention.

One of these things is not like the other...
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36005499142_0692b8a4fd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WRFAtY)

Block isn't too bad other than being filled with crap...time for upgrades

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/36040245991_5370808d6e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUKFvz)

CJD
08-02-2017, 08:32 AM
Your block wins! That's the most scale I've seen, especially in the center gap.

DavidApp
08-02-2017, 10:21 PM
I see the block has the original "TR" painted on it in red.

David

twcguy
08-04-2017, 04:27 PM
I see the block has the original "TR" painted on it in red.

David
It would appear that the "TR" was painted on at nearly the same time as the last completed maintenance for that motor as well.

ml_engr
08-05-2017, 02:47 PM
It would appear that the "TR" was painted on at nearly the same time as the last completed maintenance for that motor as well.

I think your probably right... it probably still runs just fine though.