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Tinster
09-17-2006, 05:59 PM
8 months ago yesterday, my wife bought me
the fully restored 1969ish TR6.

8 months ago today it broke down.

So it is fitting I post a few photos of the
progress I have made toward bringing this once
fine auto back to life.

Progress that absolutely would not have been possible
without all the generous help I have received here
from so many total strangers.

Today was a really upbeat day for me. Almost all
evidence of the #^#!#!! PO is finally gone. Almost
all the stupid decals and worn out stripes.

Today I finally claimed the TR as mine. It has
my character and my spirit. Today, all 4 wheels
were on the garage floor; my custom carved teak
dash is wired and lighted and gauged and ready
to install.

Today, I closed the hood and the trunk and spent
the morning polishing the entire car. Then I took a
few photos of MY TR6.

Here are some photos of 8 months labor:

https://good-times.webshots.com/album/554188826AaenqD

Could not have been possible without everyone's help.
I am a know nothing about mechanics owner.

Thanks as always,

dale

09-17-2006, 06:04 PM
Lookin good, Dale. When is launch date?


Bill

LeeMcKee
09-17-2006, 06:41 PM
Great Job! I like that dash.
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philknight
09-17-2006, 07:31 PM
Very, very nice.

R6MGS
09-17-2006, 07:33 PM
Looking good....Whats left before she hits the road?

swift6
09-17-2006, 08:27 PM
[ QUOTE ]
I am a know nothing about mechanics owner.

[/ QUOTE ]

Ahh Come on Dale, your at least a know something owner by now. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif

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Darwin
09-17-2006, 09:33 PM
Dale,

You knew enough to ask the right questions and follow advice. That make you a wise man indeed.

Greg_Blake
09-17-2006, 10:01 PM
Looks great.

pa297pass
09-17-2006, 11:28 PM
Nice Job Dale! Congratulations!

I am partial to Pimento Red! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Matt

michalotti_tr
09-18-2006, 08:39 AM
That sure is turning into one sweet ride! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Tomster
09-18-2006, 09:00 AM
Great progress!
Have you mapped out your first tour as yet?

martx-5
09-18-2006, 09:24 AM
It's lookin' real good Dale.

We're all proud of your progress both on the car and your mechanical abilities.

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TR674
09-18-2006, 08:33 PM
Tinster
very nice. It's a good feeling when it all comes together. I can see you need some solid timber door top rails to compliment your dash.
I'm just finishing off my drivers door rail. I'm also going to make solid timber tips for the column stalks (indicator/overdrive/etc) to replace the cracking plastic ones.
Regards
Craig

MGTF1250Dave
09-18-2006, 08:36 PM
Great work and excellent documentation. I've enjoyed your tips that you've shared with the forum. Once you've got it on the road, driving it often is good for both the car and your soul.

Tinster
09-18-2006, 09:47 PM
Hola TR674,

I agree with you on the timber door top rails.
The gentleman who cut my dash has offered to give
it a go at carving the top rails.

Have you any photos of your finished rails??

thanks,

D

kodanja
09-19-2006, 07:33 AM
looking very nice! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

TR674
09-19-2006, 08:22 PM
Tinster
do you have an email address, I can send a number of photos to you direct?
Regards
Craig

Brosky
09-19-2006, 08:22 PM
Keep up the great work. It's starting to really look good.

Tinster
09-19-2006, 09:04 PM
Yes Craig:

crcroof@onelinkpr.net

Look forward to the photos

d