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kodanja
02-17-2008, 04:30 PM
I would love to see ppl's ongoing process in picture form

exterior
interior
under bonnet
& special features

thanx
Bill

b4: /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/sick.gif
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/71tr6restoration016.jpg

Afta: /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC01523.jpg
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[img]https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/TR631.jpg
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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/aaa4-1.jpg
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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/TR636.jpg
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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC05928aaa.jpg
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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/TR653.jpg
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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/tr6.jpg
/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

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Tinkerman
02-17-2008, 05:50 PM
Bill, I agree with you, they are really quite amazing. When I have a free minute or three I will dig some up of mine to show where I am today.
I also feel it is very important for us, the doers, to realize where we have come from. Restoring a 40+ year old car can be a daunting experience so I think it would be good for the "pick me up" that we all need from time to time.
Great idea, hope it catches on!
Tinkerman

tdskip
02-17-2008, 07:29 PM
That smoke in the top picture is my brain frying at the possibilities of my before *all the cars look like that now) looking like Bill's after (someday).

SCguy
02-17-2008, 07:32 PM
Here are a couple of my TR4.

https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/SCgrad/IMG_8673.jpg
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/SCgrad/IMG_9207.jpg
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/SCgrad/IMG_5381.jpg
https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f324/SCgrad/IMG_5380.jpg

kodanja
02-17-2008, 08:19 PM
Sweet 4 Larry!!!!

Tinster
02-17-2008, 08:40 PM
Bill-

Your before pictures look like you purchased your car
from Pedro's LBC lot of almost completely restored cars.

Now a real question:

You have the identical seats that I have in my 1969 TR6.
I'm almost certain mine are not original nor 1969 model.

What year car are your seats? Just curious.

thanks,

dale

kodanja
02-17-2008, 09:46 PM
as far as I know they are the original seats from my 69 tr6

my car did come from Florida, maybe it made the swim from Pedro.....

kodanja
02-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Bump

Twosheds
02-18-2008, 07:56 PM
Do you want only before and after photographs of a whole car project or is it O.K. to post photos of a project on part of the car?

My TR3 has never been totally restored, but I have worked on it.

Maybe others have cars with similar history?

Opa
02-18-2008, 08:19 PM
Sure Doc. post a project, we can all learn from it..

kodanja
02-18-2008, 08:20 PM
of course ANY features that have been worked on !!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/angel.gif

https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC01490.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/tr18.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC05930.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC05918.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/TR63.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/tr69.jpg

TRED
02-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Those seats look like the seats in my 69 which I am sure are original.


Bill-

Your before pictures look like you purchased your car
from Pedro's LBC lot of almost completely restored cars.

Now a real question:

You have the identical seats that I have in my 1969 TR6.
I'm almost certain mine are not original nor 1969 model.

What year car are your seats? Just curious.

thanks,

dale

Brosky
02-18-2008, 09:09 PM
OK, here's just two for now. Web site has them all, so no sense me putting them here.

And the worst part is, this still isn't the latest nor is it done yet.

Besides, I want to see everyone else's work.

kodanja
02-18-2008, 09:13 PM
It doesnt get much better than that Paul!!!

(Very Nice')

John_Mc
02-18-2008, 10:08 PM
Before...
https://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u266/digginworms/tr6%20suspension%20rebuild/Globetrotters-SLO020.jpg

After...
https://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u266/digginworms/tr6%20suspension%20rebuild/finishedsuspension006-1.jpg

Twosheds
02-18-2008, 10:08 PM
I figgered out how to use this here scanner do-hickey. These two photos are from the front suspension rebuild I did in '96. Opposite sides photographed, obviously, but representative.

This is the second front suspension rebuild I performed on The Blue TR3. The first was in '81.

DNK
02-18-2008, 10:58 PM
Here is my *8 suspension
Before
https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF2550.jpg

After
https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF2776.jpg

Sorry about the bar in the photo. haven't connected it up yet
Also those are the old disk still. Until my wheels show up I will have to use the old.

Twosheds
02-19-2008, 04:54 PM
O.K., kodanja, here are some before and after photographs of the TR3 Racecar:

Man, I miss that car!

Twosheds
02-19-2008, 05:01 PM
Some more before and after photographs of the TR3 Racecar for your viewing enjoyment:

kodanja
02-19-2008, 06:52 PM
Dr. John yer telling me YOU SOLD THAT!!!!OMG NO!!

Twosheds
02-19-2008, 07:43 PM
Sad, but true, kodanja. Lost job, no money. Disabled; can't work, can't race it. Can't justify TWO TR3s!

Broke my heart to see it go. Chokes me up every time I think about. Even now.

kodanja
02-19-2008, 07:46 PM
Darn Shame!



Bill (Kodanja)

Al_WI
02-19-2008, 09:40 PM
I am new to this forum but some of you may know me from some other forums. Rather than post a picture of before and after (there ain't no after picture yet anyway) I'll just steer you towards my blog tracking the progress, or lack of progress during the winter months, of my efforts to save a 1961 Herald Mark 1.

See: https://home.centurytel.net/FishinChips/Y20797LCV.html

Al of the Frozen Tundra

kodanja
02-19-2008, 10:38 PM
Al Welcome to the best place to be for Triumph.

looks like yer off to a good start !!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cheers.gif

Just keep at it!

DNK
02-19-2008, 10:40 PM
What's a Herald. GM?

swift6
02-19-2008, 11:32 PM
What's a Herald. GM?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Herald /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/computer.gif

DNK
02-20-2008, 12:49 AM
If it don't have a # it ain't a Triumph. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

Al_WI
02-20-2008, 01:31 AM
It's got a number. It's a Herald Mk1.

Al

DNK
02-20-2008, 01:24 PM
Touche /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

AltaKnight
02-20-2008, 10:31 PM
Kinda liked the pickup truck effect; too bad!
It will lokk great when finished, good luck

NickMorgan
02-21-2008, 03:13 PM
Here's one I finished earlier.
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/ESJ012.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/ESJ093.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/ESJ010.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/ESJ090.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/ESJ015.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/ESJ097.jpg

NickMorgan
02-21-2008, 03:19 PM
And here's what I am working on now.
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/2005-07-08c.jpg

kodanja
02-21-2008, 05:12 PM
you brought it back from the Dead!!!

looks great do you still have it?

NickMorgan
02-21-2008, 05:26 PM
The TR3 was sold in favour of keeping my scruffy driver. I don't need to worry about chipping the paint on my current TR3!

kodanja
02-22-2008, 09:00 AM
chip happens!

kodanja
02-23-2008, 09:48 AM
bump

NickMorgan
02-23-2008, 05:43 PM
bump
Yes, that happens too!
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/TR3/scan0044.jpg

tosoutherncars
02-29-2008, 02:34 PM
Ooh! Can I play, with floor pix? Sure it's an MG, but it's got a Triumph motor...

https://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a126/tosoutherncars/Midget/29-04-07_1520.jpg

https://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a126/tosoutherncars/Midget/09-05-07_1518.jpg

https://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a126/tosoutherncars/Midget/26-05-07_1904.jpg

Tinster
02-29-2008, 05:57 PM
Speaking of floors!

How about this conversion of my Pedro-ized floor?


https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/beforafter.jpg

Mickey Richaud
02-29-2008, 06:04 PM
Before:

Mickey Richaud
02-29-2008, 06:05 PM
After:

DNK
02-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Mickey- you decided not reinstall the rear spoiler?

Mickey Richaud
02-29-2008, 08:02 PM
Yeah - didn't appeal to me. I have a luggage rack that will go on sometime this spring.

DNK
02-29-2008, 08:09 PM
You need to drop that sucker.

2wrench
02-29-2008, 08:28 PM
Mickey: Same car? Two different cars?

Mickey Richaud
02-29-2008, 10:20 PM
You need to drop that sucker.

Not really. I don't know why it's jacked up in that shot, but it's just right now.

https://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/MickeyTRMG/N-3.jpg

Mickey Richaud
02-29-2008, 10:21 PM
Mickey: Same car? Two different cars?


Same car!

Twosheds
03-01-2008, 08:01 AM
Nice photo, Mickey. Clouds look ominous for a top-down cruise.

I see you make Brand X bring up the rear. We do the same.

PeterK
03-01-2008, 09:04 AM
That's the chase vehicle full of spares!

Tinster
03-01-2008, 09:44 AM
Mickey!!

Fantastic improvement!! Ya got rid of the Elvis look
and got down to basic clean lines and eye pleasing colors.

Hang the luggage rack on yer garage wall. It will take away
from the overall balance and swept lines of your car and
become a rear end focal point- like a fat lady in spandex shorts!

I might know zip about auto mechanics but clean, crisp designs
I know well.

d :savewave:

Mickey Richaud
03-01-2008, 10:06 AM
Nice photo, Mickey. Clouds look ominous for a top-down cruise.



Thanks, John.

That was taken on a levee between Baton Rouge and New Orleans a couple years ago. Just a typical spring day there. It was actually a great drive; went up River Rd. from N.O. to B.R., returning on I-12 to Mandeville, then across Lake Pontchartrain back to N.O.

Mickey Richaud
03-01-2008, 10:09 AM
Mickey!!

Fantastic improvement!! Ya got rid of the Elvis look
and got down to basic clean lines and eye pleasing colors.

Hang the luggage rack on yer garage wall. It will take away
from the overall balance and swept lines of your car and
become a rear end focal point- like a fat lady in spandex shorts!

I might know zip about auto mechanics but clean, crisp designs
I know well.

d :savewave:

Thanks, Dale. I'm still a little hot and cold about the rack. I like the car with it as well as without. Best thing would be to find another boot lid to put the rack on. May do that yet.

Mickey

Mickey Richaud
03-01-2008, 10:30 AM
Found another picture on this computer - shows the ride height a bit better:

kodanja
03-01-2008, 10:42 AM
Mikckey thats a beauty!!!!!

Mickey Richaud
03-01-2008, 10:43 AM
Thanks, Bill - it's a joy to drive!

Tinster
03-01-2008, 11:25 AM
Found another picture on this computer - shows the ride height a bit better:



Great photo ! Who's that young feller drivin' yer car?

I still say nix to the boot rack. Here's a photo of a Triumph,
more or less like yours. Try to picture a rack on this car as well!



https://www.trdrivers.com/pink1.jpg

d :thumbsup:

Mickey Richaud
03-01-2008, 11:49 AM
OK, 'nuff about mine...

How 'bout some other contributions to the thread?

swift6
03-01-2008, 06:55 PM
One more boot rack post... I have one on my coupe but I also have a different bootlid in the garage waitiing to be installed that has not had a rack mounted to it. I don't like the looks of the rack on the coupe. However, I do like my rack on my TR6. The TR8 (and 7) has a large trunk while the TR6 trunk is pretty small so the rack can come in handy with the TR6.

DNK
03-01-2008, 07:01 PM
Mick- What size shoes on that beast?

Tinster
03-01-2008, 08:05 PM
One more boot rack post... the TR6 trunk is pretty small so the rack can come in handy with the TR6.

Wow, don't I know it!! My TR6 has not even trunk space for a small fishing tackle box.

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/repairKit.jpg

Mickey Richaud
03-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Mick- What size shoes on that beast?

They're Sumitomos (HTR H4's, I think)- 205/60R-14.

jjbunn
03-03-2008, 02:30 PM
The most noticeable before/after difference on mine is the dash area.

Before:
https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1022/1280790438_b9a7a4f636.jpg

After:

https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2264/2213356216_9a56bb5796.jpg

Tinster
03-03-2008, 05:37 PM
The most noticeable before/after difference on mine is the dash area.


Nice after photo Julian but I have to ask.

I swear I threw DPO Pedro's old dash out in the rubbish can. How
on earth did it end up in the car you purchased? Your before photo
looks just like my old Pedro-ized dash.

whatcha been up to? :savewave:

d

2wrench
03-03-2008, 08:12 PM
Been away a couple days so slow on the draw, here.

Dale: It's about that trunk. Yeah, place everything
out on the trunk where an officer can see them.
Open that thing up and you might be suspect for
terrorist or something, with all that stuff you're
packing.

I know, I know, Be Prepared.

jjbunn
03-03-2008, 09:05 PM
The most noticeable before/after difference on mine is the dash area.


Nice after photo Julian but I have to ask.

I swear I threw DPO Pedro's old dash out in the rubbish can. How
on earth did it end up in the car you purchased? Your before photo
looks just like my old Pedro-ized dash.

whatcha been up to? :savewave:

d

Hi Dale,

Well, I've been brake and clutch bleeding, fitting the door toppers, fitting inner/outer door window glass seals, fitting front grille, adjusting bonnet/hood, underlay fitting, door lock fitting, rear top rail fitting, etc etc. I probably missed something. Right now I am on a mission to put everything together and get the car operational so that I can drive it around a bit. I think I'm a couple of weekends away from that point right now!

Julian

TexasKnucklehead
03-18-2008, 12:48 AM
Finally I have an "after" picture, although the dash instalation is (obviously) only temporary. I've had this car for 19 months. All switches and gauges have been replaced with ones that work. The dash was stripped to bare metal, repainted and recovered. The cluster has been stripped and re-wrinkle painted. All the used gauges were taken apart and cleaned. It may seem an odd accomplishment, with the body still a foot off the frame, but I have one complete sub-assembly finished and it feels better than it looks. -And I think it will look even better when the black seats with white piping are also installed.

I celebrated with a Guiness while I took the latest picture.
Jer

Mickey Richaud
03-18-2008, 08:02 AM
Nice work, Jer. I remember the feeling when I redid the dash of the '57 I had. That little surround for the steering shaft was daunting, indeed!

Wait 'til you get to the elbow capping behind the doors! :crazyeyes:

Mickey

Tinster
03-18-2008, 08:38 AM
Jer- Nice looking dash!

I never would have thought to switch out the gear shift
knob for a "trouble" light. Very innovative. :lol:

dale

CCURTISS
03-18-2008, 09:40 AM
Nice work, Jer. I remember the feeling when I redid the dash of the '57 I had. That little surround for the steering shaft was daunting, indeed!

Wait 'til you get to the elbow capping behind the doors! :crazyeyes:

Mickey

Mickey,
Funny you should mention the caps behind the door, I am doing mine this week, do you have any secrets you want to share :smile:

Mickey Richaud
03-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Nice work, Jer. I remember the feeling when I redid the dash of the '57 I had. That little surround for the steering shaft was daunting, indeed!

Wait 'til you get to the elbow capping behind the doors! :crazyeyes:

Mickey

Mickey,
Funny you should mention the caps behind the door, I am doing mine this week, do you have any secrets you want to share :smile:

Yep - get an upholsterer to do 'em!

Actually, I think one of our forum members posted a "how-to" a couple years ago. Of course, it was AFTER I'd done mine!

He had made up a wooden gadget that he clamped in a bench vise and allowed him to work the vinyl/leather over and around the compound curves.

Just take your time and use lots of heat...

...and your choice of beverage, in moderation...

...and maybe a few expletives.