View Full Version : Long door...for a brave dude!

05-04-2011, 05:47 PM
Saw this long door listed. Anyone out there brave enough for this one? Gil NoCal

05-04-2011, 06:05 PM
That's just sad......

Andrew Mace
05-04-2011, 06:23 PM
I'm not saying one necessarily could make money restoring it, but to me it's almost always worth preserving and saving a long-door TR2 if at all possible. I just wish it were possible for ME to do it.... :frown:

05-04-2011, 06:46 PM
I want it =( None of these that I can find in the rust belt of the north east heh. If that was drivable for me, I'd be all over it.

05-04-2011, 07:15 PM
Yes it would be great if that could go to a good home....

M. Pied Lourd

05-04-2011, 07:43 PM
And i bet there's 3 more in the forest behind the house

05-05-2011, 05:16 AM
Howdy Folks,

This TR2 sort of reminds me of my current TR3 except that it has a tad bit more rust than mine did. I feel its not a bad deal if you were local & got it for $1K. Wish I were closer than 3K mi. away.

Regards, Russ

05-05-2011, 08:53 AM
I will fess up....this is really tempting! This car is just 6 hours away from us....and yes there is a car trailer in my driveway! I agree that every long door should be saved! There are motors and trannys around...but how few long door bodies are around? Anyone in Forum-land going to raise their hand? Gil NoCal

05-05-2011, 09:27 AM
I'd seriously have jumped on it yesterday if it was closer. I even called a friend out in oregon to see if they still had a big back yard I store something like that in for a while, and maybe make a road trip this fall or something, but that was a no go =(

05-05-2011, 07:03 PM
I'd love to know what the commission number is. It's definitely worth saving. If it were near here I'd be mounting a rescue mission.

05-05-2011, 10:05 PM
Go for it Gil!

At least you will not have to replace the rockers. There are a couple of motors on ebay and a nice Toy trans mission will make a nice combination.

05-06-2011, 12:43 PM
I would love this project! Am having a hard time selling the idea that this is a ideal project to have in front of me as retirement looms ahead! Anyone know how difficult it is to find some of the early TR2 stuff...like the brake lights?
That stuff available at the Big 3? I have a TR2 Rear end setup that is good...have couple 4 speed trannys ready to be rebuilt...know motors are around. Have to think hard on this one this weekend! Gil NoCal

05-20-2011, 04:40 PM
Well...As Paul Harvey would say...The rest of the story!
I kept seeing this car listed on craigslist...and last night finally decided that this Long Door TR2 had to be saved...and I should find a way to go get it. Talked to the owner this am...and last night...some dude came with his trailer and picked it up. I do not have this great project...but the good news is the car seems to be on track to being saved. Gil NoCal

05-20-2011, 05:13 PM
I wonder if it came with Gnomes?

05-20-2011, 07:36 PM
Ask the previous owner to tell the new owner about BCF! Just saying....