View Full Version : Can you hear the WHY ! !

01-26-2012, 03:46 PM
Makes you wonder....WHY!! Gil NoCal

01-26-2012, 03:51 PM
Can it be put back?

01-26-2012, 03:52 PM
The wheels just don't look right. Spoils the look of a classic TR3 IMO.

01-26-2012, 04:25 PM
Can it be put back?

With enough work, anything can be "put back". But I'll bet it wouldn't be easy! Most likely the original mounting points on the frame are gone ...

01-26-2012, 04:26 PM
No respect for the marque, for one of the greatest of all LBCs, IMHO.

Too bad. :rolleyes: :yesnod:

01-26-2012, 04:27 PM
Oh my...

Andrew Mace
01-26-2012, 04:37 PM
Ok, I just want to make sure I understand. You took a car with "[independent front] suspension, disc brakes, 4 cylinder engine, 4 speed transmission" and changed it to a car with "Mustang II suspension (independent front only, IIRC), disc brakes, 4 cylinder engine, 4 speed transmission"? Did I get it all? :confuse:

01-26-2012, 04:41 PM
Ah...what's your point Andy?

01-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Normally I look forward to Gil's Internet roundup, but that is just sad...

01-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Not pretty at all ... prob'ly can't be be buffed out either, huh :confuse:

01-26-2012, 05:34 PM
Very sad.


01-26-2012, 06:06 PM
Not just because I own one of these side screens... But I agree...this is a neat classic car. Seems much better choice if they wanted to do some of these mods to head towards a Cobra Kit Car or something like that. Heaven only knows....this could have been a nice project for someone. See more of this type of mods in the Healeys....right? Gil NoCal

01-26-2012, 06:16 PM
Oh my......or Oh No!

01-26-2012, 06:28 PM
Uhmmmmm.... I kinda like it :smile:


I crack myself up.

01-26-2012, 06:31 PM
Makes you wonder....WHY!! Gil NoCal

rhymes with CRY :cryin: :cry: :cryin: :cry:
that is just sad

01-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Not just because I own one of these side screens... But I agree...this is a neat classic car. Seems much better choice if they wanted to do some of these mods to head towards a TR 4 at least....right? Gil NoCal

Totally agree

01-26-2012, 06:59 PM
For $500 less you could start with this car...and probably be way ahead! gil NoCal

01-26-2012, 07:21 PM
At least the first guy didn't put the badges back on. Why on earth would anyone shorten the wheel base of a 3. Was it too long? :crazyeyes:

Geo Hahn
01-26-2012, 08:36 PM
The horror... the horror...

01-26-2012, 09:34 PM
I missed the "shortening" part of it.

I keep waiting to see the front end start hopping up and down like one of the LA low riders do.....

01-27-2012, 12:25 AM
I missed the "shortening" part of it.

Look closely at front wing in the third picture. The wheel well opening shape has been altered and the front wheel is further away from the bumper.

01-27-2012, 07:48 AM
When one of the guys in the TR club heard I was going to replace the steering wheel on my TR3, he thought I might like one that he had, and he gave it to me. It was the same one as that craiglist TR3 has. I thanked him for it, but I had to hold back the puck reflex. It resides on a nail high up in the garage.

01-27-2012, 08:01 AM
The Mustang II steering column must have been too short so he had to move the front wheels back to reach. Sure it seemed like a logical solution at the time.

Marvin Gruber
01-27-2012, 08:02 AM
I have to think of the work that went into it. If he put the same amount of work into it back to original it would be a very nice car. To each their own!


01-27-2012, 08:33 AM
I have to ask. What makes this chop job any different than the others we have discussed? This creation is no different. Yet it is getting berated. Why.

This is just as stupid: TR7-Chevy-whatever (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Triumph-TR7-TR8-HOT-ROD-V8-Chevy-350-Conversion-/180803460408?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2a18b9dd38 )

01-27-2012, 10:27 AM
Looks like a good car for a V8 conversion though

01-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Looks like a ride from the late 60's when everyone was jacking up the rear ends of their cars. Never could figure that one out, especially when they slid all over in the rain.....and don't even think about driving them in the snow back then.

02-02-2012, 08:39 PM
...and so it continues.....


02-02-2012, 08:55 PM
Then there's this 4X4 TR3:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3f9QIalMoIMhough, I have to admit the 10 year old in me LOVES these crazy monster TRs)