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karl66
12-03-2014, 07:12 PM
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110250087140169623061/albums/6053819172924310577

TR3driver
12-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Wow, a LOT of work there! But it looks great!

I'm curious about the locktabs on the caliper bolts. The SPC shows lockwashers, and as I recall all of my cars have had lockwashers. Were the locktabs a Belgian thing? Or do you just feel safer with them on there?
https://plus.google.com/photos/110250087140169623061/albums/6053819172924310577/6053855443854616178?pid=6053855443854616178&oid=110250087140169623061

karl66
12-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Thanks :)
About the locktabs: The car spended all his life in Illinois US.
I purchased this TR3 in May this year and the car came to Belgium with the locktabs on it.
You're right, they are also not mentioned in the Moss catalog.
But I think I will put them back on it when I start rebuilding the car.

Geo Hahn
12-03-2014, 09:50 PM
excellent work! thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing all come back together.

mgedit
12-04-2014, 08:18 AM
Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress. Cheers, Mike

Tr3aguy
12-04-2014, 10:10 AM
nice detail and looking good.....keep updating please

TuffTR250
12-04-2014, 10:13 AM
That is a really nice set of restoration pictures!! Thank you for sharing them!!
Regards,
Bob

PDP-3A
12-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Karl - Great job on photo-documentation (wish I had done that over my 15-year project) - Question on the hardtop - do you have the drip rails? or do you plan on fabricating them? and if so, how? I'm trying to come up with an idea on how to make them.

karl66
12-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Karl - Great job on photo-documentation (wish I had done that over my 15-year project) - Question on the hardtop - do you have the drip rails? or do you plan on fabricating them? and if so, how? I'm trying to come up with an idea on how to make them.

Yes I have them, Just need a good polish. I think you can easy fabricate them. They are made from aluminium. I can make some pictures if you want.

karl66
12-04-2014, 12:56 PM
9 pictures added. Mounting the front springs
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110250087140169623061/albums/6053819172924310577

Ps: I hope to finish the car in August 2015, (summer in Belgium) I will update pictures regulary :)

M_Pied_Lourd
12-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Looking great Karl. Thanks for the photos.

Cheers
Tush

sp53
12-06-2014, 07:31 AM
great work

TexasKnucklehead
12-07-2014, 01:05 AM
Very nice -both the work and the pictures. Brings back some memories. It's funny how nice the car looked before you started, and how much attention was needed once you dug into it. But I really can't believe you're not going to put back that little taste of Texas you found inside the fender. Really, a patch from a motor tag... makes you wonder about the life the car lived.

I can't wait to see it finished.

TR3driver
12-07-2014, 01:15 AM
But I think I will put them back on it when I start rebuilding the car.
Don't forget that locktabs should never be reused. I learned the hard way ...

GTP1960
12-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Karl,

What an amazing job. Appreciate all the exploded views, it's nice to have a real world road map.

Looking at your "before" pics, I would have thought it hopeless.

BTW: what are the gauges (& switch) in the glovebox compartment & below the dash?

thanks again.

Guy

karl66
12-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Karl,

What an amazing job. Appreciate all the exploded views, it's nice to have a real world road map.

Looking at your "before" pics, I would have thought it hopeless.

BTW: what are the gauges (& switch) in the glovebox compartment & below the dash?

thanks again.

Guy

Thanks :) The gauges are a Tripmaster and rally chronograph

karl66
12-24-2014, 05:53 AM
30 new pics in album https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110250087140169623061/albums/6053819172924310577

Scot1966
12-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Very nice work Karl. I predict whenever my '60 comes apart ( not anytime soon, as my TR6 looks like your '57 right now ) it will be in very similar condition to your car.

Scot