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    TR3 project in SF Bay area

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto...630348409.html
    For those of you who might be be looking for a project. NFI
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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Too bad somebody stripped the paint from the front end and then left the car out. Even so, if the surface rust is not too bad, the front valence looks very good. Same for the wings. Not much to go by for the rest. Of course I'm on the wrong coast. If I were closer, I'd be right on it.
    Tom
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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Looks like the same painter painted mine

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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    I swear there is nothing sadder looking than a TR3 that wants to be restored

    John

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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    I want it. I wonder what it ends up going for-4K? I missed one up in the mountains by me for 900 a few months back. I am just a hopeless tr3 rescuer if the price is cheap. I use to pay 500.00 but now it is 5K! I wonder what is a reasonable offer is? Do I see Marv in that one picture.

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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Hard to tell from two pictures but without seeing it, 1k would be plenty, IMO. The amount of rust would be the big factor. No front suspension by the looks either, so it will be a pain to haul and who know what's there and not.
    Tush, is that your latest? Looks good to me.
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    1969 Triumph Herald 13/60 (a whim)
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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Quote Originally Posted by CJD View Post
    I swear there is nothing sadder looking than a TR3 that wants to be restored
    LOL John. I never really noticed how miserable they look in that state -almost the complete opposite as a shinny 'frog eyed' Sprite.

    Steve, one in Johnstown, Pa (without a frame) -with only the doors/fenders/etc went for under $1K, so any offer is 'reasonable', if you're willing to haul it away "AND RESTORE" it. Mine was "free", as long as I promised to restore it.
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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Hi Tom
    Yes, thatís the 59 project. Itís a Canadian car so itís very very rusty. Itís also had some very bad repairs done in its previous life. For example, the rusty inner sills had 2x4s screwed into them...this was under the very custom outer sills made out of old eves trough material.

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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    I hope they used oak...when I use 2X4’s in a car I always go with oak.
    John

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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Pine, I think
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    Re: TR3 project in SF Bay area

    Must have been a Morgan person. Tom
    1960 TR3A TS73117 (under endless restoration, owned since 1964)
    1959 TR3A TS58023 (in case I never finish the one above)
    1969 Triumph Herald 13/60 (a whim)
    1970 Lotus Elan Plus 2 /0023/N
    1992 BMW325IC (fun to drive)

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