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garyf
May 10, 2017, 2:51pm Report to Moderator

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A "tad"? Pollyanna was never that optimistic!

I see horrid alignment of the rear of the bonnet to the doors: trim and swage lines don't begin to line up on either side. Oh, and it appears that the lower bulkhead behind the LF took a pretty good beating at some point in the past. And what's with the too-short stainless trim strips on the doors?


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Very nice apart from the zorst, Personal tastes excepted
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I think that has been for sale for a while now. If you look back to past threads it's been mentioned a few times


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Possibly a Herald rear tub?
Missing trim past fuel filler.
Or rebuilt by someone who didn't know.

I dont think price is too far out for a minter though.
A Mk1 I rebuilt 10 years ago here in NZ just sold for NZ$25,000.
It still has pasrt of my cars in it

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nang
May 11, 2017, 5:54am Report to Moderator

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I've seen a hell of a lot worse. Body panel alignment would annoy me though.
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nang
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I've seen a hell of a lot worse. Body panel alignment would annoy me though.
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Scimher
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What would a pro. re-build cost to get one to that condition nowadays - if looked at from that perspective I guess it's not that expensive...I envy the fit of the doors at the bottom - I've just tackled 'tub-spread' and they still protrude at the bottom...
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Quoted from Scimher
What would a pro. re-build cost to get one to that condition nowadays - if looked at from that perspective I guess it's not that expensive...I envy the fit of the doors at the bottom - I've just tackled 'tub-spread' and they still protrude at the bottom...


Yes, but you don't know what standard it's been done to. That nice new paintwork could soon erupt in rusty cold sores because the prep was no good. And as the panel alignment could be better you have to wonder at the standard of the bits you can't see.

If there were lots of "work in progress" photos you cold perhaps look at it more charitably, but surely if you had those photos you'd post a selection on fleabay?
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May 11, 2017, 3:26pm Report to Moderator
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Bonnet and boot badges are wrong.


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Quoted from ahebron
Possibly a Herald rear tub?
Missing trim past fuel filler.
Or rebuilt by someone who didn't know.


Only the nearside, the offside has the longer trim..

and it looks like the bonnet badge is on the bootlid.


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Scimher
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...Just goes to show. Details are so important when you get into the higher range priced cars. I guess that it only takes a little more time to do the research to see what badges, script & other detailing should go where on a particular model during a particular year...
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Quoted from Scimher
What would a pro. re-build cost to get one to that condition nowadays - if looked at from that perspective I guess it's not that expensive...I envy the fit of the doors at the bottom - I've just tackled 'tub-spread' and they still protrude at the bottom...



Are there any threads on the Forum on how to reset the doors? Mine are quite bad, as much as 20mm out of line at the bottom  




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It's a lot of money for a restoration with so many shortcuts evident.


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Did you see the green Vitesse 2L (or maybe a 1600 pretending to be a 2L) at Beaulieu Bill?  Nice paint but fairly shocking panel fit (even from a Herald/Vitesse) and some very dubious looking patches on the chassis by the diff.  Bargain at £ 12k..... Not.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triu.....rksid=p2056016.l4276

This one's a tad overpriced as well.....


If it was made by man, it can be dismantled and rebuilt by man. Usually just not as easily.
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Quoted from Antonnick



Are there any threads on the Forum on how to reset the doors? Mine are quite bad, as much as 20mm out of line at the bottom  




Search tub spread

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That's what my wife says I have! Any cures? 😀
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It involves big ratchet straps usually.......  

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May 16, 2017, 8:31pm Report to Moderator


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here's the link if you have trouble with the search.

http://clubtriumph.eu/cgi-bin/forum10/Blah.pl?m-1208198262/


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Antonnick
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Many many thanks for the link - I have read it through but Need to understand the Logik a bit better for it seems to me, you would Need to push the b post out rather than pulling in in order to make the doors flush.

but I will study it some more


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daver clasper
May 17, 2017, 8:28am Report to Moderator
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Hi

I didn't understand it at first. The top of the tub spreads out, taking the doors with it, so the doors are inline at the top, but are now hanging out at the bottom.

hop this helps.

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Antonnick
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Ah ok, yes now I see what you mean.

So, i suppose to do that you would put the straping underneath and around the car at the B post Position - as if wrapping a parcel - and then tighten it up. The underside cannot move due to Chassis, so only the top will be squeezed in.

What are the chances that something may break ?  


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daver clasper
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Hi. Never done this my self, but pretty sure the strap is inside the car. I think its easier on saloon (easier mounting points for strap) and done a bit different on soft top.

Make's a drastic noise, but don't think does damage (maybe some paint cracking?).

There was a comprehensive article, with photo's (amongst others)on the net (not sure if CT) or maybe TSSC etc.

Try a general google search for Tub Spread.

If I get time, I will try and find it.

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If you wrap it top-to-bottom you'll scrunch the sills that are probably only held on by self-tappers. if convertible they'll go round the car parallel to the ground just above the rear lights where the reflectors are , making sure the ratchet is in the middle between the 2 B-posts...
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