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October 28, 2017, 1:09pm Report to Moderator

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Good afternoon all

I’ve finally reached the end of my tether with the guy that was going to paint my 1360 convertible - he’s had it for 4 years and I’ve now got a good rolling chassis and partially completed front tub. - the work he has done is first class but very very slow!
Can anybody recommend a good reliable place that would complete this restoration in a timely manner - I have plenty of patience but would like who ever takes it on to get on with it and not treat it as a hospital job.

I live in Staines and would prefer somewhere within 1 hours drive if possible.

Thanks in advance
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October 28, 2017, 5:00pm Report to Moderator
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Hi John,
Ree's bros - Aldershot
Protek - Walligford
Enginuity - Acton


TR4A 1967 daily(ish) driver
TR41962  having surgery at present
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Mark Hammond
October 28, 2017, 6:23pm Report to Moderator

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Chic Doig, but miles away.  Can’t recommend him enough.


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
Suzuki Vitara S Auto, Cosmic Black, 2017.
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October 28, 2017, 7:01pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks Mark and Roger - Il get on the phone to them on monday.
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October 28, 2017, 7:52pm Report to Moderator

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Paul Cull at AutoClassique

Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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October 29, 2017, 7:23am Report to Moderator

Still around!
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Dale Barker at Moordale Motors, Potters Bar.

CT magazine editor as well!

Excellent work and knows Heralds inside out.

Also, as Clive states, Paul Cull at AutoClassique. He restored Craig Gingell's Herald Coupe, fantastic job and car.

Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run (Part of the organising team, what a team)!
RBRR is the best car event in the UK, not probably, it is!

1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!

1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 3 10CRs (05,09 & 15), 3 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!

1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
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October 29, 2017, 9:20am Report to Moderator

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Protek....hmmm. Took my gearbox there last year to be rebuilt. ...
Big expensive projects I've seen superb results. .but not my gearbox
Unhappy with the rebuild. ..didn't replace the leaking rear oil seal, lays haft bearings still dropping out... .. Had it for 6 months.....cost me a lot... I've just taken it to Paul at first motion who on initial inspection said it wasn't right and didn't even move freely.
Just my experience...

Current: Triumph Vitesse 6 convertible with O/D 1964

21 Years ago...and my first car! : Triumph Herald 1200 Saloon/ Tristan conversion 1966
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