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    For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

  • #2
    Ed, I wonder if that would get you into German car only shows? You'd have to move the TRIUMPH bit more to the center to get KARMANN to fit, which might look a little odd.
    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
    2nd owner, since 1975
    Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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    • #3
      Karosseriebauer (coachbuilder in German) Karmann designed the Triumph TR6 body (borrowing multiple styling cues from the Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda 230/250/280 SL).

      This would be a great conversation starter for your completed restoration. It has probably never been done before, so shine the light, Ed!

      Polish that script as you are so adept at, and affix it with (removable) double-sided tape.
      Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 02-06-2019, 07:48 PM.
      Walt
      CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
      poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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      • #4
        Cool idea...... be interesting to see how many people at a show would "get it" .... heck.... how many TR6 owners would figure it out?
        1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
        Patton TBI
        HVDA Toyota 5 speed
        Goodparts Nissan Diff
        Goodparts CVJs
        AAW Wire Harness
        Miata Seats
        Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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        • #5
          Isn't that a fairly valuable emblem?

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          • #6
            And a double entendres as the Triumph brand name ended up in Germany.

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            • #7
              How about adding the Michelotti crossed flags since the side-on remains largely unchanged from his original design? Maybe replace the BL “drain plugs” with flags since, in reality, BL really did not contribute.
              The more I think about it, the better I like it...

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              • #8
                You could add the Beetle’s dual exhaust tips under the rear bumper and really confuse people when they hear that inline 6.
                Bill Connell
                1969 TR6 CC28790
                TR6 project log
                St. Paul MN

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                • #9
                  If you are a true Triumph enthusiast and not some schmuck looking to just buy them and flip them, then yes, you would/should understand the meaning of the badge.

                  By the way Ed, As always, you did an amazing job of slicing off the Ghia part! I had to do a double take to realize that. Such talent!

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                  • A Brit in Bama
                    A Brit in Bama commented
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                    Ah yes, but I want to know if he managed to keep the Ghia intact! That would be a real piece of Ed magic!

                • #10
                  Knowing him, he'd be welding up some filler, sanding it smooth, polishing it... So yes, I think he did keep the Ghia intact! LOL

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                  • #11
                    Thanks for the comments, Guys.

                    When we got married, my wife was driving a '72 Karmann Ghia convertible. That trunk emblem was all that we have left of it. It must have fallen off when they towed it away. I suppose it does (did) have some value, but not to me. The emblem is chromed pot metal and is pretty rough. Having it re-chromed would cost more than I'm willing to put into the idea. At most, if I maybe take the car to a show, would be to stick it on with double tape as suggested, or maybe small magnets. I think you guys are right--only the more hardcore enthusiasts would get it. Most would probably think that Karmann was just the dealership that sold the car.

                    Also, though I admit to being anal sometimes, I actually didn't even try to preserve the "Ghia". Sorry to disappoint!

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                      Walt
                      CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
                      poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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                      • ed_h
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                        Worth a try. Thanks, Walt.

                    • #13
                      Just ran across this on Facebook...

                      For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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                      • ed_h
                        ed_h commented
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                        Yup, that's him. I asked, and he said he did the logo himself.

                        Ed

                      • wbwood
                        wbwood commented
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                        I'm not questioning whether this was a photo of Heinrich's TR6 engine bay (I'm sure that it was), but didn't Heinrich sell his TR6 around Aug.-Sept. 2017? See his post #961 in the thread https://www.triumphexp.com/forum/tr6...65#msg-1482539 from Sept. 3, 2017.
                        Warren

                      • poolboy
                        poolboy commented
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                        Heinz did up Bugeye really nice not long ago.
                        He post updates of his cars and stuff on his facebook

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