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    In just a few weeks, Polly will emerge from her concours restoration at Macy’s Garage. The first reveal photographs will be published at amosmag.com as an episode of the ongoing series, “Life’s a TRip.”
    Following her restoration, Polly will travel across the US from Ohio to the high desert and, finally, to Dripping Springs, TX, for the VTR National Convention. You can follow these as well as other LBC outings as Polly continues her solo career, Triunfo Solitario, the only one-car, one-owner LBC “club” known to exist.
    Polly approaches completion of her Macy’s restoration.

  • #2
    Mark Macy's work is amazing. Looking forward to seeing your car and meeting you in Texas.

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    • #3
      She's showing very fine form just from the work in progress pic you posted, nothing like my crusty run around driver. Looking forward to her coming out.
      72 CC84337 UO

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      • #4
        Yeah, I look forward to seeing the final pics!

        Cheers,
        Tush
        81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
        73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
        62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
        60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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        • #5
          Wish I could be in Texas to see her...post many pictures!

          Cheers,

          Wolf
          76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
          72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
          68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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          • #6
            Yes...Mark Macy’s cars are...I have no adequate adjective to describe them. As I think that I have mentioned in “Life’s a TRip,” I believed that in Polly I had a car worthy of all that I could do. On my first visit to Macy’s Garage, I knew that even when I had more time and tools, I could never come close to a Macy car. I wish, and I imagine that Mark does not, that I could have been closer in order to watch the process. I get lots of pictures and I love them, but, Oh! To be there!
            There are a few Macy photographs posted within the “Life’s a TRip” episodes. If I were able, I would share all of the photos that the Macy crew has taken. The detail of the work that these guys do is incredible. Best of all, very few of the craftsmen are old enough to remember these cars as new. The foreman, Austin, is younger than my son, but the proud owner of a nice TR3. There is hope for the future.
            Polly, Nokomis, and I wish that we could be in St Louis as well, but after making the VTR commitment, the schedule just didn’t work for us. Depending upon the when and where, perhaps TRials 2020, but we have a lot of traveling that we would like to start next year as well. I hope that you will check in on us once in awhile at amosmag.com.

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            • #7
              Ojijaak--

              Just read through your TRip entries. Nicely done! I'll ride along if you don't mind.

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

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              • The Skip
                The Skip commented
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                Thank you. The best thing about virtual passengers in a two-seater is that there is no seating limit.

            • #8
              How do I get to your earlier posts on amosmag?
              1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

              1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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              • #9
                Originally posted by skootch13 View Post
                How do I get to your earlier posts on amosmag?
                I believe that there is a link with each episode, or maybe “search” would show all. I hate to seem so ignorant, but amosmag is not my site, I just submit text and photos to the publisher, and she performs the magic.

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                • #10
                  If you find yourself going through AZ and need a B&B, head on over to our place for a rest. We are 15 minutes east of the I-10 in Phx. I no longer have my car as we needed funds to fix our termite terrace II.

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                  • The Skip
                    The Skip commented
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                    Thank you. That won’t be this TRip, but Polly and I have miles to go on other journeys.

                • #11
                  Here’s the dash in assembly phase. Received just today (6/17/19), taken by the Macy’s crew last week. The big instruments were not installed as of 6/14, but there were photos of them as well after rebuild.

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                  • SapphireBlue72
                    SapphireBlue72 commented
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                    Nice looking dash wood piece.
                    Yes, the speedo & tach have to go in from behind, after the dash is in place with everything else attached.

                • #12
                  Yep. According to the timestamp, this photo was taken around 16.00 hours last Friday. I imagine that it was time to clean up and shut down for the weekend, so no time for the big gauges.
                  I bought the dash from CG Autowood as recommended by Mark Macy. They have a really nice assortment of woods, but if you see something you like, you have to jump on it because you are seeing the piece that you are buying. Each piece is unique, but overall, it was not terribly expensive.

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                  • #13
                    Looks great! Were the rings around the eyeball vents spray chromed? I am trying to find someone to do a set for me.
                    1970ish CC54713L
                    HVDA Toyota 5spd
                    Nissan Diff
                    Miata Seats

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                    • #14
                      Well...I would say not. Here is the description of the work as it was shown in my invoice:
                      “Install vents on dash. Paint new silver edges per factory.” There is no more detail in the description and I have not seen the car other than in photographs. Perhaps in ten days or thereabouts, I will have more information.

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                      • #15
                        I regret to inform those who plan to travel with Polly and me that our departure will be delayed. The work at Macy’s Garage continues, but is not complete.
                        I have visited Polly; she looks great, and will only continue to improve. If I can find the time, I will submit a more detailed update on amosmag.com.
                        Last edited by The Skip; 07-01-2019, 08:23 AM.

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