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  • #16
    As long as the frame is solid, you can drive the car forever with basic maintenance once you get "all the bugs out".... people do a frame off for personal reasons: i.e. they want a concours quality to take to shows or it's a car they've owned since new or for 20 plus years.

    There's a shop in Stamford that does a lot of high end work but they did rebuild a friend's engine and he was very pleased with the work.... not sure how it prices out compared to NYC.... nor have I had personal experience with them..

    https://www.blackhorsegarage.com/
    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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    • #17


      I've had my TR6 since April, 2012. The first two years I drove it. Then raised it on jack stands and began work on the underside.

      I scrapped the frame with a paint scraper, then went over it with a wire-brush electric drill attachment.
      Then applied 3 coats of anti-rust paint with a sponge brush- to the floors and the frame.
      I sprayed the inner frame with Eastman's Inner Frame Coating.

      It was overwhelming, initially. Now, I can glance at it and be happy.
      These cars are a fun hobby, and 6-Pack.org is a big bonus.
      Walt
      CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
      poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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      • #18
        Nice job - good to know the frame is protected.

        Will certainly checkout Blackhorse Stamford though they look pricey but thorough.

        Cheers
        Mark

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        • #19
          That is a very nice TR6 in that video :-)

          You have come to the right place Mark. These guys will answer all your questions and then some.

          Good luck with your Quest.

          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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          • #20
            Tush - the man, the car, the legend...

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            • #21
              Will certainly checkout Blackhorse Stamford though they look pricey but thorough.

              Personally, I have no direct knowledge of Blackhorse.
              I do recall a car they offered on BringATrailer.com in which they received multiple negative comments about their reputation. Dishonesty was mentioned.
              Walt
              CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
              poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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              • #22
                Hey Mark,
                We have decent size group of TR6s located in Westchester NY and Southern CT. We usually meet up at Hayfield's in North Salem, NY the first Sunday of every month at around 8:30-9:00. Caffeine and Carburetors is located in New Canaan, CT and is a huge event. Get there early -7:30ish.

                Send me or Tom74TR6 a PM if you would like your email added to our list.

                I know a few owners in the group used Stonebridge with good results. I think you mentioned that you already use them. There is also Round Hill Service (Jon Wood) in Greenwich, CT.

                6-pack is a great resource and there are many who can guide you through some simple fixes if need be. One of the best things I did was to send my carbs off to Poolboy (Ken) for an overhaul. Bartman gave you links to Paul Rego's website and Bob Danielson's website. I learned a boat load from what they posted and followed a few of their procedures (eg rear hubs, gauge cleaning, etc).

                Anthony

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                • #23
                  Mark, FWIW, Bob Mason, Scituate RI, rebuilt my engine a few years back. Pricey, and you?ll wait (mostly on parts,) but IMHO, well worth it.

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                  • #24
                    I know of a 67 TR4A IRS that is a total nut and bolt restoration down here in Louisiana, if anyone is interested. I would give my eye teeth to own it but cannot part with the 40K he wants. I would think it is negotiable.

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                    • #25
                      Highly recommended. And the owner likes TR6s.
                      Gassman Automotive Products, Ltd. specializes in service, restoration, upholstery, and sales of classic sports cars - foreign and domestic.
                      SR
                      73 TR6. HT/AC/OD
                      86 930
                      91 535i

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                      • #26
                        Chip in Richmpnd, va does very good work , Specializes in British cars . in business for 30 plus years
                        ukmotorsports.com

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                        • #27
                          The correct domain name for UK Motorsports in Richmond is theukmotorsports.com.
                          SR
                          73 TR6. HT/AC/OD
                          86 930
                          91 535i

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                          • #28
                            You're at an inflection point. If the body and frame get separated most of the time the car ends up off the road for at least a couple of years. You could get under the car with any odd assortment of tools from an angle grinder with a twisted wire brush, a regular drill with a wire bristle brush or ???, and various hand tools, heat gun etc and clean off the scale from the frame then paint it - a brush works well. You'd be amazed at how much better it will look. If you really want to experiment, find an outfit that will dry ice blast the bottom of the car (like sandblasting but w/dry ice). This will remove all the scale, grease, grime etc from everything (brake lines, fuel line, floorboards) without removing any of the original finish. Its pretty cool and quick and then you can apply whatever finish(es) you want. Its also something most shops won't want to do - preferring other work or doing the whole frame off thing. This will allow you to move onto the other things you mention - like safety, mechanical ect as you use the car. With your son's age, I'd rather spend time in the cockpit with him than waiting for a lengthy process to end. My 16 year old enjoys his 6 and its generated a lot of shared interest and memories with its use.

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