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  • #16
    This is so funny.....I won't start with my home renovations........It's a much longer story but worst, it's boring......!
    Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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    • #17
      Alright sports fans. I may’ve been cajoled into buy this little buggy. Some of you may recognize it from last fall. Yes I went to see Alan this weekend.

      But this trip wasn’t without a few hiccups. Mostly trailer hiccups, but I must admit I may’ve been over served on Friday which could lead to hiccups

      I reserved a 1-way U-Haul trailer to be picked up in Carlisle, Pa on Saturday at 2pm. Simple right. Drove to Carlisle Friday and you what happens after a long drive (7 hours)...you must hydrate. So I parked my truck at the hotel and found a watering hole...Along with Alan and his buddy Eric. We’d planned it that way. So fast forward to Saturday morning mostly because Friday may’ve been a blur?? We head over to Import Carlisle. Never know what parts you’ll find. They had some really awesome cars there. Never been but I think I’ll go back!! Even saw Gary Hunter...Zebra car. Long story. After the show, we grabbed some awesome bbq then to U-Haul. This is where it gets interesting.

      You know the Seinfeld episode where he reserves a car and it’s not there? Well the auto transport wasn’t there and it wasn’t going to be there. I get it. They rented it and the guy didn’t bring it back. Ironically I feared that case and called Thursday. I have a trailer and I could’ve used it...brand new tires and bearings, but a one-way rental is pretty reasonable and they have surge brakes. Mine does not. They managed to find another one in Middletown, Pa about 30 minutes away but sadly in the wrong direction from Alan’s place. They also knocked $50 off the rental. Picked up the trailer & away I went.

      Alan and I enjoyed some very tasty Indian curry though a late spicy dinner may’ve been ill advised, but it sure was good

      Next morning was departure day. 10+ hours away. Step one set the wheel straps on the trailer rails. Step two, fold the fender down. Uh oh, front tire looks odd. Yes that’s Alan’s finger easily pushing the tread. A quick look at the other side and notice a big chunk missing. Notice the shiny bands. A call to U-Haul got a guy out in about 90 minutes. He broke down the tires off the rims by hand and put brand new tires on it

      Alan made a breakfast that couldn’t be beat then we loaded the car. Got started about 2 hours later than I wanted so arrival time was 10:30pm. And somehow a giant TV ended up in my truck along with some sort of body dolly.

      More to come. I’ll be needing some assistance with windscreen rake, windows that don’t go up high enough and body shimming or door gap adjustments.

      Cheers to all! This is by far the nicest TR I’ve ever owned.

      Todd
      So much rust, so little time

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      • #18
        It is a beautiful TR6. You are very fortunate to now have it.

        Kevin did a fine post some years ago on adjusting the windows. It covers all the side window adjustments. Can't seem to find it, though.

        The body shimming is just trial & error (as long as the chassis/frame is straight). The door gaps may be better once the body is level.

        I think you will have this in shape very quickly.
        Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 05-20-2019, 10:24 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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        • #19
          Agreed, it's a "crackin" 6. Just make sure it makes it to TRials in St. Louis this October!

          Cheers,

          Kevin
          ps fill the boot with beer
          76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
          72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
          68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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          • #20
            Very Nice. Congrats!

            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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            • #21
              Green, New Tan and painted wires makes for a great car. Congrats.
              1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

              1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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              • #22
                I'd have tidied the garage iffn I'd known Todd was going for vanity shots.
                At least he didn't get any of the construction site that makes up my front yard...

                It's a pretty nice car he picked up all things considered. I bought it last year from an old guy near me who couldn't take care of it, and it deserved a better fate than sitting in my garage doing nothing next to another green car I don't drive either.
                At least Todd drives his cars, so he's the perfect custodian for this one. It even has a really old 6-Pack sticker in the windshield, so it'll be right at home.
                Last edited by alana; 05-21-2019, 08:59 AM.
                I'm really not that interesting...

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                • #23
                  Todd, lets just cut to the chase.

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                  • #24
                    Todd,

                    It looks like you really stepped up. Congrats !!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by 6parts View Post
                      Todd,

                      It looks like you really stepped up. Congrats !!
                      Yes Uncle Al, I spent real money on a nice car for ca change
                      So much rust, so little time

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                      • #26
                        Nice Todd! Hope to see it soon at some of the shows around here.

                        1972 TR6, CC75294L
                        W58 5 speed / Eaglegate conversion
                        Goodparts rear hubs, trailing arm brackets and steering rack mounts, Prestige Autowood Hawaiian koa wood dash panel

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                        • #27
                          Very nice, Todd! Congrats!
                          Pete, Collierville TN
                          1976 CF54385 U
                          A rolling resto in progress...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by prasnick View Post
                            Very nice, Todd! Congrats!
                            Thanks Pete...I hope you get to see it at TRials you are going to TRials right
                            So much rust, so little time

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                            • #29
                              Your gonna have to change your signature to "so little rust, so much time"
                              1972 TR6, CC75294L
                              W58 5 speed / Eaglegate conversion
                              Goodparts rear hubs, trailing arm brackets and steering rack mounts, Prestige Autowood Hawaiian koa wood dash panel

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by safire6 View Post
                                Your gonna have to change your signature to "so little rust, so much time"
                                Cmon now you know that’ll never be the case
                                So much rust, so little time

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