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  • tr250
    started a topic Another adventure

    Another adventure

    So, many of you know I’ve been to the TRials consecutively since 2002. I drove a perfectly good TR250 there and proceeded to take it apart shortly there after. Big mistake (anyone wanna buy it...it’s still in pieces?). Next 4 or 5 years I drove my 74 TR6. I sold the 6 because I’d found a pretty decent 6, but again a project. The plan was to use the proceeds to have it painted. Squirrel! Found a 2000. Still had enough for paint. Squirrel! Found a RHD GT6. No more money for paint. So I drove the 2000, GT6 for the next few years. Then found a pretty decent TR4. Drove that to TRials a couple years. I rescued a pretty decent 71 TR6 from an estate sale and intended on driving it to TRials last year, but ran out of time...just like they do on TV. Still nothing accomplished on the 250. Mind you I’ve bought & sold about 4 250s, a TR8, 2 TR3s, 2 TR4s, 2 surrey tops etc along the way each time thinking I’d get my 250 painted...nope!

    So I figured I’d finish up the 6 this spring and drive it to TRials. UNTIL I got word of another 71 that would be available for the price previously paid (“what I have in it”).

    So the push was on, finish up the 6 and sell it. Worked on it a bunch. During this time I scored a pretty good parts hoard. Bought that. Included was a set of KN Minilites. Guy came down to buy em. Saw the 250. We talked about a price...he sounded genuinely interested. Then he walks by the 6. Not only did I sell the wheels, but he bought the 6 2 weeks later. Still have the 250.

    Tomorrow I’m headed up east to buy (probably) the nicest TR I’ve ever owned and it will be going to TRials. Been a long time. Photos to follow.

    Naturally, I’m bringing goetta with me

    Cheers

    Todd

  • ralittle2
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    This isn't really that complicated to figure out. The aforementioned squirrels obviously at parts of the tires cuz the night before they were probably eating squirrel curry. This might have been the cause of the backfiring that apparently went on in the house. I'm not sure that Alan's bride will be welcoming Toad back anytime soon. Squirrel?

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  • tr250
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    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

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  • safire6
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    Your gonna have to change your signature to "so little rust, so much time"

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  • tr250
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    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

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  • prasnick
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    Very nice, Todd! Congrats!

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  • safire6
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    Nice Todd! Hope to see it soon at some of the shows around here.

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  • tr250
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    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

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  • 6parts
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    Todd,

    It looks like you really stepped up. Congrats !!

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  • 6parts
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    Todd, lets just cut to the chase.

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  • alana
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    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.

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  • skootch13
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    Green, New Tan and painted wires makes for a great car. Congrats.

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  • Tush
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    Very Nice. Congrats!

    Cheers,
    Tush

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  • Wolf76STL
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    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

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  • SapphireBlue72
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    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.

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