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Home Page: David P   Silver Member USA
Merrick, New York, USA
Total Posts: 76 Latest Post: 2017-10-30
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First Post!

David P   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:15 AM


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IMG 0449

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IMG 0567

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IMG 0587




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2017-02-16 18:16:55 # 40378
Comment by Eric O
David, it looks great, I'm glad you are looking forward to it. Looks like you've got some work ahead of you. Let me know if you need any info on replacing the floors and sills. Keep an eye out on the Buy and Sell forum, I've seen many good deals on new parts that folks didn't use, if you can build up your spare parts ahead of time it can save you some money when you really need them. Often places like TRF and Moss have sales that significantly reduce the parts costs too. Enjoy the project!Regards, Eric
2017-02-16 18:38:52 # 40380
Comment by David P
Thanks Eric. I'm pretty savvy when it comes to online sales, both here and elsewhere. (Rimmer bros seems to have the absolute best prices and fastest shipping from what is very seen.) I was actually considering fabricating the sill strengtheners if I can find a suitable pattern.
2017-02-16 22:06:25 # 40389
Comment by Joseph Nieves
The GT6 is a wonderful car.. I had a 1969 GT6 Plus, painted silver with red interior. In fact it was sold to someone in New York in the mid nineties. I now have a 75 TR6 but always keep an eye on the gt6's. The only other car that sat lower than the gt6 was the Acura NSX. Seems you got a pretty god car to restore.
2017-02-17 05:02:31 # 40390
Comment by Ed M
Congratulations. I believe the fun is in the restoration and the driving of the car is a perk. There is a lot of good technical information here but more important is the community of members here who offer their valuable knowledge. I have met two in the course of seeking either parts or information and now consider them good friends. This forum is now part of my daily reading routine and pick up little bits of information just about every time I read. Good luck with your project and keep posting!
2017-02-17 08:57:15 # 40398
Comment by David P
Thanks all!

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Garage Electric

David P   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday February 26, 2017 1:56 PM



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Electric Done!

David P   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Tuesday February 28, 2017 9:20 AM



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2017-03-01 18:39:28 # 40662
Comment by Wayne Tate
Get the Triumph Parts Center sign, OH, it might be a Service Center one. I think VB sales them.Wayne

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It's Home!

David P   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Saturday March 4, 2017 8:55 PM


Still on the carrier somewhere in NJ

Still on the carrier, somewhere in NJ

Damage to right wing is obvious

Damage to right wing is obvious

Front bumper was hit

Front bumper was hit

In the ga rage

In the ga-rage

Home

Home!




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2017-03-04 22:56:26 # 40719
Comment by Hazen Wardle
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2017-03-04 22:57:01 # 40720
Comment by Hazen Wardle
--that was supposed to be a thumbs up.Enjoy the journey. It will be worth it.
2017-03-05 07:59:43 # 40727
Comment by David P
Thanks!
2017-03-05 10:17:07 # 40729
Comment by Ed M
Nice David! Now the fun begins. Lots of pictures of the car as it sits right now, inside and out, will be valuable for the upcoming restoration. I have looked at mine too many times to count. Even for seemingly minor items like bolt orientation will save hours on reassembly. I'm looking forward to your upcoming journal entries.
2017-03-05 19:49:48 # 40745
Comment by David P
That's my plan - lots of pictures, even videos, before starting anything.I've got a bad memory when it comes to little fiddly details like what went where so the pictures will definitely help.
2017-03-06 19:37:22 # 40766
Comment by Eric O
Yahoo David! Looks good, it looks to have some good bones and a sun roof too . Is the right side damage limited to the door or include the sill too? Depending on how bad the rust is it may be academic (like in my case). Enjoy, you will have lots of fun.
2017-03-06 19:56:36 # 40767
Comment by David P
The damage to the right door is beyond my interest to repair so I have another door on order (cheap!). The right sill is rusted through. Not sure about the bones though! In places it looks like the paint is holding in the rust.
2017-03-06 20:35:23 # 40768
Comment by Eric O
Sounds like you do have lots of fun ahead then. Let me know if you have any questions on the floor or sill replacements.
2017-03-06 20:36:29 # 40769
Comment by David P
Thanks! I'm sure I will, as this is my first experience with any of this stuff.

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The Color

David P   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Monday March 6, 2017 8:04 PM


Original Imperial blue is visible where they did

Original "Imperial blue" is visible where they didn't paint where the license plate was...




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Sat In The Car!

David P   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Wednesday March 8, 2017 7:49 PM


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IMG 20170308 200209

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20170308 200111




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2017-03-09 03:13:36 # 40867
Comment by Hazen Wardle
That's a just s teeny tiny hole...Just keep your feet raised up and you'll be fine!
2017-03-09 06:41:54 # 40868
Comment by David P
Yeah I'm sure it'll be fine. I was seriously scared I'd fAll through on the seat!

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