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carl g

Member ID: carltr7
Status: Free Member
halifax, ns, Canada   CAN
Member Since: 2014-10-22
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2017-11-17 04:22
Forum Activity: 2017-11-07 17:27
Forum Posts: 159

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1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead Dark Red carl g

1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead

1 Vehicles — Total mileage: 70,000 mi (112,654 km) — Average age: 1980

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Brake Upgrade

Posted on: Monday July 3, 2017

Mini Accord on the left TR7 on the right bracket

Bit of an odd one, this. But here we have Mini Cooper 11in slotted/ drilled/ vented front rotors mated to 2003-2007 V6 Accord front calipers. All I had to do was get some 6mm plate and strategically drill it to make brackets. The finished brackets were not a single plane. Rather one plane of 6mm, with two extensions of 16mm each to make 22mm altogether. Not easy to explain. I provide a diagram. Local machine shop (MacLellans, in Truro NS) drilled the rotors to fit the stock TR7 h...

BMW E36 Seats On TR7 Frames - Part 2 Of 2

Posted on: Sunday June 4, 2017

BMW seat bottom in place Bolsters look a bit defl

OK so by now I have tacked bits of the BMW E36 seat frames to the TR7 frame. This frankenframe means I can use E36 headrest, seat back foam and hammy bolster but retaining the light TR7 frame, low seating position (important if you're tall) and TR7 seat adjustment and seatbelt. Now to fit the leather covers. I've never done upholstery before so the results are probably suboptimal. But its a starting point so I'll show what I did so you can copy my results or better still improve on them. ...

BMW E36 Seats On TR7 Frames - Part 1 Of 2

Posted on: Sunday June 4, 2017

BMW back foam and leather covers I didnt use the

So my TR7 seats, despite being comfy the seats were torn and lets be frank that beige tartan never really was a design classic. Time for better seating arrangements. Id have used MX5 seats but people where I live somehow think they're worth 400$++. Anyhoo a pair of BMW E36 black leather seats came up. I took the plunge and here's what I did. BMW E36 seats are big and heavy. No amount of surgery was going to get them into the TR7 in a way that came near the arrangements for the OEM seats....

Spring 2017 - Et Voila ... Mostly

Posted on: Friday May 12, 2017

Looks pretty stock Halogens and LEDs are installe

HI guess Im more or less done. Well, for now anyway. Time to enjoy. Big shouts to TR8Todd, John Walsh and others for their advice and encouragement. Yep thats a V6 from a Camaro.

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