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HouseHead Cris R
Oconomowoc, WI, USA   USA
This may be sacrilege, but...

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Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK   GBR
There is not a level in Hell hot enough....



Swatting the yellow jackets away from the Triumph apple of truth…

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tkamd73 Silver Member Tim Bradley
Menomonee Falls, WI, USA   USA
Nice Photoshop application, too bad the two cars weren't the same color. Overall though I've seen worse design exercises from Standard Triumph. Tim

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Triumph Racer Patrick N
south bend, IN., USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR4 "My First Triumph"
1962 Triumph TR4 "Big Red"
1964 Triumph TR4 "Ugly Duckling"
1971 Triumph Spitfire MkIV    & more
Worse things have been done by better people. Just wish it was that easy!



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HouseHead Cris R
Oconomowoc, WI, USA   USA
It started with a search for a TR6 hardtop. Not the easiest to find...not to mention the restore. It got me to thinking, which can be dangerous I guess. The lines aren't bad though.

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Trenton, NJ, USA   USA
I can see you'd have a hard time making sense of the 1/4 light area. GT6 are great for making Spit-6 cars but also for making TR6 GT's. Great cars to rip up to make other cars better. If you're going to do it on a TR6 use the roof from a GT6 MK3.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-12-11 09:03 PM by risingsunexperience.

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tomshobby Tom Smith
Windsor, WI, USA   USA
Bought a new '64 TR4 and loved it. In fact it is still my favorite of all the cars I have ever had. Traded the TR4 for a new '67 GT6. The GT6 was also a great car and even though I much preferred it over the '65 Pontiac GTO I had at the same time the GT6 was never close to the car the TR4 was with the top down. My TR6 is a great car and very close to the TR4 but it still doesn't have the magic. A TR6 with the GT6 hard top thumbs down



Tom Smith
1976 TR6
1974 Midget

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NovasTaylor Tim Williams
Raleigh, NC, USA   USA
Kinda reminds me of a Tim Williams (no relation!) hard top on an MGB.

How about suggesting a GT6 "top " on an MGB - rile up two camps in one go!

I like this out-of-the-box thinking, though I prefer a GT6 as-is and a TR6 with a factory hard top. smiling smiley

Tim



Tim W.
71 TR6 "The TRawler"
73 MGB GT "Royale with Cheese"
80 MGB LE "ZOM B"
"Modern cars - they all look like electric shavers." - Marv (Sin City)


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HouseHead Cris R
Oconomowoc, WI, USA   USA
That is true, except I think the Tim Williams is a bit more extreme. I am more of a purist as well, but thought this would be a nice twist. I love the GT6 also as is. The Hard top on the TR6 seems to cut a pretty harsh line on the car though. The aftermarket tops I have seen seem either "bulbus" (fiberglass ones) or pricey as the only one I have found is Rimmer Bros. in the UK.

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Re: TRGT6
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Rex A Lott Steve Kincaid
Newcastle, WA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Trix"
In reply to # 1252105 by HouseHead That is true, except I think the Tim Williams is a bit more extreme. I am more of a purist as well, but thought this would be a nice twist. I love the GT6 also as is. The Hard top on the TR6 seems to cut a pretty harsh line on the car though. The aftermarket tops I have seen seem either "bulbus" (fiberglass ones) or pricey as the only one I have found is Rimmer Bros. in the UK.

Trivia: You're talking about the "Snugtop" for the six made in CA. That top is fiberglass and it doesn't have any internal bracing under the top, so it's formed in a slight bubble to add rigidity. I agree it's not as nice looking as the factory steel hardtop.

Personally I think the "TR6 fastback" is a really cool idea. I would keep the TR6 rear end because that big black valence is awesome. However, getting a hatchback to make use of the trunk... well that's a bit tricky. This is a fun, and thought provoking idea. Thanks for posting.



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Re: TRGT6
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HouseHead Cris R
Oconomowoc, WI, USA   USA
A little fun never hurts. Thanks for the information on the tops.

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ng19delta Scott Roberts
Merchantville, NJ, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Gypsy Rose T..."
Interesting concept... Kind of like a TR6 version Dove...

Scott

Re: TRGT6
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HouseHead Cris R
Oconomowoc, WI, USA   USA
Yeah it is, but keeping a little tail to keep the valance at the back still squared off.

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NovasTaylor Tim Williams
Raleigh, NC, USA   USA
Why not go full Shooting Brake?



Tim W.
71 TR6 "The TRawler"
73 MGB GT "Royale with Cheese"
80 MGB LE "ZOM B"
"Modern cars - they all look like electric shavers." - Marv (Sin City)


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Re: TRGT6
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HouseHead Cris R
Oconomowoc, WI, USA   USA
True, but not sporty enough.

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