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wyatt Avatar
wyatt Silver Member Wyatt W
penguin point, drift ice, Antarctica   ATA
are Spitfire MK 1 or 11 grilles like a Herald?? are MK3 the black and silver bars?? thx...

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1495692 by wyatt are Spitfire MK 1 or 11 grilles like a Herald?? are MK3 the black and silver bars?? thx...

Wyatt,
The Mk3 grille went through some changes. It started out with shiny faced bars and black between. Later the whole grille was black aluminum. Still later it was black plastic in the same shape.
All the best,
Paul

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walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Both the Mk1 and 2 had two grill openings like the Herald but I am not sure if there was actually two pieces or one. They were different design from one to the other as well.
Dan

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RobTAR Robert I
Seattle, WA, USA   USA
Here's a mk1 with a grill...


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jefferygt jeffery Ee
vantucky, wa, USA   USA
Each side is 12"x6" aluminum panels. Mk1 and 2 are same size. But different design.

quikrx Ralph Hansen
Antioch, Illinois, USA   USA
1962 Triumph Herald 1200
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Gloria"
1987 Mazda RX-7 "Mistress"
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S "Natasha"    & more
Herald grills are bigger but same design as MkI Spit - the MkI Spit had small squares - The MkII was horizontal bars, blk & sil similar to the MkIII - the MkIII was a one piece design horizontal bars blk & sil, blk, blk plastic

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Spitnut64 Gold Member John Mills
Milwaukee, WI, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Sarah Jane"
In addition to Dan's comment above, Andy (Herald948) would probably know for sure. If he doesn't respond here, you might try to PM him.


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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1495785 by RobTAR Here's a mk1 with a grill...

..........heh........

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Born Loser Silver Member Matthew Taylor
Land O Lake, Florida, USA   USA
This is the last of the MK3's (1970) - this one is plastic.



Matthew
1960 Triumph TR3a
1970 Triumph Spitfire MK 3
2012 Mini Cooper SS Convertible

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
I've thought about a really involved project with my grill of notched chrome door edge strips.

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
In reply to # 1495809 by quikrx Herald grills are bigger but same design as MkI Spit - the MkI Spit had small squares - The MkII was horizontal bars, blk & sil similar to the MkIII - the MkIII was a one piece design horizontal bars blk & sil, blk, blk plastic
Yeah, that's about it. Earlier Heralds had a mesh pattern with larger openings and, therefore, more nearly unique, but Heralds in North America from about 1964 on (as well as the "12/50" elsewhere) had the exact same mesh as that of the original Spitfire 4 (and the Vitesse 6).

Like any good accountant-driven manufacturer, Standard-Triumph got plenty of mileage out of assorted variations of any given part or design! grinning smiley



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spitlist Joe Curry
Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ, USA   USA
This is an earlier metal Mk3 grill


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