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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
You think?
http://classiccardb.com/other-makes/101646-ladawri.html



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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SpitMan Doug Walls
Brandywine, Maryland, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "70 Spit"
1998 Chevrolet Corvette "Silver Fox"
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2013 Chevrolet Malibu "Pearl Baby"
Hi Wayne,

Maybe!

It smacks of a corvette flair between the seats and the rear. In fact I have thought some time ago of making a rear removable panel of fiberglass to cover where the top snaps are on up to the seats with something similar to what is shown in that picture. Ford did something similar to what I am thinking back in 1961 or 62 with the Thunderbird. They called it the Landau (spelling?).

Don't you think that would be a good project???


Best regards,

Doug/SpitMan

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500453 by SpitMan Hi Wayne,

Maybe!

It smacks of a corvette flair between the seats and the rear. In fact I have thought some time ago of making a rear removable panel of fiberglass to cover where the top snaps are on up to the seats with something similar to what is shown in that picture. Ford did something similar to what I am thinking back in 1961 or 62 with the Thunderbird. They called it the Landau (spelling?).

Don't you think that would be a good project???


Best regards,

Doug/SpitMan

Saw a Porsche with that only it included speakers and the roll bar too.


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SpitMan Doug Walls
Brandywine, Maryland, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "70 Spit"
1998 Chevrolet Corvette "Silver Fox"
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2013 Chevrolet Malibu "Pearl Baby"
Hmmmm! Something to model from.

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Doug, Yes and don't think I haven't had the idea running around in what's left of the gray matter.
Did a full front spoiler for the race TR4 years ago, and surprised how easy it is to lay glass, just really messy and stinky. Frame what you want out of metal or wood, even cardboard or close and cover it with small mesh wire, fiber glass and bondo, couple of days and there you go. Having it snap on was one of original thoughts, in two pieces, for storage in the trunk.
When do we start?



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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SpitMan Doug Walls
Brandywine, Maryland, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "70 Spit"
1998 Chevrolet Corvette "Silver Fox"
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2013 Chevrolet Malibu "Pearl Baby"
Summer of 2018! smileys with beer

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Your place or mine?
Don't tell Jim, he will want to put a wing on it.
Did I say that out loud, OPPPS.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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MCJ1 Mike J
Chester, Cheshire, UK   GBR
They obviously got the idea for the GT6 from the Strother Macminn Le Mans Coupe....

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/fiberglass/forgotten-fiberglass/

I'm rather taken by the Tiburon Coupe.

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J.P.Rap J.P. Rap
Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1976 Triumph 1500 "Donna"
2007 Ford Ranger
In reply to # 1500514 by SpitMan Summer of 2018! smileys with beer

Maybe add a wind screen behind the seats. If I were closer Id be in on that project with you.
Cheers



"In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant." Elwood P. Dowd

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
Speaker installs like that are usually 1/4" plywood with foamed vinyl and a box of staples.

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Doug, like you say, it you watch the shows on TV, you see that most of this custom stuff is just a matter of paying attention to detail and the quality of the material used.
Cheap looks cheap, you cant get away from it.
I look at it as a form of art.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500706 by trrdster Doug, like you say, it you watch the shows on TV, you see that most of this custom stuff is just a matter of paying attention to detail and the quality of the material used.
Cheap looks cheap, you cant get away from it.
I look at it as a form of art.

Make sure the hat's on backwards. winking smiley

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carguyfred Fred Hollier
Michigan Center, Michigan, USA   USA
I think that this is what Doug is referring to........1963 Tbird Roadster. Tonneau lifts off but is rather large and hard to store. I just leave it on. Fred



1969 Triumph GT6
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo
1956 Thunderbird
1963 Thunderbird Roadster


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SpitMan Doug Walls
Brandywine, Maryland, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "70 Spit"
1998 Chevrolet Corvette "Silver Fox"
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2013 Chevrolet Malibu "Pearl Baby"
That's it! Ahhh, brings back memories. I had a 1960, the last of that model year. 3 speed manual with overdrive, very rare.

In reply to # 1500767 by carguyfred I think that this is what Doug is referring to........1963 Tbird Roadster. Tonneau lifts off but is rather large and hard to store. I just leave it on. Fred

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mrblimp Louis Mauriello
Woodmere, New York, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500453 by SpitMan ....I have thought some time ago of making a rear removable panel of fiberglass to cover where the top snaps are on up to the seats with something similar to what is shown in that picture.
Don't you think that would be a good project???

I always wanted to do something similar only my idea was to make a removable fiberglass rear body similar looking to a GT6 to attach to my Spitfire. So I think it is a great project idea!

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