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LaVerne Avatar
LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Making slow progress.... cut a panel and flanged the edge ... welded in the sunroof opening. The small rust issues were taken care of. Waiting for a little warmer weather before i roll it out side and shoot some self etching prime and then finish the body work.......did I mention I hate sanding.

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Rear end cleaned up and painted...new bearings, seals, brake lines, wheel cylinders, shoes and bushings.


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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
A number of small bits cleaned up and painted

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Rolled the front end back in the shop a few days ago....new ball joints and bushings


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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Removed the tie rod ends.....took some heat to remove one. Paint on the new replacements is crap so I cleaned that off and gave them some new paint and set them aside for now.


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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Dropped the cross member off at the powdercoater today and got a good start dismembering the steering rack.....thats about it for now.


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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Based on what I saw before I started I'm guessing somebody has been in it before....wrong nut and in the position seen. Wondering about the ring? after removing it appears it had a lot more threads in the housing it didn't reach. Any thoughts on that for when it goes back together?


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lgray001 Larry Gray
Lexington, VA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR7 "POS-2"
1979 Triumph TR7 "The Money Pit"
I'm impressed.

I started with the engine and transmission. Body Suspension, and interior, next.

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Thanks Larry....not much more that wrench turning at this point. I prefer to leave the engine as the last piece of the piece of the puzzle myself. At this point I need to work toward getting a rolling shell..preferably with paint. so I can move it out of the way as I expect this thing will be coming back to my place for final assembly sometime in the first part of March and my shop is full right now.


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Rover827 Rich Truett
Berkley, MI, USA   USA
1979 Triumph TR7 "Haggis"
1981 Triumph TR8
1982 Triumph TR8
Nice job there, LaVerne. I just did most of what your doing to my 1981 TR8 automatic.
It was a long process, but I have, essentially, a new car. My car may have 89,000 miles, but it is tight and feels great.
You will be please at how well the TR responds to such care.
Keep us updated!

Richard

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Ron Avery Ron A
Oxnard, CA, USA   USA
Wow, great job! I can only hope my GT 6 looks that nice, in about 3 months.



Ron
1972 GT 6 MK 3
1980 TR 8
1965 E-Type Jaguar
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT
Oxnard, CA

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