Member Page: Hazen Wardle
Member ID: byakk0Status: Free Member
Boise, ID, USA
Member Since: 2011-11-17
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-04-24 21:55
Forum Activity: 2018-04-24 21:55
Forum Posts: 5,898
Been working on my GT6 since the day I bought it back in 95. The PO I saved it from claimed it was 'paint ready'-we've all heard that in one form another! Lots of rust, bondo, and rust. Did I mention rust?
I drove it for 2 years while it rusted further and I collected funds to buy needed body panels.
Back then I purchased floors, rockers, and a battery tray, but never got much chance to actually work on it.
Now 17 years later and a donor tub I am up to my ears in work. I always say 'One of these days I'll drive it again' and I really am getting closer. Much of the work I have put into the car has happened since 2009.
Rusted out floor pans, rockers, heelboard, trunk floor, quarter panels...the usual. But also needing replacement were the lower firewall sections, the firewall shelf, rear valance, rear emblem panel, upper and lower A-pillars, dash frame, outer wheel wells, and the lower corners of the windshield frame. Yeah, pretty much the whole tub. Maybe I shoulda used it as a parts car?
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1967 Triumph GT6 MkI
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Posted on: Thursday April 19, 2018
I shoulda snapped a shot of the H-support before I started as it shows my original attempt of upholstery. It amounted to cheap black automotive carpet, the kind that looks good for a few minutes, but balls up when you touch it. But, anyway I've got plans to bring the look of the dash down the face of the H-support. I started in on that these past two days. I'm going to need to build a radio support box that bolts to the H-frame, so now is as good a time as any to get it all mocked up. I ...
Posted on: Tuesday March 20, 2018
Don't drop heavy stuff on your bonnet. I repaired a self inflicted wound today. I attempted pulling it with a slide hammer. I welded the stud to the wrong spot, and after I cut it back off I realized I'd be better off to just continue filling the low spot with weld. I had to slowly build up the low spots.
Posted on: Saturday February 24, 2018
This was actually nearly 2 weeks ago. My front bumper was too wide in the mounting points. This is an ebay purchase nearly 15 years ago and I never test fit it until recently. Looks like it may have been bumped into something, thus decreasing the arc in the bumper thereby widening the spacing of the mounting holes. I've been mulling over how to fix this and saw in someone else's post on a metal shaping forum how they used a scissor-jack to accomplish a similar task. You can see the notches...
Posted on: Wednesday January 31, 2018
Last time I went for a drive my driver's side front wheel was making some terrible metal on metal noises. Uh-oh, brakes. I certainly hope not, this is a new rebuild with maybe as much as 10 whole miles on it. Anyway, I figured out today what it was. Dust shield was warped and rubbing. Easy fix. Also a little more info on my carbs. I've made so many adjustments I figured the best place to start was back to basics. Discovered 2 things While doing this. 1, The fuel leak on my rear carb is ...
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