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Victor Harnish

Member ID: carChips
Status: Free Member
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
Member Since: 2011-10-30
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-04-22 20:06
Forum Activity: 2018-04-22 21:38
Forum Posts: 11,544
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1933 MG Magnette Green Victor Harnish

1933 MG Magnette

1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 British Racing Green Victor Harnish

1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 Gold On Black Metallic Victor Harnish

1989 GMC Sierra 1500
"Bush Truck"

3 Vehicles — Total mileage: 148,075 mi (238,304 km) — Average age: 1965
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Member Journal – Victor Harnish's Journal

There are 4 total entries in this Journal.

The Separation

Posted on: Wednesday November 16, 2011

Yellow or red

Boy-O-Boy, half red half yellow. "Honey, the original colour was yellow. How do you feel about yellow?" I say. She says "Anything except yellow". OOOkay. Hows about red crystal tintcoat? I got the few remaining parts cleaned from the chassis and tub. Finally found ALL the bolts holding the tub down. I was a little befuddled for a while there, couldn't get it apart. Turned out that some sound deadener on the rear seat deck was hiding two bolts. I made an "A" frame from a couple of 2bys, and slip...


Posted on: Monday November 14, 2011


Armed with some new documentation, I was now able to do a little work on Chip. I removed the few remaining pieces from the tub, doors, dash, bootlid and steering wheel. Everything else was removed by the PO, and I had more parts in the box of my truck bringing it home than there was on the car. The doors were fairly solid, no rust, not even at the very bottom edge. But, the drivers door was so badly dented that it needed to be reskinned. The major portion of the rust on the car was all in the fl...


Posted on: Saturday November 12, 2011

A few dents

Having a car given to you is great, aint it? It is if the PO registered it. If not, then there is a large roll off dumpster full of red tape to wade through to register it. The PO took the car as services rendered, and never registered the car himself before he gave it to me. He gave me a gift letter. I took this letter to the DMV, ( ICBC for the guys in B.C.). "Hi, I'd like to register this car, 1973 Triumph Spitfire comm No. FMxxxx" I say. " Seeing the car was given to you, you have to send a ...

Movin' Day

Posted on: Friday November 11, 2011

Looks OK

1973 Spitfire 1500, manufactured in November of 1972. I acquired the car on Sept,18/09 from a friend that took it for service payment. His kid wanted it and started to restore it. Lucky for me the kid soon burnt out from the amount of work required. My pal says you come and get it its yours. So I did.

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