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  This topic is about my 1972 Triumph TR6
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yankotriumph Gold Member Jack Haas
Naples, FL, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A "Love Bug"
1972 Triumph TR6
Went Xmas shopping for my wife on Xmas eve. Crazy Florida stopped in middle of iintersecation. My fault because I hit him. Still makes me mad at the other driver and myself. Be careful out there.

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j007 Joseph M
Madison, OH, USA   USA
Sorry to see that, hope everyone is ok! Your area you can drive that car all year long, I live up north, my car has the gear box out now, rebuilding it, then engine, hope be done late spring early summer.



Joe
73 Triumph TR6

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JC Lee Jim Lee
Sand Springs, OK, USA   USA
That's a shame. Looks like a great car.

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Whitelightning Ken Moorhead
Canton, OH, USA   USA
1980 Triumph Spitfire "Whitelightning"
Really sorry to hear that!
Don’t total it as the ins wants,keep it & fix it.,my friend.
Merry Xmas & Happy New Year.

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Hate that for you Jack.
Parts wise, headlight bucket, grill and maybe a fender, if you can find one reasonable. The parking light looks OK.
Sure does ruin a day.



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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gfe05111952 George Earwaker
Falls Church, VA, USA   USA
That's a real bummer Jack! I hope no one was hurt. The car can be fixed.



George
1967 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph Spitfire4 Mk2
1968 Triumph Spitfire Mk3

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rjc157 ralph c
pearl river, NY, USA   USA
Hope you had good insurance if their footing the bill just ship it out to Macys let them repair it

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tr6nitjulius Julius Abellera
Riverside, So Cali, USA   USA
Failed rear wheel cylinders caused me to rear end plastic bumper of a newer camaro standing on brakes skid 10 feet distance just over 5 miles per hr. Damage to your TR6 looks identical to damage I had 2014 on my 1972 only difference it was on the passenger side took out the spoiler/bumper/valance/grill/headlight/inner-outer fender/radiator shroud & supports/hood worked with body shop instructed them do not write up bill that classifies it as totaled I'd be willing to pay cost over non-totaled limit so I wouldn't have to buy back and deal with totaled/salvage title issues. $6800 Insurance check in mail 2 weeks after taking it to body shop gave them TRF/Moss/Vic Brits catalogs but chose to search/found/ship difficult to find parts to body shop most of search/find spent finding front valance. As with the appearance of yours no structural damage beyond shroud (radiator/frame etc)

Feel you pain on the TR damage fortunate no injuries sustained to myself/passenger. Due to frustration & loss of proud to be owned by a TR6 feeling being taken away in an instance contemplated after 36 yrs of of getting out of the TR game sat covered in garage 2 weeks before I made decision to bring it back the wifey even advised me don't sell it and she was absolutely right long journey to now as I continue my on going love affair Back in TR6 Love again with several upgrades and also upped my agreed value with collector insurer. Hopefully once you're able to breathe again you will decide to do likewise and remain one of the select few in the world fortunate enough to be owned by a TR6 for as we both know there is absolutely nothing like a TR6 gas/oil/dirt/leaky/musty old car smell noisy/rough ridin' not quick/fast but the ageless lines look/sound/feeling of the last of the hairy chested man automobile second to none Oh and did I mention the bene's when you're driving thumbs up/horn honking/pic taking/conversationssmileys with beer

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dsixnero Dan Colanero
Westville, NJ, USA   USA
Jack, I just happen to have a perfect oem left front fender, was stripped to bare metal and lightly primed. Also have a front body tub with a good valance and headlamps. I know you might opt. for a body shop and new parts covered by insurance. I may have most of what you need, you can send me a PM. Dan

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JC Lee Jim Lee
Sand Springs, OK, USA   USA
My son had a brake hose fail going into a hairpin corner at 100+ mph at Eagle's Canyon a few weeks ago. Slammed into a tire wall pretty hard. Frame is bent about an inch, fender, hood, griill, valence etc need replacing.

He's fine BTW, and glad we had good safety equipment.

Got the car stripped and ready for the frame shop. Need to source some sheet metal.


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JC Lee Jim Lee
Sand Springs, OK, USA   USA
My so n had a brake hose fail going into a hairpin corner at 100+ mph at Eagle's Canyon afew weeks ago. Slammed into a tire wall pretty hard. Frame is bent about an inch, fender, hood, griill, valence etc need replacing.

He's fine BTW, and glad we had good safety equipment.

Got the car stripped and ready for the frame shop. Need to source some sheet metal.


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rjc157 ralph c
pearl river, NY, USA   USA
To be honest it doesn't look that bad a good shop should be able to pull out the valance and line it up the bumper looks ok they might even be able to fix the fender keep us informed

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yankotriumph Gold Member Jack Haas
Naples, FL, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A "Love Bug"
1972 Triumph TR6
I’ll let you know. Picture doesn’t due the damage Justice. Both front fenders are spread eagle. Till it’s tore down, we won’t know. Jack

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smaceng Scott Macdonald
Martinez, CA, USA   USA
If the race car accident was covered by normal insurance, it would be totaled. Because it is not, repair if it makes sense.
Scott in CA
Here is a picture of our 24 Hours of Lemons 83 Rabbit GTI after it T-Boned a Miata.......doesn't look too bad....both shock towers were pushed about 1" to one side.....totaled.


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JC Lee Jim Lee
Sand Springs, OK, USA   USA
My brother started racing the car in 1965 and I raced in the mid 70's and 80's. My son's been racing it for about 5 years now. We've owned and raced it for over 50 years. I'll fix it no matter the cost.

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