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  This topic is about my 1967 Triumph Herald 1200
Bills542003 Bill Snyder
Hendersonville, NC, USA   USA
I have found all (i think) patch panels I need for my Herald 1200 convertible. The last I need may have to be cut out of a parts car. As you can see from the attached photos, I have a problem with rot in the windscreen frame. I have tried to get someone in the U.K who is selling a salvage bulkhead to sell it to me, cut out the needed area, and send it to the US. No joy. Anyone have any thoughts as to how to how I can make this repair.

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quikrx Ralph Hansen
Antioch, IL, USA   USA
1962 Triumph Herald 1200
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Gloria"
1987 Mazda RX-7 "Mistress"
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S "Natasha"    & more
not the best idea but I have a 64 1200 frt bulkhead in reasonable condition, floor pans needed and a little work around the rocker area - can email pics if interested, will not cut up, too good overall for that

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triumph74tr6 Chad Jester
Tulsa, OK, USA   USA
1964 Triumph Sports 6 "Speed 6"
1968 Triumph TR250 "Gene"
1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Ken"
1974 MG MGB GT "MiGiBiGiT"    & more
I have one I could cut the bits you need out of.

chad in Tulsa

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Bills542003 Bill Snyder
Hendersonville, NC, USA   USA
Chad

I wish to pursue this. What do we need to do to make it happen.

Thanks'
Bill

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triumph74tr6 Chad Jester
Tulsa, OK, USA   USA
1964 Triumph Sports 6 "Speed 6"
1968 Triumph TR250 "Gene"
1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Ken"
1974 MG MGB GT "MiGiBiGiT"    & more
It's at my farm about 150 miles away but I will be going up soon..... I can cut the bits off then. Let me know exactly what you need. Just what's shown in the pic?

Chad in Tulsa

Bills542003 Bill Snyder
Hendersonville, NC, USA   USA
I need pretty much what shows in the photos. That is the windscreen surround. Perhaps a piece that goes half way up the right post and halfway across the bottom. This should give me more than enough material to make a solid repair. Always mindful that rust you see is a small part of,the rust that is.

Bill

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ng19delta Scott Roberts
Merchantville, NJ, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Gypsy Rose T..."
The nice thing about the Herald pressboard dash is that as long as the pressboard is reasonably stable, you can get sheet vinyl at the fabric store, and recover it! BTDT with my Herald...

Scott

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triumph74tr6 Chad Jester
Tulsa, OK, USA   USA
1964 Triumph Sports 6 "Speed 6"
1968 Triumph TR250 "Gene"
1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Ken"
1974 MG MGB GT "MiGiBiGiT"    & more
I checked out the Herald parts car I have. The bulkhead is in pretty rough shape. About all that is worth salvaging is the windshield frame and it is damaged at the top.

Chad

ShannonD Shannon Dunn
Raytown, MO, USA   USA
You could manufacture your own with a bead roller and shrinker/stretcher, then weld it in.. A bead roller will cost about $150.00, and shrinker stretcher runs about $100.00. Then you could manufacture your own floor pans or any other part you need as well. You could also simply cut strips to fit each plane in the section and stitch weld them all in place. Lots of welding, and cleaning up the welds, but could be done that way. Easier to make the section though...

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
Try to make a mould of that corner (Bondo) and take it to a wreakers yard that has older model cars.
I bet (with a little luck) you can find something pretty close even if you have to section and weld it to be exact.

Explain your problem to the sales guy at the yard and take a battery powered Sawzall with you.

When I had a problem like this, I was directed to the end of the yard where picked over cars where about to go to the crusher.

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