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twomanytriumphs Gold Member Kyle Darby
Kelso, WA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "My Baby"
1966 Triumph 2000 MkI "Bessie"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "The Princess"
1977 MG MGB
https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/d/64-triumph/6489661019.html

Looks nice.... really... it’s not mine either. Last licensed in 1996. Kyle

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tirnipgreen Silver Member Ryals Cheek
Ellijay, GA, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "YIN"
1965 Triumph TR4 "YANG"
I believe I have now seen the rustiest TR4 on earth...WOW...!

55chevy Charles Foster
Milton, FL, USA   USA
1955 MG TF 1500 "Basil"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Dutch"
Looks nice? LOL Yeah, that should buff right out.

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gfe05111952 George Earwaker
Falls Church, VA, USA   USA
That's sad. It probably belonged to someone who was "going to restore it some day". Now it's a pile of rust. sad smiley



George
1967 Triumph GT6
1967 Triumph Spitfire4 Mk2
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GulfTR4 Greg T
St Paul, MN, USA   USA
It may have OD. Look closely at pic #4 through the steering wheel banjo looks like the chrome ring on the OD switch? Too far for me!

Greg

Cruiser Martin Carew
Temecula, Temecula, CA, USA   USA
Probably could've used a shopvac instead of a trailer to pick her up.

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Sarastro Steve Maas
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "Thatcher"
1966 Triumph TR4A
Whenever I see something like that, I remember that, one day, it was a beautiful, shiny car sitting in a showroom. How could anyone let it get like that?

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Geko Stef SG
Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia   MYS
not that bad, aluminum parts aren't rusted through

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
The crunched bonnet looks a little like what I have to deal with on my car. If you don't mind replacing panels, I think it can be saved.
Doug



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tirnipgreen Silver Member Ryals Cheek
Ellijay, GA, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "YIN"
1965 Triumph TR4 "YANG"
Anything can be saved....time and materials. It would be so cool to take this car and truly restore it with a minimum of bought parts. A challenge...!

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twomanytriumphs Gold Member Kyle Darby
Kelso, WA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "My Baby"
1966 Triumph 2000 MkI "Bessie"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "The Princess"
1977 MG MGB
In reply to # 1512476 by tirnipgreen Anything can be saved....time and materials. It would be so cool to take this car and truly restore it with a minimum of bought parts. A challenge...!

If it’s already in the shop it doesn’t count as a purchased part, correct? I’ve had another person tell me there is something on the column. I’m planning to go look at it tomorrow. My tetanus shot is current. Kyle.

Ps. And yes, this was once someone’s pride and joy. Hard to believe it looks like this. Kyle.

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gozto11 Todd Bermudez
Cincinnati, OH, USA   USA
I looked at one that was worse. If you lifted up on the door, the entire front clip moved...and not a little

I’m sure Kyle will report back on OD

Make sure you grab the switch plinths. They’re metal you know and a real pain to drill...that is if it’s od

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twomanytriumphs Gold Member Kyle Darby
Kelso, WA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "My Baby"
1966 Triumph 2000 MkI "Bessie"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "The Princess"
1977 MG MGB
So I had a nice drive in my Tr4 this morning. See pic 1. The new battery seems to be working nicely. As for the TR7 the seller has listed, it’s a project, but looks to be restorable. It’s got different wheels and a good windshield... and a broken ignition switch. He said he’d let it go at $500, May take less if your local and have cash and a trailer.

As for the Tr4.... I bought some parts. Nobody noticed the 2 piece aluminum windshield trim. I also got the bee hive lenses. Aside from the windshield and top capping on the header, I’m not sure anything else is there. To say the car is rusty, is to insult rusty cars. This is beyond. The passenger A post isn’t there. Rear valance... MIA.
The inner hood structure is separating from the bonnet.
The story he told me is that he was offered the chance to remove the cars... from the beach. Tr4 sat behind the house in the woods. The tr7 was in a carport nearer the house. Tr4 isn’t long in this world. If there’s something you’d like that you see in the pics let me or him know. As for an overdrive, it was there once, but isn’t there anymore. It’s an LO car, so I double checked and it’s got the long tail shaft. Dang.


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Geo Hahn Avatar
Mt Lemmon, AZ, USA   USA
Nice score on the windscreen trim.

As for the last photo... I have never seen a hub cap (nave plate) completely rusted away like that. I agree, not long for this world.

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twomanytriumphs Gold Member Kyle Darby
Kelso, WA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "My Baby"
1966 Triumph 2000 MkI "Bessie"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "The Princess"
1977 MG MGB
In reply to # 1512625 by Geo Hahn Nice score on the windscreen trim.

As for the last photo... I have never seen a hub cap (nave plate) completely rusted away like that. I agree, not long for this world.

Thanks Geo.

I hadn’t seen one that bad either in regards to the hubcap. As for the trim, I never thought I would come across 1, much less the 4 I’ve now found over the years. This sets a keeper though, no marks and both clips! Kyle.

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