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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:13 pm 
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This thread lists the epic Sprint restorations where the cars were restored to standard spec at great expense and effort without any major modifications (there's a separate sticky for modified Dollies). The stories behind these restos or the trials and tribulations over the duration of these threads make them worthy of inclusion.

MikeyB's 1973 Sprint (VA969) This was a nut-and-bolt resto done at great expense (including the SPL treatment) to virtually as-new condition.

Mark Gibson's 1980 Sprint (Operation Orange) which is being rebuilt around a brand new shell. This has also had the SPL treatment and is a nut-and-bolt restoration.

Robert 352's New Zealand Sprint which survived a wall falling on the back of the car due to an earthquake. This was started before the Internet caught on in a big way which made the gathering of parts a challenge.
The ongoing running report can be found HERE

Howard81's 1978 Sprint This car has survived a couple of road traffic collisions which could've resulted in the car being written off. Howard has constantly improved this car over the duration of this thread.

Straylight's Australian Sprint Another nut-and-bolt restoration done at great expense.

Newguy's New Zealand Sprint conversion Another thread with various trials and tribulations along the way.

James467's Carmine Sprint While this isn't an epic resto like the others, it is a nut-and-bolt resto in a similar vein to Mike's and Mark's restos.


If I can think of any more or if you think your's should be included please post a reply and I'll add it.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:30 pm 
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I would include this one too because Stew overcame a lot of problems making it usefully informative as well as being a credit to him.....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:35 am 
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I've added his thread to the list. I'd forgotten about Stew. He hasn't posted for absolutely ages. The last post on that thread was in May 2010!

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:50 pm 
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Thanks for including me, but I'm really sorry about the pics in my thread. They were all on personal web space, but a change of ISPs meant they are all now broken links.

Not sure if I have the time to revisit the thread and repost them all via the bucket :(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:58 pm 
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You're going to have to redo all the broken links, Stu. At least your thread's easier to find!

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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