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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:47 pm 
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Had good results with this in the past :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:12 pm 
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The auto tunnel carpet will not be a good fit on a Toledo tunnel, it's been tried!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:08 pm 
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I have the opportunity to salvage some brown carpet from a late-model, 1979/80 Triumph Dolomite 1500 HL Automatic, which appear to be in better condition than some sections of my Triumph Toledo's black carpeting. I want to retain my existing exterior & interior colour scheme, so I am wondering whether it would be possible to re-colour the brown carpet using black dye of some sort?
Or buy a new carpet set from Coverdale?
That sounds rather expensive to me and does little to reuse and repurpose salvable items! £100+ can be better used for other things.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Might have faulty recall on this, believe that the early carpets are wool, the later nylon? If so then the only way to dye nylon is with hot water, there is no cold dye method. In saying that, there are coatings available url=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fabricpaints.shtml] but they do leave a residue[/url] which may not matter for a carpet. I was looking into this subject when attempting to freshen up my black nylon seat upholstery.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:23 am 
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Sell your brown carpet on ebay, then use the profits to fund new black carpet.
Most of my parts and accessories are funded this way,sometimes I obtain stuff I don't need for either of my cars but then sell it on to fund stuff I do need.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:09 pm 
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Sell your brown carpet on ebay, then use the profits to fund new black carpet.
Most of my parts and accessories are funded this way, sometimes I obtain stuff I don't need for either of my cars but then sell it on to fund stuff I do need.
I have already done that to some extent re parts for air-cooled VWs, but I am less well known in the Triumph Toledo & Dolomite world which is MUCH smaller in scope.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:19 pm 
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You could also advertise your carpet in the Sales/Wanted section of the forum instead of painting it black.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:19 pm 
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In early-January 2018, I stumbled upon Alan & Angela Wildman's original posting (dated Friday, 8th September 2017) in the forum's "Sales & Wants" section, but owing to the constraints imposed by daylight duration, weather conditions, health and the availability of my local VW Type 2 campervan pal James (also has a Ford C-Max in which we could carry large, bulky items), we were unable to arrange a visit until early-June 2018, about 5 months later.

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On Tuesday, 5th June 2018 & Sunday, 19th November 2018, I and my pal James were able to visit Alan & Angela Wildman, in Maldon, Essex (within reasonable travelling distance of Canvey Island, Essex), to acquire several second-hand parts originating from a 1975 Triumph 1500TC and from their 1979/80 Triumph Dolomite 1500HL Automatic.

The prices they specified were very reasonable and was too good an offer to refuse; enabling me to obtain many items at modest cost needed for my refurbishment & upgrade programme as well as some useful backup spares in case of vital-component failure or deterioration in the years to come. The components & systems I acquired were as follows:

1979/80 Dolomite 1500 HL systems & components:

· Original lifting jack & wheel brace;
· Complete set of sun visors, with mountings & fixing screws;
· Interior rear-view mirror (anti-dazzle dipping type) complete with mounting base & screws;
· Heater unit with control-levers, demister grille, upper & lower plastic hot-air ducts and under-dashboard heater vent;
· Complete dashboard apart from the main instrument panel and attachment brackets at either end;
· Ventilation-system flexible hoses;
· Bonnet-lid ventilation-grille rubber seal;
· Under-dashboard parcel shelf;
· Virtually-complete front & rear wiring loom;
· Windscreen-wiper motor & mounting plate;
· Windscreen-wiper arms & blades;
· Rear fog-lamp switch;
· Hand-brake lever assembly (with tell-tale light switch) & cables;
· Boot-compartment bulkhead cover;
· Boot-lid lock with matching keys;
· Boot-lid rubber seal;
· Throttle cable;
· Choke cable with choke-on tell-tale switch;
· Complete front suspension system and front wheel-hub assemblies, but not including brake calipers;
· Offside front direction-indicator & side-light unit;
· One front-bumper mounting bracket;
· Miscellaneous collection of rubber door-seal fragments;

1975 Triumph 1500 TC systems & components:

· Offside rear passenger door;
· Complete rear axle (Serial No. DM 29208 A) with hydraulic-brake cylinders, brake drums & backplates, rear-suspension trailing arms and spring & damper struts.

So far, I have partially disassembled the suspension front-wishbone assemblies so that I can more easily store the various components for the moment, which I might refurbish so that I can simply remove my Toledo’s existing suspension components and almost immediately replace them with refurbished Dolomite ones. I shall also remove the trailing arms and spring & damper struts from the Triumph 1500 TC rear axle for the same reasons.

One difference I have noticed already, is that the Dolomite HL’s lower wishbones fit into the wishbone-bracket with some sort of bearing or rose-joint. Each of the Toledo’s lower wishbones fit into the wishbone-bracket using two rubber bushes and two metal cones. It will be interesting to find out which is the better option!?!

I have also had a closer look at the Dolomite HL's hand-brake lever mechanism, which appears to have a Lucas electrical contact-switch (marked Lucas | UK 139 SA | 35624 B | 2280) of some sort, with ¼-inch spade-terminal (appears to be slightly distorted at the moment | to connect the instrument-panel warning light, which has a 12V positive supply), that I think will complete the circuit to Earth via the hand-brake lever mechanism, when the hand-brake is applied. I shall dig out my multi-range meter (volts, amps & ohms) to check the functionality.

Ideally, I would prefer to refit this switch on my existing Toledo hand-brake lever mechanism, but I don't know whether they are inter-compatible; having yet to remove my Toledo's existing front Dolomite HL seats and carpet to examine the hand-brake lever mechanism.

All being well, I now have the necessary warning-light switches for low fuel-level, carburettor-choke-on and hand-brake-lever-on, which Dolomite HL drivers take for granted. Wiring it all up will be the next challenge, once I have redesigned and modified the substitute Dolomite 1500 HL wiring loom, which needs to accommodate my various supplementary warning lights & tell-tell lights, supplementary gauges and other useful accessories that I have been slowly collecting over the years.

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