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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:58 pm 
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A fair amount of stuff is interchangeable IIRC, I am sure other folks can say if not.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:33 pm 
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Some purchases turned up today. First off the new plates:


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Then the N.O.S rear lights. I dont need them but whilst they are available I may as well get them:

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And all the underseal/paint kit including a suit, respirator, goggles, rollers etc:

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Looking forward to getting cracking next week!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:23 pm 
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I stripped out the carpet today and removed the gearbox tunnel ready for painting the underneath. I didnt leave it in as im told this paint drys like concrete and didnt want it 'stuck' in after.
Also changed the shocks today for Dolly ones and its lifted it 5 inches. I think ill need to go get some custom springs!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:25 pm 
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Toledo t/s on the sticker, hmmmm.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:51 am 
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Don't worry too much about the ride height. It will settle once you've put some miles on the car. Then you can think about soring it out. How about putting a photo up then we can say if it is too high?

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1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - gone to a new home)
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!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:56 am 
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I dont need to, i know it is lol it looks like a gasser now pmsl


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:40 am 
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Have you seen this Sprint press photo before?
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(Shamelessly plagarized from the AROnline website)

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Meetings have been suspended until a suitable venue has been found.
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - gone to a new home)
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

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:42 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:25 pm 
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So today then....
Heres how it sat with the other shocks on:

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Stripped off the exhaust and prop:

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Should there be any kind of guide for the handbrake cable? Seems odd to just pass through and continually rub on the bracket:

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Dropped the axle:

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Popped next door for a cuppa where my neighbour is creating a couple of beauties:

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Then i got donned up and got cracking:

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Rubbed down the underside but didnt get any pics of that, then made a start on the inner arch stripping:

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Bare metalling them and going to have them sprayed up. Ive decided im going for the proper rat type look. Original Rough patina'd body and mint underside and running gear.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:44 pm 
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The club do nylon bushes for the handbrake cable bracket.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:35 am 
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The front end looks a tad too high. It still might settle down once the car has been driven a few miles.

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Meetings have been suspended until a suitable venue has been found.
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - gone to a new home)
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

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:54 am 
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The suspension will definitely need replacing. Its all a mishmash of various parts.
Wheres the club shop?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:09 pm 
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More progress on the underside :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:12 pm 
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Cracking job so far! Keep the pics coming please.8) That lift must be a joy..when I did mine, it took me months of lying on cold concrete while knocking my bonce on the axle stands.. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:38 am 
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Yeah i do love my 2-post!


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