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 Post subject: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Ok - there’s a bit to do but comes with all parts, panels & 2 engines. There’s only been 2 owners if the V5 is to be believed.

I’ve rebuilt a Sprint about 15 years ago which I had to sell to fund a house extension. I’m pretty familiar with them having had a 1300FWD and a Dolomite 1850HL and used to be in the Triumph Dolomite club, and 1300FWD register before that with Steve Waldenberg.

So once I’ve finished my other project (MK1 Golf GTi) I’ll get started on it.

The shell on this Magenta one is pretty good and will definitely go again. It’s an early 74 reg.

I’ll try and keep you updated 😉

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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:27 pm 
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I love magenta!

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2003 Holden Ss Ute
1969 Dodge Charger
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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:49 am 
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Ok - there’s a bit to do but comes with all parts, panels & 2 engines. There’s only been 2 owners if the V5 is to be believed.

I’ve rebuilt a Sprint about 15 years ago which I had to sell to fund a house extension. I’m pretty familiar with them having had a 1300FWD and a Dolomite 1850HL and used to be in the Triumph Dolomite club, and 1300FWD register before that with Steve Waldenberg.

So once I’ve finished my other project (MK1 Golf GTi) I’ll get started on it.

The shell on this Magenta one is pretty good and will definitely go again. It’s an early 74 reg.

I’ll try and keep you updated 😉
Look forward to following it.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:25 am 
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I will also look forward to the story :D At least you have plenty of room 8)

Tony.

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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:53 pm 
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Thanks gents.

Won’t be starting it until late next year / early 22. However I could get the body work all done and painted pending getting time to rebuild it. I admitted defeat with bodywork years ago and I’m certainly no painter so it’ll be a professional job - which it deserves.

I’ve got tons of parts to sift through and catalogue to see what’s missing/needs refurbishment/replacement. There’s 2 engines that need rebuilding as well.

Sadly that’s not my barn - it’s where the auction was held and where I picked it up from.
Wish it was my place :?

Pic of my Golf GTi in progress

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VW Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign - Alpine White (A reg)
Dolomite Sprint - Magenta (M reg)
Vauxhall Omega MV6 - Champagne (S reg)
BMW Alpina B10 3.3 Touring (51 reg)


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:58 am 
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Managed to make a start on the Sprint earlier than anticipated.

Got 2 new tyres for the back to help us push it around.

Took it to body shop today and got her over onto the side to make it easier to work on. The N/S had been pretty much completed by the previous owner at some point in past and looked a good job to be honest so may just do a bit of investigation, but initial thoughts are leave it as seems well done.

The underside and floors are very good, bit of pox in one chassis leg and inner wing but not bad at all for a 46 yr old.

Gives me chance to get the running gear renovated whilst body being fettled.

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VW Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign - Alpine White (A reg)
Dolomite Sprint - Magenta (M reg)
Vauxhall Omega MV6 - Champagne (S reg)
BMW Alpina B10 3.3 Touring (51 reg)


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:27 am 
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Hi

The Golf looks in good nick, youve got a bit of work on the sprint,a couple of long weekends should see it done :D :D :D

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:18 pm 
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Welcome back, you have definitely chosen well.
I am closing out my magenta restoration after hmmm a few years. :shock:
We are on the road and just finishing some trim bits.
If you are York based you’re not far from me in Bradford.

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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:28 pm 
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It’s probably a bit of a “marmite” colour, but I think magenta is a super 70’s colour that really suits the Sprint. Plus it wasn’t available for long.

I’m aiming for a standard finish, but perhaps add front seats with the head rests (for safety if nothing else) and a stainless exhaust.

Option to put in overdrive too, but conscious of keeping it standard

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VW Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign - Alpine White (A reg)
Dolomite Sprint - Magenta (M reg)
Vauxhall Omega MV6 - Champagne (S reg)
BMW Alpina B10 3.3 Touring (51 reg)


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:50 pm 
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Work progressing on the Sprint.

Inner & out sills on. All underside patched where necessary and dinitrol and red oxide.

On with O/S rear arch this week then rear panel next week and probably pre-paint prepping

Getting done quicker that I imagined 😊
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VW Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign - Alpine White (A reg)
Dolomite Sprint - Magenta (M reg)
Vauxhall Omega MV6 - Champagne (S reg)
BMW Alpina B10 3.3 Touring (51 reg)


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:19 pm 
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Few more pics of the Sprint

Now looking like a Dolomite again.

Hopefully ready towards end of the month - then the long haul of putting it all together 😊

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VW Mk1 Golf GTi Campaign - Alpine White (A reg)
Dolomite Sprint - Magenta (M reg)
Vauxhall Omega MV6 - Champagne (S reg)
BMW Alpina B10 3.3 Touring (51 reg)


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:45 am 
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So few Sprints where I am, let alone in Magenta! Well done for saving this mate!

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PostPosted:Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:49 am 
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Starting to look good already 8)

Tony.

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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:03 pm 
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Looking really good, great to see so many being restored.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: PRH 840M - project
PostPosted:Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:44 am 
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Love the colour. I've got the magenta Vanguards model. Steve W. is still with us and he edits the club magazine these days. He wsa the Club chairman at one point. Unfortunately, his wife passed away recently but that's another story.

That Sprint is a Hull registration like my 1300 FWD was.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
****Meetings are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic****
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW E36 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
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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My YouTube Channel with a bit of Dolomite content.

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