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Author:  woolley11 [ Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:11 pm ]
Post subject:  PRH 840M - project

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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 😉

Author:  roger440 [ Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PRH 840M - project

I love magenta!

Author:  RSi [ Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PRH 840M - project

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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.

Author:  dollyman [ 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.

Author:  woolley11 [ Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PRH 840M - project

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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Author:  woolley11 [ Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PRH 840M - project

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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Author:  new to this [ 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

Author:  oily66 [ 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.

Author:  woolley11 [ Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PRH 840M - project

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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