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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2023 4:37 pm 
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Looks excellent.

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Triumph Dolomite Sprint,RNK 957W

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.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2023 1:35 pm 
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The magic continues!

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Eagle-eyed toby then spotted this up inside the OSF wing...

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which looked a little different to the NS

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On investigation it looked to be a period repair, just not a great one...

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Paint being applied

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but repairs continue

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Next up are repairs to the holes in the A-pillars...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:07 am 
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Where the nearside started

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New metal being prepped

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It looks as if somebody has painted this area before...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2023 10:53 am 
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Can never get tired of following a resto, especially Dolomites!

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Triumph Dolomite Sprint,RNK 957W

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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2023 10:28 am 
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Nearside finished

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Offside moving along nicely

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:01 pm 
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More work has been taking place on the OS A-post and pillar

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Closer examination shows that storing stuff on top of the bonnet for years has deformed the reinforcement panel. What techniques have others used to get this back to where it started?

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Obviously, it's been painted before...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 6:01 pm 
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Just found photos of the 'origin story', taken in Elmsdale Avenue, Coventry in the very cold winter of 1982

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3 Dolomites - 2 Sprints and my 1500HL.

I'd forgotten about the fog lights I put on my mine...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:34 pm 
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The snow has finally gone in Hungary, so work has recommenced.

How common was rust under the original paint? Were Dolomite bodies produced in Speke and brought down to Canley on lorries?. That might explain this

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So, to be sure, to be sure...

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