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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 1:46 pm 
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Great work as usual, and so fast.

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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: Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:51 pm 
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Hi James...where's that Rotisserie from? I could deffo do with one of those!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 5:54 pm 
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Hi James...where's that Rotisserie from? I could deffo do with one of those!!
I got mine from CJ Autos its height adjustable, makes it easier getting on and off the car

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:32 pm 
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Hi James...where's that Rotisserie from? I could deffo do with one of those!!
I got mine from CJ Autos its height adjustable, makes it easier getting on and off the car

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Thanks Dave, they have some nice goodies on there! :)


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Hi James...where's that Rotisserie from? I could deffo do with one of those!!
I got mine from CJ Autos its height adjustable, makes it easier getting on and off the car

Dave
Thanks Dave, they have some nice goodies on there! :)
Have a look at Ade Foreman Light Engineering on Facebook for rotisseries too. He seems to have a very good reputation.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:35 am 
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Have a look at Ade Foreman Light Engineering on Facebook for rotisseries too. He seems to have a very good reputation.
Thanks for this Glen, think we have a winner!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:00 pm 
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Sorry Shaun I've been in hospital having surgery on my hand.

I can't remember, I think i got the plans from ebay and made it about 3 years ago. It has lasted well considering it has been stored outside!!

Anyway, car update wise. I have sills (thanks Alun) but the hand is going to be out of action for a month or two so bear with me. It's just the sills, rear door bottoms and front and rear panels that need doing so I'm easily on target still for a spring revival.

EDIT: Oh no hang on, just checked, I got them from castworx on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165786779196 ... media=COPY


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Have a look at Ade Foreman Light Engineering on Facebook for rotisseries too. He seems to have a very good reputation.
Thanks for this Glen, think we have a winner!
No problem. I intend to get one too, when I get round to the bodywork.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:57 pm 
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Hi all, I feel like an update is in order.

Hand is recovering very well and I hope that I will be back on the car next week after I have had signoff from the physio.

I have everything to finish the bodywork and have worked out what I'm going to do with the sills. I have also decided to replace the rear panel where it has been damaged.

Not being able to do anything is driving me nuts! :lol:


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Not being able to do anything is driving me nuts! :lol:
I can sympathise/empathise I was banned from the garage for 13 weeks after surgery about 8 years ago. For the first month I didn't care, I was too tired to do anything. But by the end of it not being able to do anything was driving me mental!

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Glad to hear you will be back on it soon, looking forward to some updates.

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I'm back on it!

I want to start by saying that this post is not a criticism on the way that the car has been worked on or stored, everything is just an unfortunate consequence of what has happened.

I knew looking down the inside of the sills that they were a bit touch and go. The outers definitely needed changing and as much as I'd love to use a set of genuine nos sills the reality is that they're difficult to get hold of and in my opinion the club sills being zintec coated are much better and will last longer especially after they've been wax injected.

After cutting the outer off it didn't look too bad at all.

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However, where the car has been sitting at an angle and water has been sitting in the rear of the sills everything is very crusty. That's ok, we can fix that and you all know me by now, if it's going to be done, it's going to be done properly.

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As usual (thanks Alun) the club sills fit perfectly!

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I had intended to just repair the reinforcer panel, unfortunately the jacking point is completely shot and the inner sill from about half way along the car is very thin and pitted. There's no way that I am going to be able to plug weld to that lip on the inner sill.

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The front section is fine, it has been repaired in the past but in exactly the way I would do it. just a couple of small holes to patch.

I'll do what I normally do, replace the reinforcer and inner sill and then outer. This will give us a good solid rust free structure which I can protect, it's then going to be safe and will last a long time.


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