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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:14 pm 
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...is that the chap who worked for Aldridge?
The very same yeah, Cliff, nothing but the best for this job! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:51 pm 
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...is that the chap who worked for Aldridge?
The very same yeah, Cliff, nothing but the best for this job! :)
Top job!

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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: Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:40 pm 
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Feel like we've turned a corner today...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:45 pm 
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Looking good Shaun.

What did Cliff do at the gutters with the vinyl, does it overlap slightly so the chrome gutter trim fits over it?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:52 am 
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Looks excellent.

What did he use for the pillars.

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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: Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:10 pm 
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The B post is head lining and vinyl and the A posts are black vinyl I think...

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A big shout out by the way to Steve Carledo who went over to Cliff's in Wolvo and fitted the screens and did some more door fitting and boot lid titivation


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:04 am 
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Great post to follow. Really nice to see the car coming together.

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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 Jan 23, 2023 1:46 pm 
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The B post is head lining and vinyl and the A posts are black vinyl I think...

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A big shout out by the way to Steve Carledo who went over to Cliff's in Wolvo and fitted the screens and did some more door fitting and boot lid titivation 👍
You are more than welcome! BTW the lower A post cards are trimmed with carpet, as per what has been done, but only on series 1 cars, (up to VA 15000), later models have black vinyl here!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:23 pm 
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The B post is head lining and vinyl and the A posts are black vinyl I think...

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A big shout out by the way to Steve Carledo who went over to Cliff's in Wolvo and fitted the screens and did some more door fitting and boot lid titivation 👍
You are more than welcome! BTW the lower A post cards are trimmed with carpet, as per what has been done, but only on series 1 cars, (up to VA 15000), later models have black vinyl here!

Steve
I did wonder - and I think the carpet looks way better.

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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: Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:50 am 
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Looking good Shaun.
What did Cliff do at the gutters with the vinyl, does it overlap slightly so the chrome gutter trim fits over it?
Hi Tony - sorry, only just spotted this post!

I'll go over and have a look later but it looks like he's got it going up to the gutter rail rather than over it which is good!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:59 am 
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The car's going back to the Sprayer's soon for a bit of remedial work and whilst it's there I'll start installing the concentric clutch mechanism up - no way should any sprint have that God-awful slave cylinder/cross shaft rubbish set up. I have one of these fitted to my Track car and it hasn't given me a second's bother so this was a no brainer.

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Once sorted it'll be nailed to the engine, the engine dressed and when the car's back from the sprayers, all assembled in.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:39 pm 
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So done a few more things this week whilst the car is back at the sprayers for a few small rectifications...

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...and then I've got the LSV seal kit from the club and refurbed these...

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The Vinyl is only meant to go up to just below the top edge of the gutter. There SHOULD be around 8-10 clips (whole car) in 2 different specs that kinda keep the vinyl tight while you fit the gutter mouldings. These seldom survive the first respray and are NLA so you don't often see them.
If you have the vinyl lapped OVER the top of the gutter so it's under the trim, well in my experience, you don't! The trim won't go on, hard enough to get them on without damage when it's done right.Cliff does a "proper job"!

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'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey, Now with RWD and Carledo powertrain!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 10:49 pm 
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Didn't fancy trying to clean up the instrument bezels as being early, they have a partial black paint finish and with my sausage fingers, the chances of me being able to repaint them to a good enough standard is less than impossible!

To resolve this, I ordered new gauge glass, bezels and seals and have set about taking the gauges apart, cleaning them up and reassembling them; this is what I've done so far...

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And finally....

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:06 pm 
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....Good luck with the build Shaun. On your past build this should be cracking, looking forward to it.
Thanks for your kind words Trevor!

I don't plan on spending as much on it as I did on my white Sprint, but it will be done properly....
Hmmm....don't know if I was being optimistic or really naïve, but the budget went out of the window years ago! 🫣


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