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Brophy's Triumph TR6 (de-photobucketed and updated)
« on: August 30, 2016, 05:46:35 PM »
I've mentioned in other threads that I've been tinkering with the 6.

This is why...



It was medicinal.  I knew the consequences but I needed it. I hope you understand.

The 'before' pix:

July 2016









I popped the fenders off and wasn't surprised to find holes in the rockers...


These fenders were solid and well undercoated in 2004...


Wish me luck.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 05:57:32 PM »
What are you going to do about it? I need to fix the rust on my car too, but I've never done body work before.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 06:08:36 PM »
Are body panels available or do you need a donor car?
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2016, 06:11:35 PM »
What are you going to do about it? I need to fix the rust on my car too, but I've never done body work before.

The tub is going to be media blasted and sealed after I replace the rockers and rear fascia. Anywhere that is rusted out will be cut away and replaced with new metal. Quite a few TR6 panels are still available but pricey.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 06:14:04 PM »
Are body panels available or do you need a donor car?

Almost all of the panels are available but expensive. The CDN/USD exchange rate is crippling right now as well.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2016, 06:20:25 PM »
Yikes! Do I spy with my little eye, a pit you can work from. You lucky SOB.

Bodywork is fun, frustrating, rewarding, somewhat relaxing, always something that makes you proud when you see the results start to take shape.

All the best of luck to you!

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2016, 06:29:21 PM »
Yikes! Do I spy with my little eye, a pit you can work from. You lucky SOB.

Bodywork is fun, frustrating, rewarding, somewhat relaxing, always something that makes you proud when you see the results start to take shape.

All the best of luck to you!

Thank you! I'm gonna need it :-)

It is indeed a pit and a real blessing. Used sensibly, a pit is very handy.

Bodywork is an art. I'm not fast but I enjoy it (steel work...bondo, not so much)

This is a bucket list project. I'm hoping to drive her around the Cabot Trail.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 06:43:12 PM »
Last week of July 2016:

I stripped out the interior, dash, wiring harness and bumpers...



I welded braces to the door jambs and across the tub. I also welded a rigging point to the braces and bolted it to the parking brake boss. The body bolts all cooperated and the center of gravity of the tub was approximated....





The chassis/frame wasn't bad. I was expecting a horror show...6's are known for bad frames. It will be stripped, painted, and the suspension rebuilt.



...Rob

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2016, 06:54:12 PM »
Do I smell a rotisserie in your future?

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2016, 06:58:03 PM »
Do I smell a rotisserie in your future?

I made one for my (unfinished) MGB project and still have the engine stands....so the thought has crossed my mind :-)

Next batch of pix will show what I ended up with (so far)

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2016, 07:12:14 PM »
Aug 2016

The rockers were certainly punky...new inner & outer rockers for both sides were ordered from Moss as well as the stamping behind the B pillar.


Here's the rockers as they are being fit...everything was checked for alignment with the fenders and door before welding.



The table that the car is resting on is a story on its own...It was a test riser (deck) for Sweeney Todd. We used it to set the angles on the Barber chair that dumped the bodies down a slide. It was deemed surplus the same week I was lifting the body off the 6...so it came home with me.  The next saturday I found the big casters at a yard sale for $10/4. Serendipity eh?

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2016, 07:32:36 PM »
Sheet metal work looks good...
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2016, 07:41:16 PM »
Sheet metal work looks good...

That's high praise from the master...thanks Pepi!!

I am -not- a bodyman, just enthusiastic  :)
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2016, 07:43:40 PM »
Late Aug 2016

I cut away the lacy steel on the inner fender...



...and the outer panel of the rear fascia.




This afternoon...

Rolled the newly modified table outside to torch/scrape off the undercoat...



Having the fascia off the car made removing the (painted) undercoat in the boot/trunk a lot easier....

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2016, 08:27:08 PM »
A friend has a MGB, with the bumper stick that reads, "the parts falling off this car, are of the finest British manufacture"
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2016, 08:27:08 PM »