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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.



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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 #15 on: August 30, 2016, 09:46:11 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!

Stole my words here! I have always wanted a pit too!


I like the look of that panel crimper!
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2016, 10:06:00 PM »


I like the look of that panel crimper!


I think it is my favorite tool purchase of the summer!!

$119 ($80 USD?)at Princess Auto. ... I got it cheaper, must have been on sale.

It's kinda bulky but it does a nice job. It gives nice, burr free holes in 16ga steel.

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/air-operated-5-16-in-punch-and-flange-tool/A-p8531931e

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2016, 12:56:00 AM »
Gonna be watching this thread.

I want a pit!

I may have to buy one of those crimpers.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2016, 01:03:48 AM »
They're illegal here.
I friend bought a house that had a pit in the garage [he wanted the pit].  After inspection the city made the seller fill it in.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 06:39:41 AM »
They're illegal here.
I friend bought a house that had a pit in the garage [he wanted the pit].  After inspection the city made the seller fill it in.

They are illegal here as well.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2016, 07:01:52 AM »
Brophy,

Looks like you are damn good at body work yourself, it is all about the fit, and you have that. Was apprehensive at first for all the usual reasons, actually grew to like it more than I thought I would. Certainly did select a car with great lines to restore, it will be sharp.  thumbsup2

Shot of the drivers side with fenders and door ......... killer  bluesbro
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2016, 09:41:58 AM »
Wow, that body was rough panicx

Looks like you got it under control
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2016, 10:25:23 AM »
I envoy your ambition and enthusiasm . I used to have a lot of both , but faded away with age.
Enjoy your project , you're doing a great job.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2016, 07:11:21 PM »
Hopefully the body of the camino isn't that bad when it gets pulled apart. I don't have the talent to make her pretty again. I'm looking forward to seeing it done one day.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2016, 10:09:09 AM »
Exciting day today...the Triumph tub is off to the media blaster.







Now I'm waiting....I hate this part. Fingers crossed that they don't warp anything.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2016, 10:26:41 AM »
Exciting day today...the Triumph tub is off to the media blaster.


Now I'm waiting....I hate this part. Fingers crossed that they don't warp anything.

I'll say...................... thumbsup2

 Being that the tub is unibody, and this not their first rodeo. Think the chance of warping won't be high. Door skins, roofs, hoods and trunk lids are another story.

Do you know the type of media they to plan on use just curious?

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2016, 10:57:08 AM »

I'll say...................... thumbsup2

 Being that the tub is unibody, and this not their first rodeo. Think the chance of warping won't be high. Door skins, roofs, hoods and trunk lids are another story.

Do you know the type of media they to plan on use just curious?

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It's not a unibody....it is a body on frame car. That's why I had to add all the bracing to the cockpit.

Not sure of the media, but they seem to know what they are doing and the dude doing the blasting has 29 years experience. I told them to err on the side of caution, if they think there is a chance of warpage, leave it. I'm more worried about the bottom and spots I can't reach with a DA.

Body panels will be cleaned with aircraft stripper...they are not leaving my sight.  ;)
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2016, 12:19:18 PM »
unibody..... see what happens when one assumes  < :groaner:

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2016, 12:35:28 PM »
unibody..... see what happens when one assumes  < :groaner:

 experience counts

People guess unibody all the time....it's hard to believe a car that small would have a frame.

The flex in TR6's is amazing. If you stick a finger in the door gap while going down the road you can feel the body move.

MGB's are unibody and are very strong. I built an engine stand rotisserie for mine by bolting the stands to the bumper mounts....no flex and no need for reinforcement. If I did that to the 6 it would have folded up.

Just got the call...the 6 is ready to be picked up! Wheeeee!
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2016, 01:49:36 PM »
I know a lot of blasting is done with soda, effective and doesn't create the heat that other media does.
That scalloped box end is one of the few BB features that doesn't make Elroy puke

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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2016, 04:20:39 PM »
I know a lot of blasting is done with soda, effective and doesn't create the heat that other media does.

Soda is part of the reason I am doing this again. It was the new thing when I had it done the first time...but it wasn't neutralized properly and we lost the paint job. Painty no sticky  ;)

Got the car back an hour ago. Looks good. The blaster didn't do any of the panels I was worried about....fine by me.

Epoxy primer is on the tub now, just waiting for it to dry.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2016, 04:32:05 PM »
She's nekkid...

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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2016, 05:35:31 PM »
She's nekkid...


Looking good so far.  thumbsup2
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« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2016, 09:21:24 AM »
Progress!!

Trying to get it done before the winter driving season opens? :POKIE:
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« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2016, 12:23:33 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2016, 08:53:12 PM »
Progress!!

Trying to get it done before the winter driving season opens? :POKIE:


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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2016, 06:34:54 PM »
Progress!!

Trying to get it done before the winter driving season opens? :POKIE:

 :)) I wish!!

It is a real blast to drive that car in the snow.

I've been making some progress but nothing photo worthy....until today...

Finally got the frame stripped and ready to go to the media blaster on Monday.



...and welded up an engine/tranny cradle to make life easier. Used garage sale steel and the last four garage sale casters on the project.....net cost fifteen bucks.



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« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2016, 06:57:20 PM »
Great work Brophy!!!

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« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2016, 09:23:06 AM »
Wow, that is a lot of frame for a little car panicx
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2017, 07:46:54 PM »
A little update: it has been a busy winter and the poor TR6 was shuffled to the back of the garage for a few months. Today I dragged the frame out and hung it from a beam to inspect the welds and rust after sandblasting/sealing.

There are some shameful welds on this frame. Too cold, too hot, porosity...you name it, it's there.

In all pix below the frame is hanging sideways



This is where the upper control arm mounts...notice the cracked weld where it joins the steering rack mount...



Repair sections for the rotted frame have been purchased as well as new cruciform plates.







I know QC wasn't a big concern in the 70's but this is silly.
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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2017, 08:50:49 PM »
Wow -- those are some low quality welds. Judging by the surrounding spatter, they look as though they were stick welded. If it were mine, I'd at least reinforce some of those sporadic weld beads. This wasn't British Leyland's finest work -- although during that period of time Leyland was already in deep trouble.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2017, 09:14:17 PM »
Wow -- those are some low quality welds. Judging by the surrounding spatter, they look as though they were stick welded. If it were mine, I'd at least reinforce some of those sporadic weld beads. This wasn't British Leyland's finest work -- although during that period of time Leyland was already in deep trouble.

Next step is building a strongback for the frame repairs...I'll be rewelding the questionable welds.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2017, 08:46:59 AM »
Wow that is some poor factory welding.  Its almost like they had me doing it :groaner:  Note my welding experience is minimal lolx
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2017, 03:37:14 PM »
Glad you looked over the frame that close.  Of course it held together so far.   Was wondering how much the stripped tub weighs?

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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2017, 04:08:11 PM »
Glad you looked over the frame that close.  Of course it held together so far.   Was wondering how much the stripped tub weighs?

Very true....glad I didn't know about the welds when I drove it on the highway.

I have a fish scale somewhere around here that reads up to about 4K pounds, I'll get you a weight next time the tub is under the chainfall. (guess @ 300 lbs)

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2017, 05:57:40 PM »
Wow -- those are some low quality welds. Judging by the surrounding spatter, they look as though they were stick welded. If it were mine, I'd at least reinforce some of those sporadic weld beads. This wasn't British Leyland's finest work -- although during that period of time Leyland was already in deep trouble.
Yeah, those are dying auto industry welds, a shame considering how great the British Auto industry was.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2017, 06:59:30 PM »
It's a stat holiday up here today so I took the afternoon to play in the garage.

I started welding up a strongback for the frame repairs but decided halfway in that a rotisserie might make the welding easier.



It's more Roadkill than HotRod....should do the trick.



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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2017, 08:18:28 PM »
excellent!!! -- great idea on the rotisserie

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2017, 11:06:02 PM »
Pair of engine stands, joined with square tubing spot welded?   Feel secure when rotating?   And sitting  atop a grease pit?

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2017, 06:51:55 AM »
Pair of engine stands, joined with square tubing spot welded?   Feel secure when rotating?   And sitting  atop a grease pit?

Haha....I can see how you could be concerned.

The frame is 16ga sheet metal and while I don't know its exact weight, this old fella has been moving it around by himself. 200lb? Maybe? And about the same for the rotisserie. Pretty sure 2x6/2x8s on the pit can take the load.

The spot welds on the engine stands are more than enough...think about the load on that 1x3. I didn't even use a connector there when I rigged up a rotisserie for my  MGB...just made brackets to attach engine stands to the bumper mounts. No problems.

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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (pix heavy)
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2017, 08:45:10 AM »
Pretty good idea on the rotisserie.

Yep the ole TR will be ready for snow season next year :POKIE:
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (de-photobucketed and updated)
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2017, 09:25:29 PM »
It has been a busy season at work so I haven't been playing in the garage as much as I'd like but I got a bit done on the frame...









After media blasting and repairs, the frame got a good coat of epoxy primer then some black paint...





All the suspension parts were either replaced or sandblasted/painted. I splurged on some heavy duty springs that are supposed to lower the car an inch



Just waiting on some wheel bearings and she'll be rolling on four wheels.

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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2017, 09:33:13 PM »
Looking good. Glad to see the thread alive.
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« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2017, 09:45:12 PM »
Nice now you just need a 3 rotor twin sequential turbo Cosmo motor and your all set.
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« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2017, 09:55:47 PM »
Looking good. Glad to see the thread alive.

Thanks Bruce!

I'm happy to finally be back at it.
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« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2017, 09:58:17 PM »
Nice now you just need a 3 rotor twin sequential turbo Cosmo motor and your all set.

Tempting...but I'll stick with the agricultural I6  grinx
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« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2017, 09:21:35 AM »
Your patches on the frame look good.  Is there a structural reason for having them pointed on the ends?  My guess is for more structural integrity, more weld area then a right angle cut at the end.
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Re: Brophy's Triumph TR6 (de-photobucketed and updated)
« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2017, 11:40:12 AM »
Your patches on the frame look good.  Is there a structural reason for having them pointed on the ends?  My guess is for more structural integrity, more weld area then a right angle cut at the end.

An engineer told me ages ago that it made for a stronger patch and was less likely to crack from stresses. He might have been pulling my leg but I've done it that way since.

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« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2017, 12:44:06 PM »
Very nice work on the patches Rob --

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« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2017, 04:33:44 PM »
Your patches on the frame look good.  Is there a structural reason for having them pointed on the ends?  My guess is for more structural integrity, more weld area then a right angle cut at the end.

An engineer told me ages ago that it made for a stronger patch and was less likely to crack from stresses. He might have been pulling my leg but I've done it that way since.

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« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2017, 04:58:47 PM »
I've made  little progress over the last couple weeks....got the drivetrain tidied up and installed. Six new U-joints and three cleaned and painted driveshafts. New copper nickel brake lines, steel fuel lines and brakes all around too.






...and a new exhaust. Three cylinders per pipe should sound good. Pardon the blurry images, I am incapable of using anti-seize without getting it everywhere and apparently I got some on the camera lens. We need a 'stupid hippie' emoji.



A reminder of how it looked a few months ago...



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« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2017, 06:32:01 PM »
Beautiful!! -- great work

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« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2017, 07:42:56 PM »
Beautiful!! -- great work

Thanks goodfellow!!

It has been a lot of fun so far.

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« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2017, 09:40:31 PM »
That chassis looks aces. Amazing transformation.

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« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2017, 09:45:25 PM »
Looking great

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« Reply #65 on: August 15, 2017, 01:07:14 PM »
That does look great.

So, the question is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,will it see snow driving after this go around?
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« Reply #66 on: August 15, 2017, 06:22:18 PM »
Thanks all for the kind words!


So, the question is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,will it see snow driving after this go around?

Never say never  :) If there is a time where I feel I need to, I will.

Or maybe I can finish the MG and put some snow tires on it!

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« Reply #67 on: August 15, 2017, 06:22:59 PM »
Super sweet!

I cant quite tell from the patches pic. Are those holes drilled in the plates, so you can MIG weld them up similar to a spot weld?

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« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2017, 06:25:46 PM »
That looks awesome. Can't wait to see it finished. You do good work. Not just some half assed fixes that some people do.
And anti-seize... touch it once and they can see everywhere you go for a week afterwards.
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« Reply #69 on: August 15, 2017, 06:47:33 PM »
Super sweet!

I cant quite tell from the patches pic. Are those holes drilled in the plates, so you can MIG weld them up similar to a spot weld?


The frame patches? Yeah, i have a nifty/neato pneumatic hole punch from Princess Auto that makes quick, burr free holes that take a rosette weld nicely. When painted they look like factory spot welds.

The key to doing these rosette welds is having the ground on the frame, not the patch.

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« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2017, 07:07:30 PM »
That looks awesome. Can't wait to see it finished. You do good work. Not just some half assed fixes that some people do.
And anti-seize... touch it once and they can see everywhere you go for a week afterwards.
I think it's a scientific fact that as soon as you start using anti-seize your nose gets itchy.

Thanks Bruce!!

i took a break from the Tr yesterday to do some maintenance on the truck...it needed a cab corner, a weld to the rear bumper from the texter who clipped me and it had a fuel leak. So i thought it would be best to pull the box!



Off, repairs and back on in four hours....woohoo!!!  But I left a dollop of anti-seize on the back of the steering wheel that plagued me for hours. Pride goeth before a fall!
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« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2017, 08:37:31 PM »
You're a machine Rob beerdude nice truck, and I like the exhaust on the Triumph

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« Reply #72 on: August 16, 2017, 01:49:21 AM »
I remember when you got that truck and painted it. Doesn't seem like that long ago.
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« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2017, 05:09:42 PM »
Very cool car, love the progress pics
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