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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default bought a new project tonight, guess what it is *PIC*

My dad and I have been talking about restoring a vehicle for a few years now... and since my Jeep has been finished and out of his garage, it is time, hehe.

So this is a suprise to him. We always talked about a Mustang or an F100 with a modern powertrain... but I decided to go another route.

Here is the first teaser pic....

start guessing and I'll post the whole vehicle when someone gets it...
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Fiat Spyder?

MG?

Opel GT? -- ignore this i realized it has a fixed headlight
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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Is that a triumph?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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old porshe?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:51 PM   #5
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Jag E-type?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:53 PM   #6
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Aston Martin?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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strikes me as a porsche
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:55 PM   #8
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alpha romeo?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:56 PM   #9
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:07 PM   #10
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one of the old z cars from datsun
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:08 PM   #11
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one of the old z cars from datsun

ooo yeah that does look kinda right.. forgot about those
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an MG, from the early 70's
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Is that a triumph?

DING DING DING

1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1854 lbs wet :tonka:







Pretty clean for what I paid for it I think.
front bumperetts (for lack of better word) has light rust, as does the drivers rocker linked below
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ersrocker2.jpg
Drivers floorboard under the seat has been patched too

Fully complete, new tires on the rare stock rims.
Runs and drives, needs a brake master cylinder rebuild and a starter solenoid (have to jump it over the solnoid)

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:28 PM   #16
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What did I win? I hope It has nothing to do with English engineering or wireing harnesses on old English sports cars.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:30 PM   #17
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dang i get so jealous on this site i need my own garage so i can have cool projects. What the plan bones .... since you were going to go modern drive train on a mustang for f100 are you gonna go that route on the triumph ?

What would make a good swap? Miata stuff would be cheap, a wrecked honda s2000? it would be super sweet to put in a mazda rotary engine! all the brit roadster snobs would prolly hate you though

i love british and italian roadsters thats looks like a great foundation its not bad rust at all if that was a michigan car. Good find
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:30 PM   #18
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Nice looking ride. They always were nice little cars.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:31 PM   #19
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When I worked a mechanics helper when I 19 we put a 350 chevy in one of those.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:31 PM   #20
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My dad had a 2 TR3's, one rag top and i think the other was a hard top convertible (i dont remember that one as much) He rebuilt it twice and it wouldnt hold oil pressure still, had to have a british set of tools too. Was a very cool car though good find
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