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  1. So much information and different opinions. All much appreciated. As I said earlier I’ve had the car a number of years and have given lots of thought in that time as to wether I should leave it as be “ a survivor “ or lightly restore it. I think as much as the idea of leaving with all it’s originality would be the ideal, in my case in the long run the aged look of it etc would wear me down. Looking at the front and rear wings there doesn’t seem to be much under seal on them. The inner wings and underbody have more. I’ve decided I’ll remove this and retreat with stone chip and wax. The chassis is solid so some wax to protect further and that should do. I’m going to try and leave the paintwork, although the bonnet has a faded section. As for the rest I’ll replace what’s necessary but keep as much as possible. It’ll need new carpets as they appear rotten in places and the roof has shrunk quite a bit. So many things to think about, again many thanks for everyone’s input. I’ll post some pictures soon and keep all update with my progress. Alan
  2. Many thanks for the replies The thinking seems to be to remove it. I have already removed the wings etc and will continue to strip the car. It has been stood for a considerable time and I am looking forward to bringing it back to it former glory. I’m pretty sure that there is no major rust problems and the underseal appears to be very good condition, but as said I think it would better to remove as if underseal cracks in the future then this might cause problems. As I mentioned the car is in incredible condition, in fact it still has the original carpets and soft top roof. I’ll post some pictures up over the weekend and again thank you for your help Alan
  3. Hello I have a 1972 TR6. It’s what I believe is called a survivor car 37000 miles and always dry stored and all original. I’ve had it a few years and did post about it when I first got it, but due to work, life etc I’m only just starting to think about recommissioning it. The bodywork is totally rust free and has a thick black underseal inside the wings and under the main body. Could I ask advice on 1. Should remove this 2. If so the best way of doing it. 3. Should I treat it with something else once removed I’m sure I’ll have 101 other questions as I get further into it but I’ve got to start somewhere. Many thanks Alan
  4. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    Hi Colin How are you, that's right, just adding another one. Had my eye out for TR since we went to Le Mans Classic last year and stayed on theTR Register campsite. Brilliant location, hope they're doing it again next year. Got a couple of GD's at the moment and one in build. Cheers Alan
  5. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    Not that I know of. Had a quick look, but couldn't see yellow one £5100. Have you got a link. Alan
  6. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    Sorry, afraid not ??
  7. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    No problem, tried to send you a PM but says you can't recieve. Alan
  8. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    Window emboss is there, red lettering is only partial as worn off. Paint code is 54
  9. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    So had a day gently delving into the car. Removed the seats and the hood. Unfortunately the carpets are pretty rotten, very brittle and quite damp in places. Not sure I can preserve these. Nothing is jumping out at me besides needing some doors seals here and there. Not sure what to do about the hood. It's definatley original but has a small tear in it on the drivers side and you cant see through the windows. Do I try and restore ie replace the windows with clear plastic, patch the hole or just get a new roof and put the original away.
  10. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    A few pics. If anybody wants anything specific just ask. Duly noted regarded the refurbishment of parts. Thanks again for the advice.
  11. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    Such a fantastic welcome, with great advice and encouragement. I've found the braking problem this afternoon, seized front Calipers so there off to rimmers for exchange as I'm Lincoln Newark based. I'll put a few pics up over the weekend. Can't stop smiling as to how factory it looks underneath as well as all the other watch points. I'll dig into the fuel system next. If anybody is in my area and would like to drop over and give me some advice they're more than welcome. Drop me a PM. Many thanks again, I've started the journey. Alan
  12. Jimmyjazz

    TR6 Newbie

    Hi everyone. I've just been fortunate enough to acquire a one owner 34500 miles 1973 TR6 1500PI It'd been in the guys collection which he's decided to breakup. It's a little tatty ie paintwork faded and a veiw surface rust flakes. but crucially the body work is all original and no major rust anywhere. Underneath looks like it just came out of factory. What I'm hoping for is some advice on tickling it up a bit. I've already ordered a polybush set as all the rubber bushes are perished and thought about refurbing the whole suspension. The back end seems really soft and bouncy especially. Not bothered about track work but do like a bit of spirited shady lane driving. It's been stood for a long time and has quite a bad misfire often running on less than 6. Advice here appreiciated. The brakes are just about none existent again from not being used. Thought I'd just upgrade the pads and maybe the discs. what are other people's ideas. That's enough for now I don't want to put everybody off on my first post. Cheers. Alan
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