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Dave Herrod

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    Lymington, New Forest
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  1. I hadn't realised it was on this weekend. We are staying about an hour south of there for most of this month, so I may well pop up on Sunday as it has been on my "must do" list for ages. Unfortunately the TR is still in pieces back in the UK.
  2. Not sure what this adds to the conclusions, but I am just fitting up the doors o my car at the moment. It has is a pre- 60,000 shell but has clearly picked up a whole host of mongrel bits over the years - including the later all-steel doors. These are hung on brass hinges that would be correct for the body and work OK with the later doors. Dave
  3. My car was originally exported to the states and has the aluminium AMCO sidescreens. Because of the way the legs bolt onto the bottom of the aluminium frame, they are inevitably very flexible and I found that the only way I could stop them blowing out at the top was to bolt a small "catch" to the top of the leading edge which I could rotate down so that it hooked behind the windscreen tenon plate. It actually worked fairly well, but over time did chew up the tenon plate. I now have a set of steel frames which I will set up as Richard describes when/ if I ever get to that stage of putting the
  4. Great offer, Pete. Bob, if the shiny bell cranky and bolt replaces a more scabby one, I would be very pleased to do buy the scabby one. Dave.
  5. I'm working in this area as well, but unfortunately don't have the metal working skills of you guys. My tub was repaired with a NOS stanpart rear panel, but I don't think the chap doing it for me checked the angle of dangle against the rear wings. Consequently, the lower rear corner of the rear wing where it meets the rear panel needs to move forwards by about 20mm. At the moment, my plan is to cut off the flange and then reshape/ trim the wing to match the rear panel and make up a new flange to be welded in. However, I have noticed that the alignment is very dependent on the length of the
  6. Just for the record.... My eBay offer on this was accepted and I picked it up yesterday. The rear light is, in fact, perspex as suggested by the photographs. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't glass, but not particularly surprised, and it was clearly a genuine mistake by the seller. The top appears to be very solid and straight and will be a much better starting point than the very rusty one I had started to repair, so a good deal all round. I wonder if there really were glass ones. Dave.
  7. Thanks Iain and Stuart. I happen to have some suitable hardwood tucked away in the garage, so will start there. Now to explore lead loading! Dave.
  8. I am just at this stage and on a bit of a learning curve - give me mechanicals/ electricals any day. What does anyone recommend as not too expensive blocks to use for blocking the panels? There seems to be a whole range of rigid/ less rigid, fixed abrasive/paper, cheap/expensive. All recommendations gratefully received, thanks Dave
  9. Does anyone happen to have a NSF wing in reasonable condition that they would be willing to sell? Dave.
  10. Congratulations! The start of a big adventure.
  11. I have learned over the years that, as with boats, that is one of those calculations you should never do. However, you have achieved an incredible amount in a short space of time and now have a car that you know inside out and which should be reliable, you should be proud of yourself. Added to all that, you have also kept us all enthralled with your reports....well done, and thanks! All the very best with the upcoming adventure. Dave
  12. Now that is sobering - 2009 was the last time my TR was on the road! I think I pitched up after the photo, but remember it well.
  13. Jeff, A fantastic job, and a brilliant write-up. I will be following in your footsteps, but probably not for a good few months. I currently have the choice of a pretty shabby original screen or a repro one of distinctly dubious quality which, if I use it, will certainly need trimming. Please could you add the code for the seal that you ended up using for future reference. Dave
  14. Ah, I hadn't realised that. I was thinking that they couldn't have changed the position too radically as hard tops would not have fitted. It seems all they actually did was make the guide plates cheaper. Thanks for all your help.
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