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  1. Rooting through my boxes of parts, (many of which have not seen light of day since the late 70's), I have found a P700 head lamp with the same lens as a P700 'Tripod' lamp but without the tripod. Can anyone 'shed any light' (sorry!) on this. I had not seen one like it before. Ed
  2. Looks lovely! May I ask what paint you used? Thanks.
  3. Thank you all very much for your help & photos. Nearly finished scraping all black underseal from the chassis, so will take it for blasting in a week or so. This may have been discussed before but what is the consensus of paint vs powder coating for these chassis. My aim is to paint as I believe powder coating may split over time on the chassis rail edges as the chassis flexes??
  4. Attached photo of inner wing. I do remember removing a lot of filler from the inner wings when I stripped the car 30 odd years ago. There does look to have been some welding also. Not sure if this shows up in the photo? I now have the chassis upside down. There seems to be the remnants of a bracket or perhaps a nut cage at the bottom of the cruciform where the small diameter tube is welded. This must be where the front floor or gearbox tunnel are bolted through. Can anyone tell me if I have something missing here?
  5. My apologies for the delay. Have been layed up with the dreaded man flu & wife has been away! The car is a late 54 manufacture TS51**. I have original buff logbook etc. The body has all the features which fit the commission no. E.g. 4 slot bonnet, no vent flap. Wood framed doors. Early rear & boot floors. Screw terminals on electrical equipment, baby Tenax, 54 marked on steering wheel & wiper motor etc. I am sure I do remember some beaten out crumpling on the front inner wings. Which could explain! Will post a photo this weekend.
  6. The car always had a very good chassis. Scraping the chassis now I was surprised to come across shiny metal under black paint occasionally! Perhaps this is normal? The car has a 'factory reconditioned' FR engine and I suspect a new front apron, as this is in very good condition. Is it possible the car went back to a dealer or the factory early in its life for a replacement chassis & engine after a front end knock?
  7. Appreciate the photos & help once again. The Z number is a bit difficult to read. Looks like possibly Z5 but there is a very small 44 after this? I have been reading other threads to try & identify it! A list of the Z numbers would be helpful. Will upload photo. Can't get it to upload at the moment
  8. Thanks for the great pics guys. Does anyone have a close up of the forked fuel tap bracket so I can fabricate one?
  9. Thanks for the info Stuart. As it has been 33 years since the car was taken apart my memory has failed me somewhat! In the attached photo of the left hand suspension turret support, can anyone please tell me what is the bottom bracket is for? Also where my finger is, are the remnants of a weld. I can see a forked bracket on pictures of other 2-3A chassis at this location. Is this where the fuel tap bolts on? Ed
  10. Hi. Thanks for your help & the link. Very interesting! I have another question. There are 3 holes drilled in the drivers side, outside rear chassis leg. They are between the rear wing stay and the axle check strap. They are not on the passenger side. Hopefully they are visible on the attached. Are they there for a reason? I would hate to weld them up only to find later on they have a purpose!! Thanks. Ed
  11. Hi Stan, thank you for the warm welcome and prompt reply. I intend to keep the car fairly standard, in doing so keeping the original steering and long steering column. Would there be any benefit in keeping the drivers side bracket and obtaining a 3A lower clamp as an additional clamp for the long cloumn?
  12. Hi. I am a new member with a recently aquired short door TR2. My Dad bought this car in 1977 ran it for a 2-3 years then was layed up. We took it to bits in 1986 with the intention of restoring it, but this never happened for various reasons. I have just started cleaning the underseal from the chassis prior to having it blasted and have noticed a few anomalies. It appears to have the lower steering brackets from the later split column TR3A. It has the brake hose brackets for a drum braked car and some other brackets welded to the bump stop brackets that are bent out of the way. I am asuming these are for a later disc braked car? I have attached a picture. Any help would be most welcome.
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