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#1 Tim T

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:28 AM

I have just finished removing the underseal from the underside of the floor pans on my 1968 TR5 project and was surprised to see brown paint as in the images. Does this suggest that the panels have been replaced at some time in the past?

Many thanks,

Tim

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#2 stuart

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:42 AM

Nope thats original

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#3 openroad

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:42 AM

Hi Tim,
Sorry I don't know the answer, but someone will.
She looks great though, you must be well happy, and knackered after all that scraping !
Cheers,
Conrad.
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#4 Tim T

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

Many thanks Stuart.
Conrad, the removal of the under seal was very satisfying and not too arduous. About 3 hours to do the floor pans.
Cheers,
Tim
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#5 dblenk

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:01 AM

does look great god knows what is awaiting me

been off the road for the last 25 years

david


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#6 ianhoward

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:26 PM

does look great god knows what is awaiting me
been off the road for the last 25 years
david

Thought we’d see you at the Lakes weekend in it!!!

Cheers
Ian
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#7 Tim T

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

David, this car has been hidden away in a garage since 1980 and there is very little rust on it at all.
Good luck with yours,
Tim
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#8 dblenk

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:27 AM

Thought we’d see you at the Lakes weekend in it!!!

Cheers
Ian

used mine in the eighties my only car in the snow rain etc

we are booked for the lakes so be up again either the X6 or my new ford ranger "deranged" truck massive tyres etc

cheers

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#9 dblenk

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:29 AM

David, this car has been hidden away in a garage since 1980 and there is very little rust on it at all.
Good luck with yours,
Tim

cheers Tim

i will post some photos building a new house so thats priority hope to be in for Oct then i have the winter to sort things and strip

david


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