Robin's (not remotely VW) Triumph Spitfire

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Franz
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Postby Franz » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:29 pm

davebuckholts wrote:Tearing them apart is always fun to me. Putting them back together is fun too, just hella more expensive!
Great progress. I love old Triumphs. I should have kept the spitfire I had years ago.....

robin356a
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Postby robin356a » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:52 pm

A very delayed update on my build, looking for work and starting a university course meant everything else ground to a halt for a while. Finally got out to the garage today and made some progress.

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Body is off the chassis and I've just got the rear suspension and brake pipes to remove before the chassis paint can be stripped.

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I've been able to look at the underneath of the body and found what I thought was underseal is actually a layer of fibreglass. I don't know if someone added it because it would help protect the body or to hide rust but the result is trapped moisture and a lot of rusty metal.

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This is what I've found so far as a I strip off the fibreglass, starting to worry that their won't be much body left by the time I finish.

At least the chassis looks solid.
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