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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:36 am 
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Hi all, here is my 'shiny' car, a 1967ish Triumph Herald!

I towed it out of a paddock about 5 years ago - the motor was good but the chassis and body work was shocking as you can see :sadness




I stripped it completely, got a 13/60 chassis with disk brakes and lowered suspension, filled in most of the rust myself, sourced new glass and lights, shaved the trim and filled the door glass for the roadster look and got the back half painted with Dad, all between school and uni!

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From here its:
- Replace bonnet latches with new ones and fill the holes
- prep the front half for paint
- fill the bumper holes in the front panel
- paint the wheels, new bullet caps, new tyres
- finish the interior, ali door cards, etc, etc
- Cert, Registration and Licensing to get it on the road!

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Got one bonnet latch completed and the hole filled


I'm using old mitsi latches mounted down low, nice and secure and operated from the inside.

Wheels will be a darker shade of red than that - to match the seats and engine

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Steering wheel refurbed... Next time I WONT attack it with a grinder then try and polish it!

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That's an Aussie Valiant - not sure on the year, it's not mine unfortunately! Pretty much the same thing as a Dart...

Cheers :D

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That's coming on really well, quite fond of Herald's myself and they do look similar.

Keep up the work, look forward to seeing more pictures.

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Finished up the other side now, welding is 99% complete!
Gave the bonnet a blast on the underside, that thing was filthy!
Before: (you can see part of the new latches too)


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Finish the bonnet
detail the engine bay and front suspension.

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Looking good. what was the overall condition of the car when you got it? If i look at the first pics it doesnt look bad at all.

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Cheers :)

It wasn't too bad, it was an abandoned project.
The chassis was rotten, the body work was pretty dismal (inch thick filler on the doors!) but the engine was in good running order and the floors were perfect!

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Coming together really well!
What engines do they have? is it a 1.5L?
And what colour is that wheel? is i just bog standard red cuz i was thinking of getting some steels for my seicento and doing them in red.

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Cheers!

It's a standard 1200 engine, 1500 spitfire engines fit in nicely though!

Wheel paint is actually engine enamel, Septone Bright Red

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Sweet, I love these little Heralds... A design with attitude, Michelotti design, right?

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Cheers :D

Yep, Michelotti, he also designed the BMW 1602/2002, and the Renault Alpine, hopefully I'm improving on his design!

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lovely herald! i'll be watching this thread, what are your colour ideas?


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Cheers!

Unfortunately it's for sale :( got to fund my masters degree...

The plan was for white paint, red wheels and a red interior, hopefully the new owner will go for that too!

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Edcucation gets you nowhere! Heralds get you chicks!!
Dont throw your future away, get the car done :D


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Leaving the country? Anything to avoid finishing it, eh? ;)
Seriously, that's a shame. I love the old Herald/Vitesse shape Triumphs and that one would look really cool.

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