Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2005 posts)

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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Spitfire GT link
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 13, 2011 09:19PM



qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
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09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: qwaii
Date: October 15, 2011 11:37AM

i don't know....

i think i'd hunt down a GT6 before bothering with that.the front's not too bad,but the rear looks droopy and ill fitting,and the rear wheel arches are a completely different design than the front.

i hate to seem too harsh,but i would think that if someone were going to make new bodywork for a car they would put a little more effort into it's appearance.


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Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 15, 2011 04:01PM

Tom you are the man, if anyone has the skills to make good looking fibreglass parts it is you!


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tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
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09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: qwaii
Date: October 15, 2011 08:04PM

i'd be happy to tool up for it if there were a suitable market.

you think there's enough demand out there to make it worth it?


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 15, 2011 11:41PM

The picture with the rear fender different is a Midget/Sprite. I agree the rear fender would look better rounded. There is only one page for Spitfire. Look in menu below Enter sign.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2005 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 16, 2011 09:04AM

Tom, I know there would be a market and from your build you certainly have the expertiece. The problem would be your location(Hawaii) and shipping.


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
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09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: qwaii
Date: October 16, 2011 11:14AM

i'm not in hawaii,i'm in haida gwaii(aka 'the queen charlotte islands')in north west british columbia...though the shipping issues still apply.this is actually a fairly common mistake for people to make as the name sounds similar and most haven't heard of my little island...even those much closer to where i live.

after looking more closely at the site(i must admit that i initially looked no further than the openning page)it appears their product is not so bad,and the area that grabbed me first is actually part of the original car-the rear fender,i also was not aware on my initial look that this was a midget,though things didn't look right for it to be a spitfire.

i've got a bit of a background in the industry of building fiberglass body modifications for vehicles and the mismatched wheelwells bring up one of my pet peeves,that being i think the new parts should be designed so they blend stylistically into the original parts such that it's difficult to tell if they are original or not.

having said that,the car on the main page is a poor choice for a potential customer's first impression of the product line-the installation of the kit is sloppy,and there are better examples of finished cars within the site.i should have looked further on my first check of the site,but that photo on the main page turned me away.



tbush
Tim Bush
Minnesota, USA
(32 posts)

Registered:
11/16/2009 07:29PM

Main British Car:
'74 Spitfire, '59 Frogeye (sold) GM Vin T 3.1Lgoing in it.

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Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: tbush
Date: October 16, 2011 11:53AM

I have always liked the look of these:
[www.triumphspitfirelemans.com]

If you scroll down they have a nice Rally Roof for round tail Spits.

It is a shame the price and shipping for the T6 body are prohibitive. It would be fun to build a new car from the ground up.
gt6lemanspanelsabove.jpg


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tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Spitfire GT link
Posted by: qwaii
Date: October 16, 2011 06:36PM

that's kind of neat...i like what they did with the headlight area.

prices are up there,but a fair reflection of costs on a low production item like that.i can't imagine what shipping from england to north america would be worth.


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