Triumph Sports Cars

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

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Richard Brengman
No. Nevada
(387 posts)

01/17/2014 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph GT6+ 225" Buick V6

Spitfire & GT6 body panel interchange?
Posted by: Richard/SIA
Date: March 04, 2014 09:33PM

So I've bought a second GT6 for parts.
Was a pretty nice car until someone cut the roof off!

Original engine which turns over, but no trans or rear diff.

I now have a good uncut bonnet and the rear rust repair panel I needed as well as varied mechanical parts for my V6 conversion.
Uncut frame may go under the V6 project.

I also have a very rough but titled Spitfire Mk, 3.
The Spitfire has 2/3 pretty good bonnet but needs a left side wing, as does the main tub.

Both are round-tail's.
Wondering if the wings from the butchered GT6 bonnet would fit the Spitfire center section?
Would be unique with the fender vents.
In addition to the GT6 engine I have some Spitfire engines and transmissions, so might end up with a mild custom Spitfire project, or a large pile of titled parts to sell as a project.

Kevin .
Elko NV
(84 posts)

01/25/2011 04:52PM

Main British Car:
1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: Spitfire & GT6 body panel interchange?
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: March 16, 2014 09:43AM

Yes MK2 GT6 wings should fit MK3 Spitfire bonnet center section without any issues and the vents would look like they came that way from the factory which I think would look really nice.

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