Triumph Sports Cars

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

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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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Widened TR6
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 06, 2020 12:02PM

There was somebody building a widened TR6 a few years ago and I wonder whatever happened to it. The car was cut down the middle and sheetmetal added to widen it (which caught my attention) and sat on a custom frame as I remember. It looked like it would have made a really nice car.


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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: Doogie
Date: October 06, 2020 01:01PM

i believe the Long Island Triumph Association had a project a few years ago to widen a TR6....take a look on their site. i don't know if they ever finished it but the idea and approach looked good.


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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 06, 2020 03:49PM

Check this out:
[www.britishv8.org]
I remember a few years ago seeing the finished product on the web.
It looked a bit strange as the windshield had a seam in the middle.
Personally I think he went a little too far.
If he would have widened it by 6" it would have been more subtle.

Cheers
Byron


Jim Stabe
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 06, 2020 05:46PM

That's the one. Whatever happened to it? I widened my MGB by 11" and I like the look so I would like to see it finished

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Don Watson
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: October 23, 2020 11:30AM

This was from 2001, no update though
[static1.squarespace.com]


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Dennis Costello
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: October 23, 2020 11:52AM

I believe, and may be mistaken, but wasn't that widening project the start of Tony Vigliotti's (sp?) RATCO frame?
I thought I read somewhere that the project still exists, and could be restarted. I guess it would take someone
with enough commitment, and maybe more than a little cash.
Dennis


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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 23, 2020 07:35PM

The big issue with widening one of these cars is the windshield glass.
Jim managed to pull it off for his MGB but i am not sure if it would be doable for the TR6.
I suppose you could get a windshield made but it would cost a fair amount of money.

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Byron



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Ivor Duarte
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: October 24, 2020 04:20AM

Good point about the windscreen. I suppose there must be a screen out there that could be cut down, but it could be a long job to find it. Then there's the custom soft-top to make.

For me, the TR6 being narrow is one if its attractions. That unique sense of sitting in a throbbing torpedo of machinery, which somehow does not echo in the MGB. Narrow cars no longer exist in our fat world, why undo one.......

Ivor



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Jim Stabe
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 25, 2020 10:53AM

The TR6 has a pretty substantial windshield frame compared to the MGB so it should be an easier job to modify it to fit a different glass (cut down) than what I did making a new frame entirely. I do hope whoever has the car decides to finish it, I think it would look terrific.

Ivor, I can see wanting to have a narrower car for your B roads in the UK. It would terrify me having to drive my MGB on some of your narrow country lanes.


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Jim Blackwood
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 25, 2020 10:59AM

Yeah, try that with a '70 Chevelle or Cutlass!

Jim


Jim Stabe
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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: October 25, 2020 11:32AM

Sounds like you tried driving one of those over there. How did that work out?


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Re: Widened TR6
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 25, 2020 03:22PM

Actually no, but I did drive a Multipla. Big soccermom thing, entirely too wide, had 3 across mesh seats and electric folding mirrors before that was a thing, a nod to the narrow byways and an inadequate one at that.

Had a tendency to get wedged into spots that were impossible to get out of.

Jim


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