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theredtr6

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...my thoughts today while wandering around Milton Keynes shopping centre on autopilot doing the whole shopping routine ( and this is a good time to do some real quality thinking as the Im lucky enough to have a wife and kids that have their lists so they know where they are going and what they want.. so really im just a credit card on this trip) ....my mind wandered into visualising immaculate suspension units with lovely stainless brake lines, new poly bushes, new joints, pads, wing covers, blasted wishbones etc everything new or refurb....as opposed to the doing a bit at a time approach ......I have a bit of experience in this area as I restored a Triumph TR6 20 years ago but this was a basket case ( I still have it :)) however it did have me think that with my 993 , which is already in pretty good nick and very very low miles it is 18 years old next year and of course bushes couplings etc are all of course tired. Perhaps rather than replace things bit by bit as and when they are required , why not just leave it and save up to do that big running gear rebuild - The TR taught me that this is probably the most efficient way to do things - certainly in labour costs either outsourced or insourced also maximum satisfaction when completed - ie a really nice end result and probably/maybe the opportunity to leverage maximum discount for either purchasing or negotiation if outsourced ....So my question is would anyone like to share with me their experience and indicative costs if you have done a complete running gear job of your 993 either yourself or via specialist and if you could do it again ...would you?

Thanks
 
Having seen your TR6 in the flesh I would love to see you do the same with your 993! :grin:
 
Hello Chris - Thanks, I built a website last year for it www.mytr6.co.uk
if you look on the tabs on the left of the site you will see the original car ...I had an OCD moment last Christmas - the story is there if you have nothing better to read .....and while I would like to imagine doing the same I am trying to control myself as the 993 is really good but I do like nice clean engineering :)

I hope all is well with you and hear nothing but positive things about your service - Good work and Im sure we will be talking soon

All the best to you

Regards

Steve
 
Blinkin' eck - your TR looks the business !
 
Hi Mohitos,

Thanks for the comment - Its my pride and joy and has been with me for a long time now as you will see it was a challenge when I bought in 1992 and almost a labour of love to complete within 2 years - Its a garage queen really hence why its still nice 20 years on and 41 years old now. However I have wanted a 993 for a while now and when this one came along I couldn't refuse but as I say when the mind wanders and the weather's crap I have these ridiculous thoughts -
 
mohitos said:
Blinkin' eck - your TR looks the business !

Indeed it does, wonderful job.
 
mohitos said:
Blinkin' eck - your TR looks the business !

Stuart you thought you had OCD.....u guys should talk, lots to share and not far from each other.

Been a while since any deep down OCD done on the 993 forum, would love to see some 'clean engineering' :)
 
Excellent work on the TR6 restoration :worship:

I must admit that I do love clean engineering on a 993.

It's come a long way since this pic in 2012, i.e. oem wide oval's PSS10's and various other new shiny bits.

I was begining to think that I was a little abnormal until I looked at the TR6 :grin:
 

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Hi Dom B,

In the words of Seb Vettel ( Who im NOT a fan of) ..." Oh Yes, that's what I'm talking about lovely, :thumb: but now you are teasing me, I would request more images, detail and story if you would please. Fully appreciate you may not wish to be typing up chapter and verse but happy to PM and have a call if and when convenient. Really nice and thanks for responding. Im already stressing as I see that you may be using a lift (very jealous - I have to scrabble on the ground with jacks and related faffing around -makes it harder before even starting !! :nooo:
 
theredtr6 said:
Hi Dom B,

In the words of Seb Vettel ( Who im NOT a fan of) ..." Oh Yes, that's what I'm talking about lovely, :thumb: but now you are teasing me, I would request more images, detail and story if you would please. Fully appreciate you may not wish to be typing up chapter and verse but happy to PM and have a call if and when convenient. Really nice and thanks for responding. Im already stressing as I see that you may be using a lift (very jealous - I have to scrabble on the ground with jacks and related faffing around -makes it harder before even starting !! :nooo:

No lift in my garage, the picture along with this one was taken at OPC Byfleet in 2012.
I put the car up on axle stands in my garage to gain access to the underside.

It's a work in progress that I return to around this time of each year while the car is off the road until some decent weather returns.
At the moment I am fitting new suspension, arb bushes, retaining bows along with anything else that is looking a little tired.
 

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Not very good pics but here are a couple of the suspension refresh that I am carrying out at over Christmas;

I prefer to carry out my own mechanical work, apart from the annual service of course which is left to my local OPC.

While inspecting the rear I found and attended to some corrosion forming on the spot welds inside the rear suspension turrets which I am certain would have been overlooked by a mechanic.
 

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Well yes indeed very impressive and I have to say our (sad to some) mentalities are very very similar - I will send you a PM
 
Where are you based theredTR6 ? Would be a good excuse to compare british sportscars, get my TVR out and come see your TR if you're not that far away.... (get yourself on the map btw (see stickies)).
 
Hello Mohitos,

I live near Whitchurch, in North Bucks, Im not far from RPM maybe 3-4 miles.

Yes always keen to get the old British iron out - Mind you not in this crap weather !!!! The TR is air-bagged now until March time but very happy to drive out then
 

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