BODY OFF RESTORATION OF A 1947 TRIUMPH ROADSTER WITH TR4 A ENGINE, FORD 8 INCH 3,55 REAR END, CURRIE AXLES, UPGRADED BRAKES, PERTRONIX, BEVELED AND ETCHED WIND WINGS, BELTED BONNETNET
I got the 1953 Triumph Renown in 1974. It came from Nassau Bahamas and the previous owner lived at the Lyford Cay Club. It was off the road for 30 years. Several things happened, an exhaust valved broke and cracked the wet liner, the transmission dip stick got sucked in and cracked 1st gear and the differential gears lost their teeth. Got it back on the road in 2018 Clayton North Carolina.
Differential no teeth planetary gears with bent shaft
Three on the tree
I forgot my wife's daily driver, at least I remember her birthday and our anniversary.
It is a 2013 Mini Cooper S one of the Bayswater editions honoring the London Olympics. I actually get to drive it occasionally.
Kreacher is my 1968 Riley Elf. I bought the car from Ebay in 2004 and did enough repairs to make it a driver for a few years, but it really needed a full rebuild, and this is how I decided to go. MiniTec conversion with a D16Z6 SOHC Honda VTEC engine. 13 inch Superlite wheels, front disc brakes, full custom fuel system, custom stainless exhaust, relocated battery, custom dash with AutoMeter electronic gauges, Miata front seats, left hand drive swap, Wilwood/Tilton hydraulics.
It runs and drives beautifully, goes anywhere, although I try to avoid speed bumps. 'Alf is the fully hand-built cargo trailer that is the result of saving parts for about ten years, then deciding to put them to use.
The first question most people ask me about the car is "Is that the original Mini Cooper?" I like standing back from the car and watching people scratch their heads trying to figure it out, or else knowingly telling their friends that they used to know someone who "had one just like it." It's definitely not to everyone's taste, but it makes me happy.
Bought my 1980 TR7 Spider sight unseen on eBay 6 years ago. After one year of ownership had the entire drive train rebuilt, then drove for about 1 year, then body needed to be redone. Two years in the body shop, had them take it down to bare metal through 3 inches of bondo - wow!!! However, here is the finished product!
This is my son's 1987 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plaz. It had been in a mechanic's junk car lot under a tree for over a decade. It had been his late wife's daily driver and their vacation road trip vehicle of choice. My son was aware of the retired car long before he could drive. Finally, when he turned 16 he saved what he could with a summer job and just couldn't quite gather enough funds. As a surprise his mom and I arranged to purchase the car and a second parts donor. My son was beside himself. He and I have spent many hours bringing the Jag back to a safe, reliable vehicle. This is his dream car.
I picked this car up last year. It was not running and had been parked for a few decades. She runs now but needs a complete going through.
Our honeymoon ride - started in NY - Alaska - Seattle - San Diego and home in the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina where it resides today. 68 days, 13,000 miles and we just celebrated our 32nd. Oh, the car, a 1952 MGTD still going strong just like us. Cheers!