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by meadowhog
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

This is why physical descriptions of what can be done to a car for any categories to be legitimised. Or is that job being left to STOC?

Paul suggested the categories way back but whats the point without boundaries/guidlines to define them?
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

99% agree. I wouldnt bother with the D, 'other' would be Alpine. Im thinking a more detail of the differences and being specific about what panels can be changed Its easy for us to say where we think a Tiger should be on a level of restoration. Getting our point across is another thing, as at presen...
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

Paul, what you just said was my next line, we agree on just about everything. Where Im going is, whats the difference between a resto and reshell. The categories fits well this, but whats needed is the description of each category. A reshell is just that, all the Tiger parts cut out and fitted into ...
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

Re: A question for the knowledgable ??

It was agreed a while back that these parts are replaced quite normally as they rot so badly and if replaced would pass TAC. Im trying to get to point where we can agree that a car is still a resto rather than a reshell. May be the question should be 'what parts can be replaced and still allow the c...
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

Re: A question for the knowledgable ??

I want: 'this is a reshell------------------' and 'this is a rebuild------------------- Is there anybody out there apart fro Paul and my self that would to have a stab at a description without morality? Isn't it plainly obvious the difference between the two? :? One you are talking replacing the co...
by meadowhog
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

Re: A question for the knowledgable ??

I would depend on how bad the car is. Part of the arguement here is that all the 'correct factory pattern' parts are already part of an Alpine shell. To my mind the later would be more authentic than a reshell, or a car that has been heavily restored with after market or OEM panels. My big problem ...
by meadowhog
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

Re: A question for the knowledgable ??

Given the actual acquisition and man-hour labour costs (assuming not free labors), would there be a more accurate cost benefit to re-shell or correct factory pattern metal restoration? Keeping in mind that a shell still requires more than a bit of alterations. I would depend on how bad the car is. ...
by meadowhog
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: FYI Alpine V8
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

4K starter and didnt sell. Over 3K views though.
by meadowhog
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

So does that mean that we 'all' agree thata reshell is acceptable to be called a Tiger as long as its disclosed as a Reshell (not an Alger). This should be categorised as a reshell and carried out to a certain standard. What I dont want is these flippin Algers mascerading as Tigers :lol: What I mean...
by meadowhog
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

It's not that i cant spell, i just dont check it before i post it....Doh!! No i will keep asking this qusestion until i get a definative answer. If as been stated you can use doors bonnet and boot from an Alpine and it's still a Tiger, if you cut a Tiger in half and glue an Alpine back end on and i...
by meadowhog
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: FYI Alpine V8
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

Yeh, Id want one too, even a wreck to reshell. :lol: I made an enquiry about the car. The previous owner said it was welded together badly, but then maybe that makes more authentic. Its got a 260 and a 3 speed auto. Toploader being thrown in. 'It does have vented discs and '3' pot calipers? It was o...
by meadowhog
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: FYI Alpine V8
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

FYI Alpine V8

This car was sold last week for 5.5K has since had a coat of red oxide and listed on ebay. Will he make money, hes got to be looking to clear 6K just to break even. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?campid=5336695108&customid=&toolid=10004&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.co.uk%2Fws%2FeBay...
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

OK before someone jumps in, there are exhuast brackets, panhard mount, exhuast pass through, missing parts like battery box and quite a few extra holes etc. But should the question be 'before Tiger parts are added is the car an Alpine or Tiger'. At this point of manufacture its physically an Alpine ...
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

michael-king wrote:
If somone get s a nice rust free tiger shell, welds the alpine tunnel, braces and radiator support panel in, swaps in an alpine driveline and then puts the alpines VIN and SAL tags on it.. is the car an Alpine or a Tiger?
100% Alpine obviously
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290408

If somone get s a nice rust free tiger shell, welds the alpine tunnel, braces and radiator support panel in, swaps in an alpine driveline and then puts the alpines VIN and SAL tags on it.. is the car an Alpine or a Tiger?

100% Alpine obviously.