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by meadowhog
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

Cut off the pure tiger panels (which isnt much) and what are you left with? An Alpine shell with few dents and 25ish holes. Ow and of course some emotional attachment, in some cases lots.

I reckon it would take one person 8 hours to fit and modify. Less than half that if there were two.
by meadowhog
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

Sorry Red race, I was joking. We see pretty much eye to eye on this. The value of this car is driving this sort of behaviour and I think if TAC was a responsible system it would update its testing criteria. We have both said there should be different groups into which cars should be placed. This one...
by meadowhog
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

Surely your not implying that TAC is encouraging dangerous behaviour?

So what would it be worth when finished? Come to that what would a reshell, restored, original and Alpine V8 be worth if they were all done to the same standard?
by meadowhog
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 513
Views: 340565

Well, that looks easier than a rotisserie. I would have run a tube from where the chasis bolts onto it and out horizontally. This would transfer the weight of the car straight down without a twisting moment when its on its side. At least triangulate the two bars running down from the chasis. Good jo...
by meadowhog
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

Halleluya, are we finally answering my question of when is a rebuild a reshell. If a 75% Alpine can pass as a TAC Tiger, then why not a reshell or rebuild to some acceptable minimum guidelines. Is there light at the end of the tunnel or is it an MGB
by meadowhog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: 40K cheap MKII or expensive SV?
Replies: 14
Views: 6447

I think its as it states a 'reshelled Tiger'. Not an Alpine V8 and I think it should be recognised as such in a TAC, NOT just a TAC failure. That is assuming its been done to an as yet to be known certain standard.
by meadowhog
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

You guess wrong. The point is the judge said "A Bentley Speed Six would, as it seems to us, be a Bentley Speed Six even if it had spent the whole of its life mouldering in a maharaja's garage, and disintegrating there into dilapidation, before being rebuilt."Nothing to do with full disclosure as I p...
by meadowhog
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Rotisserie alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 3873

Yep, you got it. Of course the one I made is a quarter the size. Personally I find it was miles better than a rotisserie. Seeing what you had rigged up it could be made part of jig to keep the body square with correct pick up points for say spring hangers etc.
by meadowhog
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Rotisserie alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 3873

Rotisserie alternative

Heres a link for building a rotisserie However I found for me a better way was to build 2 frames that bolted at the front to the suspension subframe bolt holes and the at the rear to the shock mounts. The car would sit about 18" off the ground on a rectangular frame with castors. Heres the clever bi...
by meadowhog
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: How To Rebuild Your Small-Block Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 4089

Theres quite a few more in the Amazon new and used section. Got mine for £7 inc del. Cheers.
by meadowhog
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Authenticating a Tiger
Replies: 18
Views: 8030

Authenticating a Tiger

OK this may be risky and may be censored by a regulator. This is for points that would show the difference between a Tiger and a V8 conversion. It is not a thread to discuss whether a reshell is morally wrong. I would only expect contributions that are already in the public domain and here is a star...
by meadowhog
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

Hi Meadowhog, That was good of you to share your past experience with your kit car. My question to you then as an ex-kit car owner who only saw it as such, why do you want to see Alpine conversions labelled as Tiger's? I'm not trying to make you dislike me all over again, just wondering what has ch...
by meadowhog
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

Well fancy that :lol: You going soft? Don't think I am going to change my mind any time soon. The DVLA proposal I find to be very general and doesn't cover the the differences between the two models. We'll just have to wait and see there. The TAC shouldn't be just for prospective buyers, that is wh...
by meadowhog
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290431

12273 views, 406 replys from 30 people from 238 forum members. It would be interesting to have a poll vote on the topic. Hi Mal, While this doesn't directly impact on where we live(not at this stage anyway), it is non the less interesting. Even if the DVLA pass through the proposal as spoken about ...