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by meadowhog
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

I'd like to think both Gary and 'Meadowhog' know there is more in Jensen's handiwork than a 'panel man' can do. Why is there this curiosity about beating the method? Is it supposed to suggest the methods of inspection can be beaten and the process easily fooled? Graham The curiosity comes from not ...
by meadowhog
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

fair comment .but i also think a good panel man could replicate one that would pass a tac. does a tiger fail tac if it has had the id plate rivits removed ? No but it would help decide what it is in the ranking. I think theres a good chance your right about a good panel man. They would both have to...
by meadowhog
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

"Would you like to see a formal authentication scheme introduced by STOC?" Logistics of implementing such a scheme would be interesting. Who would cover the costs? can the STOC impose a levy to an owner to carry out such an 'authentication' I imagine it would be similar to the USA system. It seems ...
by meadowhog
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

I for one completely, agree with you Graham. More reason to have pointers for the potential buyer. I know a lot of this info is out there but if you dont know where to find it....................STOC could be the one stop answer.
by meadowhog
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Sensible words gentleman, should we start a new thread on 'when is Tiger not a Tiger' to split away from acceptability of reshells. To my mind this would discuss the finer points of Jenson built cars, although I do have reservations of giving away too much detail. The problem I have on this thread i...
by meadowhog
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Hi Meadowhog, While there are some good points there which would certainly put to rest some of the concerns raised during this post, it also leaves some concerns unchanged. While it will make re-bodying a rusted or damaged Tiger legal, there is still the issue of allowing the id to be transferred t...
by meadowhog
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Heres a tough question: Can Robin and RRT agree on something. Whilst mulling that over read what ive found in Classics Monthly. Classics Monthly launches its campaign for a change in the law to save monocoque-bodied favourites such as the Ford Cortina, Triumph TR7 and Citroen DS. Perception of what ...
by meadowhog
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

I have had several friends restore alpines and tigers that the conversion people on this board would not dare attempt to rebuild due to "effort and cost".. I had a friend pour 7 years and the best part of 35K into an alpine body.. ther car probably should have been scrapped as a parts car.. but he ...
by meadowhog
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Hi Michael Calming words, thanks. There is nothing I disagree with. Where I differ from RRT is Im not interested in swapping VINs. I have never mentioned swapping VINs. Recognising reshells as Tigers is not really what I want to discuss I believe that is slightly different thread. Where I believe my...
by meadowhog
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

People are always going to have differing opinions on the subject, but the mods may have been crude but they were made by Jensen. I have no problem with someone reshelling a Tiger with the running gear minus the engine from one car. But it is does not belong in the same category as a genuine untouc...
by meadowhog
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

RRT I said the Tiger would pass a TAC inspection in that state and afterwards if it had been re-panelled / restored. I did not say that being re-shelled with a Tiger body it would pass a TAC inspection. Please read what is said and not what you want to see! Could you give us your opinion as to why ...
by meadowhog
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Naaaaa. Just the usual, wings, inner wings, sills, doors, crucifix, valance, floors, nothing too major. The core of the Tiger is still there.
by meadowhog
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Hi Tim, Did you pay convertible or saloon price for yours?
by meadowhog
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Im going to revert my Tiger to an Alpine. Do you think they would mind?
by meadowhog
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 290430

Go back and read Michael's post and also maybe read the criteria for TAC on the STOA site. Quite a lot of modification/repairs can be done and still have enough to pass an inspection. As for Mal's Tiger, there is absolutely no disputing what it is... an authentic Tiger!! Hmmm, its clear you havent ...