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by 0neoffive
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 264024

It's a hobby after all

A virgin Tiger will always remain a notch above the rest. I've been priviledged to have a few in the shop from time to time and even more honored to have owned one for a while. But, because we tend to play harder with our toys, most Tigers have repair history and some of it can be extensive. Mother ...
by 0neoffive
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 264024

Solid Thinking

Meadowhog, Try this..... Catagory A, An unmolested original Jenson built Tiger with a known history, light restoration. Matching numbers. Catagory B An original Jenson built Tiger having undergone part or full restoration, Matching numbers. Catagory C A complete bodychange (Reshell) from one doner ...
by 0neoffive
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 264024

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 w...
by 0neoffive
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 264024

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.
by 0neoffive
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 264024

Tipine/Alger

One of the services we provide is making those little clips that shim the GT interior door panels to proper flush. We send them out with a rental aligning jig and never ask if the owner is replacing a damaged Tiger's door with an available Alpine or (heavens no!) faking a conversion. . . . .
by 0neoffive
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: mk 2 tiger repro grill for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2791

No Harm No Foul

I humbly acknowledge my 2nd class colonies status . . . . . :oops:
by 0neoffive
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: mk 2 tiger repro grill for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2791

Re: mk 2 tiger repro grill for sale

Well, if a repro can command £800 , then it's time to put my original up for sale. randy :idea:
by 0neoffive
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: B38200080 LRX Projekt for sale 13500€ ###sold###
Replies: 8
Views: 6544

Lots-a-work

We do the same thing here at Cars, Old & Little, but only when someones cash comes thru the door with it . . . . . .randy 8)
by 0neoffive
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: B38200080 LRX Projekt for sale 13500€ ###sold###
Replies: 8
Views: 6544

Re: B38200080 LRX Projekt for sale 13500 €

Almost tempting: We own B382000078 JAL 660094 since new and were wondering about acquiring a "sister" Ser # car . Needs a bit more labours than we have time for. Good luck
by 0neoffive
Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: In for a penny
Replies: 332
Views: 189202

A Fine Project

Very good looking workmanship. I do like the mini valence scoop; from another vehicle or hand formed ?? Keep at it, randy 8)
by 0neoffive
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 264024

Quality & Man-Hour Calculations

Consider the number of "lunch" available pubs across the street from Jensen and the available Irish work force of the era. . . . . . :roll:
by 0neoffive
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 488
Views: 309844

I've been told the sill end finishers are NLA, does anyone have a close up of what they should look like? http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc451/BradsTiger/DSCN0576.jpg thanks I've got a couple of them in the barn somewhere (L & R). The end actually stays open until the fender bottom is fastened...