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by michael-king
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Paul, I would be happy for you to PM/email me about 295B, feel free to send me the full story. The one thing you can probably answer me about that car in this thread.. was the revived car an alpine conversion with the 295 VIN and registration or was it a Tiger that then attempted to acquire the hist...
by michael-king
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Have i read that right :?: A Tiger reshelled with the same shell that it de-rived from is a "REPLICA" replica of wot exactly :?: a TIger ??? The TIGER is a direct derivative of the ALPINE Hello, ..... No Alpine NO NO NO NO NO NO NO TIGER......... It's like bashing your head against a brick wall her...
by michael-king
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of bits needed after engine fire
Replies: 32
Views: 18184

Excuse my ignorance, but whats a false floor & where does it go? Is it the timber one in the boot. I'm worried now that my car might not be original. The false floor is also reffered to as the toe board. Its the panel fitted to the passengers side of an alpine or tiger that the passenger puts their...
by michael-king
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

If we cant decide what is an acceptable rebuild or rebody, a car that has knowingly been destroyed come back to life (a fake) and passed a TAC, then theres no chance the DVLA would be able to impose their point system. Lets move on. Has anyone ever actually outed a alger thats passed TAC? We have h...
by michael-king
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of bits needed after engine fire
Replies: 32
Views: 18184

Brad,

Rick at SS lists repro shrouds, Randy Willet in the states sells false floors (but LHD) as bernd mentioned all the other bits are available from the usual suppliers in the UK and States.
by michael-king
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Worst Tiger
Replies: 48
Views: 25614

Let's be honest now, they may have just asked for the VIN, JAL, axle tag, gearbox tag and logbook to be put in the post. We may never know. Dont think you could do that... there needs to be a record of a car coming into the country with those ID's otherwise they wont be able to register it here... ...
by michael-king
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Question An original genuine tiger that has been restored to show winning factory correct concours condition or a perfect, documented low millage unrestored car to the same standard, which would command the higher selling price Answer In my opinion (please note the start of this answer)I think the ...
by michael-king
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Production Question
Replies: 8
Views: 5231

Graham,

Managed to get to the Tiger yesterday and have a look, B382002258 has the later pressed style impressions for the holes.
by michael-king
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Intresting comment's there Mr Button.... Putting a Tiger into an Alpine? The Tiger came from the Alpine. It's all in the name, in France it's called an Alpine 260, so over ther we'd be reshelling an Alpine into an Alpine albeit a 260 If Rootes had named these car's as both Alpine and Alpine 260 ins...
by michael-king
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

It seems to me that with the level of replies and excuse me if I sound blunt most people arnt bothered if a Tiger is authentic as long as most of the bits are there even if they have been removed, repaired and replaced into either a Alpine or back into the Tiger. Once any part has been removed it w...
by michael-king
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Also there is the question of what cars had square or rounded parts. There doesnt appear to be clear cut off points for this. I'm not 100% sure of the actual change in VIN where the bodies changed.. but in regards to the bonnets/doors/boots and vents.. there are several stages. Early MKI's, cars ha...
by michael-king
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Australian FI GP - Tiger Drivers Parade
Replies: 45
Views: 26196

Rob, if you look at my previous post and click on the image you will see its a LAT tigers head with a chequred flag and SUNBEAm then TIGER around the top and bottom. Same logo that Sunbeam Specialties sells for the wheel centres for the LAT70's.
by michael-king
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Australian FI GP - Tiger Drivers Parade
Replies: 45
Views: 26196

Graham, I think ian used that round LAT logo on a few things.. if you remember the playboy tiger (dont we all? :lol: ) it had one of those logos mounted on the bonnet in what looked like a S3 Alpine/rapier fastback bonnet badge base, the same logo appreared in the LAT brochure on the LAT bonnet. htt...
by michael-king
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Re: tiger

michael, just out of curiosity, do you think that a rebodied tiger could never be tac'd? and if so,why? Bob, If someone knew enough about the production process and used the same methods to modify the body on the key TAC points of inspection, then in theory sure, someone could get a rebody through ...
by michael-king
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Tiger/Alpine re-shelling discussion thread.
Replies: 722
Views: 277960

Dear Red Racer and Micheal I dont think you are different in your reasons for a common desscription of waht entails a Tiger. Can I suggest you both agree on what that desciption entails so that the club can vote on what a legal description should be. Should that be from rad mounts and exhaust mount...