Brads Tiger

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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:31 pm

Well that was pretty quick & drama free.

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Had a quick prod about & look see, it all seems solid if a bit cruddy.

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Some Pink overalls which used to be called Red in the background for Mal.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Wilbur Bud
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Post by Wilbur Bud » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:36 pm

Any worries rolling it over and back as a one man job? Any sense of continuing to roll over with the shorter length of the angled sides? What about all the way over and bottoms up? I'm not so worried about the pink coveralls unless you've also got the pink gussets underneath.

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:04 pm

Wilbur Bud wrote:Any worries rolling it over and back as a one man job? Any sense of continuing to roll over with the shorter length of the angled sides? What about all the way over and bottoms up?
It was a two man job, don't think i would do it alone unless the pivot point was centred with a chain hoist or something.

It could go upside down, but theirs heaps of work to do with the car at 90 degrees.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

0neoffive
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Post by 0neoffive » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 pm

Brad1380 wrote:I've been told the sill end finishers are NLA, does anyone have a close up of what they should look like?

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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 and then it's all covered with these little "filch" panels. I'l do some diggin' , randy 8)

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:20 pm

Nice to see you made it Randy. :D

alpine5gt
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Post by alpine5gt » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:11 am

The lower front fender sections shown as missing on your car are not a seperate unit on my series 5 alpine nor on my MK1 Tiger. The front fender extends down to the lowest level. the replacement panels I am fitting to the Tiger also came from a 5 alpine and they also do not have a seperate section.?

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:25 pm

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I've got a couple of them in the barn somewhere (L & R). The end actually stays open until the fender bottom is fastened and then it's all covered with these little "filch" panels. I'l do some diggin' , randy 8)[/quote]

Randy,
be good if you do have some going spare, save me a bit of fabrication work.

cheers
Brad
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue May 01, 2012 4:56 pm

Saw this rare Police Tiger outside work the other day.

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Slowly getting 45 year under seal off the car, much easier with the car on its side.

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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

tigerguy2
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Post by tigerguy2 » Tue May 01, 2012 5:38 pm

Some inspirational work going on here!

Now with the uni-body stripped would be a great time to reinforce and relocate the panhard rod mount attachment point lower, so that the rod can be run parallel to the ground for better handling. Rolling the body over on its other side would make it really easy to get to. Maybe that is already in your "to-do" list. It's just seeing your last picture that made me think about it. See http://www.tigerengineering.net/TECHTIP ... 20rod1.pdf if you are interested in a refresher on this upgrade.

Cheers, Gene

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Post by Brad1380 » Tue May 01, 2012 6:17 pm

Thanks for that hadn't really thought about strenthening the mount, but it seems a good idea.

I have made a Mumford link for the Sprite which is a progression from Panhard-Watts-WOB link, it has helped with the handling & lowered the rear roll centre a couple of inches to even it up with the front, not sure if anyone here has tried it.

http://www.google.fr/search?q=mumford+l ... 66&bih=675
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tigerguy2
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Post by tigerguy2 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:28 pm

Brad, that linkage looks pretty complicated to my inexperienced eye. Not sure how one would attach such a thing to a Tiger. If you decide to make one, please share the plans!

Cheers, Gene

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Post by Brad1380 » Wed May 02, 2012 6:47 pm

Sorted out the brake back plates with a mangled one from the specalist as a template, made a dolly out of an oak offcut. The photo isn't that good, the two back plates have the same cut-out.

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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat May 05, 2012 6:59 pm

Boot floor is in really good condition, the only problem is where the welder at Jensen blew a hole in the sheet welding in the spare wheel boss. Just a few divets to hammer out left to do.

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Post by gtsmrt » Sun May 06, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi Brad,

Almost as good as the day it left pressed steel... looks great.

Regards, Robin.
Robin O'Dell
Tiger MK 1a
ENJOYING THE EXPERIENCE AS DAD WOULD HAVE

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:31 pm

Took a while to get the rad surround to fit.

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Wishbone ball joints are in very good order with no play at all, but the dust covers are shot, are the covers available on there own? as 4 new bal joints starts to get expensive,

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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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