2 Months on & no further forward - 01/12

December 3, 2006 – 12:20 pm
Ok. I've had me motor just over 2 months and pretty much done nothing!
Things haven't quite gone as smoothly as planned but I've managed to sell the bodged tub so that's a start and now I'm back to square one. So I'm back to the age old question ....... replace the panels, or replace the complete rear end! This is what I need to replace (or repair).

No. 44 - Inner Wing - x2. £146 each
No. 32 - Inner quarter panel - x2. £100 each (although may be able to use what I have)
No. 30 - Quarter panel - £62 each
No. 48 - Tonneau saddle - £250.00
No. 51 - Rear apron - £328.00
No. 53 - Spare wheel compartment - £214
No. 35 - Inner rear bottom panel - £23
No. 36 - Body to chassis bracket x2 - £11 each
No. 34 - Closing Panel - x2 - £19 each
No. 46 - Stiffener - x2 - £22 each
No. 45 - Lining panel - £36 each

Repair pieces are very hard to find and not normally available so it means making them up yourself. I've got a metal bender and still hunting for some rollers which until I have them makes it near impossible to make repair pieces from scratch as my hammer & dolly skills are not as good as they need

Source: 1954 Long Door Triumph TR2

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2008-09-02 14:09:19 by ReceptionIdeas

Only 4 days left, I can't believe it. Still finishing up all the last minute stuff. I'm going tonight to get mixers - but I'm stuck and I feel like I'm forgetting something! Please help!
We are having an open bar. I need help figuring out what mixers to buy without buying more liquor; here is a list of what alcohol we will be serving:
- Budweiser Keg
- Red Wine
- White Wine
- Gin
- Captain Morgan
- Jack Daniels
This is all I can think of for mixers/garnishments so far – please help me because I’m sure I’m missing some…
- Tonic
- Coke/Pepsi
- Mountain Dew
- Dr. Pepper
- Limes

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