Monday, June 3, 2013
TR-6 Restoration (#5)
Cuz's email update is so good (and funny) that I will just quote it with minor edits:
"Here's a shot of bodywork grinding prep. Actually it is a fashion and dermal art statement by Georgia workers of all types. (Nice kid though.) The good news is that that body has no rust: faster and cheaper. I need cheaper because extra parts are blowing my budget.
"Like stub axles. These seem to be a weak spot on TR-6's. They have a history of stress cracks and actual failure. Moss Motors has stronger ones. Parts are in for the convertible top rebuild, along with a few light bulbs, solid steering arm bushings, and a new data plate. This week I'll order a new clutch assembly, bearing and bushing sets, and paint (all budgeted).
"The data plate will force me to find the exact date of manufacture--sometime in November, 1971, I think. [Mrs. Cuz] has settled on British Racing Green, honey-tan seats, door panels, and top, and black wool carpet. BRG is not a 1972 color, but, what the heck, we'll put it on the data plate to add to the confusion."