Dec 5, 2008 update to the Triumph Group 44 GT6 project car

Paint, Paint, Paint and Then Assemble

The frame, ready for reassembly
Perfect paint
Crack-checking

While a lot of Group 44 cars were supposedly painted MG Glacier White, the original color of this car was 1969 Triumph New White. Now the car is once again wearing this paint.

Our GT6+ project car is now screaming along. Everything is back from the body shop and the paint came out perfect. Tom Prescott and crew did their usual masterful job.

To more closely emulate what a new Triumph would look like back in 1969, we went with PPG single stage instead of our usual base-coat/clear-coat show car paint job. While a lot of Group 44 cars were supposedly painted MG Glacier White, the original color of this car was 1969 Triumph New White. We found plenty of samples of this original color on the dashboard and behind some of the trim pieces, and now the car is once again wearing this paint.

According to Group 44 Crew Chief Lanky Foushee, all the Group 44 cars were painted satin black inside, so we recreated that look. We have also sourced the original trim pieces and other parts to put this car back together.

The frame is up on jack stands, and we have every critical part crack-checked, painted or powder coated and ready for reassembly. We hope to display this car as a roller at PRI. With only a week to go before the show, we will be burning the midnight oil on this one.

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AndreGT6
AndreGT6 SuperDork
12/6/08 7:33 a.m.

Outstanding work guys.

A.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
12/11/08 10:58 a.m.

Nice! Will this car be at the '09 Watkins Glen Vintage Festival?

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
12/11/08 9:58 p.m.

I am not sure. I may got to Portland and/or the Monterey Historics instead.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
12/15/08 10:11 a.m.

Tim tells me he's had some questions about the product used for crack checking. He used the Goodson Alumni-Chek Crack Detection Kit and was very happy with it.

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