Hi Ross,Tinsmith_Skippy wrote: ↑Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:35 amHello John Hope your well and dodging the virus! I've never been to Stoneleigh before, I guess like the cost of living is going up to fast I've noticed the price and availability of donor cars are few and far between and when they do come up the prices now reflect the cost of the spares. I've only been working on these cars for the last 6 years and seen this in a very short amount of time. I think eBay is is ok, I've bought some dud items, however you do come across some gems where people are clearing items they don't know what they have. Dad seems to find them like 4 brand new in boxes TR5 wheel trims for £50! Have you fittted your NOS gear stick Gaiter Yet ?johnnydog wrote: ↑Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:50 pmI'm good thanks Ross! Your progress on the Mk1 PI is amazing, and the quality of your work never ceases to amaze me!
I went Stoneleigh today - a good day with a lot of visitors on the stand. Looking round the autojumble though confirmed that the prices being asked for nos items gets higher every year.....☹
Yes, I'm well and hoping to stay well too!! From a personal point of view, the main benefit to the lockdown is that I am tackling all the jobs that I have been putting off for ages - the good weather is a bonus, but unfortunately these jobs up to now have been outside household jobs, and not car related! Getting items you need for these jobs is challenging if you haven't got them in unfortunately..... But I'm working on moving onto the cars before too long....
The gear lever gator Ross - I bought a nos Mk2 base and gaitor in its packaging on Ebay (is that the one you are on about??), but I also bought a nos gaitor at Stoneleigh this year - both are now in safe storage for the time being!!
Your white PI is certainly coming on Ross; beside your excellent welding skills, you seem to have carried your abilities into the paint spraying department! The last time I did any serious painting on a Triumph with a spray gun was in the late 80's when I gave a 1966 Wedgewood Mk1 2000 a bottom half respray. That was in cellulose of course which was very easy to work with compared to modern day paints. Wedgewood was a good colour to work with, easy to match (it was mainly by eye of course), and errors easy to rectify!
Keep up the good work Ross and photos; your work on the car is fantastic, and its a pleasure to read about the progress!
Look after yourself and family in these challenging times