Monday, July 06, 2009

Dash it

As my GT6 started life as a LHD US car, I had to find some new dash panels as part of the conversion to RHD. It wasn't as simple as ordering a new RHD dash, though, as the US cars' centre dash panel is unique. The solution, therefore, was to mix'n'match dash panels and re-veneer them.

To give the car an Australian flavour, the wood I chose was called 'Tiger Myrtle', actually a southern beech, Nothofagus cuninghamii, from Tasmania. Five coats of satin urethane later, it looks pretty good. I've still got to restore the tachometer and speedo though.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Stag photos

A contributor to the Club Triumph forum ( asked if somone registered on could contact a vendor selling fibreglass Stag bonnets and other panels. I did, and this was his reply:

"Hi there Nick.
Thanks for the questions on trademe. I have attached some photos of the Stag bonnet and components we do. The photos are of the bulge bonnet. I also make the standard flat bonnet. Other components we make that are on that car in photo are the front guards, front and rear bumpers and the front air dam. If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask. Everything is made from fibreglass and comes in white gelcaot finish.

look forward to hearing from you
Jason Bryant
bodyworx fibreglass
New Zealand"

He posted some photos of a Stag that's raced in the Targa New Zealand. It's obviously very light; in some photos it's not even touching the ground.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, my Herald's still sitting in the garage waiting for the fuel tank to be repaired. No one's willing to do it locally, but I've found a specialist in Brisbane. I'm driving to Brissie next week, and I'm hopeful the tank will be allowed to fly back up at the end of July. At least the petrol smell's disappeared!