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  1. Cessnapilot89

    Cessnapilot89 Puttering Along

    Got it Running today! Slowly but surely making progress! Next, to attack the brakes.

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  2. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    I love the sound of 2 strokers and Ford V8s!
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  3. JASONCHAD

    JASONCHAD Trabi Meister Forum Donor

    Yours sounds like it idles a lot better than the one I bought from Rod...I need time (and a place to work on it. ..still homeless) Congrats!
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  4. Cessnapilot89

    Cessnapilot89 Puttering Along

    Haha, we got the idle sorted out, now to the laundry list of other issues with the poor car. Can anyone say rewiring?
  5. Keri

    Keri Leader

    Yay! another Trabi back amongst the live and smoking! :D:D:D
    It's a beauty, too!

    Rewiring a Trabant is like rewiring a flashlight.... :)
    Like everything else, so easy anyone could do it!
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  6. trabant601

    trabant601 Loyal Comrade

  7. Justin

    Justin Owner Administrator

    He's going to need help finding some things, particularly hinges, his are all rusted out. I don't really have an idea of where to look for those. Does anyone have any ideas?
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  8. Cessnapilot89

    Cessnapilot89 Puttering Along

    Aye, I need help finding new bonnet and boot hinges. Going to attempt to replace the roll pins in the door hinges soon as well.
  9. Keri

    Keri Leader

    Fabrication of new ones? They are pretty simple...
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  10. Justin

    Justin Owner Administrator

    I thought about fabrication too...
  11. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    Justin, I'm surprised you didn't mention this you being an English car enthusiast but what about using those exterior mounted trunk lid hinges from an older model Triumph Spitfire?

    They look similiar to the P50s hindges. Would work in a pinch if the originals could not be sourced. Redrilling the hood and trunk lid might be nessessary but since his car needs paint anyway (no offense mine does too) I don't see why they wouldn't work. Not exactly a "cheaper alternative" at $90 on Ebay unless the originals are more expensive and unobtainable...


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  12. Justin

    Justin Owner Administrator

    I am not well versed in the Triumph world....but that is not a bad idea.....I was also talking to John Short who mentioned he may have extra P50 hinges...going the British route may not be a bad idea though...

    By the way, that MK3 is a beautiful car

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