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Hi all. Existing Stag owner (my Dads car originally and a bare metal restoration five years ago). Thought I'd maybe cured myself of the urge but I owned two Spitfires in my youth and always lusted after a GT6. Now I've just bought one, and to make matters worse it's a half completed restoration. It's gorgeous and I'm really looking forward to putting it together. 

As a newcomer to the GT6 I would welcome any input on good and bad things to do in the resto. It's a K Reg Mk III with transverse rear spring and overdrive. Also any useful suppliers of parts other than the Brothers would be good. 

Thanks for any help you can offer. 

Richard

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canley classics, mick dolphin, james paddock ,  td fitchetts  , dont forget club shop, and so on.  ....many have their own preference  base on service  etc.

realy its  search around , 

get the car valuation from  the club as soon as its in condition is  getting ready .   often the value is far  more than you think

Pete

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2 hours ago, kevin said:

I have always found Chic Doig very helpful both in advice a spares, if he doesn't have it he can normally point you in the right direction.

Kevin

Thanks Kevin. He's up here and I've spoken to him previous,y but had forgotten him. 

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On 03/09/2017 at 9:28 PM, Gully said:

Welcome from a J plate Mk III owner!

I use Canleys and Paddocks mainly. Moss are pricey, but have a few parts others don't seem to stock - as long as they are common to Spitfires or TRs.

Gully

Thanks. Haven't come across Moss or Canley before. 

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On 03/09/2017 at 9:27 PM, Pete Lewis said:

canley classics, mick dolphin, james paddock ,  td fitchetts  , dont forget club shop, and so on.  ....many have their own preference  base on service  etc.

realy its  search around , 

get the car valuation from  the club as soon as its in condition is  getting ready .   often the value is far  more than you think

Pete

Thanks Pete. Good advice. 

 

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Hi guys - don't trouble to reply to this as I'm just using this post to store a wee list of parts suppliers thanks to all of you and my own exploration.

 

Rimmers (last resort !)

T D Fitchett

Moss Europe

Paddocks

Canley Classics

Mick Dolphin

Chic Doig

David Manners

Hocky in Stirling (Stag supremo for those who are interested but has a pal with GT6 stuff)

Park Lane Classics

Merlin Motorsport

classiccarspares.co.uk

Littleport Boat Haven for sunroof parts

ANGclassiccarparts

Namrick Nuts and Bolts

Carbuilder Specialists

 

 

 

 

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On 9/7/2017 at 10:28 AM, kevin said:

I have always found Chic Doig very helpful both in advice a spares, if he doesn't have it he can normally point you in the right direction.

Kevin

+1 on that; they remake a surprising number of panels from scratch and their spares selection is bolstered by a large supply of second-hand parts from wrecks. I've managed to get quite a few OE items from him over the years.

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Bear in mind that a lot of them buy off each other! Rimmers buy from Canley which is why Canley is generally cheaper. However, when I went around the club shop on Twiddle Day, I noticed a plastic gearbox cover for a Spitfire with a Moss label. On checking, later, discovered it was £20 cheaper from the club than Moss! Go figure! 

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2 hours ago, Anglefire said:

Don't forget David Manners - a Jag specialist originally, but do have a good supply of parts.

I have bought stuff from Rimmers (Found them ok on quality and price) , Moss, Canley Classics and the club shop and the odd bit off ebay.

Ah !  Thanks a lot for this - I had come across them before and then lost the name. They look useful. Richard

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10 minutes ago, Pete Lewis said:

There are lots of suppliers the list can becomes endless

always worth a look is james paddock 

Big saloons  chris witor

Pete

 

Thanks Pete. I’ve noted Paddocks already and have no intention of getting another Triumph after this - big saloon or not !  My dad had a chocolate brown 2000 which was a lovely old Exec saloon.

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