TVR 1972M Build Thread

TVR 1972M Build Thread

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plasticpig72

1,316 posts

85 months

Thursday 6th December
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TVRMs said:
Was red Alan, bumpers are stainless rather than Chrome smile
Where did you get the Stainless Bumpers from they look great.
As for the colour very nice and a personal choice.
For me i have stayed with original colour
Alan

TVRMs

1,502 posts

60 months

Thursday 6th December
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plasticpig72 said:
TVRMs said:
Was red Alan, bumpers are stainless rather than Chrome smile
Where did you get the Stainless Bumpers from they look great.
As for the colour very nice and a personal choice.
For me i have stayed with original colour
Alan
Colour is very personal Alan I agree.

Bumpers came from David and Gerald 4 or 5 years ago smile

TiM3

Original Poster:

62 posts

160 months

Thursday 6th December
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Andrew Gray said:
I believe they are all one size that are supplied any reason for going with rubber rather than polly.the rubber ones dont last very well i have just replaced the rubber that where fitted 5 years ago on the Tuscan and they where already perishing rubber products these days are nowhere near what they used to be.



Andrew
Hi Andrew, that looks so clean and well prepared! Love it!

I was going for standard rubber as I assumed it would be a bit more compliant for road use and (possible wrongly) assumed it would last longer. I might need to rethink in lieu of your experience. Is there a particular brand of polybush you rate?

TiM3

Original Poster:

62 posts

160 months

Thursday 6th December
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TVRMs said:
TiM3 said:
Looks lovely!! I've seen your build too, absolutely awesome!

Funny that you've moved from red to white, mine is red and I'm tempted to change colour too, white is on my mind, as is light metallic blue. Not that I have to make that decision anytime soon..
Thanks for the compliments Tim.

Our initial colour change consideration was Inca Yellow, still wonder how it would have looked but pleased with the white.

What's your timescale to complete?
As others have said it's very personal, but yellow is not for me, your white looks very classy. I don't actually mind red that much but the shade on mine is neither orange nor red really.

I don't have a timescale to be honest, my car obsession has to fit in between work and family stuff and is cash flow dependant! I do actually enjoy the building bit as much as driving so it's not too much of a problem!

startStop

22 posts

Thursday 6th December
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Alan is correct about sub standard rubber products these days. Ask any Triumph/Lotus owner who needs new drive donuts.

As yours is an early M does this mean you need to be using Vixen bushes instead? The tvr-parts.com site lists separate bushes for M series and Vixen/Grantura.

I do remember a certain TVR specialist in Coventry recommending rubber for the upper front wishbones only - for compliance, with poly elsewhere, especially on the front lower as they will twist and try to escape. The bushes on mine at the lower front were kind of extruded out of the bust housing. Never seen anything like it.

As for suppliers, David Gerald sold me some poly bushes from Autobush. You would hope then that they are good from such a source.
They do car sets on the autobush.com site, but as yours is an early M you may need the top hat style Vixen bushes. If so you're in luck as the Vixen type are cheaper by quite a bit wink. They also do discounts for TVRCC members it seems.

Only other source I've seen for poly bushes is the tvr-parts site, but that doesn't list poly for Vixens. A bit pricey too.

Dom
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Andrew Gray

4,764 posts

85 months

Thursday 6th December
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TiM3 said:
Hi Andrew, that looks so clean and well prepared! Love it!

I was going for standard rubber as I assumed it would be a bit more compliant for road use and (possible wrongly) assumed it would last longer. I might need to rethink in lieu of your experience. Is there a particular brand of polybush you rate?
I use autobush and find them very good.
Andrew


Dollyman1850

5,996 posts

186 months

Saturday
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the other tim said:
Have used Chris Witor for many years. Sound chap and bushes all top quality.
N.

Moto

878 posts

189 months

Saturday
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Plus 1 for Superflex. Very pleased with them - fitting and driving.

Moto