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Photos of the Week: TRIUMPH HUB ADAPTORS AND "TRIUMPH IN WINTER

 

I have been marveling over Don Hiscock’s beautiful book about his TR3B. I had received my copy on Tuesday evening just before I sat down to write the newsletter, and my description of it excited some interest. Keith Stewart responded to the newsletter before I had received my own copy of the email. He has kept scrapbooks on all of his cars, he states, including one started by Don Swauger, John Swauger’s uncle who purchased a TR3 “small mouth” car, with help from Bob Schaller, while on a winter vacation in Arizona years ago. Keith actually typed all of the text into his computer and scanned photos and documents, putting together the story of the car to display at car shows.

Quite a few enthusiasts have notebooks and scrapbooks in which they keep photos, documents, invoices, sketches, and service records. Don Hiscock took his project a step further and self-published a luxurious printed book on his project, printing enough copies, I presume, to hand a few out to friends. His hardcover book is printed on fine paper, and it includes s cleverly-designed dust jacket, which will always be kept on my copy. I don’t know how many readers will want to make the huge effort of printing a hardcover book, but I think these photos might inspire others to keep similar records of their restoration projects.

I would be delighted if others who have produced “restoration books” of various types would send a few photos which I can also post as inspiration to others. I am hoping that Keith Stewart is one who will take me up on this request.

 

The cover of Don Hiscock's book

The cover of Don Hiscock's book

Lucas, the dog, poses with the car

Lucas, the dog, poses with the car

Photo of the Titles for the TR3B

Titles for the TR3B

Photo of the finished TR3B

View of the finished TR3B

Photo of a diagram showing  steering column support dissassembly

Photo of a diagram showing the steering column support dissassembly

Photo of the Dash

Photo of the Dash

The Centerspread of the TR3B

The "Centerspread" of the TR3B restoration book

Photo of the Commission Number Plate

The Commission Number Plate

Photo of the Frame being restored

Teardown begins at All British Car Repair

Photo montage of various repair photos

Photo montage of various repair photos

Photo of the restored TR3B

Photo of the restored TR3B

Close-up photo of the bumper and grille

Close-up photo of the bumper, badge, and grille