Triumph Tricks

Aug 26, 2008 update to the Triumph Group 44 GT6 project car

We are not sure how much of this was done by Group 44, but initial conversations with Group 44 crew chief Lanky Foushee suggest that all these mods were made by the team.

Last night we tore into the rear suspension of our project GT6. While outwardly it looks like a standard GT6 back here, upon closer inspection there’s a lot more trick stuff.

Our GT6+ has had its shock relocated to the inner fender well. Meanwhile, the frame itself and the upright for the original shock location have been massaged to clear the bigger-than-stock half shafts. The trailing arms are super-slick and equipped with Heim joints. The original rubber lower control arm bushings have been replaced with steel concentric bushings, and the shocks are Konis. The backing plates on the brakes have been drilled out and the stub axles seem to be modified as well.

We are not sure how much of this was done by Group 44, but initial conversations with Group 44 crew chief Lanky Foushee suggest that all these mods were made by the team.


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Reader comments:

irish44j
irish44j PowerDork
Nov. 12, 2008 10:35 p.m.

Guys....the GT6+ came with the rear shocks mounted to the inner fender well to clear the rotoflex donuts! Earlier and later GT6s mounted to the frame. I've actually converted mine to attach to the frame outriggers, which are much more "solid"

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
Nov. 13, 2008 7:46 a.m.

You are right. I learned that after I wrote that. Sorry.

RossD
RossD PowerDork
April 13, 2009 7:31 p.m.

Nice to see locostusa.com folks over here too! Whats shiny thing will you build next?

JonW
JonW New Reader
April 13, 2009 8:10 p.m.

I've self imposed a moratorium against starting new scratch builds at least until mid 2010. It's an obsession. Until then, I have a '39 Packard (straight 8) Super Eight sedan (with10,0000 original miles) that needs a little sheetmetal work to return to driver status. After that I think I need a traditional street rod with another straight 8 Packard for power. Picture eight exhaust pipes lined up and maybe four single barrel carbs in a line. The Packards are gifts from my gearhead father.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x UberDork
June 5, 2009 8:50 a.m.

Wow. What's powering that one? Did you use a donor or build it from a hodge podge of stuff?

JonW
JonW New Reader
June 5, 2009 7:28 p.m.

single donor, 2001 Civic EX with 29,000 miles when wrapped around a tree

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