Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Group 44 Triumph TR6 project (photo heavy)

I’ve made some decent progress on my Group 44/Bob Tullius Triumph TR6 project so I thought I’d share.

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I know, I know this isn’t one of my sliding USB projects. I have one of those coming, I’m rethinking how I did the base seeing as the prototypes didn’t hold up to real world use like I had hoped.

As you can probably tell from my profile name, I a big fan of Bob Tullius’ racing team Group 44. I have fond memories of watching them compete in the IMSA GTP class at Mid-Ohio with my parents and I’ve seen several of their other cars, as well as tribute cars, at car shows and vintage races throughout the years.

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When one of my Golden Doodles ripped open a mystery car package I neglectfully left out, I was at least glad she chose the Triumph. The damage was fairly minor with just a couple of spots where the metal was very lightly gouged.

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This car is a great base to start with. The casting is nicely detailed and there are no windows to get in the way.

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The first issue was that The Group 44 car is left hand drive. Luckily I had a spare interior from a previous Hot Wheels Acura NSX flash drive project!

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I began cutting, gluing, and repainting the interior flat black.

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It didn’t turn out too badly after some more sanding was done. Once it’s in the car it’s harder to see the imperfections.

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Then it was the body’s turn for paint! After media blasting, I used a semi-gloss white for the base.

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Illustration for article titled Group 44 Triumph TR6 project (photo heavy)
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Illustration for article titled Group 44 Triumph TR6 project (photo heavy)

Thanks to phillipillihp’s suggestion I found the perfect donor for the wheels, the Hot Wheels heritage BMW 2002.

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Illustration for article titled Group 44 Triumph TR6 project (photo heavy)

The wheels have been painted green and some of the other details are coming together. Now I just need decals!

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Illustration for article titled Group 44 Triumph TR6 project (photo heavy)
Illustration for article titled Group 44 Triumph TR6 project (photo heavy)

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