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#1 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:30 PM

So I have had the bug to pick up my long lost radio from 1983, a Sanyo M9935k. It arrived today and I am super happy as i was when I got my first one so many years ago. I hope to get to know you guys/gals as time goes on. Hopefully I can afford a large box with all the gadgets one day. Like most kids of that era, we didn't have much money for these beautiful things. I was lucky my dad was able to splurge nearly 1/4 of his paycheck then on this. Anyway, here I am in 1983 and today albeit 130lbs heavier! 

 

 

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#2 goodman

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:51 PM

:hi: to forum. Good pics - before and now...



#3 Northerner

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:53 AM

That’s how I started...getting the box I had as a kid. Still remember the thrill of getting it originally and finally getting a replacement 7 years back. Nice :-)

#4 baddboybill

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:09 AM

Very cool and welcome!!!

#5 Fatdog

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:40 AM

Welcome aboard, Simon!  The Sanyo M9935K was my first boombox also - late 1983 or early 1984.  We can't wait to see where this new journey takes you.  :cool:



#6 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:03 AM

Trust me, my wife would rather this journey ends at this one single radio! LOL She knows when I get obsessed with something, all bets are off and wonderful surprises show up at my doorstep unannounced! I told her this one will be disassembled and cleaned/bands replaced along with some other goodies. Her response was to leave it alone as it is beautiful the way it is. She knows I'm OCD and never leave good enough alone :)

 

Thanks for the welcomes guys!



#7 Styleking

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:15 AM

Welcome! :hi:  :hi: :hi:  



#8 riker1068

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:09 AM

Cool



#9 caution

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:25 AM

Fantastic pics, you've come to the right place! Welcome :-D



#10 tallpaul

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 01:02 PM

Welcome MesaAZguy, love the pics & hope to see some more soon 👍

#11 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:25 PM

Paul, I am sure you'll enjoy these pics more... This TR6 used to be my absolute obsession.  sold it after 10 years of ownership to a collector in Atlanta Ga 5 years ago. I restored it from a total piece of scrap which I should have let it go to the scrapyard from the amount of money it took to get it to this stage. I had a lift in my last house to clean the bottom side after a drive!  In the end, I used to funds to build a garage onto the house. (More on that later if interested)

Of the 95,000 total produced, only 7600 remained in the UK during the production run. This car was my baby. It consumed me to the extent, I had to let it go. As you can see, my OCD was overwhelming! I am much better now! LOL

 

 

 

46958397532_4798e6d9cd_k.jpgTR6 in Niagara by , on Flickr

 

 

 

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#12 Superduper

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 06:02 PM

Omg.....

#13 T-STER

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:05 AM

Wow..... the underside of that car........ immaculate...

#14 metalhandbag

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:58 AM

Welcome to the forum .   That TR6 looks stunning my favourite Triumph along with the GT6 .



#15 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:36 PM

Welcome,I to have a Sanyo 9935K in mint condition,the lady I bought it from had it in a pillowcase under her bed for almost it’s whole life.😊📻😎

That’s one of the most beautiful Triumph’s I’ve ever seen!! The color and the wheels!! So ckean!!!😮😊😎

#16 mancardo

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:52 PM

:hi:

I love The recreation of the original picture :thumbsup:



#17 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

I need to get my wife to take the picture. I did that on my own. Didn't realize what a Fat Fu%& I am!



#18 Fatdog

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:48 PM

Oh, man.  I don't think I could have ever sold that TR6.  I have always fancied the looks of the TR7.  Any time I see one, I damn near break my neck catching a glimpse.  :lol:



#19 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

Trust me, it was hard to sell that car. I fell in love with this acre property. The house on it wasn't much. My wife wasn't into it since it was the first house we bought that was "used". Our other homes were built new. I had a vision but she cant see it until it comes to fruition. Long story short, this house had no garage so with an architects help, I added one at 1088 sq ft along with other mods and extensions. Had to sell the car to fund the garage project. The pool came later. Here are some overhead pics. The property extends further back behind the staggered walls. We removed the original diving pool as it sat too close to the new dining room addition. The new pool was just completed last summer. I am still licking my wounds from that expense.

 

 

 

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#20 Brutus442

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:38 PM

... Didn't realize what a Fat Fu%& I am!

 

 We have something in common my friend!

 

Outstanding photos. The expressions on your face say it all...even after 35+ years.  That TR is a spectacular specimen but it looks like you made great use of the proceeds. Please tell me that lift is not in your garage because if it is...I'm showing this to my wife. My 50th is just around the corner and she needs some ideas :drool:

 

:bow:  :bow:



#21 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:55 PM

The lift was in my last house. That garage had tall ceilings but was a tract home. This house since it had no garage, the one we added was limited to 9' ceilings to as to not make the garage stand out as a separate addition. I figured I have space in the back to build a proper building for my car hobby. We bought the lift from a local supplier for $1900 delivered with tax. I assembled and installed it. Wasn't too difficult. Just make sure you have 3,000 PSI concrete and that at minimum it is 4" thick. Preferable 6" thick would be ideal. When we sold the house, the new buyer had no interest in it so I put an ad on craigslist and ended up with a bidding war! The buyer disassembled it. I filled the holes in the concrete and matched the epoxy as if it were never there.



#22 Brutus442

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 12:23 AM

Outstanding!

 

 

$1900 is great deal. I can see why a bidding war started on it. These are incredibly handy for the DIY mechanic



#23 Transistorized

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:01 PM

Welcome to the forum. That Triumph. WOW! Super clean. I don't think new cars roll off the assembly line that clean. 



#24 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:01 PM

Thanks for the compliments!

Again, it was more of my obsession! Had to let it go. Turns out the new owner in Atlanta has the same obsession! One day I may have another go at it. Perhaps a Mini Cooper classic with a Honda engine. Who knows... Love to weld stuff together ;)



#25 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:09 AM

Welcome, great pics of the home and car.