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    • #58085

        Hi everyone. I recently purchased a 1970 Sunbeam Alpine GT. It’s a survivor with less than 33,000 miles on it. As far as I know, it’s been in storage since 1982. I’m looking forward to getting it on the road and learning more about this vehicle. Fortunately the car is pretty much complete, with a few exceptions. It came with only one wheel cover and the radio was removed. I also know I need rear wheel cylinders and could use a new windshield gasket. Any help in locating these items would be greatly appreciated.

      • #65375

        Congrats on your purchase. The Alpine GT is a fun car.

        It seems radios are big money these days. Everything else should be attainable with a little patience. There are a few GT experts here on the forum. Bob (username "65beam") has a stunning example restoration and might be able to give you some pointers on part crossovers and such.


      • #65379

        welcome aboard!
        Where in "Eastern PA" are you located?

      • #65380

          Hi, I live in Frackville, a small town in Schuylkill County. It’s right along Interstate 81.

        • #65381
          quote packard40:

          Hi, I live in Frackville, a small town in Schuylkill County. It’s right along Interstate 81.

          I was in Frackville once (on a "tour" with a friend in a "brass-era" car)… went to a fantastic private museum there.
          Hope to meet you at a BASH or other event!

        • #65382
          Bob and Jean Webb

            I have your number in my pile of notes but keep forgetting to return your call. every time I remember it’s very late in the evening. I should have the hubcaps in my parts building. the original windshield gasket is hard to find. there are some universal gaskets that can be used.

          • #65384

              Hi Mark,

              The JWR Museum has an amazing collection, mainly brass era and full classics. Here’s a link to their website for anyone who might be interested.


              Being new to this forum, I’m not sure what a BASH event is, but I’m looking forward to meeting you and other members in the future.

            • #65385

              I must have taken close to a hundred photos that day in the JWR museum – wow, what a collection.

              The B.A.S.H. is the annual spring "central PA" TE/AE get-together. It is always a good time.
              My understanding that it stands for Bring A Sunbeam Here. Someone with more history can correct it if needed. Back in the 70s it had "Fix-in" added with the name… people brought broken cars for fixing "on the spot" or so legend goes.
              Here is the thread from the 2013 event with write-up and links to some pix:

              Watch the forum and the Rootes Review for info on the 2014 version.

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