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  1. Swarf

    Surrey top

    The Chromed brass windscreen cappings that Tom has mentioned above were only available 'I believe' on the early TR4's, but offer the protruding nose that is required to help the securing of the leading edge of the surrey soft top as Roger has touched upon. I went down the route on my TR4 of replacing the TR4 windscreen with a TR6 windscreen and adapted surrey soft top with a TR6 header rail to uterlise the TR6 fitting system. Whilst I puzzled over the best route to secure my surrey soft top I did source a chromed brass windscreen capping. This is now excess to my requirements so if of use to anybody please PM me. Cheers, Chris
  2. Hi Conrad, if you have that would be superb. Drop me a pm on availability and price. Cheers matey.
  3. Chaps, I am hoping to source a pair of second hand rear light lens (amber/red) that are original Lucas L669 numbered. If anybody has a pair tucked away that they are happy to part with for a number of beer tokens, I could guarantee them a good home. if I can source the above I will be able to make available a Lucas L799 lens, original to the TR5. thanks, Chris
  4. Hi Roger, Thanks for the compliment. The photo was taken in early September, somewhere high up in Italy. I cant be too exact as we were on the Club Triumph 10 Country run and at times it was all bit of a blur but bloody good fun. I would say the cars colour is an Old English White but cant be more exact than that as the car underwent a renovation in the late 90's and I have only had the car for 14 years.
  5. Looks a great trip Roger, Very jealous, Can I ask where the castle and the city walls are? Thanks, Chris
  6. Swarf

    Wow!

    Link may interest a few people here. http://www.greatbritishclassiccars.com/cars/triumph-tr4-2-for-sale/ i am off to polish my 4 ......oh by the way it’s nowt to do with me.
  7. Hi Nigel, 

    i see that you are looking for a hardtop for your 4.

    if it is only the hardtop and you have the rear screen I may be able to help you. I also have a 4 with rear screen and an aluminium hardtop, but I also have a good steel hardtop which i am willing to let go at the right price. I am not selling it off cheap as they are so hard to come by now, and I was planning on refurbishing it as an alternative for myself. 

    It will need to be refurbished but it is all there, and is not at all rusty. It also has the rear stainless steel trim. If you want a photo I can sort that. As I say I am not selling it off cheap so I would be asking for £1,200.

    cheers

    chris 

  8. +1 Lutterworth MOT station & open Saturday mornings Always MOT my TR4
  9. Hi Pete, I brought a set of ARE magnesium wheels back from the states and had them crack tested and refinished by Ian Jemison. http://www.ianjemison.co.uk/ I was a little concerned with putting a set of original mag ARE wheels on my TR but the crack testing gave them a clean bill of health and the finish that was applied stopped all further corrision. They still look as good as they did when finished and have done @18K since. Ian Jemison offers great advice from my experience. Hope this helps, Chris
  10. Swarf

    Hoods

    I placed an order with Don Hoods after being quoted a lead time of 4 to 5 weeks. We are now 9 weeks in and unsure as to when delivery will be.
  11. Ditch the Hire Car and take a Taxi Ride. This is no normal Taxi but will be an experience to remember forever! http://www.nuerburgring.de/en/drives-fun/drives/co-pilot-rides.html
  12. Check out this, 450BHP TR6 http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Triumph-TR-6-/182502117129?hash=item2a7df94f09:g:jnIAAOSwax5Y1b4G&vxp=mtr Cheers Chris
  13. Thanks Stuart, Thats great, I can get it to the base of the slope but with a little bit of warmth applied I should be able to find that extra 1/2" Many thanks.
  14. Thanks Stuart, Foolishly I havent yet got the rear sealing rubber which as you say would strongly indicate where to finish the vinyl. I will pause what I am doing and order said item
  15. Gentlemen, As the title indicates I am trimming a hardtop and rearscreen this afternoon, I am taking my time and everything is going fine. I am however pondering how far to pull the vinyl round or where to finish the vinyl at the rear of the hard top. Would anybody be able to forward or publish a photo of how this should be finished for my clarification/sanity? Thanks Chris
  16. Is it possible to get TR4/5 sunvisors using the original long horn fabric pattern? Are there any companies out there that could make said sunvisors if they were supplied with templates and material? Just a thought, Chris
  17. Swarf

    TR4 MPG

    I would imagine that a car with the rear screen and hard top on will return better mpg than a convertible TR4, as it would be more aero dynmically efficient? Does anybody have any experience of this aspect?
  18. Swarf

    TR4 Steel wheels

    Hi John, PM sent. Cheers Chris
  19. Hi I am clearing out my garage and these original TR4 steel wheels take up too much space so have listed them on ebay. Might be of interest to someone here. If you have any questions or want more photos please shout. It would be good to see them off to a good home! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-TR4-1963-Steel-Wheels-/191956992786?fits=Car+Make%3ATriumph%7CModel%3ATR+4&hash=item2cb1874312:g:uUAAAOSwFe5XxDVT Cheers Chris
  20. There is this one in Germany http://www.ebay.de/itm/like/161906414604?clk_rvr_id=1071384939047&item=161906414604&lgeo=1&vectorid=229487&rmvSB=true Hopefully the link will work.
  21. Swarf

    Accident Repair

    I would put the car into a professional TR garage and let them advise/ inform the loss adjuster of the full effects of the impact. Highly recommend TR Enterprises in Blidworth, Notts.
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