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  1. What size are the door card self tapping screws on TR2/3/3A and what length? Tom.
  2. I bought my TR2 in bits and pieces and haven't yet figured out the use of and how the clamp marked in the linked picture should be fitted. I've browsed a lot of builders sites but no luck, anyone got a picture or can explain how it's used? /Inge
  3. I am new to the TR6 scene and have just purchased a LHD late 1972 car from the not so dry US which needs some help. I am looking for a company which is reasonably local to me (Oxford) which can strip the shell to bare metal and replace some of the panels as required. Sections of the floor and parts of the sills have been worked on before but not to the standard I am looking for. I will be able to take the shell in a supportive frame (once removed) to whoever carries out this work. The problem is I am not sure where to take it. ironically I own a company walking distance from BMH where the panels seem to be made. I am looking for this to be done to a high standard, so although price is important (it always is), having the work done correctly is more important. I will keep the car in LHD format. So if anyone has any suggestions, I would be very grateful to hear them! Finally, although I own a company which makes shock absorbers (Nitron), this is my personal car which I am restoring to keep as the TR6 has been one of my all-time dream cars. Finally come true, I hope. Many thanks, Guy
  4. There have been some interesting comments about different paint types on the recent thread here: http://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/59802-full-specification-for-the-paint-shop/ I'm planning to get the bodywork of my GT6 tidied up and resprayed over the winter. Normally I would ask for 2-pack but comments above about basecoat plus clear lacquer set me wondering. The bodyshop to whom I will entrust the job is recommending base plus clear as it is more fade resistant. The car will be painted its original Triumph Pimento and reds are of course notorious for fading. Could the sage ones here please comment... What are the pros and cons of 2-pack versus basecoat plus clear? Thanks in advance for your wisdom. Nigel
  5. I really enjoyed a great afternoon when I covered over 80 miles in the 3A. The engine ran cool, The new hub extensions have removed the dreadful squeaking and groaning. Now I have rattle from the front nearside hinge when the engine is running. Where is best supplier for a new hinge.?Maybe they all come from the same supplier. It shows that the problems are getting smaller which means much greater enjoyment from driving in the sun on a crisp autumn day with not much traffic. The clutch is working very well but I am unable to select reverse without crashing the gears. Is there a gearbox man out there who can identify the reason? All other changes are smooth and easy. The slave rod is adjusted as per the manual. Thanks Richard & H.
  6. Dog owners Best way to remove dog hairs from the carpet? I have had various suggestions : shave the dog/vacuum and use a rubber glove Anybody got any good ideas? MichaelH (and border terrier Dennis)
  7. A friend of mine spotted this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-TR6-Seats-Originals-red-/122163894615?clk_rvr_id=1108481479744&rmvSB=true Any use to you or one of your tribe? Ian Cornish
  8. Mark69

    prepping panels

    Spent yesterday and tonight prepping the rear valances and rear deck ready for welding. I have given the inner and outer valence 2 coats of bondaprimer ,should I treat the inner area between the two with anything else ?. Mark.
  9. Has anybody any experience with this cover from Prestige? http://www.cabrioshield.com/uk/triumph-tr6.html Mike
  10. Apologies for the deluge of pre-sale inquiries ! but I have given myself friday off to address final niggly bits. You may recall that after fitting the new dzus and bonnet stop buffer thingamys to the front to deal with the rattle, the rearward part of the forward part (still with me) of the bonnet hinge is now rubbing on the bulkhead when closed. I have bought gasket hinges (602223A) for the rear part of the hinge (4 - to double up) to raise the hinge slightly it and I now realise why, even to a Yorkie, they were so cheap; they are just very thin pieces of pressed paper/card - their thinness presumably being exaggerated by their dissolvability Q1 - is there any reason why I shouldn't just treat these flimsy paper things as templates and make something slightly thicker out of say a thin rubber sheet ? (like I did for the door mirror baseplates) Q2 - is there any recommended techniques for inserting said gaskets, e.g., should the bonnet dzus be loose or tight during the process and should I undo the bulkhead hinge bolts on one side and replace - then do the other ? ( note that as Olde Great Valuey has v precise panel gaps all round, I don't have much capacity for getting it wrong !) Grateful as ever. ps, i would take the opportunity to raise the rear hinge to create airflow as has been suggested, but (i) I wouldn't want to mislead the buyer into thinking my engine is hot - god forbid; but more importantly, (ii) until I replace the rocker cover / gasket next week, the driving experience might feel like a being shot down ME109 pilot (other sides to a war are available)
  11. Afternoon folks - do any of you have a decent lower window channel for the L/H side part number 750090 and item 74 on the attached page: http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/triumph/tr2-4a/body-chassis/doors-fittings/doors-fittings-tr4-4a.html Mine is a definite non-reparable Many thanks
  12. len1

    Black cills

    I am ready to paint my cills in black but am unsure of the correct position to mask off. Can anyone help with a picture ? Or is it just painted to the chrome strip ? Thanks in advance Len
  13. I remember seeing a photo(s) here on the forum most likely posted by Stuart detailing the ideal locations for the above. I've searched the archive in vain, can anyone help out please? Richard.
  14. I am planning to sand off my boot lid over the weekend and need some advice. I have a sanding flap fitting for my electric drill which does not seem to even scratch the paint. So I am considering a sanding disc. If I go right back to bare metal will the discs damage the surface and what grade of paper would be best. The inside has some strengthening supports. The top and bottom edge could be treated by my local sandblaster but I am worried that they may distort.. Please advise. Richard & H.
  15. Contemplating building a paint booth in my garage , wondered what amount of air movement is needed and filter size. Thanks Mark.
  16. cp7535he

    Bonnet Seals

    Looking at the bonnet seal fitting CR TR6 ~ guidance needed ! Unsure which way the rear seal is fitted its the left one in the pic There are 'lips' on both Sealses the Lip go on the engine side I noted that the Moss replacement Rear seal does not extend right across ~ does this account for the two bonnet position cones ? The Front Seal I have fitted with the lip on the outer body edge ~ correct? Is this right ~ thanks robin gwtr
  17. I am looking for both side channels for the boot seal on my 1958 small mouth, does anybody make these items. I saw a post dated Jan 2016 from Stevecross who had made some for himself, I have PM'd him but no answer, if anyone knows him could you give him a nudge. Thanks Steve.
  18. Hello...my first post here. I'm planning on refreshing some of the inner door components next month. Already have new waist seals, glass, liners for the channels, and sound deadening panels...... While I'm at it, the door top finishers probably should be changed also. Has anyone on this side of the pond used the ones Rimmers offer? Be interested to hear how they fit, look etc. A pair delivered to US is same or lower than buying here at the moment. http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-824901 Thanks
  19. Hi all Could anyone tell me what the width (top and bottom) of the boot lid opening should be on a 1955 TR2 please? I realise there will be a bit of 'wiggle factor' (I'm talking across the outer edges of the rain channel each side) Kind regards Ade
  20. len1

    black rear panel

    so in about 3 weeks my body tub should be painted,, what i need to know is the paint code for the matte black rear panel and various other detail bits. Can anyone advise me of the code. i hate going to the paint suppliers without all the info ! thanks in advance Len
  21. Getting close to the end of a refresh with VHP, started as a engine bay repaint...........dont ask I got a bit carried away ! Anyway, the rear screen seal is as hard as Hades! Does anyone have a recommendation for a seal that fits and actually holds the screen in, the one I have does but it was a brute to refit it a couple of years ago and could do with replacing. Iain
  22. Mark69

    Boot Lid

    I have what sounds like a cup full of c##p floating around between the two layers of my boot lid. Is it possible to separate these without doing to much damaged so I can clean and treat properly. Your thoughts and ideas welcome. Mark
  23. I want to fit new 2500 badges above the quarter light on the rear wings of my TR5. It's a bit of detail that wasn't done during my rebuild about 20 years ago and I've just treated myself to some badges. So, is there a template that describes it's exact positioning relative to the quarter light? Like so many things, this may have been covered before but I can't find anything on the forum. Many thanks, Malcolm
  24. Crawfie

    Bonnet Respray

    The paint on my bonnet is really starting to look awful. For whatever reasons i have small blisters popping up and what looks like crazy paving under the top coat. Basically it looks like cr@p and needs repainting. Could the sages give me a general idea of the price I will be looking at ? I've contacted a couple of body shops and the prices have been @£200 per panel and £50 per panel too blend it in to the wings. I this reasonable ?
  25. You may recall that I recently renewed by bonnet dzus and washers, only to find it started rattling. I then fitted the recommended stops and spacers and fiddled about with their respective heights. It no longer rattles, indeed I would say, is so tight it is almost monocoque-like now ! However, I have noticed that the rear of the bonnet part of the hinge - where it rests atop the scuttle - is beginning to rub, I guess because the bonnet (hood) is now clamped lower at the front. In this chain reaction of adjustments, how do I raise the bonnet hinge before it rubs through the paintwork? Is it a case of just raising the stop and dzus anchor bracket further - or is it time for a fatter gasket under the scuttle part of the hinge ? TVM ps - olde smokey (aka the bondo b*tch) will be available at the TRR stand (is there one?) at the Silverstone Classic all weekend, please feel free to leave notes pointing out the missing bits !
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