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Hi All

Installation of the TR5 Grille: Is it necessary to remove the bonnet, or will I get away with just removing the bumper to install the grille?

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Thanks

Dave

 

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From memory, and this is 2 years ago, I certainly did not remove the bonnet and I am sure that the bumper was in place although the overriders certainly had not been fitted. If relevant, all parts were original.

Good luck,

Tim

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20 minutes ago, tr graham said:

Just removing the overriders should do it ,do not forget to paint the lamp panel satin black if you want originality.

graham

Is that the panel housing the headlamps Graham? Didn’t know that! Oh bother!!! I bet not many cars are correct to that degree bearing in mind not many have even got black sills.
Tim

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Thankyou Graham, I was after a picture too.

All the best, 

Conrad.

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2 hours ago, PGB BME said:

Graham 

should the lamp panel be satin black for 250’s as well?

Phil

Yes.

Stuart.

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3 hours ago, tr graham said:

Tim 

yes that’s the one 

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Your workshop floor is far too clean Graham :D

Stuart.

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Now I got told that this was wrong as there was too much of it painted black, is that the case?

Stuart.

 

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11 minutes ago, PGB BME said:

Thanks Stuart I’ll wait in the reply regarding too much

my original 250 which I believe was original paint wasn’t painted black?

Phil

What body colour was it?

Stuart.

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Dont know then, Last 250 I had was Valencia and it was black behind the grille. Though Ive seen 5s without so who knows

Stuart.

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My 250 was body colour (originally white) and in talking with various of our cousins over the pond they say some originals there were also.

Ultimately you do what you like

Mark

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3 minutes ago, YankeeTR5 said:

My TR5 is a Malines built car still wearing its original white paint.    With the grill removed, there is no black out or satin black of any kind in any of that area - its all body color on mine at least.  

Malines built cars are a law unto themselves with regards paint colours as they could be ordered in any colour from the whole Triumph range as well as non standard ones.

Stuart.

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On 7/28/2022 at 2:34 AM, stuart said:

Now I got told that this was wrong as there was too much of it painted black, is that the case?

Stuart.

 

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So what is the proper limits for black if you plan to go that route?

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16 hours ago, Kenrow said:

So what is the proper limits for black if you plan to go that route?

Apparently same as above but not on the top return of the panel. i.e. the bit where the tabs on top of the grill screws to.

Stuart.

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