1975 TRIUMPH TR6
This 1975 Triumph TR6 was a nice driver when the owner brought it in for a restoration and repaint, so it has been a pleasure to work on, with not a whole lot of structural repair work needed. The car turned out great.
Here it is, freshly painted with the cleaned up engine back in and engine bay components in the process of being reinstalled.
Installing new and clean-up parts in a freshly painted body has to be the best part of any restoration project, as we see it all start to come back together.
The engine (left), as it was when it came in the shop, and after (right), as it is being reinstalled in the freshly painted tub. The "before" engine was pretty clean — but now, with freshly coated manifold and everything else either clean and polished or replaced, it truly is a thing of beauty.
BEFORE: This TR6 came in the door looking as a perfectly nice driver, but the owner wanted it brought back to like-new condition.
The first step is to separate the tub (body) from the rolling chassis. The tub goes up on a lift for inspection of underlying work that will need to be done.
Two of the underlying problems that needed a little K&T attention.
A needed repair to a body edge — At left, with the bad part cut out and new piece fabricated to replace it. At right, the new piece welded in place. When the body work is finished, you won't notice a repair has been made.
Stripped down to the tub. Damaged or rusted panels get replaced or repaired, and all get primered, of course.
The tub is stripped down, prepped and primered.