Sunday, 12 April 2015

TR5 Interior

This may not look like much, but its taken 3 days work to get to this point.

The interior is now finished (although I have to bolt the seats in, and fit the door cards).

The carpets are correctly secured with the snap rings too - what a pain of a job!

The H frame on the transmission tunnel was fun too - a very tight fit at present. The gear knob is not original (although I have the original one) as I have fited an overdrive logic controller - actuated by the small black button on the right hand side of the gearknob. so no changing up into a gear with overdrive already selected !

The next item to have attention was the grill, you cannot even get repro ones, and although the grill was in good condition the anodising had worn through in many places. I looked at having it re-anodised, but the consensus was that stripping and polishing would probably damage the alloy, so I have taken a different approach.

After a good clean, I have sprayed it with acid etch primer, then a coat of white primer, follwed by a chrome paint. When this has dried, I shall mask off and apply the matt black - it will be interesting to see how this comes out - and if its no good I can always strip it off again and try re-anodising.

Grey primer

and now chrome paint applied - front

and back

The pictures actually don't do it justice, it looks far shiney in reality

So all thats left now is:-

fit the grill
fit door cards
finish the elctrics
fit fuel pump and lines
fit the hood
fit an exhaust

and then find all the niggles !

By the way got another nice part got the Sprint, a nice new old stock gearbox mount

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