Triumph TR4 - 7VC

Restoration

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The restoration commenced on 8th August 2005 and was completed on 18th February 2006.  A month-by-month summary with photos is shown below.
August and September 2005 - car dismantled, body and chassis restored and prepared for painting

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Rebuilding of the bodyshell commences on the strengthened chassis, with engine and gearbox still in place for correct weighting

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Bodyshell nears completion, with roll cage and original aluminium hard top added.

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Fully-strengthened chassis is ready for powder-coating in gloss white, as the works cars.  White enabled any cracks to be spotted easily.

October 2005 - Chassis is powder-coated and re-assembled as a rolling chassis, bodyshell returns from paint shop

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Front suspension assembly completed

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Rear suspension assembly completed - uprated springs and dampers as works cars.  Standard differential and 3.7:1 ratio.

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Chassis is ready for re-uniting with the bodyshell.

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Repainted bodyshell returns from the paint shop.

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November 2005 - 7VC is rolling again!  Re-assembly of the body, including the roll cage, commences

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7VC is rolling again for the first time since being dismantled.

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View of engine bay, with sump guard added.

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Roll cage and aluminium fire wall.

December 2005 - Bodyshell is completed, wiring loom largely completed, rebuilt engine and gearbox refitted, engine ancilliary components refitted.

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Roll cage completed, hard top in place, and all body panels completed.

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Radiator grille and Lucas SFT700S fog lamps fitted.

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Components being added to engine bay.

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Picture showing wiper motor, 6 Lucas 6RA relays, wing vent, fuel filter/regulator and twin Lucas HA12 coils.

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Long-range aluminium fuel tank and twin SU fuel pump fitted.

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Refitting of the dash and instruments.

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Engine and Weber 45 DCOE carburettors fitted.

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Alternator, radiator and other ancilliary components fitted.

January 2006 - 7VC nears completion, with fitting of remaining engine ancilliaries, dashboard, interior and wheels

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Boot interior, showing long-range fuel tank, spare wheel and SU fuel pump

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Engine bay largely completed - awaiting brake servo and K&N filters.

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The all-important Weber 45's!

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Dash nearly completed - Halda Twinmaster tripmeter in position.

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Rear interior trim completed

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