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  • Original Alumimium Trim Rings - Restorable?

    Folks, I have a set of original aluminium trim-rings which came off a '76. On the plus side, The actual structure of the trim rings is actually very good, with minimal dents or scuffing compared to nearly every other set I've seen. However, on the down side, the anodizing on the surface is patchy, and the steel spring-clips on the back are, in areas, very rusty* and corroded.

    I'm aware these are quite sought-after, and I was wondering if anyone knows anyone who restores these? (Tried ed_h's site, but he didn't need to restore the clips)

    I want rid of them, but they are too good to throw away, but not good enough to install - unless on a survivor-type car. If anyone is interested in them (very negotiable $), happy to send pics, so PM me.

    * Dog-whistle for Todd,
    Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559U
    10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood | Gas-strut bonnet and boot lift kits

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    Very timely Keith, I was just talking my buddy Houston this weekend about this very same thing. He has a couple of sets that are too good to throw away, but not good enough for use on a restored car. Too bad they constructed them not to come apart. BTW here is a pic of one of the rings on a car I bought last weekend. I will use these. Got lucky as long as Uncle Al doesn't steal them while I'm not looking.

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    • #3
      Dont I recall Ed_h doing a restoration as part of his TR6 rebuild? Probably still on his site.
      '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
      Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
      Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
      Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
      Redlines always.
      My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by A Brit in Bama View Post
        Folks, I have a set of original aluminium trim-rings which came off a '76. On the plus side, The actual structure of the trim rings is actually very good, with minimal dents or scuffing compared to nearly every other set I've seen. However, on the down side, the anodizing on the surface is patchy, and the steel spring-clips on the back are, in areas, very rusty* and corroded.

        I'm aware these are quite sought-after, and I was wondering if anyone knows anyone who restores these? (Tried ed_h's site, but he didn't need to restore the clips)

        I want rid of them, but they are too good to throw away, but not good enough to install - unless on a survivor-type car. If anyone is interested in them (very negotiable $), happy to send pics, so PM me.

        * Dog-whistle for Todd,
        C’mon don’t you know I have a really nice set? Plus a pile that I haven’t looked at. I’m quickly becoming a wire wheel man so if someone wants to talk me out of em...I’m all ears
        So much rust, so little time

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tr6harris View Post
          Dont I recall Ed_h doing a restoration as part of his TR6 rebuild? Probably still on his site.
          Yes, Ed restored his trim rings. See about three-fourths of the way down on: http://bullfire.net/TR6/TR6-119/TR6-119.html
          1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
          2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
          Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
          Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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