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  • #16
    Originally posted by SapphireBlue72 View Post
    Nice color outcome, Jon.
    To remove the orange peel you could use Griot's Garage Fast Correcting Cream with an electric buffer- it works well to smooth out a paint finish.
    If you polished and waxed the inner wheel well arches they would shine better & look closer to the new paint.




    CC80594 '72 TR6
    Carbs by poolboy; rear hubs by Philstr6
    Thank you, I've ordered the cream online this afternoon. The orange peel is not that bad but the cream will serve double duty to help take the swirls out of the paint from my other car, a great two-fer.

    -Jon
    1974 Triumph TR6

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    • #17
      Go easy on the fresh paint, it takes about three weeks to harden (so I've been told). Follow up with a protective coat of wax.
      Walt
      CC80954 '72 TR6 original condition.
      poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by SapphireBlue72 View Post
        Nice color outcome, Jon.
        To remove the orange peel you could use Griot's Garage Fast Correcting Cream with an electric buffer- it works well to smooth out a paint finish.
        If you polished and waxed the inner wheel well arches they would shine better & look closer to the new paint.




        CC80594 '72 TR6
        Carbs by poolboy; rear hubs by Philstr6
        Thanks for the advice, just ordered the cream online!

        -Jon
        1974 Triumph TR6

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        • #19
          Nicely done and beautiful color. You’re at the fun stage of the restoration now.
          1973 TR6, BRG w/bone interior; restoration completed 2017
          1968 TR250, started complete restoration Sep 2017; currently BRG but going back to original Signal Red

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Jon_n_Cruz View Post

            I'd like to do that to help keep down the engine noise, any recommendations?

            -Jon
            http://www.classic9leathershop.com/b...iners-triumph/

            cheers
            Tush



            81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
            73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
            62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
            60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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            • #21
              Looks like a nice pair of Mikuni's.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by DougDall View Post
                Nicely done and beautiful color. You’re at the fun stage of the restoration now.
                Fun except for those dang heater vent hoses -- what a puzzle
                1974 Triumph TR6

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by TRick6 View Post
                  Looks like a nice pair of Mikuni's.
                  I love them! They are bullet proof. Now driving without choke hooked up without any lost of drivability. In time, I'd like to develop a better linkage to replace the repurposed stock linkage.

                  The only downside is that the Mikunis are not equipped with 'ported vacuum' for running an aftermarket vacuum advance.I'm running the vacuum advance directly from the manifold.

                  -Jon
                  1974 Triumph TR6

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                  • #24
                    Started in on the carpet last night with the pieces that are glued directly to the sheet metal. All of the trimming and custom fitting makes me feel like a tailor rather than a mechanic. I like the 'bespoke' look of all the different surfaces and materials.

                    Behind the speaker grille is an MDF board meant to provide increased rigidity and road noise isolation. Originally, I had these kick panels covered in black vinyl but I like the carpet look better. The only downside is that I had to cut into the toe pad. Oh well.

                    The sill piece has a strip of lighter vinyl (same as the piping material) that wraps over the door flange, some of this shows at the corner and I will paint over that piece in darker gray to match the carpet.

                    Slow and steady...


                    -Jon
                    1974 Triumph TR6

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                    • #25
                      Just placed and glued the first wheel arch cover, took the wife and I two hours working together to apply padding to the underside, trim and glue.

                      For the underside padding we used a double ply packing foam to give the surface more or a 'springy' touch in addition to smoothing over surface imperfections. Additionally, I have an asphalt sheet around the seatbelt anchor to help dampen wheel roar from that area. I found using construction adhesive works better than the thinner, conventional spray-on adhesive. The construction adhesive is initially stickier and shapes better over the rough surface.

                      (the amp is moving to the trunck btw)

                      -Jon
                      1974 Triumph TR6

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Jon_n_Cruz View Post

                        I love them! They are bullet proof. Now driving without choke hooked up without any lost of drivability. In time, I'd like to develop a better linkage to replace the repurposed stock linkage.

                        The only downside is that the Mikunis are not equipped with 'ported vacuum' for running an aftermarket vacuum advance.I'm running the vacuum advance directly from the manifold.

                        -Jon
                        I love the Mikunis also. I would rate them very high on a list of normal aspirated air/fuel mixing appliances (carburetors) measuring simplicity, stability, and performance . A direct connection to the manifold for vacuum is not all bad. I did not have a distributor vacuum advance but connected the manifold vacuum to the brake booster only. Check your PM.

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                        • #27
                          Nearly done with the package tray panels, just ran out of trim screws. (the blue tape helps me remember where the last few holes are)

                          I could not help laying the the four floorpan carpets in place to see how they line up.

                          Can't wait to tackle those seats

                          -Jon

                          1974 Triumph TR6

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                          • #28
                            Driver seat done. Very educational, I've never seen a car seat upholstered without hog rings. The wires in the back are for the seat heaters.

                            Leather inserts


                            -Jon
                            1974 Triumph TR6

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                            • #29
                              Now on to the door panels, kidney panels and a million smaller details.

                              I don't know how it is for others in the forum, but I've always had a difficult time with the seat attachment claws that are meant to grab the rails to prevent the seat from tipping forward. If I had more time, I'd likely just weld the whole mess together.

                              I had to remove the recline lever from the drivers seat in order to engage the furthest rearward seat position. The seat heaters are wired to switches on the dash support with wiring running down the transmission tunnel en route to the connectors under the seats.

                              The new webbing under each seat have provided at least an inch, maybe two, of restored sitting height. The new foam is not much stiffer than the original but will surely see this car through the next decade or so.

                              1974 Triumph TR6

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                              • #30
                                That looks great.
                                1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                                1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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