More pictures have arrived to us from the body shop that is currently working on the Triumph TR5 body shell. The project came to us
The latest step on the TR5 is that it’s air intake for the engine has received a fresh layer of VHT Crinkle heat resistant paint to ensure it lasts under the high temperatures generated inside the engine.
Restorations often look like a series of large steps but in reality are many many tiny steps just like this that go together to create the finished car. Although this air intake paint job may look small, it’s a vital step in the process of restoring someone’s beloved car.
Our highly trained technicians take pride in carefully curating each part of a vehicle to ensure everything is perfect, with no expense spared.
The parts for our 1968 Triumph TR5 have arrived and our technician Mauro has set them all out to assess what’s there and If anything more needs to be ordered.
Within this pile of goodies, you can find brake parts, clutch, seat belts, chrome parts such as door handles, rubber for the windscreen, injector pump, radiator, fan, headlights, copper fuel, and brake lines as well as a huge host of other bits that will go towards making our TR5 whole again!
Our Triumph TR5 is set to have the full works here at Bridge Classic Cars. As a long-standing restoration project, we have some big plans for this car.
So far in its journey, it has had all the bodywork done by our classic car technician Mauro, the electrics done by Adam, and the engine work carried out by our engine specialist Ady.
The body has been mounted to the chassis in what Mauro tells us was the most challenging part.
“You have to allow room between the chassis and the body to enable the perfect fit. It’s hard to get it all to line up perfectly.”
With the doors having been added to the body, the TR5 is starting to take shape. It’s a meticulous and time consuming process, but is a crucial stage in this car’s restoration.
Mauro has just finished up our Triumph TR6 restoration project, meaning he’s becoming quite the specialist in working with Triumphs.
Adam has recently installed the wiring loom as well which can be seen below.
The front side lights and back side lights have also recently been fitted and are ready to be accompanied by the headlights.
Within the body of the car, the hand brake cables, prop shaft, gearbox mounting, and fuel pump have all been fitted by classic car technician, Mauro.
Next on the agenda is to fit its headlights, engine, water pump, exhaust manifold, and fan among many other modifications.
More pictures have arrived to us from the body shop that is currently working on the Triumph TR5 body shell.
The project came to us as an unfinished restoration with key components already elsewhere being worked on so we working in conjunction with other companies on this build.
As you can see from previous posts, we have built the chassis up ready so once the shell is complete and in colour we will look to take delivery and then we can continue on with the rebuild in our workshops.
We’ve been sent some progress photos from the bodyshop preparing the TR5. Please note, this work is being carried out by another company as the restoration was already underway at the stage we were brought on-board.
Our TR5 Restoration continues as another load of parts arrive. We’re currently waiting on the bodywork to arrive to really start making progress on this project. The chassis continues to be built up within our workshop and is now up on wheels.
Our Triumph was brought to us part way through it’s restoration. As such, the body shell is being restored elsewhere. We’ve been sent images as the body progresses and we do hope to have it with us very soon to continue with the re-build.
Kath has now completed restoring our Triumph TR5 seats in this lovely grey leather work. We can’t wait to see how they’ll look in the vehicle!
Kath has done a wonderful job trimming our 1968 Triumph TR5 seats.
She’s fitted the new cover onto the frame and completed the final assembly.
Our Triumph TR6 Restoration continues as we build up the chassis. It has had the following parts installed.
The rear of the TR5 has also been started with new coil springs and rear diff and driveshafts being installed.
Our Triumph TR5 is currently having it’s interior trimmed at our in-house trim shop.
Kath has made webbing straps to attach to the seat frames. She then begun stuffing the side bolsters and seat backing with foam, moulding the foam position to fully fill the available space.
The final stage will now be to stitch back up the leather outside of the seat and install components back together. As always, Kath’s attention to detail is second to none. Stay tuned to see our TR5 Restoration progress!
We’re in the early stages of our TR5 restoration. We need to asses which parts of the vehicle can be refurbished and which components will need to be replaced. As such, we will be stripping down every component and assembling from the ground up to ensure everything is in perfect condition.
Pictured below, Andy is stripping down the wheel hubs.
Coming in as a part restoration is this 68′ Triumph TR5. A stalled project, this vehicle will now be taken in by us at Bridge Classic Cars for a total restoration.
Built in Coventry, Triumphed manufactured TR5’s between August 1967 and September 1968. The vehicle, along with the Herald and Spitfire was styled by Giovanni Michelotti. We’re honoured to bring another one of these beautiful little sports cars back to life.
We’re waiting on all of the parts that are currently with the vehicle to arrive, but so far we have pictured the chassis, suspension components (front hubs) and the seats.