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1968 Triumph TR5

TR5 Parts arrive

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

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1968 TR5 Chassis

1968 Triumph TR5

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

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1968 Triumph TR5 – more pictures from the bodyshop

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.

1968 Triumph TR5 Restoration Update

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.

TR5 Parts arrive

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.

1968 Triumph TR5 Bodyshell

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.

Triumph TR5 Seats completed

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!

1968 Triumph TR5 Seats Upholstered

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.

Triumph TR5 Restoration Taking Shape

Our Triumph TR6 Restoration continues as we build up the chassis. It has had the following parts installed.

  • Upper and lower wishbone arms.
  • New shock absorbers.
  • Upgraded and re-bushed all bushes with polly bushes.
  • Braided brakes.
  • Copper brake lines.
  • New steering rack.
  • New control arms.

The rear of the TR5 has also been started with new coil springs and rear diff and driveshafts being installed.

1968 Triumph TR5 Interior Restoration

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!

1968 TR5 Stripping Components

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.

1968 Triumph TR5

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.