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1973 Triumph TR6

1973 Triumph TR6 in for Service

This beautiful Triumph TR6 is in the classic car workshop for a service. We’ve recently completed a hardtop restoration for this very car.

The TR6 has been sat for a little while so it needs a new starter motor before she’s back on the road.

1973 TR6 Work Commences

Mauro is trilled to be working on this beautiful Triumph TR6. He’s shared some snaps on Facebook as this project starts to pick up momentum.

Superb work, Mauro! We will be updating this blog with every major milestone in the rebuild of our TR6.

1973 Triumph TR6 In The Workshop

Our TR6 has reached another exciting milestone in it’s restoration journey. The Triumph TR6 has now left the paint shop and is with Mauro in the Workshop.

Mauro will now be building the car. All components will either be refurbished or replaced with new.

The main components that are being currently refurbished are as follows:

  • Steering collum
  • Door locks
  • Wiper motor and mechanism
  • Dashboard
  • Dash vents
  • Seat runners
  • Windscreen surround
  • Door handles
  • Center console
  • Mudguards
  • Front grill
  • Soft top roof

The following items are brand new:

  • Fuel pump
  • Alternator
  • Fuel filter
  • Front lights
  • Tail lights
  • Indicators
  • Rubbers

The following items have already been refurbished

  • Radiator
  • Prop shaft
  • Exhaust
  • Chromework
  • Fuel tank
  • Wheels
  • Heater box
  • Dials
  • Mauro will now begin the assembly process on this vehicle.

1973 Triumph TR6 In The Paint Shop

Darren has now completed the final stages of painting our stunning magenta 1973 Triumph TR6. After masking up to protect the already painted inner sections of the body, Darren firstly applied primer to the prepared surface.

He then applied several layers of the sumptuous magenta colour coats.

Finally the paint is fully protected and sealed in with several layers of clear coat. Once the car is fully re-assembled, this clear coat can then be machined and detailed to a crystal clear finish.

This looks absolutely stunning. Top work, Darren!

Chromework Completed on several Classic Car Restorations

These chrome items have been completely transformed and are shining bright once more. The first step in the process of re-chroming is the stripping process. Grease, paint and rust that has accumulated on the car bumper over the years is removed.

Items are then stripped in a solution known as ‘Labere’. This solution is a perfect chemical balance to ensure the old chrome plating is removed without damaging the metal underneath.

The next step in the process is polishing to a smooth finish.

The metal has then gone through a triple plating process. First copper, applied for weather protection. Then Nickel is applied. Once the nickel layer has been applied it is time for the chrome.

The chrome plating process is a method of applying a thin layer of chromium onto a substrate (metal or alloy) through an electroplating procedure.

In simple terms, electroplating is achieved by passing an electric current between two electrodes which are immersed in an electrolyte bath comprising of chromic acid. One of the electrodes will be the substrate which is to be plated. During the flow of electricity between the two electrodes, chromium atoms are deposited in a layer on the electrode to be plated.

We have chromework here for our Peugeot 504, Mini, Triumph TR6, Ford Capri and Corvette projects.

1973 Triumph TR6 Update

Darren has been progressing with our Triumph TR6 Restoration down in the Paint Shop.

We’ve fitted a new boot for our TR6 and adjusted the fitment to perfectly align with the bodywork. We’ve also prepared the boot, side sills, doors and fenders. Now the panels are prepared and smooth, these will be going into the paint shop primer very soon.

1973 Triumph TR6 Body Gapping

Darren is meticulously working on our stunning triumph TR6. He’s ensuring the panels are perfectly gapped and positioned before we apply any paint. 

He’s also making sure the panels are completely smooth and true to achieve the perfect paint finish. After seeing the internal bodywork painted we can’t wait to see how good this vehicle will look in it’s stunning magenta. Once Darren has worked his magic on the external body panels and all the chromework if fitted we will get to admire this stunning triumph once more. Great work, Darren.

It’s a black bits day…

The transformation of our 1984 Suzuki GSX400 is one step further forward today as we painted the metal components in the new satin black finish.

At the same time, we resprayed the repaired dash of our 1973 Triumph TR6, ready for rebuild.

Lots more chrome heading off to London

A large assortment of our chrome work is now in the hands of Douglas Metal Finishing to be repaired, plated and polished. Brightwork from our Peugeot 504 cabriolet, Morris Mini Deluxe and Triumph TR6 projects are in the latest collection to be collected.

If you have chrome work that requires attention, feel free to get in touch. With regular collections leaving our workshops on a weekly basis we will be more than happy to assist you in a structured and timely fashion.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain and our management team has over 80 years experience between them. We believe that our customers have a right to the highest possible standards of quality and service. This is reflected in everything we do, from single items through to major projects from multinational companies.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables us to offer a wide range of finishes. Our up to date satin plant means we can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of our four shades of Gold.

Douglas Metal Finishing is one of the leading chrome platers and metal finishing companies in Great Britain with over 80 years experience in the business.

Massive investment in the latest technology enables Douglas to offer a wide range of finishes. Their up to date satin plant means they can offer satin or bright finishes in nickel, chrome or any of their four shades of Gold.

Triumph TR6 Body Updates and Parts Arrive

Our Triumph TR6 body is starting to really take shape now. It’s currently down in the paint shop having the body panels fitted up and prepared for paintwork. We’ve also had a shipment of TR6 parts arrive in, ready to be fitted to the vehicle.

This colour looks absolutely stunning. We can’t wait to see the vehicle once all the body panels have been completed.

1973 Triumph Tr6 Restoration Update

We’ve been making great progress on our 1973 Triumph TR6 restoration. 

Within our in-house paint shop, Darren has been working hard on our Triumph TR6 body. Originally brown, Darren has taken the bodywork back to bare metal to ensure the stunning magenta paintwork on the TR6 is perfect. He started by repairing, sanding and priming the Triumph body, ensuring the surface is 100 percent smooth before going into the spray booth for colour. This wonderful magenta was an original factory option offered by Triumph on the TR6 and our customer has chosen this colour for his vehicle.

Mauro has been making great progress working on our TR6’s chassis. He’s fitted new coil springs, brake cylinder, front brake discs, front brake callipers, brake lines, front and rear hubs, rear drum brakes, bushes, ball joints and shock absorbers so far. We’ve also fitted our fully restored suspension arms and uprated bushes to improve ride quality.

Triumph TR6 Colour Reveal

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Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Wednesday, 5 February 2020

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Triumph TR6 Bodywork Preparation

Darren has been working on our 1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration. The TR6 has been stripped down to bare metal and prepared for paint.

The new Triumph wings have been stripped of paint and the entire vehicle has been prepared ready for paint.

1973 Triumph TR6 Chassis Assembly Begins

Mauro has started work assembling the rear of our TR6 restoration.

He’s fitted the rear springs, differential and rear hubs. Mauro has also fitted the upper and lower front arms as well as the front anti roll bar to the front of the vehicle.

1973 Triumph TR6 Bodywork Prep

Darren has been hard at work getting our TR6 body ready for paint. He’s carrying out a complete strip down to bare metal, finding and treating rust and carrying out any nessasary bodywork repairs.

Our client has requested this vehicle be converted from left hand drive to right hand drive. To do this Darren has had to alter the bulkhead and reconstruct bodywork to fit right hand drive running gear.

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration

Mauro has picked up work on our Triumph TR6 Complete restoration. He is making great progress continuing to build up the chassis today.

The front hubs, gearbox mounts and engine mounts have now been installed to the car. Mauro has also cleaned up the gearbox and prepared the brake pedals and brake housing for sand blasting. The prop shaft required new joints so these have been installed.

Triumph TR6 Panels in paint

The boot and doors off our Triumph TR6 complete restoration are now being prepared in the paint shop by Darren. They have been ground back to bare metal and had the badly corroded areas removed. From there, we’ve welded in fresh metal which will be ground back and sanded down to a smooth finish.

1973 Triumph TR6 Restoration

We’ve made great progress on our 1973 Triumph TR6 restoration in the past few weeks. Coming in as a complete restoration, the chassis is now fully prepared and painted. The fuel tank and radiator have been refurbished and painted to the highest standard. Next up for this TR6 is adding the suspension, running gear, engine and gearbox to our freshly prepared chassis.

Veteran Car Run – London to Brighton – November 2019

We were at the oldest celebration of motoring this Sunday 3rd November, the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. More than 400 pre-1905 vehicles took took to the road.

Over 120 years since the first run in 1896, it was wonderful to see so many of these Veteran vehicles make the journey from Hyde Park in Central London to the coat of Brighton.

It was fantastic to see friends of Bridge Classic Cars, Stephen Norman MD Vauxhall Cars and Jeremy Townsend Director of Communications Vauxhall Cars crossing the finish line in Brighton. We also saw television presenter, Alan Titchmarsh in his veteran vehicle.

Gordon saying hello to Vauxhall’s MD, Stephen Norman and Director of Communications, Jeremy Townsend.

To read a more detailed write up of the event, check out the Veteran Car Run’s article here.

Alan Titchmarsh arriving at the finish line in Brighton

Triumph TR6 Engine Rebuild

The rebuild of our 1973 Triumph TR6 engine is coming along nicely. The engine components have been stripped, cleaned and painted as new.

The engine is now fitted with new pistons, new bearings, new rocker shaft, new rocker fingers, the cylinder head has been unleaded, new valve guides, new oil and water pump, new timing chain kit and all pieced together with brand new bolts.