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    Hi Guys,
    Finally have my car back from paint, and don't know where to start first. The panels are all gapped and fitted just not sure where to start first. I know many of you have done this before are there any do and don't start here because that will make it hard to fit that comments you can pass on? I was looking to start with the heater dash cover and screen, should the glass go in before I fit the frame? Suggestions would be welcome.

  • #2
    Do you have any interior in the car yet? Personally, I like to do the windscreen with the frame on the car but it can be done both ways.

    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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    • #3
      Thanks Tush,
      I will do the interior last as I don't want to get it damaged. I will start with the heater than the dash cover then with the screen, I have a hard top so my research indicates I should not fix the screen till I fit the hardtop. Additionally I have done a RHD conversion so the steering column will be my first port of call after the heater. I will try and post pictures along the way.

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      • #4
        Yeah, normally I’d start with the heater matrix and then would run the wiring harness where is needs to be locationally. I’d then start building up the dash and steering components. Probably get the gas tank in at some point as well.

        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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        • #5
          Inside out was my rational. There is a lot of leaning over and in the engine bay, trunk, and interior. All it takes is a belt buckle or zipper tab to ruin a fender.
          Good luck!
          1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
          Frame off resto started May 2015
          Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
          Diff braced and reinforced
          Engine and head rebuilt
          Header and Intake ported
          SS exhaust
          Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
          New Rockers
          AAW wiring - GM alternator
          Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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          • #6
            Was a good long time ago but when I put mine together I got the tub on the frame and then put the wiring, dash, etc all together. Basically everything but the fenders, bonnet, etc and the final interior went in.

            Then I took it for a short drive around the neighborhood just to make sure nothing was seriously out of whack.

            Once I was happy with that part the fenders, bonnet, boot lid, bumpers, etc went on. Last but not least I put the interior (carpet, door cards, etc) in the car.
            73 TR6
            Libertyville, IL
            My TR6

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            • #7
              Thanks Guys, I appreciate your thoughts, I will endeavour to take some photos along the way. Great to see the site up and working again.

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