TRIUMPH TR3A. NUT & BOLT RE-BUILD FROM CHASSIS UP.
Triumph TR3a 1958. A complete chassis up nut and bolt rebuild finished in 2021. When we say chassis up in this case a brand new “Old stock factory chassis came available So this was purchased , so literally Chassis up and all recorded in various pics along the way . Showing new floorpans, new boot floor , new back scuttle and lots of new panels and repair panels . All welded in properly. The car was rebuilt with touring in mind and some fantastic upgrades have been made to make this car not only show standard to look at but be able to tour anywhere. Indeed its 1st trip was the NC500 where it performed faultlessly. Not a drop of oil or water leaked , a testament to a quality build.
New spoke wheels fitted only this March.
New sills, all new floors including boot. New rear panel. New side panels. Ect ect ect. New wiring loom. New petrol tank.
All epoxy primed and sealed while the tub was upside down. Thousands and thousands of pounds spent.
interior trim is all new with new " modern classic" seats which are much more comfortable without putting MX5 ones in, which seems to be common. Derrington steering wheel. Boot rack.
New tonneau cover. The hood frame is in place and has been refurbed . There is a vinyl hood but it isn’t great and has never been used, but will come with the car as are the side screens, same story never been used and could do with fettling to make good, but they are with the car. The windscreen is detachable via 4 Zeus fasteners , to reveal the ultimate touring look with Brooklands Aero screens. If standard look is required windscreen back on in minutes and re attach the stainless wipers and your good to go . Lovely little period mirror attached to the aero screens too, . Both speedo and taco were sent off and re calibrated , to be honest still not spot on so an electronic Digital satellite speedo has been fitted , along with map light and2 x USB port , should sat nav be needed.
With the rebuilt engine and overdrive on the Dolomite gearbox she'll easily cruise the outside lane no bother at all. Also, surprisingly economical.
Thousands of pounds spent to make a reliable car for local or long distance touring. Completely rewired and P700 halogen lights fitted. All the brake lines were replaced in polished copper.
You don't need a trailer for this one. Turn the key, press the button and drive to Monaco!
Modifications from standard as follows:
High Torque Starter motor
Oil filter spin on conversion
Rack n pinion steering RHD
Clutch cross shaft modified/ strengthened.
New modern Alternator
Electric Thermostat fan switch
Thin belt/ pulley kit upgrade
TR4 3 degree front suspension.
Stainless steel exhaust
Dolomite 4 synchro gearbox. with overdrive in 2nd, 3rd and 4th
USB socket X 2
Tripod H4 halogen headlights.
Car is still as clean underneath as on top and could quite easily be made to look alot more stock , ie front bumper , which we have but needs a refurb or a new one, if thats the road you want to go. But to summarise this car is not only show standard to look at , its been built to drive , with all upgrades kept under the skin as it were. The money and time that has been spent is huge and much of it documented , with 1000s of pounds worth of parts alone. A fantastic classic to show and tour with..