Below is a record of one of the first cars I completed a full restoration on. I owned this car for 11 years before selling it in August of 2008.
The completed restoration below, for additional details go to:-
1960 Triumph TR3A
This car was rebuilt using two parts cars. It has an overdrive transmission and a rack and pinion steering rack fitted in place of the heavy steering box.
This was taken after the body tub came back from being dipped. Ready for replacement panels
After replacement floor pans, rockers, trunk floor, part of the scuttle and the dog legs had been replaced.
1961 Triumph TR3A
This car came to me needing a new top and hood stick cover fitting. Due to the non-std interior door panels the side screens proved a little difficult to fit. But after a few modifications to the panels all worked out well.
With the top down and the hood stick cover fitted.
The fasteners around the rear of a TR3 are not always where you think they should be because they where originally drilled and fitted by hand. Because of this each "lift the dot" fastener has to be fitted to suit the stud, and test fitted before you fit the next one. This is the same for the Soft Top. It makes the job longer than you expect. For example, some tops for other British cars come with "lift the dot" fittings already fitted. This won't work for TR3's or the earlier Healeys, so don't be tempted to buy a used top off eBay,,,,it won't fit !
This car also needed a suspension rebuild as well as the steering box rebuilt.