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Triumph TR6 - Looking for TR6 Radiator Shield

Anybody have a good used TR6 radiator shield they would like to sell? Ref. Moss Part # 850-355 @ $131.95. I removed mine and it is damaged to the extent that the sway bar is rubbing; the shield is bent from an impact and the two U brackets are pushed upward, causing the sway bar to chafe. Found this while removing parts to detail engine bay and front chassis and it is worse than I had initially thought. I have priced new from the usual sources but would be happy with a good, straight used unit. I am going to hammer it out tomorrow but I am not optimistic that it will stay hammered out if the temper is gone from the steel and I only want to remove/install this piece once.
Thanks,
Bob
Bob Evans

Hi Bob

I know you asked abotu used, but might I suggest you try Rimmer Bros:

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-213021

A good bit cheaper that you mention ($86) for a new item, though I seem to remember you have a later car, which would mean you want the reinforced part, which they show as used for $70. They have a sale on which may or may not drop the price another 16% (not sure about minimum order value etc.).

Hope that helps
Cheers
Alistair
A Hewitt

I like the one from VB (gads, you don't know how much it hurts to say that)
It's plastic.
Better yet,build your own with yours as a template
Don Kelly

Thanks Alistair. that will work if somebody closer doesn't have a used one to sell a bit cheaper. I don't know what brokerage fees and duty apply to stuff from across the pond. A poster in Ontario is having a look thru some spares, which would be quick and easy if the price is right.
Yo Don: looking for steel radiator protection (skid) shield and not the radiator shroud. Wish it was that easy but thanks anyway for the tip on the ABS shroud.
Cheers,
Bob

Bob Evans

DOH!
Don Kelly

Hi Bob

Does not look standard (Excuse the pun). Triumph would not have put that much metal into it.

Colin
C J Norcott

Colin:
Check with Don - he likes the plastic ones. Less bulky :0)
Bob
Bob Evans

I Agree with Colin

Bob it looks like someone has welded in extra steel in that shield. Mine doesn't have the gusset plates.
Michael Petryschuk

Yours is a '69 Mike and mine's a '76 which may account for the difference. I don't know if the shield is original but found one like it on a restored '76 in Google images. My BC guy suggests I just hammer mine out as it won't warp but it has other damage so a new used one might be less work all round. Have a look.
Cheers,
Bob

Bob Evans

Looks right to me Bob - atached is a picture of my 1975 car (taken shortly after I got it home - note that the car is rusty and dirty while the jack and stands are shiny - quite the opposite of the current situation!). I think the problem is that this is primarily a board for owners of 1971 vintage cars - so they all assume that all TR6s left the factory with flimsy parts like theirs!

Cheers
Alistair

A Hewitt

The additional metal was welded in to provide enough weight to keep the front of the car from lifting off the ground during hard acceleration. A much more elegent solution than unsightly wheelie bars out the back.

Tony
A. J. Koschinsky

Thanks Alistair and Tony

I didn't know the emission controlled post 71's could accelerate where they needed extra weight to keep the front end down. :-)

As far as new vs hammer out old one, I guess it depends on how much cash you want to spend vs aesthetics and how much time you want to spend. You can see mine in attached after galvanizing frame and shield. The shield is just placed on top- it is not bolted in the proper position in the picture. My approach was try to reuse what I could and fix it. But that was my objective. I learned a lot of techniques by going that route.

What do you think Bob- Going with new?

Michael Petryschuk

All of the ROW cars did leave the factory with radiator shields having the "clean lines such as that on the 1971 cars." The extra stuff you have on the CF chassis number series cars is just an outgrowth of the bumper crash standards that impacted later NA market cars.
SteveP1

Thanks Guys:
Mine is pretty beat up and while the sway bar mount area will hammer out there is more damage. Found one in Ontario, which is closer to home but waiting to hear from another member here who thinks he has one kicking around.
Bob
Bob Evans

Got the one from Ontario for $30 - in very nice condition. Thanks all for the help.
Bob
Bob Evans

You get that from Dave?
Don Kelly

Dave aka Tush - Yes
Bob Evans

Cool, good for both of you
Don Kelly

Bob..who is Tush?
I do plan to be on the ROCK this year. ill be in Topsail and Bonnavista. Are the rumours true that Targa may not be held? Les
lw gilholme

David, ah heck I'll let Bob answer
Don Kelly

hi Don, long time no speak....i have stored the tr6 bits in Nova Scotia..while I am on work contract in Ontario...but have spit to work on

Les
lw gilholme

Actually he is better known from the 6 Pack
Don Kelly

Les:
Tush is David T, aka M Pied Lourd from "that other forum" BCF. Has a beauty '73 TR6 shown in pics from the TO int'l Auto Show. Targa Newfoundland is going ahead in September but I am not involved this year. If you're coming east contact me as I live in the Topsail area.
Cheers,
Bob
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Bob Evans

This thread was discussed between 09/01/2012 and 02/03/2012

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