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Triumph TR4 1965

Allgemeine Beschreibung : We recently purchased this 1965 TR4. Some of the unique things of the car is it was a California delivery & while the heritage certificate calls it a 1964, you can see in the photos next to the VIN plate a green tag screwed on that says Triumph, STC-65. This was a requirement in California for a car that was a 1964 but sold & titled as a 1965. The STC stood for Sold To Customer. Once leaving California, the car resided in North Carolina, adult owned & kept inside. The car has virtually no evidence of rust or damage from an accident. What really excited me about this car were the following: 1. A true numbers matching engine 2. A factory surrey top car with both hard & soft centers 3. A factory overdrive car 4. A 50,000 actual mile car The car had great bones & a great motor, but many of its interior components were certainly tired, & there was miscellaneous things that needed cleaning up, repairing or adjusting. We have removed all of the squeaks & rattles, replaced massive amounts of parts & turned this into an exceptionally nice driving car. While the value of this car in my mind is previous items 1-4, I feel as I own an identical car that I knew the right things to turn it into a fabulous driver & a well sorted car. Below are the items that we have done. I have spent an exorbinent amount of time & a substantial amount of money performing the following improvements/upgrades. I broke the restoration down into three categories: mechanical, cosmetic, & improvements: Mechanical: Remove transmission, drain fluid, installed new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, pilot bushing, & new fork pin. Put new rubber gasket set on transmission tunnel & re-install transmission tunnel with proper hardware. Remove upper a-arms, bead blasted, painted, & installed new bushings Replaced front brake hoses, rear hose, flushed system, & adjusted brakes as well as emergency brake Removed steering column, installed new bushings, bead blasted & painted, installed all new mounts Removed steering rack & replaced with new rack & new solid mounts Pulled front hubs, removed bearings, cleaned & re-packed with new seals Greased chassis Removed gas tank, power washed, & sealed Installed new air cleaners & adjusted carb synchronization & mixtures Cleaned every inch of original harness, & replaced wires that had been cut with proper colored wires, & re-wrapped harness under dash Replaced amp gauge Welded front valence properly, which was rattling Removed exhaust system, bent for clearance, re-welded & replaced mounts Replaced new radiator shroud & mounting hardware, installed harness above with clamps as original Replaced steering coupler, top & bottom, with safety wire & horn ground strap Replaced both horns Replaced wheel studs for solid wheel application Cosmetic: Removed entire interior. Stripped seats to bare frames, bead blasted & painted, installed new diaphragms, full foam kits, & new leather covers as original Removed all carpet Added sound deadener to floors, heat shield to transmission tunnel & firewall Repaired seat mounts Installed OE grey carpet with jute felt Removed door panels, removed window tracks, repaired window tracks & installed all new felt, repaired window winders, re-installed glass to mechanisms with proper cork Purchased new surrey top mounting screws as original Installed cant rail rubber seals to Surrey hard top Fit surrey top properly to the car, then adjusted windows to surrey Added sound deadener to inside of doors, installed new door panels with clips, OE. Added finished screws & caps as original Replaced as needed door handles & winders with proper springs & pins installed Removed & replaced all interior panels with OE heat seam English vinyl from England as original Removed dash assembly, dis-assembled all gauges & cleaned, replaced chrome where necessary, installed LED lights to all gauges, re-wired lighting circuit as original, repaired rheostat. Installed $700 English walnut dash, high gloss, as original from Prestige Autowood Stripped & repaired steering wheel, primed & painted to high gloss as original Removed & replaced with NOS, overdrive switch & turn signal switch Replaced horn brush & horn brush ring Installed proper shift boot & shift knob Removed radio opening & replaced with OE radio blanking plate Replaced antenna Removed all components from firewall forward, & re-sprayed engine bay & front valence Cleaned/sanded/painted inside trunk area Replaced gas tank panel with poly gas tank kit Installed new ¼” trunk floor with straps as original Removed all necessary exterior components, wet sanded to 2000 grit, buffed & then polished entire exterior of body Straightened rocker panels & flanges on bottom, filled as necessary small dents, primed & block sanded, re-sprayed rocker panels with installation of TR4A lower rocker moldings/clips Removed trunk rack & plugged holes with plastic plugs, painted body color, trunk rack goes with car & can easily be installed if that is your liking Got brand new rubber floor mats as original Removed all door strikers, stripped all paint, vapor honed to original luster, re-installed with all proper screws, adjusted doors, oiled hinges, fit doors to close perfectly with exceptional gaps Improvements: Replaced bent wire wheels & wrong size tires with upgraded 8 spoke alloy wheels (identical to original factory optional American racing mags, as shown in original owner’s manual) Installed new Goodyear tires, mounted & balanced Aligned car Adjusted timing & carburetors, road tested De-squeaked anything that squeaked or rattled Summary: Everything on the car now works as it should. Performance is tremendously improved. Overdrive solenoid adjusted so that it engages immediately in in 2nd/3rd/4th as it should. Brakes now have a rock hard pedal that stop in a direct straight line. Handling of the car tremendously improved. Car now feels more solid than new. Call for more info. VADLR # 0727

1965 Triumph TR4 is listed verkauft on ClassicDigest in Surrey by British Cars for $38500.


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Karosserietyp : Auto Marke : Triumph Modell : TR4 Hubraum : 0.0 Modelljahr : 1965 Karosstyp : Convertible


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