[TR] TR4 Over Rider Support Tubes

Cliff Hansen cliff_hansen at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 6 13:22:59 MST 2013

I recently stripped the stay rods (wheel arch to valance) on my TR4A and 
found original body color.  In these case of these two, they were not 
painted well - I sanded several paint drips from off the bottom edge.  Its 
likely that they were painted on the car and with not much paint along the 
bottom except for the runs.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Bob Labuz
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 11:35 AM
To: Keith Stewart
Cc: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] TR4 Over Rider Support Tubes


The ones that came with my 63 were painted silver. So I cleaned them up
and repainted them silver. My 63 is SPA white.


On 01/06/2013 12:10 PM, Keith Stewart wrote:
> So that is two others, besides myself with the support tubes. If I 
> understand
> correctly, George says his are black (from the factory). What about Bob's?
> Mine are body colour (signal red) and I do not remember having them 
> painted -
> but, it has been 46 1/2 years.
> :-)
> Maybe they were black and on the repaint many years ago perhaps they were
> removed and repainted. If they were all black - which makes sense for a 
> part
> that is attached after the body was painted at the factory, what about the
> supports from the bracket on the inner wheel arch to the top of the 
> valance?
> One might expect those to be black as well and mine are also body colour.
> Keith R. Stewart
> 75 Camden Road
> London, Ontario
> N5X 2K2
> Home: (519) 660-1916
> E-Mail: keithstewart at execulink.com
> On 2013-01-06, at 11:45 AM, Geo Hahn wrote:
>> Keith --
>> My late '64 TR4 is quite original and has the supports.  That car was
> despatched to California then on to Hawaii.
>> Since they are black (not chrome as on the TR3) they may be hard to see 
>> in
> some B&W photos.
>> I think it unlikely that any TR4s were produced intentionally omitting
> these.
>> Geo
>> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM, Keith Stewart 
>> <keithstewart at execulink.com>
> wrote:
>> I have a 1962 TR4 (CT6716LO). I bought the car in 1966. It has bumper 
>> over
>> rider support tubes. I just purchased another fully restored TR4
> (originally
>> from California). It does not have the support tubes.

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