[TR] TR2/3 Badge fastening

Randall TR3driver at ca.rr.com
Mon Jan 21 17:05:44 MST 2013

> Wondering what techniques listers have used to fasten the badges (&
> letters) to the front clip and rear deck (TR2).

I believe a TR2 should have only the badge, no letters.  Late TR3s did
sometimes have the Triumph script in the rear, but mine doesn't.

> Anyone use anything else? 

I'm not quite sure where they came from, but I used spring nuts that have a
hex formed into them, so they can be tightened with a nut driver.  Similar
to these

To use what appear to be the factory type flat spring nuts, I think you
should support the badge in some fashion and then use a round hollow tool
(perhaps a very small socket) to tap the spring nut down and lock it in
place.  That should provide some spring action to hold the badge securely
against the nose.  The fingers of the spring nut should dig into the post,
so that it won't come apart unless something breaks.  To disassemble, cut
the spring nut with a Dremel cutoff blade.

-- Randall 

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