[TR] TR4 Hood Badge

Don Hiscock don.hiscock at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 10:30:39 MST 2020

The badge mounting holes on the apron currently on my TR3B (not the
original, which was upgraded to this one thirty five years ago) are
slightly out of round.  The original style inserts would never have
worked.  For a few years I had the flat spring speed nuts on the mounting
posts, and the badge was tight with no movement.  But I hate those things.

A few years ago I threaded (carefully) with a die the posts on my
reproduction badge and it's now mounted with nyloc nuts and plastic
washers.  It accomodates the slightly out-of-round holes quite well.  I'm
very happy with this approach and would recommend it for anyone who thinks
it might make sense for their car.

Saint Louis
1962 TR3B

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:08 AM Jim Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ordered a new enameled hood badge as the body shop had tried to bend it to
> fit the holes and cracked the enamel.  The holes on my 62 TR4 hood are not
> quite matching up with the aftermarket hood badges.  This one is from
> England.  Any thoughts on fixing this before I experiment.  Badges ae too
> expensive to try and bend the mounting tips.  I am thinking I need to shave
> one of the holes on a top or bottom side to increase length between holes.
> I
> know this may allow badge to shift after install, but what options are
> there?
> Thanks
> Jim Henningsen
> Ocala FL
> 61 TR3A
> 62 TR4
> 75 TR6
> 81 TR8
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