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    My Trim journey.

    I ordered all the trim for my TR3A back at the end of May from John Skinner in the UK.

    It arrived last week and when I got back in town I got to check it out. It looks great.
    Very well packed in 2 large boxes and everything was well labeled so it was easy to check that everything was there.

    It is going to be a while before I am ready to do any trim work on the car but I can work on the seats when it is too cold to work in the shop.
    Got new seat springs that look almost exactly like my old ones except there are less spring coils but they are thicker. Think I will at least prime the springs before I cover them.

    David
    Trim arrives.jpgOpen box.jpgSeat springs.jpgSeat springs in seat frame.jpgSeat springs comparison.jpg

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    That’s the box full of new car smell!
    John

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    Unfortunately it is not the leather smell. Did not feel I could get that past management.

    David

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    Very nice!

    Cheers
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    Re: My Trim journey.

    Should the springs be primed before I start to work on them?

    David

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    I did. The factory did not.
    John

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    I will.

    Off to Hobby Lobby for the first layer of material.

    I found the drawing for the plywood base for the rear seat.

    David

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    Got my trim table done and I have primed the seat springs.

    Hope to keep the table clear for trim work. It will have a shelf to keep TR parts handy.

    David

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    I have one of those work tables also, with a shelf. It accumulates crap. You have to make yourself clean it off once a month. But they sure are useful during the project. Good luck with your trim, should look great.

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    Re: My Trim journey.

    Springs all primed and ready to go.
    Strange that we prime them and our cars will probable never be left out in the rain but originally no primer or paint and some TRs lived outside all year in the UK.
    Started the Burlap layer. A curved needle will come in handy.primed seat springs.jpgseat with burlap.jpg
    David

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