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Bruce100
04-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Am getting ready to trailer my TR3B (so supposed to be post TS60000) to the auto body shop. The person doing the work has done TR3s before, a beautiful job, My Body Number is TSF/2229. I know my body is not the original, and a mash up. There are some questions I have about originality that I want for reference for the guy doing the work. Mine has the plinths front and back but there are anomolies. I would appreciate if anyone has detailed:

1. Picture of the Dashboard/front bulkhead, master cylinder pocket, firewall, esp the passenger side (mine has openings on both sides for the blanking plate, and was only offered as Left Hand drive). I understand the TR3B only had the opening on the driver side, the passenger side was solid sheet metal. This is listed in Piggott on p 150.
2. Pictures of the inner fenders. Mine are cockeyed and messed up. Moss Motors shows multiple numbers but no pictures (called them) as none in stock.
3. Pictures of the rear floor area behind the seats "incorpoating a flat platform helping me identify pre and post TS60001 trunk, depth of wheel well so I can verify it is the later one.
4. Picture of the battery box from the inside of the car. Mine looks like the top part has been bent and tucked in to the inside of the car.

Other suggestions?

Or if you live near Charlotte NC, have a TR3B and I can look at yours!

Andrew Mace
04-06-2012, 04:03 PM
I have to wonder if this body is from a bit of a "clip car"? I don't think I've ever seen a post-TS60001 body with the bulkhead blanking plate. I assume it does have the raised platforms for both hood and trunk hinges?

Bruce100
04-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Yes, has the raised plinths for the hinges back/front. I am sure it is a bit of a "mash up" - meaning bits and pieces from other cars. I do have another entire rear of the car that appears to be genuine TR3B, but want pix to confirm.

TomMull
04-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Also all the TR3 "Bs" were, I believe, built for North America and were LHD. It would appear to be unlikely that your body is from a B. Bodywise, I don't know of any differences between the post TS60000 and the TCF or TSF series. Sorry I don't have pictures at the ready.
Tom

Bruce100
04-06-2012, 07:48 PM
So here is a link to a tr3b without blanking plate. https://www.britsportofseattle.com/2009/11/1962-triumph-tr3b/

https://www.newenglandclassics.com/cars/NE-1963-14/2863/

Bruce100
04-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Still would appreciate pictures if anyone has a TR3B. thx

rusty55
04-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Still would appreciate pictures if anyone has a TR3B. thx

here is a link to 5 pages of ours. Maybe some of these will help.

TR3 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68172572@N02/page5/)

Bruce100
04-10-2012, 08:01 AM
Perfect!!!! Thanks!

Still need pictures of the trunk floor if anyone has them.

Nigel_TVR
04-10-2012, 10:57 AM
I'm close to Charlotte and have a 3B. Send me a PM with phone contact and name. I'll call.

Fairview
04-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Here's a link to my recently departed TR3B photos- a late (85 from the end) car, very original. I hope some of these help answer your questions. Good luck with yours.

1962 TR3B (https://milepost105.smugmug.com/Cars/1963-Triumph-TR3B-TCF-2719L/17014675_kmJSX6)