PDA

View Full Version : TR6 73 TR6 teardown.



jackag91
07-30-2012, 12:36 PM
I brought my TR6 down to San Antonio to my buddy's shop to my rebuild.

The good news for the day was that the car seems to be in the condition I was hoping for and not the condition I was expecting.

My intent is to keep adding to this tread, so the next guy can learn from all of my mistakes.

Car in the shop and ready to get started.

Exterior
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135606.jpg

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135620.jpg

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135653.jpg

Interior
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135638.jpg

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135903.jpg

engine bay

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135926.jpg

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29135942.jpg

jackag91
07-30-2012, 12:55 PM
I opened up my Bentley book turned back to the body section and started pulling it apart.

The bonnet(hood), the hood (convertible top), boot (trunk) and bumpers are pretty straight forward and following the Bentley book will get it done.

Similarly, the doors are pretty straight forward, the only issue I had was getting the check strap off. Mine were so worn out, that I just decided to cut them in half and remove the rivet later.

Removing the Front wings is a little more of a hassle. You have to remove the entire head light assembly.

First remove the trim ring with a screwdriver.

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29194240.jpg

Then remove the three screws and withdraw the headlamp.

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29194319.jpg

reach in and unhook the spring and remove the adjusting ring.

https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29194355.jpg



Now the fun starts, you need to remove the three rivets holding the headlight bucket in place.
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29210101.jpg

I tried drilling them out but 2 just started spinning. A cold chisel will work but I found a high speed grinder works best.

Once the headlight bucket is loose, you will need to disconnect the headlight wiring harness. Following the wires back to the engine bay and unplug the bullet connectors from the wire harness.

I also removed the side market light at this point. Disconnect it from the wire harness in the engine bay and remove the nuts attaching the light to the fender. (Note: the undercoating might require you to play with it a bit to get it out.
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29211249.jpg

Now we need to remove the mounting kit. The wing attaches along 5 lines.

Inside the headlight space.
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29211814.jpg

3 bolts Along the lower front of the engine bay.
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29211830.jpg

Along the top of the engine bay
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29211849.jpg

Don't forget the one outside the engine bay.
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29211904.jpg

Three inside the cabin. They are located in the same holes as the door mounts.
https://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii501/didaho/2012-07-29211919.jpg

Finally, there are 3 more along the bottom of back of the fender.
img

TR3driver
07-30-2012, 03:55 PM
I find that a Dremel tool with a round burr works well for removing pop rivets that have begun to spin. Actually any kind of grinding tool will do, but the round burr makes it easy to remove the rivet without touching the surrounding metal.

Those pop rivets are entertaining. Both the TR3 and the Stag use screws instead.

JodyFKerr
07-30-2012, 04:31 PM
The diamond tip dremel bits are awesome for rivets.