View Full Version : TR2/3/3A Need TR3 bits for steering support!!!

08-24-2012, 09:03 PM
OK...so I have some missing pieces for the support under the steering wheel where it connects to the dash. I can't find a good breakdown to identify all the parts. Anybody have extra parts they want to part with??

08-24-2012, 10:01 PM
I don't have any parts but here are a couple pictures.

08-24-2012, 10:59 PM
I think I may have a few extra parts. Let me know what you are looking for. If you check the parts manual I think you'll find pictures of it all with part numbers.

Going from memory, the lowest picture, the lowest bolt, was replaced with something a little more complicated to add support.

But those pictures look really nice. That's going to be a super TR3.

08-25-2012, 03:15 AM
The bolt that goes through the bottom clamp extends towards the centre of the car, has a flat end with a hole in it and bolts to one of the two for and aft strips that steady the bottom of the dash and provide mounting points for the heater.

08-25-2012, 06:40 AM
Whatever Tex doesn't have, let me know as I probably have something.


08-25-2012, 07:19 AM
Yep that confirms what I was thinking....I have the big part that mounts to the firewall....but that is it. No brackets. I still can't find a good breakdown.
This is where the fun begins.

08-25-2012, 07:47 AM
Here is a slightly different angle from when I was test fitting that might help as well. Cheers, Mike


08-25-2012, 08:27 AM
Later cars also had another bracket, just twisted flat steel with two holes, that ran from the other end of item 12 up to the underside of the dash. Not sure when it was introduced, but TS39781LO had it, TS13571L did not. Possibly at the same time as the split column.

08-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Nice breakdown....where did that come from?

08-25-2012, 12:29 PM
That's from the factory Spare Parts Catalogue. A very useful reference, even though it wasn't always updated with production changes.

Reproductions are available from the usual suspects, or there is a PDF version that you might be able to download from
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2H2NJt34OffMWQ4N2EzZGQtNjc0Ny00YmE2LWFiN 2UtZWYzMjNjNGFiYzY4

08-25-2012, 02:05 PM
Here is the brace that holds my steering column. It looks a bit different from the others shown above.

Am I right? -- The two clamps (or "brackets") and the bolt are not available from the standard suppliers anymore. If one needed to, can some other support bracket be substituted?

08-25-2012, 02:14 PM
Yep it sure is. I am not sure with my Commission number which is correct for my car but something beats nothing....I need like 5,6,7,8,9,& 10 plus the piece the clamps around the column itself. Pm me if you have any of those and let me know what you want for them.


08-25-2012, 03:03 PM
In addition to Ed's pic above, I also have another on the opposite side as per the photo below.



08-26-2012, 11:16 PM
I am out of town for a few days, but will look through my stash of parts when I get back. -I also need to make sure I have all the parts I need to get mine together... I know I cleaned up a set and painted them, but I'm not sure exactly where they might be hiding.

If you don't hear from me by the weekend, PM or somehow remind me.

09-02-2012, 10:46 PM
It was easy to find my 'spare' parts in a box marked 'spare parts'. But it took a while to find the ones I set aside to be used again. Some of them haven't been cleaned-up and painted yet...

So here is the extra bits I have -there are some parts I don't have that you will still need.

09-07-2012, 11:47 AM
In case this helps anyone, here is the steering column tie rod and clamp assembly on my 1958 TR3A, and a back-up one showing the assembly in detail.

09-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Ed thanks for the picture I was mounting mine wrong.

09-07-2012, 01:33 PM
Glad to be of some help.

09-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Yep The back up bits Ed shows in his picture are what I need.....thanks