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Got_All_4
07-23-2013, 11:28 PM
Looking for the proper finish for the air cleaner box for a 1969 TR6. I'm quite sure they are black but gloss or satin black? This is not going to be a concourse restoration car but period correct.

DNK
07-24-2013, 10:02 AM
I would do as little shine as possible with out going flat.
Also have it p'coated

martx-5
07-24-2013, 03:25 PM
I bought a new '69 TR6 and I don't remember the air cleaner being black. I remember a hammered silver color and the two short snorkels out of the front.

DNK
07-24-2013, 03:39 PM
It was silver
Good memory Art

1972triumph
07-24-2013, 04:21 PM
mine is silver

Got_All_4
07-24-2013, 05:43 PM
mine is / was rust and black. Just sandblasted and primed it. I know I've seen the gray hammered look before but not up on a 69 TR6. did not see any gary underneth it ether. mine could have been switch out.

poolboy
07-24-2013, 07:24 PM
The TR250 had a satin black air box..

DNK
07-24-2013, 10:00 PM
Hmmm...if that be the case, which I never doubt Ken, if your is originally black.
Must be an early 69

poolboy
07-24-2013, 10:24 PM
There's a picture in the Piggott book of a 250 with the black box. That's how I came up with that, Don.
Maybe for some 69's it was a leftover or just a swap.

DNK
07-25-2013, 08:45 AM
The left over is what I figured as you know, Triumph was good for that.
Swap is always a possible too.

Got_All_4
07-25-2013, 11:24 PM
But fot the most part they were the hammered gray look?

DNK
07-26-2013, 08:55 AM
I would think it would be the Silver that is used for a lot of the car.
But this is a WAG

What is the 69's body #

martx-5
07-26-2013, 11:52 AM
But fot the most part they were the hammered gray look?

When I mentioned "hammered silver" in my initial post, the "hammered" part is what i recall, but may not have been so. But, it was definitely a silver color similar to the wheels...after you took off those awful Rostyle hub caps they stuffed on the '69.

Got_All_4
07-26-2013, 10:32 PM
I'm going to the TRF Summer Party next week and got an e-mail from Charles tonight that some is going to be there with a new 1969 TR6. He had new in quotation marks so what does that mean.

Hmmm...if that be the case, which I never doubt Ken, if your is originally black.
Must be an early 69

CC29843

DNK
07-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Actually not that early

TR4nut
07-27-2013, 01:48 PM
First TR6 I had was a 69, unfortunately I don't have the commission number - but it was a silver air cleaner, I wouldn't call it hammered I think I used the same silver as I had used on my Spitfire wheel rims - argent silver?

Got_All_4
07-27-2013, 08:39 PM
You can buy that hammered gray look in a spray can. I'll find out next week. Got to be some one at TRf that knows.