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Jerry
01-27-2014, 05:24 PM
31374Tony hit a deer this morning and crunched the hood and drivers fender. Anybody have extras they want to get rid of? TR4, 1962.

Jerry

HerronScott
01-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Oh no! Glad that it wasn't any worse and hope everyone is OK.

Hopefully that wasn't one of the early short bubble hoods.

Scott

mallard
01-27-2014, 09:48 PM
I can't say what first came to mind, and I'm sorry I can't help. Looks like a super nice car, love the color.

Marvin Gruber
01-27-2014, 10:03 PM
I've got the parts but too far away to ship without you paying a fortune to get them.

Marv

Jerry
01-27-2014, 10:26 PM
Tell me what you mean by short bubble hoods because I will need to know what we should be looking for. Tony was not hurt although the deer did not make it. Hood and drivers fender are crushed. front scuttle and grill. Most everything else came through.

Jerry

Healey_Z
01-27-2014, 11:23 PM
Hey Jerry,

Sorry to hear. I'll keep my eyes open.

Ken in Loomis

Healey_Z
01-27-2014, 11:34 PM
Jerry,

tried sending you a PM. Saw a TR4 grill in gage Bay Area, hood in Fresno. Both in Craigslist.

tdskip
01-28-2014, 11:22 AM
Have fenders in SoCal....

Marvin Gruber
01-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Early TR4's have a shorter in length bugle (bubble) on the hood. The bubble doesn't go all the way back to the edge of the hood near the bulkhead. Stops maybe 4-6 inches away where a later TR4, 4A and 250, the bubble comes just about all the back to the edge. Any of the hoods will fit the same but the short bubble is correct for the 62 and 63 TR4. Post us a picture of the back of the hood at the end of the bubble and we can identify it.

Marv

Jerry
01-28-2014, 12:11 PM
I will get Tony to take a picture of the hood. It is at the insurance repair place now. The insurance company actually recommended the same place that painted the car 4 years ago. I know they will not be able to find the parts needed so I volunteered to help track them down. I think we can buy new everything but the hood. But we may not want a new fender. I tried to fit a new TR3 fender on my TR3 and it was a nightmare.
I sent the ads to tony to start calling on the hood. He will probably buy a new grill as the one that was in there was only 4 years old.
Ken in Loomis! where do you live? I am on Whiskey Bar.

HerronScott
01-29-2014, 08:13 AM
I think the short bubble hood was only fitted up to CT6429.

Scott

Healey_Z
01-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Ken in Loomis! where do you live? I am on Whiskey Bar.
I live off of Horseshoe Bar, just down the road :) Small world. A few of us local with 6 owners have some ride planned in the spring, drop me an email and I'll let you know when.

Jerry
01-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Ken, join the USBCC.org club. We go on drives all the time. Went last weekend in the beautiful 70's weather. We had 24 people on the drive. Two TR6s and lots of other cars.

Jerry

Jerry
01-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Hey group, we found a 250 fender. Is it the same as a TR4??

Jerry

Healey_Z
01-30-2014, 12:27 AM
Ken, join the USBCC.org club. We go on drives all the time. Went last weekend in the beautiful 70's weather. We had 24 people on the drive. Two TR6s and lots of other cars.

Jerry
Hey Jerry, I was at the Dixon show last year. I'll have my car there this year!

TOC
01-30-2014, 01:51 AM
Hey group, we found a 250 fender. Is it the same as a TR4??

Jerry
Rimmer Brothers says all models 4, 4A, 5 and 250, front wings the same. Valences different, but that's what their catalog says.
https://tr4a.weebly.com/uploads/2/1/9/8/21980360/rimmer_bros_tr4_4a_250_5._parts.pdf
Page 27.
Dave

HerronScott
01-30-2014, 08:07 AM
As far as I know they are the same except for the extra holes in the TR4A/TR250 fender for the side marker and the rivet holes for the molding/beading that goes into it which you will have to close up.

Scott

charleyf
02-04-2014, 02:38 PM
One other difference between the earlier TR4 hoods and the late Tr4's and TR 250's is the hood buffer points at the rear of each side of the underside of the hood. The early TR4 has a flat hood buffer but the later TR's all had a conical buffer. This conical buffer fits up into a molded depresssion in the hood. While he early TR4 hood is just flat. I am guessing that if you did get a later hood that switching the hood buffers would take care of the difference.
Charley