View Full Version : TR4/4A TR4A IRS Grille Question

07-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Finally getting around to replacing the bent radiator stay rod, a result of the pry bar used to open the bonnet, and found a broken weld on the grill. Read through a ton of posts on the material and how to weld/braise/epoxy, but still confused. Is the grille and the headlight trim piece its welded to, the same material? It appears the direction indicator cup is not. I'm not a welder, so I would just like to ask the right questions when I find someone that can help. The tab was also pretty bent up so I straightened it in prep for refitting even though the bend scribes don't line up. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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07-20-2014, 07:24 PM
It is aluminum so not easily welded. Find a professional who knows how to Tig Weld aluminum.

Marvin Gruber
07-20-2014, 11:03 PM
Or clamp to correct fit and use JB well on the back side, no one would ever know.


07-21-2014, 10:06 AM
It's also anodized, so welding would mess the finish up. I would use JBWeld as Marvin suggests.

07-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Thanks, I think I'll give the JB a shot. Any special prep I should do first and is there a JB specifically for aluminum?