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    Painting small bits on TR4A

    I started sorting out my project TR4A for painting and realized I don't know which of the small bits are painted body color, black, or left unpainted. So I need help.
    Also, what about hardware for these items and for attaching fenders, etc. - bolt heads - painted or unpainted?

    Here's my list so far of the 12 items that I need help with with my guesses: Please add any other items that I might have overlooked.

    <span style="text-decoration: underline">TR4A Painting Bits</span>

    choices:
    Paint body color [body color]
    Paint black [black]
    Unpainted [plain]

    1-Hood hinges [body]
    2-Hood catch plate (on body) [body or zinc(later cars)]
    3-Hood pin &amp; catch (on hood) [body]
    4-Hood prop rod [black]

    5-Radiator support brackets [black]
    5a-Grill support tubes [body]

    6-Door hinges [body]
    6a-Door latches &amp; catches [plain]
    6b-Door mechanism hex bolt heads [body]
    6c-Door check straps [plain]

    7-Windshield post brackets [plain]
    8-Gearbox cover [plain fiberboard]
    9-Driveshaft cover [body fiberboard]

    10-Trunk lid support tube [body]
    11-Trunk lid support slider [plain]
    12-Trunk lock/latch [plain]

    13-Bumper brackets f&amp;r [black]
    14-Rear fender outriggers [black]
    15-Front fender bolt heads [???]

    Like the TR3, parts were painted body color if they were assembled before painting. Variations in other bits are normal from car to car. It's a LBC
    PeterK
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    Re: Painting small bits on TR4A

    Your guesses are pretty good. I'm working from memory (not home today) and with a TR4, but here is what I recall:

    1-Hood hinges [body] AGREE
    2-Hood catch plate (on body) AGREE
    3-Hood pin &amp; catch (on hood) [body] AGREE
    4-Hood prop rod [black] AGREE

    5-Radiator support rods [body] -- Think these are black

    6-Door hinges [body] AGREE
    6a-Door latches [plain] AGREE
    6b-Door mechanism hex bolt heads -- Plain (I think)
    6c-Door check straps -- Straps are plain

    7-Windshield post brackets AGREE
    8-Gearbox cover [plain fiberboard?] AGREE, though oil-soaked is de rigeur
    9-Driveshaft cover [body] AGREE

    10-Trunk support tube [body] AGREE
    11-Trunk lid support slider [plain] AGREE
    12-Trunk lock/latch [plain] AGREE

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    Re: Painting small bits on TR4A

    Peter-

    2) Hood catch on a TR4 is body color, and I'm pretty sure the catch on a TR250-6 is plain - suspect the 4A is plain as well since it is the same style, but that's a guess.

    5) On the 4, the rod supports from the radiator to the crossmember are black.

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