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TR6 TR6 Hardtop question

MrPandy

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I'm interested in getting a hardtop for my 71, especially since there is nothing but a softtop frame on it now and it's getting kinda cold, but I have no idea how it attaches to the body. Do I need to have any specific parts to hook it up? And will a factory hardtop fit any year TR6? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Thanks to everyone for all of the useful info I've picked up here.
 

swift6

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Any TR6 Hardtop will fit any year TR6. Changes made through production will not affect this area. There are some specialized fastners at the B-pillar area. TRF used to sell them as well as a Hardtop fittment guide. That would be a good place to start.

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bobh

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When I had a '71 I had a TR4 "Surrey" top. I don't recall any problem with the installation. Parrish Plastics (now called Slimline I believe) made a top that has the general shape of the TR4 top. It shoild fit the TR6. There was one posted for sale recently.
 

ALLAN

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Unless you need original, the Slimline top looks great it has that smooth rounded top that gives the tr6 a more modern look. They are light and easy to install with two turnbuckles in the rear and two bolts in the front. I have seen three on ebay in the last two months. My top came with hardware and no modifications were needed.
 

SpannerMan

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When I had a '71 I had a TR4 "Surrey" top. I don't recall any problem with the installation.

[/ QUOTE ] Funny - I was wondering whether the Surrey top would fit on the TR6, as I was perusing the Bill Piggott Original Triumph TR4-6 book the other day. Now I've got my answer...! I had a notion to try to do a photoshop 'transplant' to see how it would look but haven't got to that yet. Pete
 

swift6

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A few people have successfully fitted a surrey top to TR6's. Supposedly there is a slight sealing problem on the rear deck because they are not quite identical from the TR4-250 to the TR6. With the TR6 deck being a little flatter. Lee Jansen has a write up on how he fit a Surrey top to his TR6. You can find it on his website by scrolling down his contents page.

https://www.turbo-tr6.info/

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delisaj

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Looking out at all of the rain coming down from my office window, I was looking for information on where I could get a decent hardtop for my 1971 TR6, and, if it would be easy to install.

Saw some listings on Ebay. Any advice, suggestions, appreciated.

Thanks as always.

John
 

CinneaghTR

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A Surrey top on a TR6?! Sacrilege!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonono.gif Just kidding, but IMHO, the factory TR6 hardtop is beautiful! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Here's another page featuring a TR6 with a Surrey installed:
https://www.triumphowners.com/687
I am not sure if Todd Bermudez is on the forum, but I know that he is very active on other lists and with 6-Pack.
 

jeff3113

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FYI - My white fiberglass hardtop is on ebay right now.
Someone has the black version of mine on ebay right now - asking $750. (yikes!!). Mine is priced for a fraction of that.
Biggest issue is being able to ship the darn thing. Not heavy - just extremely bulky.

good luck,
jeff3113
 

swift6

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When I bought my TR6 Hardtop, I got a really good deal, I paid $300 for a factory steel hardtop from a guy in Detroit. Perfect pain, headliner and seals. Then it cost me $300 to have it shipped, the box wah huge! All in all, I still got a really good deal, even if it was ten years ago.


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bobh

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Does anyone use a Parrish Plastics top? They were bought out by Smoothline several years ago. You'll see Smoothline in the Moss catalog. Just wondering how well they fit and seal.
Thanks, BOBH
 

swift6

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I've seen the Parrish tops fit pretty well. My factory hardtop fit is better than my softtop fit. Really turn the car into a GT.
 
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