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April 8, 2024

Here we have the finished update of the TR6 interior from last week. New carpet and wheelarch padding, but all of the rest are the same old components shown in last week’s photo. Just the wheelarches alone would have been a huge improvement, getting the seams straight and removing the wrinkles, but a slight color change to the carpet was a big help as well. Minor tweaks to the side and rear panels helped too, although too minor to show up in the pics. The hard backing on the side panels means that they will always wrinkle where they curve to meet the rear gas tank panel, but it’s not a big deal as they are hidden when the soft top is folded down, and way back in a dark shadow that makes them less visible when the top is up. Front carpets should be considered a “normal wear” item, and are usually the first interior component to show their age. The crisp lines of carpet will wear away gradually so it usually doesn’t get noticed until it looks really bad. Keep a careful watch on it, you’ll see the signs much earlier than you might expect. If you drive your car frequently, especially when your drives are short and you get in & out repeatedly without adding many miles, you will probably see a big improvement if you plan on replacing the carpet every 5-10 years.

April 1, 2024

Sometimes, just a little detail work is all that’s needed to improve the “cosmetics” of your Triumph. Take this TR6 for example. The interior was actually in pretty good shape, but a sloppy installation left it looking a little bit “rough”. While the car was here for an engine rebuild and a moderate sized list of smaller items to address, it was decided that we should tidy-up the interior and make the car more appealing. The biggest mistake here is with the wheel arch covers, and a lot of folks struggle to get these right. It doesn’t help that some of the interior suppliers send the wrong type of padding in their kits, and poor looking covers were so common that we posted a page on our website about them many many years ago: https://macysgarage.com/wheelarch%20cvr.htm Check back with us next week and see how new wheel arch padding and several fitting adjustments (plus a new carpet set) brought this TR6 interior up to something the owner and his family will be proud to sit in.
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© 2018-2023 - Macy’s Garage, Ltd.

Blog

WHAT we’re doing, and HOW we’re doing it!

April 8, 2024

Here we have the finished update of the TR6 interior from last week. New carpet and wheelarch padding, but all of the rest are the same old components shown in last week’s photo. Just the wheelarches alone would have been a huge improvement, getting the seams straight and removing the wrinkles, but a slight color change to the carpet was a big help as well. Minor tweaks to the side and rear panels helped too, although too minor to show up in the pics. The hard backing on the side panels means that they will always wrinkle where they curve to meet the rear gas tank panel, but it’s not a big deal as they are hidden when the soft top is folded down, and way back in a dark shadow that makes them less visible when the top is up. Front carpets should be considered a “normal wear” item, and are usually the first interior component to show their age. The crisp lines of carpet will wear away gradually so it usually doesn’t get noticed until it looks really bad. Keep a careful watch on it, you’ll see the signs much earlier than you might expect. If you drive your car frequently, especially when your drives are short and you get in & out repeatedly without adding many miles, you will probably see a big improvement if you plan on replacing the carpet every 5-10 years.

April 1, 2024

Sometimes, just a little detail work is all that’s needed to improve the “cosmetics” of your Triumph. Take this TR6 for example. The interior was actually in pretty good shape, but a sloppy installation left it looking a little bit “rough”. While the car was here for an engine rebuild and a moderate sized list of smaller items to address, it was decided that we should tidy-up the interior and make the car more appealing. The biggest mistake here is with the wheel arch covers, and a lot of folks struggle to get these right. It doesn’t help that some of the interior suppliers send the wrong type of padding in their kits, and poor looking covers were so common that we posted a page on our website about them many many years ago: https://macysgarage.com/wheelarch%20cvr.htm Check back with us next week and see how new wheel arch padding and several fitting adjustments (plus a new carpet set) brought this TR6 interior up to something the owner and his family will be proud to sit in.
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