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  This topic is about my 1971 Triumph TR6
19381945 Silver Member Bob Allen
Port Orange, FL, USA   USA
When I bought my car it was missing several parts, one of which was the sill mouldings. Were these standard on the 69 - 72? The car was repainted at some point from blue to red so they could have been left off. I just received new ones from Moss with the 14 clip/rivets. Is there anything special I should know besides marking a straight line and snapping the trim on the seven rivets. Exactly where does the trim go. Just below and even with the sill? Any all suggestions welcome. A closeup picture would help greatly. THANKS.
Bob

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KenKKSU Silver Member Ken Kreiner
Aurora, OH, USA   USA
are there not holes in the body for the clip/rivets to fit into?

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ed.h Ed Hollingsworth
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
Bob--

This should give you some info on the trim:

http://bullfire.net/TR6/TR6-118/TR6-118.html

Ed

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LFMTR4 Lou Mijares
Scottsboro, AL, USA   USA
You don’t snap on to, you slide it over them from one end. IIRC it was from the front of the car to the rear.

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19381945 Silver Member Bob Allen
Port Orange, FL, USA   USA
Thanks Lou, you saved me from what could have been a costly mistake.

Bob

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ed.h Ed Hollingsworth
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
Mine just snapped on. The trim strips (at least the originals) were plenty springy enough for this.

Ed

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19381945 Silver Member Bob Allen
Port Orange, FL, USA   USA
Thanks Ed, I think your right. But, before I try either method I’m going to see if I can snap one in by hand.
Question; were the originals 3/8” wide? The ones from Moss are that size. In some pictures I’ve seen they look at least 1”.

Bob

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ed.h Ed Hollingsworth
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
I just measured them. A hair over 3/4" installed.

Ed

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LFMTR4 Lou Mijares
Scottsboro, AL, USA   USA
There are two widths, the narrow one was fitted until comm. numbers starting with CF and the wider one later. My car (72) has the narrow. I can measure it in the morning if needed but 3/8” sounds about right.

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ed.h Ed Hollingsworth
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
I had no idea. I wonder if that explains the difference in installation (snap on vs slide on).

Ed

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
I've put on a few of each and all were installed with a rubber hammer with a slight tap at the stud.
If you have to hit it, something is amiss.
Yes on the two types, wide of later and skinny on early..



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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19381945 Silver Member Bob Allen
Port Orange, FL, USA   USA
Thanks to Ed, Lou and Wayne. The 3/8” I got from Moss are very sturdy so all I need to do now is head to Harbor Freight for a rubber mallet.

Bob

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ed.h Ed Hollingsworth
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
On mine (the wider variety), i just used the heel of my hand.

Ed

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19381945 Silver Member Bob Allen
Port Orange, FL, USA   USA
Thanks Ed, I’ll try that first.

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19381945 Silver Member Bob Allen
Port Orange, FL, USA   USA
Thanks Lou, I will carefully try sliding.

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