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Front fender panel with evidence of the left hand lower area damage. The chassis has to be pulled out on the left hand side.

1959 Triumph TR3 restoration

This 1959 Triumph TR3 project was assigned to us by Dukes Garage in Westminster, Colorado.  We initially picked up all the bolt-on-panels including fenders, doors, trunk, and hood.  The fenders and front mouth panel were in particularly bad shape with a layer of thick filler on each panel.  The right hand side of the 1959 Triumph TR3 had been hit at some point, causing medium scale damage.  After inspection, it was deemed necessary to align the right side of the chassis frame on a table.

See photos below for the condition of the automobile panels after media blasting.  Notice the amount of body filler still remaining on each panel.  The body filler was then removed to reveal the damaged panels and get them ready for restoration.  A detailed description of the restoration process will follow in upcoming blog posts.

 Photos of 1959 Triumph TR3 panels before restoration

1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Right side of front nose after media blasting
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Left side of front nose after media blasting
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Front fender panel with evidence of the left hand lower area damage. The chassis had to be pulled out on the left hand side.
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Panel after media blasting – still a lot of body filler to be removed
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Left hand rear fender panel after media blasting
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Front right hand panel before restoration
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Fender
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Panel decay – example of most panels state

 

1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
More panel decay close up
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Lower left hand corner of the front clip
1959 Triumph TR3 Restoration
Panel after body filler removal

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