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Photo of the Week: Al Miller'S 1974 TR6 restoration

 

Albert forwarded some photos sent by Al Miller who lives in upstate New York of his 1974 TR6 restoration. Albert didn’t send any text with the photos, but it looks like Mr. Miller is preparing his car well for painting. The photos show what looks like epoxy primer on all of the panels, and there is a pile of what look like new fenders, also in the same primer. I consider that it is best to remove the water based black primer from new body panels as a part of preparation for painting, as I have seen the factory primer fail, resulting in one case in a floor that had to be replaced again. In fact, I had driven the car year-around for a couple of years, but after a restoration, I should have been able to do that.

I have been writing about TR2 and TR3 a lot lately, but I am just as enthusiastic about most British cars, particularly the TR6 which I credit for giving TRF a good bit of the success it has achieved. Enthusiasts who proceed as Al Miller is proceeding can build cars in their home garages that reach a much higher standard than a new car off the assembly line. The difference is the loving care that an enthusiast can put into his project, where hours spent are part of the pleasure and not necessarily part of the bill. Note that Mr. Miller test fits his fenders, holding them in place with cable ties—good idea!

 

Photo of  Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration

Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration

Photo of  Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration

 

Photo of  Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration

Photo of  Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration

Test fitting the fenders

Photo of  Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration

Note Fenders test fitted and held with wire ties!

Photo of  Al Miller’s 1974 TR6 restoration