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TR2, TR3 GLOVE BOX COMPANION
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INTRODUCTION BY CHARLES—Continued
When I started to restore my car, it was worn and starting to rust, but
it was completely original in almost every detail.  In disassembling it that
first time, I acquired a reverence for the quality Triumph had built into
my car.  In rebuilding my car that first time, I went to a huge effort to
duplicate that quality with the same brand name components Triumph
had used, many of them still available as "Stanpart" components in those
days.  Later, when I had founded a company to preserve these cars, I
wanted to offer the same quality to my customers, and TRF had accounts
with Vandervell, Lucas, Girling, Lockheed, Borg & Beck, Armstrong,
SU, Hardy-Spicer, Laycock, and others.
Many of the original parts manufacturers to Triumph have gone out
of business or have been sold, some several times, over the years since
The Roadster Factory was founded, the list also including Triumph itself.
This has made it necessary to acquire the respective components from
other sources, often having to produce certain parts from scratch.  It has
always been my goal regarding the parts manufactured in this way to
produce parts of original quality which not only look original but also
function as original.  We usually do not purchase generic versions of
components, such as TR3 ball joints and tie-rod ends.  Instead, we often
have them made from scratch to original Triumph drawings or to match
original parts.  Many times, after having gone to this effort, we have
been forced to compete on price with generic components sold by
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