TR250 and TR6 Glove Box Companion
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
Deb Gawlas's Car—Continued
The task of restoring the body, which was in two pieces after sandblasting, to a
single unit was daunting. Many hours were spent fitting panels and tweaking gaps.
Many of the concours details became known to me through photos taken at numerous
car shows and through conversations with customers, including Darrell Floyd, Chief
Judge of the Vintage Triumph Register, who also owns a 1971 TR6. As the restoration
continued, it was always amazing to me how the availability of parts allowed for this
junkyard piece to transform into a concours beauty with 6 appeal!
Years were spent researching the model year and purchasing and installing precisely
the correct parts for concours. Every part that was needed was available through The
Roadster Factory except for the rear lamp assemblies. I found good used lamps at a
swap meet then, but now, those same lamps are available again at TRF.
Nearing the end of the restoration at 3:00 a.m. in the backyard garage, my sister,
my brother-in-law, and I were standing back looking at the car, totally exhausted. My
brother-in-law said, "It needs one more thing." He reached for the rear wing "TR6"
decals, applied them quickly, and then said, "There, perfect!"
During the restoration of my TR6, I realized what a wonderful family project it had
become. It created a very special bond with family members that lives on. If anyone
wants to gain closeness with family, have a few laughs, work together, and play
together, owning and working on a British car can certainly show the way.
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The Body Starts to Take Shape...