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PHOTOs OF THE WEEK— MARK WALKER'S TR6 RESTORATION AND FOX CITIES BRITISH CAR CLUB RESTORATION AREA

 

TRF received an email this week from Mark Walker of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is of interest for several reasons. First, he stores his parts in bins identified by the two-letter Plate designations in the blue and green TR6 catalogues, currently out of print, but available online, and the online catalogue has links to pdf files which you can access to print your own catalogue. Each section of the catalogue has a Plate (illustration) designated by a two-letter code, such as BA for Carburettors, DD for Front Suspension, and DP for Brakes. You can read Mark’s letter and see photos of his storage system by using this link. The second reason for interest is his description of the Fox Cities British Car Club in Oshkosh. The club has a clubhouse with space for winter storage. It also has a five-bay restoration shop. Mark states, “Our restoration area is an amazing resource. I can show up with almost no tools, and when I need help—just ‘ask an old guy.’” Mark includes four photos to show the frame of the TR6 he is restoring and some views of the restoration shop in the clubhouse. Please see links below the letter to access the Blue and Green Catalogues.

Charles and Team,

Just wanted to let you know how useful the two-character part section coding system from the TR6 Blue and Green catalogs is. (BA = Carburettors, DD = Front Suspension, DP = Brakes, etc.)

I am restoring a 1972 Triumph TR6 at the Fox Cities British Car Club in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The FCBCC offers space in a clubhouse for winter storage and has a five-bay restoration shop. Our restoration area is an amazing resource. I can show up with almost no tools, and when I need help—just ďask an old guy.Ē

My TR6 is just a frame and front suspension at this point. Itís a long-term project—and I donít want to take up more than my share of space in our restoration shop, so I use cubbies to store new and restored components vertically to take up as little workbench space as possible. Each cubby has a container full of parts. Each container is labeled using the two-character alpha codes from the Blue and Green catalogs.

Have attached four photos:
1. View of the south restoration area of the clubhouse—note club member Dennisí blue TR6 in final stages of a complete restoration and club member Tomís (some brand of car which starts with a ďJĒ and ends with an ďRĒ) under the car cover—with my humble frame in between.

2. View of my frame with workbench on the west wall—note the vertical storage cubbies for parts.

3. View of my workbench space—swing arms and steering rack in process.

4. Close-up of cubbies and containers with two-character codes on the lid of each container. I keep copies of the Blue and Green catalogs at home and at the clubhouse.

When I receive my shipments from The Roadster Factory, parts are immediately un-boxed and stashed in the appropriate container & cubby.

Thanks for a great system and high quality parts to use in re-building the TR6.

Itís a great way to spend our dark Wisconsin winters.

Mark Walker

Link to TR6 Parts Catalogue, Blue Book and Green Book Navigation Page. If you scroll down past the section icons you will find links for printable pdf pages.

 

1. View of the south restoration area of the clubhouse

2. View of my frame with workbench on the west wall—note the vertical storage cubbies for parts.

3. View of my workbench space—swing arms and steering rack in process.

4. Close-up of cubbies and containers with two-character codes on the lid of each container.