Brad and Company,
Thanks to all for the great responses on this. I copied the list, rather
than dig out all the addresses for the CC list. How did TR owners survive
before the Internet and people you guys.
Here's the consensus... Many said I shouldn't waste the rare shiny bezel and
save it for an early car that needs it... I agree completely. When I got
the bezel from Dan I didn't realize that I would be in this complication. I
thought it was just a paint job assignment.
Brad you have asked that I trade it with you for your early TR4... I'm for
that.... makes sense. Andy Mace has offered to supply me with a black bezel
in good shape so mine can go to you. Ken Nuelle sent me a note I think he
might have meant for you saying he had an entire early dash and bezel
I would be happy with any trade or whatever... so I end up with a good black
bezel and Brad ends up with the part he needs. Brad.. I don't need any
money.... so forget that.
Can we make this work?
BTW, I have may seats, dash and instruments out of the car and the
windscreen frame is off.... Wires hanging down everywhere. Hope I remember
how to get it back together. Rather than try to do a quality job myself....
I am thinking of having the local high quality body shop repaint the dash
white with a modern clearcoat added. Have to see how much they want.
62 TR4 CT16260L - Groton, MA
From: Brad Kahler <Brad.Kahler@141.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: TR4 Instrument Bezel Panel Finish
Brian, your dash instrument cluster should be black vinyl covered. The
aluminum ones were only on the very early cars. Which is what mine is and
that is the type of dash I'm looking for! There are lots of the black
instrument clusters like you need out there. Before you paint the one you
have would you be interested in selling or trading it to me? My TR4 is
CT288L. Real early. I have one that is vinyl covered but it has one
problem with a tear or something like that. I would have to dig it out and
look closer at it to be sure however. Let me know if you're interested in
selling. I'd be happy to help you find the right cluster. Also would you
happen to have seen an ashtray that is also aluminum instead of black. The
very first cars had that and then early on they switched to the black