In a message dated 8/8/99 7:02:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< As they say on the radio talk shows..."long time listener (three weeks),
first time caller...
When I removed the front fenders from my 61 TR-3A, there was a thin
rubber strip between the fenders and the inner valance, where the bolts
attached the fender to the valance (these are the fender bolts you can
see when looking at the engine compartment).
I can find no reference to this rubber strip in the Moss catalog or the
Brooklands Spare Parts catalog. None of the exploded diagrams show it.
Did this strip come from the factory, or installed by some DPO? This is
my first restoration.
Thanks, Dennis Lambert >>
I've pulled a few of these things off in my time and have never seen any
rubber in between any of the body panels. All of them looked pretty much like
the pics in the parts books. Any sign of collision damage? This is not to say
that some cars didn't have any rubber strips from the factory. Triumph did
all kinds of weird things in putting these cars together, and many are not
documented very well.
I don't think you should be very concerned about replacing them.
(all with an "O") :-)