Ken Le Mesurier
TR3 - 1957 model TS 20084
Ken purchased this car from Julie Ow in Perth WA. Hopefully we will receive some more information about the restoration as it looks like a daunting task!
Ken says: "...the car came in from Singapore after having spent 6 years in a shipping container. I started working on her in late October 2016. The body is nearly finished but I still have a bit to do on the boot. I am still unsure what colour yet, either carnelian red or two tone black and cream." edited 27/717
New photos added at the bottom 28/11/18:
Well - all the bits have arrived.
Good grief - what have I bought!
Lots of bits
This is the chassis ....
And this seems to be the "recovered" chassis ... how did he do it?
As a late TR3 the rear apron looks correct with the pressings for the separate turning lights.
Some clue about a variety of previous colours.
New material - 26 July 2017
This is a magnificent effort when you look back at the chassis above.
Panel fit looking good.
This is the right way to restore the body. Nicely engineered rotisserie.
"Body panels are ready for the colour coat, body on rotisserie, frame ready for motor and gear box, and a mod on the rear shocks. The silver bit is where I have machined out to take a tube spanner" more to come
The silver bit is where I have machined out to take a tube spanner
Final paint coats going on.
Chassis and running gear back in shed with motor and gear box ready for oils radiator, exhaust new tyres and wheels.
Should be driving next year!