These furflex draught excluders were the basic method used in the 1950s to reduce the air gaps around the door opening on these early Triumph TR models. From 1953 to 1957, during the production of the TR2 and TR3 cars, pvc covered rubber pipings were tacked to the rear edge of the A Post footwell area, as well as the leading edging of the B Post Quarter Panels. These furflex covers were supplied in a matching material and colour to the surrounding interior panels. The material used was updated in late 1957 for the TR3A/B cars – which used a velour-style “moquette” furflex to serve the same purpose in the car.
These sewn material covers were originally supplied in Vynide (Leathercloth) from the factory production line. Commonly these days, this material is superseded with Vinyl (Ambla), although Leathercloth (Vynide) is still available if requested (colour dependent). Very few cars, if any, would have left with Leather covers – and if they did, this would have been a special order item. Note when “Leather” is mentioned on the heritage certificates, this is often referring to the Seats and some of the Cappings around the cockpit of the car. See our FAQs for more information.
With templates designed in the early 1980s using templates from the cars themselves – we have supplied the same pre-sewn kits for this area of the car for decades. With the correct 13mm black rubber core, and top-stitching detail to create a clean finish at both ends of the strips; we have improved on the original aesthetics of these parts – whilst maintaining is suitability to purpose….the top-stitching design is not strictly “original” – the original versions were loosely stapled together leaving a messy looking raw top-edge! It is details, changes and knowledge such as this that has helped John Skinners maintain their position as the leading manufacturer of Triumph TR interior upholstery kits.
- Available in Leather, Vinyl (Ambla) or Leathercloth (Vynide).
- Two options of automotive-grade leather available to choose from – “grained” or “smooth” surface finish.
- Sewn using the correct thickness (13mm) rubber core, and with a “P” flange edge seam for tacking to the A and B post areas.
- Made in England, only 50 miles away from the original production line.
- We source only the highest quality raw materials to manufacture our products – including leather from Italy and Scotland.
- John Skinners offer the widest range of colour options on the market – including all the correct original colour combinations, as well as many more custom shades.
- Worldwide material and colour samples service is available upon request, to ensure you get the look and finish your car deserves.
- Our kits are manufactured using the same methods and templates that we have used to great success for 40+ years. Rest assured, we know they fit!
- JSM has contributed to various notable Triumph restorations including TS01, and the much-publicised Triumph TR2 “Jabbeke“ MVC575 restoration project.
- Access to help and advice when it comes time to fit these panels – we have been making and fitting these same parts for a long time – we know all the tricks, and we are more than happy to assist you or your trimmer should you get stuck.
DISCOUNT – purchase this item as part of our Trim Panel Kit bundle to receive a cheaper price.