B Post Panels

Suitable Models: TR5, TR250, TR6

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Situated at the base of the b post pillar with the Door Panel closing directly onto it – this B Post Reinforcement Panel is continually bashed and battered. Don’t forget about this basic, but essential panel of the interior trim panels. Available in a variety of materials and colours – please see below for more in-depth descriptions, videos, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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After the overhaul of the Triumph TRs in the early 1960s with a somewhat radical redesign by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, the majority of the interior trim items were also completely updated, with various new techniques introduced allowing for changes to the overall aesthetics of the upholstery. The leading edge of the B Post Pillars featured a small triangular millboard panel at the lower edge, which acted as an extra reinforced “gusset” pad for the closing of the door panels. For the TR4 and TR4A models, it was only the inside of the cabin area that was covered with this assembly panel – with the outside ridge and edge being left as bare exposed metalwork. For the TR5, TR250 and TR6 models – this B Post Finish panel was made slightly larger with a crease to follow the ridge of the gusset, and excess material that was folded around and over to cover up the external-facing bodywork area of the gusset.

These reinforcement assembly cover pads were millboard panels covered in Vynide (Leathercloth) when leaving the original 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 Commonly these days, this material is superseded with Vinyl (Ambla), although Leathercloth (Vynide) is still available if requested (colour dependent).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 only the Seats, with other elements of the car remaining in Leathercloth (Vynide) / Vinyl (Ambla). See our FAQs for more information.

John Skinner Ltd panels are templated using the original factory designs – and have been tried and tested for decades on thousands of cars around the world – with John himself owning various TRs over the years – allowing us trial fit these panels first hand. All of our panels are cut on our in-house CNC machine attaining millimetre precision and accuracy each time; and are made using the correct thickness and automotive-grade millboard material for the era. These panels can be upholstered in either Vinyl (Ambla) or Leather; the latter option being skived (thinned) to avoid any extra bulk compromising the fitment. Through our first-hand knowledge, ownership and fitment of parts to these cars – and our investment in machinery allowing us to mass-produce suitable parts for these various cars – further goes to illustrate why we are considered the leading interior trim manufacturers for Triumph TRs, and have been for over 40 years now.

DETAILS

  • Available in Leather, Vinyl (Ambla) or Leathercloth (Vynide).
  • Two options of automotive-grade leather available to choose from – “grained” or “smooth” surface finish.
  • Backing boards are pre-cut on our in-house CNC machine using automotive-grade 2.2mm millboard, and creased along the bottom edge to ease fitment into the car (TR5/TR250/TR6 models only).
  • If ordered in leather, these parts are supplied pre-thinned/skived, at no extra cost.

Why JSM?

  • 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. We also worked closely with Mark Macy of Macy’s Garage (USA) on his wife’s TR4 – becoming the only Triumph TR to ever score the perfect 100-point score in the TRA Concours D’Elegance back in 2018. Mark Macys own TR4 came in second place, at the same show – also with JSM trimmed fitted.
  • 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. As noted above, John himself has used this part on a number of his own TRs, so we are well versed in the fitment process.

 


DISCOUNT – purchase this item as part of our Trim Panel Kit bundle to receive a cheaper price.


 

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Please note that the colour names refer to internal John Skinner Ltd names, not necessarily the names Triumph originally used for these colours.

Due to industry-wide inconsistencies in production and record-keeping, it is widely accepted that the interpretation of original shades varies depending on who you ask. As a result, John Skinner Ltd offers multiple “original” shade options for you to make your final choice from. Below is a list of these accepted “original” colour choices that John Skinners can offer for your Triumph restoration project.

Black
Black
Black
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Black RG 1290
Black RG 1290
Black RG 1290
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Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
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Pale Shadow Blue
Pale Shadow Blue
Pale Shadow Blue
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Matador Red
Matador Red
Matador Red
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Cherry Red
Cherry Red
Cherry Red
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Bright Red
Bright Red
Bright Red
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Biscuit Light Tan
Biscuit Light Tan
Biscuit Light Tan
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Barley Beige
Barley Beige
Barley Beige
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New Tan
New Tan
New Tan
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New Tan RG 1290
New Tan RG 1290
New Tan RG 1290
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Chestnut Brown RG 1290
Chestnut Brown RG 1290
Chestnut Brown RG 1290
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CUSTOM COLOURS/COMBINATIONS ALSO AVAILABLE

Note that we can also offer a variety of custom “non-original” shades if you prefer a more bespoke finish. For a full and complete list of options please view our Materials & Colours library.

SAMPLES/COLOUR CONFIRMATIONS

As part of the ordering process, we will arrange for samples to be sent for final confirmation – so browse and shop with complete peace of mind, knowing that we will guide you through step-by-step with all the information you require.

Please note that all materials are subject to colour shade differences between production batches. There may be subtle differences in colour shading between sample cuttings and final production material.

Due to the range of products we offer, and our worldwide customer base, we can only calculate an accurate shipping cost once Your Quote has been received by our Sales Team. As there is no payment required at this stage – use our online shop in full confidence, with zero commitment to purchase – and send us your Quotation request for your interior trim requirements; and we will get in touch directly with you with an updated Quote, which will include the shipment costs.

In the meantime, basic guideline shipping costs are outlined below.

(For all non-UK shipments – the final price per box depends on the size of the box – which is dictated by the items in your final selection)

UK: £10.50 – £15 per box

Europe & European Union: £20 – £75 per box

North America & Canada: £28.50 – £95 per box

Rest of World: £42.50 – £160 per box

Generally speaking, a complete car interior kit (Trim Panels, Carpets, Seat Covers, Boot/Trunk area, Soft Top Hoods etc) normally requires 2 x FULL Size Boxes, with some cars needing slightly less, and some slightly more.

Please note that these prices are exclusive of VAT (UK Customers ONLY) and any additional customs or handling charges that may be incurred during shipping. These prices are given as an approximation only.

For further information about shipping, and to learn more about how our shipping costs are calculated, please read our Shipping and Delivery guide.

 


Brexit

As of January 2021, the UK is no longer part of the European Union (EU). As a result, several changes have been implemented which affects how EU based customers now purchase things from the UK. Here is a brief overview…

The UK Value Added Tax (VAT @ 20%) is no longer applicable to any customers purchasing from outside the UK, assuming these goods leave the UK. To clarify, no VAT (20%) will be charged on initial purchase for any goods leaving the UK.

Instead your local country tax is charged upon importation into that country. This is based on the value of the goods as stated on the customs Invoice we supply. For most European countries – the result of this change is minimal as most local taxes range between 17% and 22% for the large majority of EU based countries. Note that some countries have lower tax rates, and others have higher, this is purely a guideline.

You will be contacted by a customs official upon arrival of the parcels to the destination country – and they will request payment of these taxes.

All shipping agents levy a small administration charge for “clearing customs” normally of a value around €5 – €10.

The large majority of our products are Tariff/Duty free – meaning that you should not incur additional tariff charges upon importation. It should be noted that we use the HS Commodity Code (Tariff Code) 8708.99.9790 “Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8708 > Other Parts…” – for the majority of the kits that we supply.

For any Trade or Wholesale Customers – if you provide us with your EORI number – then this is noted at the point of import, allowing you to claim back the Tax from your local government when you issue you tax returns.

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