After the changes to the bodywork shape of the Giovanni Michelotti redesigned Triumph TR4 models – a number of the interior trim and upholstery panels were also updated. Triumph embraced changes in technology and introduced HF/RF (High-Frequency/Radio-Frequency) embossed patterns on many of their trim assembly panels in the 1960s era. As with most of the other major trim panels in the car – the Door Panels also featured an RF/HF pattern. This featured a four-line front-to-back horizontal line pattern at the top of the panel – and an intertwining pocket flap also featuring a basic pattern. This pocket was much smaller and restrictive compared with its predecessors – but was ideal for a navigation map or driving gloves. Of course, these days, it is perfect for storing a smartphone! Another continuation from the TR3A range was the inclusion of piping/beading on this front door trim assembly – with the TR4 models including piping all the way around the panel. This served a dual purpose of not only improving the aesthetics of the inside of the car; but also for a practical purpose in helping to hide the gaps between panels and bodywork! Triumph, like many other marques of this generation, were masters of deception on their production lines! The overall look and finish were maintained for all the TR4, TR4A, TR5, and TR250 models; with only minor changes made to the backing panel itself.
The TR4-TR250 models left the factory upholstered in a grained finish unsupported PVC material – often confused with Vynide (Leathercloth) which was used elsewhere in the cars. Commonly these days, this material is superseded with Vinyl (Ambla), although Leathercloth (Vynide) is still available if requested (colour dependent).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 panels – and if they did, this would have been a special order item. Note when “Leather” is mentioned on the heritage certificates, this is often only referring to the Seats. See our FAQs for more information. The piping, which was now included as standard on the most of the panels, was predominantly in White; with possibly a few special orders cars leaving with different coloured piping.
Our panels are templated using the original factory designs – with John himself owning numerous and various TR4s, TR5s, and TR6s over the years. With subtle updates to incorporate changes made by Triumph to door pulls/release mechanisms and window winders – our Panels are the most versatile panels on the market allowing you the option to switch and change between TR4/4A and TR5/TR6 styling however you see fit. Having supplied tens of thousands of these door panels over the years to restorers all over the world – John Skinners can confidently offer the most authentic and best-fitting panels on the market; as well as offering the widest range of original and bespoke colours. We, at John Skinners, are also one of the only restorers in the world who can offer the original embossed HF pattern, which is a sentiment to our dedication to offering not only the best fitting items in the industry – but also the investment in the machinery and tooling to allow us to authentically reproduce the parts to the original specifications. In the 40 years that John Skinners have been supplying interior trim parts for the Triumph TR4-TR6 range, we have become the established leading manufacturer of these parts due to our accurate replicas of the OEM panels, as well as very in-depth hands-on knowledge of these specific cars.
- Available in Leather, Vinyl (Ambla) or Leathercloth (Vynide).
- Two options of automotive-grade leather available to choose from – “grained” or “smooth” surface finish.
- Includes the original embossed HF/RF horizontal 4-line pattern at the top of the panel – John Skinners are one of the only manufacturers in the world to have the correct tooling for this part.
- RF/HF welded door “map” pocket flap pre-bonded and trimmed into place.
- Includes piping fully trimmed all the way around the panel.
- Backing boards are pre-cut on our in-house CNC machine using automotive-grade 2.55mm hardboard wood.
- Includes pre-drilled trim clip holes on the backing panel for affixing to the bodywork of the car, as well as pilot location drill holes for the window winder and the door release lever. Note that the positions of these differed from the TR4/4A models and the TR5/TR250 models. See our FAQs section for more details.
- Pilot holes on the backing panel for the door pull handle as fitted to all the TR4 and TR4″A” models; without compromising the use for TR5/TR250 models cars where these holes are not required.
- 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.
DISCOUNT – purchase this item as part of our Trim Panel Kit bundle to receive a cheaper price.