Rear Bulkhead Panel

Suitable Models: TR4A, TR5, TR250

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The Panel directly in front of the rear fuel tank bulkhead was a prominent interior panel for the TR4/4A, TR5/TR250, and TR6 models. Following the gentle curvature of the rear cockpit bodywork – this panel was embossed with a pattern to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Here at John Skinners, we have all the correct HF tooling for these original factory specification designs and finishes. Please see below for more in-depth descriptions, videos, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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With the TR4″A” model, first launched in 1965, Triumph continued where they had left off with the TR4 model. Although this model saw the introduction of the Independent Rear Suspension – hence sometimes being referred to as a TR4 “IRS” – the interior trim and upholstery parts remained similar to that of earlier TR4 models. The rear bulkhead assembly panel situated directly in front of the fuel/petrol tank was very similar in look and finish – still using the HF/RF welding (High-Frequency/Radio-Frequency) technique to emboss vertical weld lines. There was one important difference to the earlier TR4 bulkhead casing panel – with the TR4A having deeper corners. This was to accommodate the changes made to the Wheelarch bodywork tub. The earlier TR4 cars featured rounded/curved wheel arch, but for the TR4A models, these were flattened to allow for the bulkier Hood Frame metalwork to be stowed away. This had a knock-on effect to the depth of the corners of the wheelarch quarter panels, which in turn meant that corners of the corresponding bulkhead panel were made larger to ensure they match up. It is worth keeping this in mind – as we have seen instances where the bodywork has been restored using a different rear tub – causing confusion when it came to the fitment of the interior panels. This same adapted shape was continued all the way through the end of the TR6 production run in the late 1970s; albeit with a change of design of the embossed lines taking place in 1970.

The panel for this rear trim board bulkhead assembly left the factory upholstered in Vynide (Leathercloth). Commonly these days, this material is superseded with Vinyl (Ambla), although Leathercloth (Vynide) is still available if requested (colour dependent).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. Unlike the earlier TR3A cars, this bulkhead panel did not feature any piping/beading.

Our panels are templated using the original factory designs – and have been tried and tested for decades on thousands of cars around the world. 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 addition to this – we are also fully aware of the subtle, but essential difference in shape between the TR4 and TR4A/TR5/TR250/TR6 bulkhead panels. This attention to detail and in-depth knowledge 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.
  • Includes the original embossed HF/RF vertical 19-line pattern – John Skinners are one of the only manufacturers in the world to have the correct tooling for this part.
  • Backing boards are pre-cut on our in-house CNC machine using automotive-grade 2.55mm hardboard wood, allowing for the gentle curvature fitment to the car to be achieved.
  • Includes pre-drilled pilot holes on the backing panel for affixing to the bodywork of the car.

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.

 


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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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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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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