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Triumph TR7 Boot lining

Postby UKPhilTR7 » 15 Aug 2017 04:47

I am in the process of adding new trim to the cockpit of my car. On the inside I have used acoustic carpet and the finish looks rather nice. So I was looking at doing the same for the boot. I see that TR7 boot lining kits can be brought, but I was thinking of making my own so that I could put the carpet on it.

Has anyone made their own boot lining or have anyone got the measurements for a template to be made? I know I can measure them myself, but if someone has this to hand and it fits perfect, why not make use of it 
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Postby fastman » 15 Aug 2017 14:25

I made my own for the yellow FHC. It was a fun project, and not too costly. Some ideas that have worked for me include making a new spare cover from plywood (embossed with TR7 logo), creating an access panel for the lights, using sound deadening material, and led strip lighting. A craft store supplied a corrugated plastic sheet, spray glue (super 777?), and of course carpet from a local shop. I made templates of the shapes needed, then cut large and trimmed once installed. I suggest you should give it a try and enjoy a project. If it doesn't meet your grade, you can purchase one from S&S.
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Postby supercass » 15 Aug 2017 18:03

If you still have the original lining panels but they just look tatty you could recover them. I did this and am pleased with the results. I used stretch carpet and spray contact adhesive, a doddle to use and I also applied this to the wheel arches and around the fuel filler access panel. I also used the boot floor and back panel original but tatty carpet as a template to make new from a black carpet remnant, turning these over and gluing at the edge then gluing thin soundproofing material on the back. I manufactured a small panel in carpet for the area between the lights behind the number plate. I used thin non fraying car floor carpet purchased from a discount store on the back of the boot lid which I glued in place. Finishing off exposed nuts with nut caps completes the job. An estimated total cost of about £40. If you were to buy a new cardboard boot panel set and recover these it would still cost less than £100 and gives a finish that appears much more complete than the ready made carpet sets.
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Re: Boot lining

Postby stevie_a » 15 Aug 2017 20:15

I did mine, normally you can pick up good carpet for this job at auto jumbles, some hard board and spray contact glue and its done !

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Re: Boot lining

Postby Rich K » 17 Aug 2017 21:34

Here is our effort on the car we recently restored. This was done using automotive carpet and contact adhesive purchased from an auto jumble stand and backing boards that we made using the tired originals as templates. The boot floor mat has a layer of carpet underlay glued onto the back to give some stiffness and sound deadening quality. Total cost in materials was less than £50.

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Re: Boot lining

Postby UKPhilTR7 » 18 Aug 2017 00:29

Thanks for that guys, seeing your results I think I will have to give it a go. The back and the sides should be UK to do, as I have the side light protectors that will hold everything on. I think the back piece will be fine too. However, the bit causing me a slight bit of concern is the section that will go over the light cluster. That looks like it will be a bit tricky.
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Re: Boot lining

Postby FI Spyder » 18 Aug 2017 16:08

For those of you wishing to keep it original: My liner pretty much looked like new but there were a few places were the plastic was either gouged or cracked at a fold such that the matting beneath could be seen. I spread some black vinyl repair paste on the area and cured with heat gun and tool that comes with kit. The black cardboard light guards had cracked at the folds revealing the brown beneath. These I sprayed with black rock guard paint and 10 years on is still like it was just done.
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Triumph TR7 Boot lining

Postby hwadd » 08 Sep 2019 12:36

UK Phil where did you get those led backlights 5 ur tr7?!!

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Re: Triumph TR7 Boot lining

Postby UKPhilTR7 » 15 Sep 2019 20:29

Hi Hugh, I got all my bulbs of ebay. If you have a search for Dash LED's, you will be able to see the chart that I put together to show which ones are needed.
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