TR7 DHC Restoration Project

TR7 Restoration Project, Feb-2013

I acquired this neglected beauty in February 2013, with the aim of restoring it to its former glory:

It’ll be getting stripped down to the bare body then rebuilt after all the rot has been eradicated with lots of new or refurbished parts.

I’ll be writing-up progress on the restoration as a series of articles – see links below.

Hope you find this useful – please feel free to comment or ask a question.

TR7 DHC Restoration ProjectRestoring an unloved and badly neglected TR7.Feb-2013
First ImpressionsAn initial assessment of the state of the car.Feb-2013
StripdownRemoval of all the bolt-on parts.Feb-2013
Rotary JigFabricating a rotary jig and mounting the car.Feb-2013
Removing the Outer SillRemoving the outer sill and repairing the inner sill.Apr-2013
Rear Floor and BulkheadRepairing the rear floor and rear lower bulkhead.May-2013
Front WheelarchesRepairing the front wheel arches.Sep-2013
Floor and Front BulkheadRepairing the floor/front bulkhead.Sep-2013
Rear WheelarchesReplacing the rear wheel arches.Sep-2013
Replacing The Outer SillReplacing The Outer SillOct-2013
Boot AreaRepairing the boot.Nov-2013
Front Chassis and Wheel ArchRepairing the front chassis behind the wheel arch.Nov-2013
Anti Rust PrimerRepairing the front chassis behind the wheel arch.Nov-2013
RustproofingApplying Dinitrol 3125 and 4941Feb-2014
Fitting the Doors and WingsFitting the Doors and WingsFeb-2014
PaintingFilling, priming, rubbing down and painting.Feb-2014
New seats for the TR7Fitting Toyota MR2 leather seats to the TR7Jul-2014
TR7 Finished!The "finished" TR7 after all major items sorted.Aug-2014