Triumph TR4A Boot / Trunk Area
Dedicated a page to this because of a single issue - the spare wheel! With the larger profile tyre the spare wheel does not allow the bed board to sit flush with the inner rear wheel arches. So we need to make a plan! One theory is to let air out of the true and carry a mini 12v compressor. This would work but I am not sure if I like it as a solution. So let's see what we come up with.
Bespoke inner deck for Triumph TR4A Boot / Trunk area
One thought is to embrace the fact that the boot deck/ spare wheel cover would have to be raised. This would allow us the opportunity to create an inner deck that had 2 bespoke tool, bulb, bits and bobs boxes either side of the spare wheel cover and create a wider more streamlined deck. This would of course mean that we would loose up to 3 inches in height but still enough useable space for a weekend bag. You'll notice the interior light and the 'Designed by G M Michelotti' badge. A bit of fun but it would look very cool! Our feeling is the wood would need to match the dash and door capping so a deep walnut. Watch this space. The picture below is a mock - up.
Tool Tray as reference. This one came from a Rover
Picture below shows a TR (not ours) where there wood base has been raised due to the tyre width.
All lights wired and now tidying up the wiring. Boot catch on and working. Boot seal on and working (Original boot seal supplied by Rimmers is useless by the way and your boot will not close properly.
Change of plan with the Triumph TR4A Boot Backboard
So we had installed the backboard from Rimmers but it just bends and bends with temperature an moisture differences and looks, well, crap. So.... we ha changed it by buying some thin plywood to make it more substantial and covering it in a red vinyl leather look fabric. The wood cost £6 and the vinyl cost £8 almost as much as the black one from Rimmers. Our solution will not be to everyone's taste but....