TET Mouldings History

Replacement Panels, Bonnets, Bumpers and Spoilers

Trevor Bee worked for TVR for thirteen years from 1972. After a couple of years at Bristol Avenue trimming the new fibreglass panels he subsequently spent eight years in the TVR body shop, sanding down and finishing the completed body shells. Moving on, Trevor was then asked to manage the factories crash repair facility. Replacement fibreglass panels were not available at that time due to production line time constraints, so Trevor produced the first ever TVR crash repair mould in the early 1980’s to save cutting the front ends off complete Tasmin body shells; a practice which was the commonplace at that time. He has never looked back since.

Ex-TVR Factory owner Martin Lilley with Trevor Bee from TET Mouldings talking over the good old days!

Trevor left Bristol Avenue in 1985 to form TET Mouldings and started immediately manufacturing M series and Vixen bonnets, progressing onto Tasmin front ends, bonnets and spoilers, catering for the 280 right up to the 400SE. The best seller at the time by far being the 400SE boot spoiler.

Trevor points out that during his time at TVR he learnt his trade from the ‘Master’ mould maker Joe Mleczek to whom he owes a debt of gratitude. After leaving the factory Joe and Trevor rekindled their working relationship when Joe came to work with Trevor at TET Mouldings for several years.

Progress onto S bonnets from S1, S2, S3 and Sc3 with the low-slung spot-lamps and also later the V8S, TET then started to produce Griffith 500 front ends and bonnets, along with series one and two Chimaera front end packages. More recently Tuscan front ends and bonnets have become available from Trevor.

One of the most impressive parts of the Cocker Ave setup has to be the turn-around time of less than two weeks, with most customer panels being manufactured bespoke.

Throughout his time Trevor has built up an excellent reputation for the standard of his work. Indeed in 21 years of trading Trevor Bee at TET Mouldings has had many compliments, but even better he has never received a complaint about any of his quality workmanship.

TET Mouldings supply TVR owners and independent TVR specialists all over the country and deals regularly with France, Holland and Germany. Trevor has also previously sent an assortment of body panels to Australia and has just recently sent a Griffith front end to a new customer in New Zealand.

Famous for the quality of his work and with very sensible prices and a rapid turn around, Trevor is proud to have helped keep hundreds of TVR’s on the road over the years. He is enthusiastic about his work now as he was when he started under Martin Lilley in the early 1970’s.

With a T350 bonnet and front end package becoming available soon, TET Mouldings look set to continue delivering a quality craftsman service to TVR drivers for many years to come.

Taken from Sprint Magazine October 2006 – Written by Howard Bryan Deputy Editor