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Old 12th September 2019, 19:15
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And the air turned blue…
The day started well enough, as I cut out the first attempt and sewed in a new section.

I then finished sewing the front section in (inside out).

Which now looked like this, when pulled the right way out.

I roughly sanded the alloy panel and drilled all the holes required for the rivets.

Then drilled the matching holes in the base of the leather and riveted it all together.

This is what it looked like on the underside.

So I was feeling pretty pleased with myself as I carried this up from the Summer House to fit it.

Unfortunately, I can't really print the tirade of abuse that I was uttering when I realised it was the wrong way around.

Needless to say, I was not a happy bunny, as I figured I had blown the chance to get this done before Goodwood.

I took my mind off this biblical schoolboy error, by packing the boot for Goodwood:
- Tool bag
- Tent
- Air bed
- Pump for air bed
- Sleeping bag

I then covered all of this with a rug, before heading up to top up with petrol.

When I got back, I bit the bullet and drilled out all of the rivets.

I then discovered that I didn't have enough rivets to match the ones I'd used previously.
( Sorry, not a great photo. )

But, by this point, I was happy to use the smaller rivets, as long as they worked.

Fitting - Take 2

I then left the car parked on the street.

Which will allow me to push it down the road at 'Stupid O'Clock' tomorrow.

That way, when I start the engine I don't disturb any of my immediate neighbours.

Right, I need to finish packing.

So, until next time, take care, Paul.
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