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Old 30th May 2016, 11:19
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I am going to give it the ultimate trial, I'm going to let the wife open it, when I say open it I do of course mean fling it open as hard as possible.
I'll send the grandkids round, they are good at finding the the breaking point of things.LOL.
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Old 30th May 2016, 12:18
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Default Success on the door gap/opening problem

First picture shows how much I have had to build up the leading edge of the door
I have just run a thick felt tipped pen along the trailing edge of the wing, this marked the front of the door, I then used this line to sand back to give me a pretty even door gap, obviously needs to be filled and neatened up.


Gap against inner wing with door fully open and a bit of pressure against it.

small section of old wing mount removed



Door fully open with extra pressure applied, plenty of gap and no need to shorten the check straps.
Even passed the wife test.
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Old 23rd June 2016, 19:11
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Small update, I finished the passenger door in the same way. I didn't need to sand away so much of the wing this time so it was much easier. Probably helped as it was a known problem and solution the second time around.
Not much more to report as I have been busy on a custom cafe racer build for a customer, thats finished and i'm off for a month to Spain so not much will be started until August.
I expect the rest of to keep hard at it and think of me laying on my lil for the next month. Might not help you but it will make me feel a lot happier.
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Old 23rd June 2016, 20:16
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Lucky Lil ....
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Old 23rd June 2016, 20:30
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Whats the Cafe Racer........? Just about to start mine...BMW R80....
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Old 23rd June 2016, 21:00
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Triumph Thunderbird 900
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Old 24th June 2016, 19:20
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Whats the Cafe Racer........? Just about to start mine...BMW R80....
Sounds good, have you got any pictures?
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Old 24th June 2016, 19:38
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Jag - Enjoy Spain.

Just wanted to say that after seeing your bonnet mod, I bought some builders' band.

Using it has made my 'cut & shut' work much easier to do, so thanks for sharing.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 24th June 2016, 20:34
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obr....might post a pic when its done.....if i learn how to post pics...!
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Old 25th June 2016, 19:45
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obr....might post a pic when its done.....if i learn how to post pics...!
Fair play, those engines seem to look great in cafe racers or choppers.
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Old 30th June 2016, 16:13
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Default Thunderbird Cafe Racer

Sorry for the delay but It's been boxed in by other bikes. Owner collected it today.

I make the seats, fender eliminators and mudguards as a paying hobby.
This one is a standard Thunderbird that has been fitted with a Thunderbird Sport front end, down pipes and exhaust. 5.5 alloy rear rim with front to match. Pods with K&N filters. rear cowl had a custom airbrushed paint job.

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Lovely...
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Old 11th August 2016, 19:34
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Default Monza Fuel Cap

Sorry but posted the first part on a separate post, should have kept it all in one place.

Roughly marked position and shape of petrol cap well.


Cut out with a 1mm disc on an angle grinder. Glued in place with resin.

The cap is held in place with M5 countersunk screws and nylock nuts. Problem is that it is almost impossible to get a spanner on the nylocks so I used 6mm rivnuts that you can just see in the picture. This makes attaching and removing very easy.


just need final finishing for paint. It is large but i like it.
There is very little room underneath for the pipe, I think I can trim 15mm from the underside of the petrol cap mounting tube but it still will be tight. I may have to cut a relief in the top of the boot to allow it to flow properly. Waiting for some pipe.

Chris gave me some flange clips to attach the door skin to the door but I cannot see anyway to fix them satisfactory, must be missing something.
I have drilled holes through the door and into the skin. I then removed the gap outer skin and attached some M5 rivnuts. Reattached the skin and it bolts up really easily and is much tighter than using self tapping screws. Forgot to take pictures so you will all just have to wait till the skin comes off again.

That was all the good progress, the bad progress was that I found the new front edge of the door id fouling the bonnet hinge when fully open. I missed it as I had the bonnet open when I was checking for gap with the bonnet open which puts the hinge in a different place. I will have to grind it back a bit and build up the trailing edge of the wing as Jeff has done.
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Old 11th August 2016, 19:49
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Looks great in my opinion. With Aston caps, the bigger the better I think
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Old 3rd September 2016, 13:41
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Wheel Fitment

Fitted the bolt on wire wheels today. They are monsters and weigh a ton, I struggled to lift the wheels onto the hubs do I fitted two studs to help align the holes. Worked a treat but I will put some electrical heat shrink on them so they don't catch the powder coat. I will keep them in the boot along with some standard bolts to fit the spare wheel.The standard studs are too short.
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The new studs have a 45long thread + 10 collar so are 55 in total not including the head. They are wobble bolts. I also fitted collars to the hub to give the right diameter.
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I think the tyres may be a little too big but will do for now as I won them on Ebay for 99p
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Wheels look well. Love seing wires on these cars.
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Old 3rd September 2016, 15:46
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Just gone to move it as it's pouring and it feels as if all the brakes are locked on. I suspect that the wheel bolts may be fractionally too long. Will try and have another go tomorrow.

I also drilled some 5.5mm holes through the doorskin, then removed the gap skin and enlarged the holes to 7mm to fit rivnuts. I can now fit the doorskin very tightly and precisely. I have used M5 countersunk screws, the heads are almost invisible.Will take some pictures when I do the other side.

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I think the tyres may be a little too big but will do for now as I won them on Ebay for 99p
I would wait until you paint the car before deciding on the tyres, I think they look more prominent because of the whiteness.
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I think the tyres may be a little too big but will do for now as I won them on Ebay for 99p
Its great seeing your progress. The Gap from the edge of the door to the front section looks great. I tried lots of tyre sizes before settling on what I have now and love you can get them on ebay so cheaply. I found the fronts were where the most work was needed to get the turning circle right and height, ended up using some small spacers and adjustable suspension to get it right.

All the best!

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Old 3rd September 2016, 23:09
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Thanks for the rivnut tip!
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