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Old 3rd August 2017, 08:59
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Thanks Scottie progress is slow but sure it would have been a lot easier if I could have got a fibreglass hard top but I am pleased with the result so far.
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Old 8th August 2017, 19:47
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Continuing with the screen frame l cut out the floating nuts from the discarded part of the hardtop drilled some holes and plug welded them in place so now I have mounting points with a bit of adjustment


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Old 22nd August 2017, 17:47
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the brackets for the windscreen frame have been roughly jigged up though I cant finish it off the until the lip has been sorted still waiting for my friend to sorting that part of things.

In the mean time I fitted the bonnet locks I have also got some leather straps which I may fit just for show?


I had the head rests back from the trimmers I am not entirely happy with them apparently the foam I used was too soft doh! so I may get them re-covered one day?

I'll have to see how they look when the car is finished????
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Old 31st August 2017, 18:07
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I managed to persuade my friend to lend me his metal stretcher/shrinker thingy .


now I must point out I have never used on before so I am on a bit of a learning curve here.


here are some of my efforts its not very clear in the photos but these bits of 15mm angle have a double curvature in them very awkward to it get right it took me about 10 hours to do all five doh!
but I am slowly getting there.
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Old 31st August 2017, 18:46
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Well done that man
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Old 31st August 2017, 18:48
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Excellent!
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Old 31st August 2017, 19:42
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Thanks lots I am winning slowly I am hoping to get the frame tack welded this week end if the wife doesn't find any DIY for me which of course is far moor important? not
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Old 31st August 2017, 19:50
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I managed to persuade my friend to lend me his metal stretcher/shrinker thingy...now I must point out I have never used on before so I am on a bit of a learning curve here...but I am slowly getting there
That's the great thing about kit cars- there are so many opportunities to learn new skills.
I picked up cutting, welding, blind riveting, threaded riveting, wiring, spray painting, grp-ing, engine rebuilding and upholstery.
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Old 1st September 2017, 15:49
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Ian
Too true you need them all and more for this hobby so we must be a clever bunch of people? well that's what I keep telling everyone anyway.
Hmm
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Old 1st September 2017, 19:03
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Deggsy - Great job on the framework.
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Old 1st September 2017, 20:16
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Nice work Deggsy, you will end up with a nice well balanced screen in the end, I must admit it took me like what seemed forever to make my screen, and it dragged on for weeks and weeks, but its very satisfying when its done and it works!

Have you given any thuoght to how you will arrange the wipers yet? That was a big problem for me, but it was sorted eventually

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Old 2nd September 2017, 08:32
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I don't think anyone outside the hobby appreciates just how long some of these jobs can take ...
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Old 2nd September 2017, 08:45
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Thanks for all the encouragement gents. Scottie the plan is to extend the lip of the front bulkhead around the wheel boxes then cut and shape the bonnet to fit. hopefully I'll get I right.
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Old 6th September 2017, 13:53
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The windscreen frame is coming along slowly finished making the lip and then had to box the frame in to make it rigid.


making the card templates to box the frame.


Now I am on the worst bit filling and sanding because of the amount of welding there is lots of it to be done sanding filling,sanding filling,sanding filling,sanding filling, just thinking about it is driving me towards the TV doh!
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Looking good!
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Old 11th September 2017, 15:46
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Getting there four days ish of filling and flatting back has got me to this stage


there are still lots and lots of small imperfections so I've just been out to get some stopper filler to try and sort them out more filling/sanding doh
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Old 12th September 2017, 05:40
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Deggsy Ive now reached the point where small imperfections are referred to as character.

Either way, you have done a great job on the screen.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 27th September 2017, 15:24
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Paul work has stopped on the screen frame as the screen doesn't quite fit correctly there may have been some distortion during the welding ? I did check honest guv. Or it may be the screen rubber which seems to be a special profile but I can't get one I will have to wait for a triumph specialist to get some in stock.

In the mean time I've started on the wiper box mounts you can just about see them in the photo

Due to the bonnet bulge I am fitting one at each corner and they should park in the middle one above the other, which threw up another problem the park switch has on the motor has packed up so I've sent for a new one today doh
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Old 14th October 2017, 17:57
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Not much happening lately I am still waiting for a rear screen rubber. The wiper motor park switch is fitted and a new 90 degree gear drive was also fitted the wheel box mounts are finished and fitted.

And will look like this with the bonnet down.

And up.

Unfortunately my nice new wheel boxes are too short so I'll have to get some 64mm ones, if anyone needs a set of standard mini wheel boxes (50mm shaft) let me know they cost me 44 for the pair I'll sell them for half that.
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Old 17th October 2017, 05:17
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Deggsy – I like the way the bonnet is cut around the wiper boxes.

Will you need to add some strength to the edge of the bonnet around the cuts?

Good luck, Paul.
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