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  #181  
Old 17th August 2019, 20:30
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body ready to come off today. Had to use a heat gun to carefully
get the adhesive to where I could peel away the fiberglass.
Most difficult were the door jambs that were also bonded.
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Old 18th August 2019, 09:54
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Hate the idea of bonding the body on, the convertible all bolts on.
Would it be possible to bond the front of the coupe roof to the header rail of the discarded soft top?
That way the body could be unbolted and the header rail catches simply released?
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Old 18th August 2019, 11:17
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Good idea, however, the roll cage brackets would interfere.
It is removed now, and working on a fiberglass part for a headliner
today, As I'm using the Grassbank rear screen, a new parcel shelf will be created and interior upholstery will follow.
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Old 18th August 2019, 12:25
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Sounds like it’s moving in the right direction again ..well done
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Old 18th August 2019, 14:28
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Sounds like it’s moving in the right direction again ..well done
It is moving in the right direction, finally!
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Old 19th August 2019, 22:21
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Default Tribute Owners Lunch / Tea Meet

Tribute in F font pic 6.jpg


Owners Meeting

Saturday September 7th

Lunch at The Pelican Inn

Froxfield, on the A4 between Hungerford & Marlborough

www.pelicaninn.co.uk

We are welcome and booked from 11am with lunch at around 12.30pm

There are two spacious car parks, where we can have a drink and talk Tribute Cars.

Afterwards you / we can drive round a bit of Hampshire to the


Silk Mill at Whitchurch

for tea, overlooking the river Test, last orders 3.30pm.

www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

If you are interested the Pelican Inn also has a room or two overnight on the Friday and or Saturday. We are staying there Friday night.

Please let me know if you will attend or at least think about it.


REPLY to Kidge on his site

OR The Owners site

OR PM me

OR email kidge.elder@btinternet.com
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Old 20th August 2019, 20:56
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Molleur - It is a real shame that you have had to take so many backwards steps with this build.

So, hopefully, this is the last major fix required and it is all forward progress from here.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 20th August 2019, 21:14
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Thanks Paul,
It's coming along. Have to make an FRP headliner part.
Experimenting with release methods. PVA attacks the Flex Seal bedliner that was sprayed inside everything. Cling wrap from the kitchen cabinet works but does not "cling" to the bedliner stuff.
experimenting now with some spray adhesive to hold it in place.
It will get there!
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Old 21st August 2019, 06:18
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Try brown parcel tape. Cheap, will stick to pretty much anything and fibreglass resin won't stick to the shiny side. Does tend to leave wrinkles in the surface though, so moulded items do need more finishing.
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Old 21st August 2019, 10:31
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Tried some clear parcel tape, resin went through it. I'll pick up some brown and give it a go.
Weather has been rain all day, almost everyday for weeks now. Holding me up a bit.
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Old 21st August 2019, 12:51
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+1 for Mr T’s brown parcel tape suggestion.

I’ve used that on everything from a yoga mat…



To cereal box cardboard…



To modelling mesh…



If the spray adhesive doesn’t work, perhaps some duct tape might?
( Joined in circles with the sticky side out. )

If you are making a headliner, can you put the bodyshell (carefully/supported) on its roof?

That way, the weight of the fibreglass matting going on will help keep everything in place.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 21st August 2019, 15:53
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plan is to invert the body. have stands made to support it.
I'll figure it out. The brown parcel tape is proving difficult to find here.
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Old 21st August 2019, 16:31
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If you get really stuck, PM me your address and I send a roll (or two) in the post to you.
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Old 21st August 2019, 17:05
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Much appreciate the offer Paul, but I'll continue to search here.
Which brand do you use?

The postage to the USA would be several times the cost of the damned tape!
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Old 21st August 2019, 22:36
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/STRONG-BROW...GqkbT748TLWONA
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Old 21st August 2019, 22:54
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Paul, John,
Thanks for the input. Finally found a tape that works.
local Walmart had it (like your Asda stores). Tested and works well.

I only need around 600 feet of the stuff.

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Old 22nd August 2019, 14:24
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Asda isn't like Walmart because they haven't got a gun and ammo isle !
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Old 22nd August 2019, 15:21
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Asda isn't like Walmart because they haven't got a gun and ammo isle !
so true!
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Old 6th September 2019, 17:27
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Update
Body is now completely removed without damage. Getting loose from the bonding compound required a lot of patience and carefully applied heat. A precision putty knife, reshaped and razor edged was used.

Next task is to await the rear panel that fastens to the bumper support (thanks Chris, again), I was sent the wrong one and it was never used by my "friends" when they bonded the body on.

Meanwhile, I am taping ( thanks for the lead on parcel tape) up the inner roof section to make a headliner hard part. Samples of vinyl on the way.

Delayed by the hurricane, it remained just far enough off-shore to cause no damage here.

I am trying some cross laced chrome true wire wheels 15X7 and plan to run with 205/70/15 tires. May have to do a pie cut at the rear. Easier with the body off anyway.

Had the body on and off several times now as my working space is limited. The temperature right now is a problem. 39 degrees C at the moment. Have to perform my 'glassing outdoors.
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Old 7th September 2019, 22:08
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small update today:
had the body supported on stands upsidedown. Five hours to
grind away (most effective method) the Flex Seal crap that had been sprayed on. It is rubberised and nothing sticks to it.
The remaining bonding material simply peeled away. FRP won't stick either!

As I had previously filled the rood vent, the inside "bump" was also cut away and a layer of 'glass matt applied. Because I'm using the Grassbank rear screen, the back of the roof section on the body had lost much rigidity. Another layer of matt on an area a foot wide right across the body and onto the cheeks really stiffened it up. Back on to the headliner fabrication tomorrow.
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