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Old 7th October 2016, 20:57
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Um no not really or am I just being a bit dull doh!
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Old 7th October 2016, 22:11
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I think I would buy L section ally strip.
Rivet it in place , adjust the angle to suit and then attach the screen to that.
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Old 8th October 2016, 10:14
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That sounds like a viable option it depends how difficult it is to accurately bend alloy angle in two planes without a bendy stretchy shrinky tool thingy? but as the alloy angle is quite cheep I'll get some and give it a go.

Thanks lots
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Old 15th October 2016, 20:21
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Started on the doors a friend has a metal shrinking machine and our first attempt at bending the angle alloy the wood is some beech hardwood for the passenger seat to raise it to the same level as the drivers one which has runners.
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The errant lips have now been cut off the doors which will have to be reinforced along the top edge then filled and sanded before taking them back to my friend to get the angle to a good fit I hope.

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Old 24th October 2016, 15:45
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I managed to get a bit moor done this weekend I finished off the door lips these will be fitted after the car has been painted.
I also managed to get some door latches very cheep off flea bay, they are off a mini and should do the job nicely I will have to make some locating pins as they didn't come with them the leavers are actually the locking arms I could use them as openers or try to make some?
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the latches will fit inside the door after much drilling and filing I got to this stage

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the laches bolted in place so far so good I think it's going to work?

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Old 25th October 2016, 12:09
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Only just seen your door problem, I don't seem to get on the site very much theses days Degsy!

I had exactly the same problem, and my solution was covered on my build thread with all the pictures showing how I fixed it.

In short, I sliced halfway through the upright bit which leaned too far inwards, straightened it out into the more upright position I needed, and simply glassed it back together.
I cannot remember which page the pics were on! So don't ask, it was a bit fiddly but simple enough to do.
Hope this advice has not come too late for you!

Good luck with it.
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Old 25th October 2016, 13:19
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Scottie nice to hear from you Just a little bit too late but that's fine the alloy angle one's should work just fine and they'll be removable for those wonderful sunny days we get in this country!
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Old 25th October 2016, 14:01
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Oh!!
I always thought you lived in England!!
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Old 25th October 2016, 14:12
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Wales even wetter
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Old 30th October 2016, 12:46
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Not much happening at the moment I am collecting all the bits needed to make the door opening and closing mechanism I' bent the striker pins and need to make the mounting plates I need to drill and tap the square drives bur failed miserably so I'll have to phone a friend (with a lathe) still waiting for some parts to make the handle bearings!


The other reason for this post was to try out our new picture gallery much easier than photo bucket?? lol
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Old 13th November 2016, 19:48
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I cant believe the time and effort it is taking to make these door mechanism's, this is the first effort to make the striker pins but they wouldn't lock something to do with the bends I think?

I ended up with this but will probably change them as I may catch my clothes on them.

my tool maker friend Paul R turned the handle spindles for me

I have welded the lugs on with a 5mm thick washer as a bearing

and it will look like this when finished

or like this

as the doors only have a single hinge they tend to drop a bit (lot) so I have to make some sort of alignment thingy??
I am considering doing a Scottie on the boot lid and have marked it out ready for cutting Pros more usable boot space moor manageable boot lid and easer to make a locking system. Cons an awful lot of work
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Old 15th November 2016, 11:50
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Well I took the plunge and cut the boot in in half if it all goes wrong I'm blaming Scottie It was his idea and I'm just being a copy cat!!

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 28th November 2016, 18:12
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This is the bottom half of the boot lid being glassed into place
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Old 28th November 2016, 18:27
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cutting the first lip out of glass fibre sheet



and the lip glassed into place

The corner sections are were made by simply taping a strip of card to the right profile and back filling with fibre glass paste again.


It will all be filled in later

The lower lip marked out ready for cutting but it was getting too cold in my tin shed to continue so Ill have a go at that on Wednesday with a bit of luck till then tata for now
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Old 1st December 2016, 16:31
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I managed to get some moor done yesterday I cut out the lower boot lip clamped in place and glassed it in.



much filling and sanding later.

I then decided to do the boot lid lip it should have been quite easy a card strip taped in place and back filled with glass paste
but it was so cold it took over an hour to set and it sort of bowed a bit


a bit of sabding and filling to get it right
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Old 1st December 2016, 16:45
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Good progress, keep the pics coming!
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Old 1st December 2016, 18:31
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Deggsy - Your boot is coming together nicely.

Good to see I am not the only one using old cardboard beer cases during the build process.

I even used empty cans of Fosters for my fibreglass tail pipe cut outs.



Good luck, Paul.
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Old 1st December 2016, 18:34
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Nice one Degsy!

Don't you dare blame me if it doesn't come out right!!

Mine came out right!! Seriously, it looks fine, and I'm sure that your's will come out just perfectly. As you say, it is a lot of extra work, but I am really pleased I did mine that way, and have never regretted it. Don't forget the drain holes in both corners!
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Old 1st December 2016, 19:19
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Thanks' gents Aghhh both Scottie corners if you look closely you can see the one and only one in the centre doh!
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Old 1st December 2016, 19:21
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or even both corners Scottie oops
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