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  1. #171 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
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    Quote Originally Posted by h_m_cumming View Post
    Looks good Martin, must get myself over soon for a chat. Hugh.
    Thanks Hugh and yes either I will have to pop over or you are welcome to pop over to me.
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    Nice job, what's that colour please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogoncrazy View Post
    Nice job, what's that colour please?
    Itís Tornado red. LY3D colours code.
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    Very smart, envious! Personally I prefer running boards.
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    Placed the running boards back on and think they will need a bit of fettling to fit properly.
    On one side the fibreglass has bulged a bit out of shape which when fitted will force the edge slightly higher making the door scrape when 3/4 open. Still need to measure up and compare with the build manual.
    Anyone know the measurement from the rear bottom corner of the door to the top of the running board? This will give me a starting point.
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    The build manual says 185mm from the top of the running board to the centre of the leaf spring mount.
    This will make them even higher and the door will barely open.
    I think 160mm is about right to get the door to open 90degrees.
    Last edited by meverett; 16-10-2018 at 07:50 PM.
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    This is my modified measurements Martin
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    Thanks Hugh, I will check again but think 180mm to the centre of the leaf spring mount is too high on mine. My running boards were probably made in the Friday afternoon mounds or the curve has changed or warped slightly over the years.
    When I got the car the doors didnít open fully but I dismissed this and put it down to the fitting but back then as I was just stripping it down.
    I also want to fabricate some centre supports like you have.
    I will take the paint off first so at least I will be working with clean panels.
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    If it's only catching at fully open it will be the inbuilt warp in the N/S wing, which is why I put the support in, a) to pull it down b) to hold it there. Has also been handy as you can put your full weight on it without it sagging. Unfortunately, it will interfere with a silencer if you have one under the wing.
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    Hiya

    I spent ages trying to fit the wings with many pleas on this forum, all of which were gratefully received.

    To put it bluntly, the only thing you have to be worried about is the suspension upright, as long as that doesn't dent the inner wing then your ok.

    I ignored the drawing in the manual and did my own thing I. E. If it looks right then it is right.

    I had very little stress and they look fine.

    Like you, I felt it depended on who built them and when.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Thanks Hugh, I will check again but think 180mm to the centre of the leaf spring mount is too high on mine. My running boards were probably made in the Friday afternoon mounds or the curve has changed or warped slightly over the years.
    When I got the car the doors didnít open fully but I dismissed this and put it down to the fitting but back then as I was just stripping it down.
    I also want to fabricate some centre supports like you have.
    I will take the paint off first so at least I will be working with clean panels.
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