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Thread: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Quote Originally Posted by h_m_cumming View Post
    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.
    You are right, both running boards are warped slightly through age and when mounted the outer edge is higher than the fixed edge. A pair of strengthening brackets will sort this. Like you said the side exhaust will be in the way but I think I will be able to fabricate something.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    I had the doors hitting the wings on both the cars I've owned so fitted door straps to stop them opening too far.

    Also on the car I built (PKK989M) I welded brackets under the wings to pull them down and fix to provide support for when the inevitable plonker decides to jump on them.

    Like these, probably make your own but at <£40 a pair...

    https://www.holden.co.uk/displayprod...?pCode=097.799

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Thanks for the link. I was also thinking about check straps mainly for security as I feel that the doors are a little too easy to remove.
    First I will take all the old paint off including the inner wings, then fit them and fabricate some support brackets so the running boards will then be level across the width. Then I will have to wait for some fine weather again to get the paint tent out. The check straps will be included in the final finishing of the interior.
    Cheers, Martin.
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Discussions on another thread inspired me to start on my hood.
    Made the cardboard templates, just a tweak here or there.

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    I have ordered some thick black water resistant tent grade canvas, itís not uv stable but the car wonít be living out in all weather.
    The plan is to cut the canvas over size then fit it in much the same way but inside out with bulldog clips on the outside to hold the seams together before getting the sewing machine out.
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Hi Martin,
    admire your courage. Remember if you do it inside out it will change sides and if it's like mine nothing is symetrical so I'd do a lot of measurements each side and compare.
    Hugh.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Respect, I've made a few things in canvas but hand sewn. My Singer won't take the needle and thread for canvas. Good luck with it!

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Thanks Hugh, the template hood was not quite symetrical either, itís close but not exact.
    I may tack it or use the sailmakers tape inside out then try correct way around before sewing.
    When the three parts are sewn together and the rear window is sewn in I will do another trial fit before the final edging is sewn on.
    I have use of a heavy duty machine so it should be ok.
    Got to give it a go, donít know until you try. :-)
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Respect.

    Adrian

    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Thanks Hugh, the template hood was not quite symetrical either, itís close but not exact.
    I may tack it or use the sailmakers tape inside out then try correct way around before sewing.
    When the three parts are sewn together and the rear window is sewn in I will do another trial fit before the final edging is sewn on.
    I have use of a heavy duty machine so it should be ok.
    Got to give it a go, donít know until you try. :-)

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Making my own hood is definitely a learning curve for me.
    To start with I had a bit of a catastrophe with the old singer machine, needle, timing gear teeth, anyway back up and running again with help from google.
    Nearly there with the hood, just got to fit the lift the dot poppers and sew in the zips.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Wow I am in awe.

    You are making an excellent job of you car.

    I feel very humble.

    Carry on and I hope to see you at one of the meets.

    Adrian

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