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  • Yesterday, 19:15
    Very nice!
  • Yesterday, 15:14
    brilliant looks great ll.
  • Yesterday, 10:00
    Quote Originally Posted by steve1275 View Post
    Very neat! How did you form the curves on the upper corners?
    I managed to curve the 'C' section without kinking it, then cut the outer panel in its shape so didn't have to bend that bit!
    Once it had been welded it annealed enough that it was quite formable for the final tweaks.
  • Yesterday, 08:59
    Very neat! How did you form the curves on the upper corners?
  • Yesterday, 08:33
    Sorry, must have hit the button twice so had to edit out the whole lot.

    However, I forgot to mention that the screen is now at least 20mm wider and taller than the original. Safety first!
  • Yesterday, 08:32
    Back on the motah!
    The original screen surround looks like this:

    It's made of brass, weighs about the same as a small black hole, and was designed to open. Oh, and it's split quite badly around the inside.

    Bear with me now..... I thought I could make a surround that looks like the original, and fix it by screwing or riveting around the outside perimeter, but once I'd started to make the new one I thought it looked too good plain so had to devise an 'invisible' method of fixing.

    The surround itself is made from 'U' section aluminium, with flat 2mm plate welded to it (and seam welded around the inside to keep moisture from getting between the panels):

    The fixing method I devised was to weld these threaded blocks around the top 'hoop' and then Loctite in 5mm Stainless studs:

    Along the bottom channel there are these little tags:

    So the whole thing looks like this:

    And fits with the 5mm studs going through the original inner screen panel:

    And 5mm bolts along the bottom going into tapped holes:

    It looks pretty cool at the moment, but will look phenominal when it's polished!

  • 17-06-2019, 12:13
    They won't be empty for long!
  • 17-06-2019, 08:27
    Just had a quick wiz through this whole thread, you've done some cracking work there LL , love it

    And then a garage full of cool cars!

    oh and I envy all your empty shelves too, that is a rare thing

  • 17-06-2019, 07:24
    Hot rod heaven!
  • 17-06-2019, 04:02
    What happens when you get a big garage:

    My car at the back.
    On the left is my boss' old car - supercharged BBC Topolino Altered, and in front of that his new car - 34 Chevy doorslammer.
    On the right is my friends 7-second comp car.
    And now I've got less room than I had in the old garage
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