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  • Today, 08:32
    28Chevy
    Excellent job on the screen surround LL, 👍

    You did the right thing, I had the ‘pleasure’ of attempting to help 2 friends repair and install their brass ones, the Austin one looked Ok but was a real pain to fit back in. The Dodge one looked OK but 3 new screens broke after a few days driving ☹️
  • Today, 05:11
    legendlives
    The time to start prettying stuff up has come!
    First off, the top of the motor.
    Standard cam-covers are a bit uninspiring....



    But rummaging around the 'reaper parts bins I re-discovered these:



    Don't remember where I got them or how much I paid. They are laser-cut 5mm aluminium.

    A quick clean, bonding session and a blast of Ford Blue paint, followed by a quick rub down (ooo-err) and voila!



    They now exude a kind of 60's racecar vibe,



    Hole in the front is for the plug leads to pass through.
    Problem is that everything else now looks so untidy.
  • Today, 05:01
    legendlives
    Quote Originally Posted by 69 ford View Post
    What you need is load of black silicone wiped all around it now
  • Yesterday, 14:47
    69 ford
    What you need is load of black silicone wiped all around it now
  • 23-06-2019, 19:15
    blackpopracing
    Very nice!
  • 23-06-2019, 15:14
    ivanhoew
    brilliant looks great ll.
  • 23-06-2019, 10:00
    legendlives
    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.
  • 23-06-2019, 08:59
    steve1275
    Very neat! How did you form the curves on the upper corners?
  • 23-06-2019, 08:33
    legendlives
    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!
  • 23-06-2019, 08:32
    legendlives
    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!

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