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  • Today, 20:05
    Flying Phil
    Neat!!
    Looking forward to this evolving in true Robert Style....
  • Today, 19:49
    ivanhoew
    time to get constructing ..


    i wanted to use this solid bar,








    but did not have enough , so looked through all my materials..





    and realised i DO have a lot of race car wish bone struts .

    which have some lovely tigging on them ..





    so then spent a few hours trying to even get started pacing around the car , i want to make it so i can take the screen off easily , and also make minimal holes in the body (can you tell i really don't want a screen at all lol)




    in the end i went for this approach ...



    this way i can mount the bottom of the side struts on the firewall under the bonnet , i made a bracket to do the job utilising one of the old cuttoff rose joints i had left over from something else ..









    and this fits like so ...








    oh , as you can see i rubbed down and painted the strut to see how it looks .



    so tomorrow i will take that bracket off and slot the holes a bit to tuck it in a bit tighter to the body , then go to the other side and do that one .




    vaya con dios !


    regards
    robert
  • Yesterday, 16:18
    ivanhoew
    if that's laminated glass That would be great graham ..thank you once AGAIN ! i wonder if there's enough glass there to cut it and make two panels for the screen ?
  • 22-05-2020, 20:31
    bully
    I still have the screen from the Kitcat I striped if it's any good for you the frame is rusty and the glass is cracked and I think I have the back rails for the hood as well but I Will have to have a look




  • 22-05-2020, 19:15
    ivanhoew
    Ah excellent... thank you Chaley
  • 22-05-2020, 12:05
    chaley
    Hi Robert,
    I bloody hated that roof! I thought it looked like it had been left out in the sun too long and had melted
    Because I didnt want to cut new angles into the aluminium T posts before I was sure Id like the new look. I had some 1 and a bit thick walled tube laying around, so ground a slot in the side of two of them. Drilled some holes in the scuttle tacked them to the steel rail that holds the steering column in place and pulled them about until I liked what a saw. Then I put some 6mm ply in the slots and found the angle I needed to carefully mill (well hack in with a cutting disc) into the center post. That meant I could shape the bottom of the T posts knowing they were in the right place.
    As for the hard too roof, that was made from;
    Roof Guttering (corners), battening, stud frame, chicken wire, pipe lagging.
    The cover was an old arm blanket pulled tight and pleated then stapled to the framework and finally soaked in fibreglass resin, I then pulled as much of the former out and used some conduit to strengthen it all back up, in hindsight I could have just used the conduit and extra chicken wire to have built it in the first place.

    Chaley
  • 22-05-2020, 10:31
    ivanhoew
    Quote Originally Posted by chaley View Post
    Morning chaps,
    I did this to Tetanus alooooong time ago.


    I used 3 1927 T posts, but the test ones were just small steel tubes with a slot ground into them, I then just used screen bonding glue to stick it all together.
    It was plenty strong enough, pushed into some sockets in the bodywork.

    Please forgive to hood, we made that the day before the super nat’s as rain was forecast and by god they were right!

    Chaley

    pppfttt ! if i can my hood to look that good i will be happy

    when you say "the test ones" what do you mean ?

    what material is the hood made of chaley?


    thank you
    regards
    robert
  • 22-05-2020, 08:31
    chaley
    Morning chaps,
    I did this to Tetanus alooooong time ago.






    I used 3 1927 T posts, but the test ones were just small steel tubes with a slot ground into them, I then just used screen bonding glue to stick it all together.
    It was plenty strong enough, pushed into some sockets in the bodywork.

    Please forgive to hood, we made that the day before the super nat’s as rain was forecast and by god they were right!

    Chaley
  • 21-05-2020, 21:37
    drseg
    built 2 westfields in the late eighties, first out of the box roof, undriveable in the rain as roof channelled rain into your eyes 2nd one we cut a steel shape to match front of screen frame and lift dot Tenax fasteners clamping soft rrubbery foam and never leaked a drop, also made our own frame and had the soft top made. made our own doors too . also wondered if the frame could mount further back and be angled forward to be same height but with out getting in the way of getting in and out if that makes sense
    another good front mount for tops is a downward facing blade that a rubber extruded j hooks under the blade tension the roof and its waterproof
  • 21-05-2020, 19:30
    28Chevy
    Super tricky to achieve on Medusa, but to my eye the coolest most sinister style of screen and rag top is this, on the only rod I've ever really really coveted.

    Just an excuse to look at it again to be honest
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