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  • 10-08-2020, 09:53
    legendlives
    "Screamer. You know you are a screamer" sang pop group Supertramp on their 1974 album 'Crime of the Century'. At least I thing that's what they sang.
    Anyhoo, screamers. As it looks like the draconian certification system here in NZ is going to prevent the 'reaper from being (legally) on the road I've decided to go with open screamers (wastegate dump pipes).
    These are all in Stainless-steel.
    They are slightly different as the drivers' side pipe has to miss the steering arm.





  • 17-07-2020, 23:36
    legendlives
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    with the raised holey bit removed had you considered engine turning the flat panels? with clear lacquer it could look a bit psychedelic. or i could be talking cods wallop! lol.
    neil.
    I have a cunning plan for the door card. Stay tuned!
  • 17-07-2020, 20:01
    mygasser
    with the raised holey bit removed had you considered engine turning the flat panels? with clear lacquer it could look a bit psychedelic. or i could be talking cods wallop! lol.
    neil.
  • 17-07-2020, 07:54
    legendlives
    You'll be pleased to know (I'm sure I am) that this will be the last post on the doors for a while as they are, essentially, complete.



    The original wooden window frame trims have been retained, and thinned to allow smooth operation of the door release handles. Small shaped 'escutcheon' panels cover the mechanism. These will only be fully riveted in once the door cards are 100% complete and finished.





    So there we have it. Far too many hours. Far too much material wasted. Far too much welding but at last they are ready to go back on the car.



    I still have to make a decision on colour/texture of the trims and window surrounds, but I know they won't be 'baby nappy brown'!
  • 16-07-2020, 07:46
    legendlives
    Behind the front trim panel I've drilled larger holes so that the rivets that hold the trim to the door card won't interfere with the panel sitting flat.



    At the back of the door card, these hand-joddled brackets hook inside the door frame to keep everything neat and tight. I've allowed enough gap to wrap the trim material around the card.



    On the outside of the panel the countersunk rivets will (hopefully) not show through the rim material.



    "Trim material?" I hear you exclaim. Yes, there will be some, maybe all, material trim coverage on the door cards.
  • 15-07-2020, 23:58
    legendlives
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    be careful, once started i got a bit obsessed with ss button head bolts on my anglia gasser and used them even where you couldn't see them.
    or is that my OCD?
    Already there! All of the screws on the car are SS cap/head, button head or CS whether you can see them or not. I've actually got more $ in nuts & bolts than I have in the engine!
  • 15-07-2020, 21:30
    mygasser
    be careful, once started i got a bit obsessed with ss button head bolts on my anglia gasser and used them even where you couldn't see them.
    or is that my OCD?
  • 15-07-2020, 20:52
    legendlives
    Door trim fixings:
    As mentioned before, the door trims/cards have largely hidden fixings (at the rear, top & bottom) but the front of the door was going to be an issue.
    Well, as they say "If you can't fight, wear a big hat", so the front fixings have been made into a feature.
    These trims will be riveted to the door-cars (the small holes) with the actual fixings being secured with M6 button-head SS screws:





    They will be in either a contrasting colour or contrasting finish so should look reasonably good....
  • 11-07-2020, 09:48
    ivanhoew
    nice window action LL
  • 10-07-2020, 22:12
    legendlives
    If you know me, you'll know that I've spent 45 years in the motor trade and at least 40 of those were concerned with racing - either drag racing my own car or building/supporting other people's circuit cars.
    This has given us (the family) a huge catalogue of motoring stories, and whilst reminiscing the other day someone (not me I hasten to add) said "we should record this!".
    The result is the Motoring Legend Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/motoringleg...tif_t=page_fan
    Some of the names you will recognise. Some of the places you will know. Some of the comments may even make you laugh.
    Take a look. I'm sure it will mention 'Cheatin' The Reaper' at some stage
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