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Postby itchyfeet » 11 Nov 2018, 16:56

Can't buy this part so had a go at making it today :D

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Re: Panel beating

Postby AngeloEvs » 11 Nov 2018, 16:58

Marvelous, :ok
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Re: Panel beating

Postby itchyfeet » 11 Nov 2018, 17:04

Thanks I'm sure the radius is not perfect but I will have to pull the screen out before I can measure it properly.
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Re: Panel beating

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 11 Nov 2018, 17:11

Mahogany!
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Re: Panel beating

Postby itchyfeet » 11 Nov 2018, 17:18

Oldiebut goodie wrote:Mahogany!


probably, I'm not an expert
thought I'd need hardwood but it bent really easy so softwood would have done.
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Re: Panel beating

Postby itchyfeet » 11 Nov 2018, 17:19

Anybody know if there is any cables or pipes or plastic under that windscreen corner that need removing before welding?
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Re: Panel beating

Postby adie89 » 11 Nov 2018, 17:50

Depending on whether it’s LHD or RHD the interior light cable runs up the A pillar
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Re: Panel beating

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 11 Nov 2018, 18:07

itchyfeet wrote:
Oldiebut goodie wrote:Mahogany!


probably, I'm not an expert
thought I'd need hardwood but it bent really easy so softwood would have done.

Although mahogany is a hardwood it isn't a hard wood! Balsa wood is a hardwood but isn't a hard wood as everyone knows. :lol:
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Re: Panel beating

Postby itchyfeet » 11 Nov 2018, 18:10

adie89 wrote:Depending on whether it’s LHD or RHD the interior light cable runs up the A pillar


thanks need to do both sides so I guess it's on one of them.
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Re: Panel beating

Postby multisi » 11 Nov 2018, 18:44

Birch ply would be suitable for that sort of thing and there are lots of types of mahogany, some are very hard.
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Re: Panel beating

Postby muttleypup » 12 Nov 2018, 22:31

A job to do on mine soon, been putting it off. Interested to see how this method works out as I bought the screen repair panel/strip that seats the rubber because i figured it would be rusted through and was going to make up the flat visible section to infill
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Re: Panel beating

Postby itchyfeet » 13 Nov 2018, 07:29

I even asked Alan Schofield if they could make this part from the A pillar tooling and they told me they don't own the tooling they buy the panel in.
I'd have thought there was a market for it but it needs a company to negotiate not an individual.
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Re: Panel beating

Postby muttleypup » 13 Nov 2018, 18:51

I was surprised it wasn't available as it seems a common problem but maybe it's not that sought after as it's a biggish job for what seems a small rust issue, possibly gets 'bodged' to avoid the screen out etc. I am guilty of a bodge (rust converter and filler) but water ingress means it has to be done
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Re: Panel beating

Postby itchyfeet » 13 Nov 2018, 19:13

yep been avoiding taking my pop top windscreen out for 2 years.
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Re: Panel beating

Postby multisi » 13 Nov 2018, 20:26

Its J P Group that tooled up to make the outer a post panel, would be good if they could just do the corner section ,the complete panel is expensive. Im sure it would be a popular repair piece and would help pay back for the tooling cost of the bigger panel.
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