Thursday, August 06, 2015

White stripes! Flash lines and doors

Well I was warned by Keith Townsend's Cobra build blog (see link on right). Using a polishing machine, Farecla and a fine spray of water, I managed to create a white stripe down my blue overalls and along the garage floor. Oh well, it's all part of life's rich tapestry as they say! 
White stripe from waste to shoe!
As you can see I was impatient and wanted to see if I had fully removed the flash lines. I had! Below is the off side front wing, with a nice deep shine after only using G6 Farecla.
No sign of the flash line thank goodness.
Next I turned to the door fitting. The holes were pre-marked by GD, so were cut out with the Dremel and electric drill.
The holes cut for the hinges. Once the GRP was removed, the hole was filed out.
The video GD Cars provided shows the hinges being fed in from the inside of the car. I didn't do this, instead I fitted the hinge mounting plate first on to the bonded-in post, then fed the hinges through the holes from the outside.
The hinge mounting plate from the inside
Next I assembled the door metal work. This includes the hinges, intrusion bar, the remote opening mechanism and the lock. I will either paint or have the parts powder coated once I know that they fit. A bag of assorted nuts, bolts and washers was supplied by GD Cars. Whether I have used the correct ones, only time will tell.
Door metal work trial fitted
So the next job is trial fitting the doors and getting them aligned.

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