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G'day Matt, 

I know it's early days but when you get a chance I'd really would like to know how those breathers are going on the shocks, thinking to do the same on my Chrysler, any suggestions would be welcomed.

By the way, fantastic job!

 

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48 minutes ago, Sasha39 said:

G'day Matt, 

I know it's early days but when you get a chance I'd really would like to know how those breathers are going on the shocks, thinking to do the same on my Chrysler, any suggestions would be welcomed.

By the way, fantastic job!

 


Thanks Sasha 

Come to think about it there was no fluid what so ever coming out of them so I would say they have been pretty successful. I would of noticed when I gave it a wash on Sunday. I’ll keep an eye on how they go for you. 

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6 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

Absolutely stunning Matt. I need to get my act together. It’s going to be a long year !

 

2 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Matt, since no one else has asked I will, how did the alternator work out?

Thanks Ian can’t wait to see yours finished. 
I haven’t finished putting it together yet Doug I need to paint the body of it. Which will happen today and then I’ll assemble it and try it out. 
ive been working on laminating my hood bows over the last couple of days. 

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4 hours ago, jari12 said:

Hi Matt,

Is that two bows on either side of a steel form?  I'm looking forward to watching your top as it progresses.

 

Thanks

Yes it is, the front bow is 52” across and the second and rear bows are 54” so it works well building it either side of the form. 
this is the centre bow ready to do a test fit before I seal it. 

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Got the front and mid bow test fitted and all seems to fold and sit ok. My mid bow had ended up about 3/4 of an inch higher than Ted’s roof but I’m not to concerned about that. Going to make the back bow with a slightly larger corner radius to try match the rear curve of the seat a little. 

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1 hour ago, Mattml430 said:

Got the front and mid bow test fitted and all seems to fold and sit ok. My mid bow had ended up about 3/4 of an inch higher than Ted’s roof but I’m not to concerned about that. Going to make the back bow with a slightly larger corner radius to try match the rear curve of the seat a little. 

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Do I see Philips head screws in the brackets 

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7 hours ago, Ron Lawson said:

Hey mate didn't mean to be picky but remember you picked up on the screws in my indercators  Love the work that you are doing 

 

I wouldn’t expect anything less from you Ronny. Every time I use a Phillips head screw I think, bloody Ron is gonna pick me on this. 😂

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Your work on the Hood bows has inspired me to have a crack at emulating your great work and make my own set of Hood Bows for the (Chrysler) tourer I'm working on , if you don't mind what type and thickness ply did you use and in bending did you soak or steam the ply beforehand and if so how long for soaking/steaming the ply. Love your work!

 

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8 hours ago, Sasha39 said:

Your work on the Hood bows has inspired me to have a crack at emulating your great work and make my own set of Hood Bows for the (Chrysler) tourer I'm working on , if you don't mind what type and thickness ply did you use and in bending did you soak or steam the ply beforehand and if so how long for soaking/steaming the ply. Love your work!

 

Good stuff that sounds great. 
The ply I use is called Flexi ply and it’s 1/4” thick and made for bending. So there’s no need for wetting or steaming. I put a couple of pieces of 3mm marine grade ply in between the laminations just to give a bit of extra strength. Stiffens the bow up a bit. 
The glue I used was a poly urethane foaming glue. The arrows point to the 3mm ply. 

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23 minutes ago, Sasha39 said:

Thanks for that, I reckon I'll try and give it a go and see if I can do a good enough just to 1/2 match your results.

I’m sure you’ll do a great job. Just let me know if you need anything else. 
I cut my ply at about 60mm and the bows ended up about 42mmx 32mm

I also put a slight bow in the top just to give it a little bit of a curve on the roof top. 

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Had a practice run on the top today and I think it’s heading in the right direction. Some adjustments to be made. I’m trying to do it with no seams on the top for waterproofing purposes. Making a complete roof out of calico first to practice my sewing  DC094EE4-547D-4ADD-BD40-6BA5297DF1D4.jpeg.866f6b0d1f47267bbedfb49a9525ab81.jpegE94EEA41-F640-439C-A644-11403278E5FE.jpeg.4be702f3f695076b99686a6e6b1acf8c.jpeg

Also made a profile to waterproof the upper windshield. It seals with a rubber strip inside the channel. 

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