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Thank you for your offer to help, I know I must take it off soon but not until I have built a replacement. Sometime ago i was been given a large sheet of copper more than enough for the outer jacket ,luckily I have a spare water jacket to make a copy from. Do you have any more photographs showing the construction of the outer jacket.

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Finally got the sides of the windscreens frame rolled Tis piece will be cut in half to make the two side sections  Took about seven hours The changing radius at the ends were a challenge The roller machine that Isde was  certainly put to the test Now it will sit  the shelf and gather dust I suppose C5F54157-6031-4DD2-AF9E-13A92D25ADC9.jpeg.4dc14c95660880c0c29827370d371289.jpeg

 

Should have the glass in by the weekend hey Ronny. Looking good mate the old girl will look completely different once the screen is fitted. 

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I think Ron was up all night working on his screen. Looking good mate. 
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The windscreen frame is made but only tack welded on the bottom corners Next is to mark and drill the holes for the pivot point 

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Well I have managed to get the frame cut and tack welded on the bottom Also drilled the holes in the frame for the pivots all of the gaps look reasonable Now it's just a matter of finishing the welding Then. Cleanup and paint Won't be happy until I have glass 

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1 hour ago, Mattml430 said:

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Kick panels are done 

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Haven’t you slept Ron at this rate you’ll have it finished soon. 

Don't worry cobber I slept Had too many long nights of when I was an Owner Driver trying to put a quid together I went up to the Car Club facilities where we can work under instruction from an upholsterer  Next is the Door cards with pockets Lookin forward to that 

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The windscreen frame is all but completed I still have to drill the holes for the handles and fot the rear view mirror I can't find the mirror bracket that I put away in a safe place. I think we have all done this before 
 

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11 hours ago, Mattml430 said:

The windscreen frame is all but completed I still have to drill the holes for the handles and fot the rear view mirror I can't find the mirror bracket that I put away in a safe place. I think we have all done this before 
 

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Took the frame into the windscreen people today for the glass to be cut and fitted The guy was insisting that they would have to use a Rubber sealing compound to set the screen I insisted that they use the rubber that I supplied because the frame has to come apart  to fit the glass After he retrieved his brain from under the pillow and with me showing him how it came apart all was well There won't be anything happening tomorrow as a shed clean up is on the agenda 

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Looks really nice with the rubber to mate. Rich gave me some for my screen and it fitted and looks great. 
You do know by cleaning up the shed Ron you’ll loose 2 days not just one. It takes another day to find everything once you’ve cleaned up. 

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1 hour ago, Mattml430 said:

Looks really nice with the rubber to mate. Rich gave me some for my screen and it fitted and looks great. 
You do know by cleaning up the shed Ron you’ll loose 2 days not just one. It takes another day to find everything once you’ve cleaned up. 

Nah mate I have to service the D Max on Saturday and fit a tranny cooler to it as well so I have to re organise the cave to free up my hoist and move the Buuhick down into the back corner My mate Ray is coming over to lend a hand 

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Ron,Just make sure the shed is clean and the frigde is full for when I come over!

Well that if the borders ever open!

Well the screen looks great! You and Matt could start a business making hard to get  Dodge parts!

You both would be  millionaires!  Ha Ha!

Talk soon Terry 

 

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Thanks for posting Matt I will be able to make up one good switch out of these two Both are in good condition except that the dark one needs a new rubber wheel in it The wheel runs on the underside of the steering wheel and  is part of the self canceling mechanism This old yobbo forgets to turn them off that's why I have opted for this type of switch

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Ron’s been busy on the upholstery for above the dashboard. 
Got the bugger cut out and glued the two of them together Now for some covering 
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Got the leather glued onto the front edge Now I have to tack it in then spray the front edge with glue and then tack it on The reason I am doing it this way is the first lot of tacks will be hidden Fingers crossed that it works FF4682F1-5829-4FAC-9BB7-4D94AC5FC665.jpeg.11fc5c49731e4c5c890782a55c2488bf.jpeg

Hope the rest of this is not as hard on the fingers 
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41 minutes ago, Ron Lawson said:

Thanks Rich I used 2 thicknesses of the backing material so that it would match the kick panels but it doesn't look right so i am going to attempt a mark 2 version 

 

What about if you just glue the leather straight to it Ron and then run a bit of piping across the front edge. 

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1 hour ago, Mattml430 said:

What about if you just glue the leather straight to it Ron and then run a bit of piping across the front edge. 

It needs some sort of backing I will have another go at it and "blend" it in on the ends where it meets the kick panels 

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Had the glass fitted to my windscreen frame yesterday. I brought it home and fitted it to the car. Boy I was disapointed when I seen that the frame was was our of square with the posts. I rang the guy this morning and explained my case. No probs bring it back and it will be fixed. To be sure I took the assembled screen out ,stripped it and removed the glass I then refitted the frame back into the posts and everything lined up prefect. Have taken it back and Paul assures me that he will sort it out Will keep you posted 

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7 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

That framework looks perfect, follows the contour just right. You guys did good. BTW, I just looked up Phillips screws. They were invented and patented in 1932 by a guy named Thompson. He couldn't sell the ides and sold out to Mr. Phillips in 1936 and the rest is history. 

Sounds to me like your growing fond of Phillips head screws Doug. You’ll be able to get them at your local Walmart. 
You will have to purchase a new Phillips head screw driver to use them though Doug. Your old flat head screw drivers won’t work with them. 😂

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Cut out the template for the DB insignia on the door pockets Before all of you DB purists jump on the bandwagon and say that the interlocking of D and the B is wrong have a gander(look) at a Senior Badge
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The sewing is going really well Ron. 

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7 minutes ago, Sasha39 said:

Looks like a Dead Ringer to me, couldn’t image anyone questioning your workmanship, well… maybe the Screw police? Pardon me for saying but you do have a tendency to use Phillips Head screws Haha! Looking good Matt.

 

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This thread is probably a bit confusing Alex. Ron is doing all the work and is the chief inspector of the screw police, I just post the pictures for him after he sends them to me on his phone. As per the screws the screw police haven’t totally caught up with the latest technology 😂 so just helping out we’re I can. 🤣😂

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