Jump to content

Ron’s 1928 DB Senior Phaeton


Mattml430
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

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.

Edited by gundog99 (see edit history)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/31/2021 at 3:01 PM, Bullfrog_eng said:

In case someone is not sure what I mean, here is an example of the "sock" type.

 

DSC00865m.jpg

Where do you get them from B.F. I used to use a foot out of a pair of stockings and that worked well 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ron’s been on the sewing machine today doing his door cards. 
4397CCB3-E0DA-4F8D-B8F1-24CFF8760782.jpeg.55b0a5aee0b51c3a62ee19d238395ecd.jpeg

The wrinkles should smooth out when I stretch it over the card 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, Mattml430 said:

Ron’s been on the sewing machine today doing his door cards. 
4397CCB3-E0DA-4F8D-B8F1-24CFF8760782.jpeg.55b0a5aee0b51c3a62ee19d238395ecd.jpeg

The wrinkles should smooth out when I stretch it over the card 

Kick panels Matt The Door cards are next

 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ron’s progress on the windshield 

6076B59D-CED2-4ABF-953D-E021703B5D50.jpeg.3c145572f4005cc6c2483b52f3b3ae29.jpeg

Made some progress yesterday Spent an hour or so this morning double checking it all before I cut the bottom corners Getting there 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think Ron was up all night working on his screen. Looking good mate. 
EDB9C2B3-9FCD-4016-BAC1-60CF3EE5936C.jpeg.66de2b64ce24f50d799f4bfd3bcd7a9f.jpeg

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 

22913BA6-AEE0-40E5-A811-122CB07398A4.jpeg.89854b4036b674cd8a89406201b51a9a.jpeg0D4ADBAC-6E9B-4515-B997-DAFF099271F5.jpeg.b73a2e34d49443d4d7edb348799bda7a.jpeg

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 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A4201439-8B62-41A8-9504-588371BDF36F.jpeg.e3d9d0589cd4be7bd0d3904f63553075.jpeg

Kick panels are done 

               —————————-

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Mattml430 said:

A4201439-8B62-41A8-9504-588371BDF36F.jpeg.e3d9d0589cd4be7bd0d3904f63553075.jpeg

Kick panels are done 

               —————————-

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 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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 
 

8551AC95-F525-4ED2-9C8E-9D6A629F0CFC.jpeg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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 
 

8551AC95-F525-4ED2-9C8E-9D6A629F0CFC.jpeg

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 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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 

 

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, RichBad said:

I use my arms, can’t forget to turn them off when turning:)

 

although occasionally I find my kids work well, although not always reliable;)

Good one Rich  and no worries about the battery being flat either 

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...