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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Had a play and nearest I can get is 2" x 4" (This would have been pre-metric)

    Single width line.
    Font, HP Simplified.
    flat top on 'A', Oval 'O', Short leg on 'R' etc. 'C' is a bit open but that was 'shopped

    14 bold for heading, 12 regular for text and 10 regular for phone. double spacing.

    Came out like this.

    Attachment 2693

    Nice! Thanks

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    A couple of posts further up this thread I had a decision to make; The body flange didn't fit lengthwise on the floorpan; the choice was to bolt it up as is, with fettling as required, or something more drastic; bolt the back edge flange to the 'pan, and extend-out the front bulkhead.
    Viewers of a nervous disposition look away now...

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    The thin strip of steel (just visible in the bottom photo) is to be glassed into the body.
    Last edited by steve; 12-07-2018 at 09:54 PM.

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    Well if Flatlands can do that sort of fibreglass work as well as the metalwork then they can certainly fix Dirk's car


    Looking good Steve, you don't do things by half do you! So the metal bracket that you say will be fibreglassed to the body is an embedded mounting bracket then?

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    Had similar issues with the body not matching the contours of the chassis particularly round the curves at the back.
    We covered the edge of the chassis with plastic sheet and bolted the body down with the two front bolts on the beam and the two bolts in the rear wheel arch location.
    Sprayed foam into the areas around the curves etc, carved to shape and resined, and then layers of mat over and down onto the plastic on the chassis lip to get a perfect fit. The body was than taken off, and a couple of extra layers bonded from underneath.
    Body is now a perfect fit to the chassis; although still not fitted yet due to other work needed to be done before boltiong all in place... One day! `¬)

    Looks like your solution is good though! `¬)

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    If they are going to glass the metal into the body, make sure the metal is stainless steel or an a few years you WILL regret it.
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    Interestingly I have a rear light panel with cut-outs for Bedford CF van lights, you can still get the
    lenses on Ebay but they are expensive. The old-school look does appeal to me ...

    Hi Steve,

    do you still have the old panel mentioned above? would it be for sale?? Regards,

    John

    sorry this quote was from 2017 when you bought the car and was looking through the boxes of bits!

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    Thanks for the comments gents, yes the mounting flange around the Napoleons hat will be glassed-in metal, and as Bushboy has suggested there is a corrosion issue there that will have to be managed - more on that later.

    On the subject of Flatlands and their work with fibreglass, to explain, FL also work on motorcycles, and they use an external fibreglass guy to make seat bases for their bikes (amongst other things), so with the body repairs on my car, the planning and prep-work (e.g. cutting, grinding back) is done by FL, with the 'glassing done by an external contractor. Sometimes the work is done on-site at FL, bigger stuff is done externally.
    It was Mark (from FL) who suggested that they repair and fit the body, as both the body & chassis were in FLs storage area.

    In the pics below:
    I am having the lower side panels permanently glassed-in, they'll be cut away at the bottom edge and glassed back onto the shell in a way that will allow the body to be lifted with them in-situ.

    The car is in black Gel-coat, and has been re-sprayed black at some point in the past.
    The external body repairs will be in black gel coat, because the car is not going to be re-sprayed/painted. The nicks and scratches you can see in the body are all staying;
    This is going to be rat-look Nova, with 'orange-peel' paint on top of Gel-coat.

    The repair panels have now been attached to the body, you can see the self-tappers in certain pics, it is now apparent how much of the front wheel arches were cut away :-(

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    Impressive set of progress photos Steve. I'm enjoying the attention to detail and your desire to get things right.

    I'm interested to hear what you plan for the glassed in fixing plate corrosion risk that Bushboy highlighted. Stainless would be ideal, but given that your car's unlikely to be in daily use all year round and the mild steel plates have already been fabricated, maybe a couple of coats of specialist rust converter paint, topped with chassis black would suffice?

    I've not been able to do anything to my Nova for 2 or 3 months now due to work, etc, ... your photos are a great motivator for me to prioitise more time for her.

    Keep the photos coming!

    Alistair

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