Altering The Doors and Side Windows.
||I really admired the side windows on
Burman Parker's V8 Falcon, when I saw it at one of the JBA Open
So I thought I would try it myself.
|After contacting Burman on the phone.
He was kind to send me drawings of the windows, with details of how he accomplished this task.
Thanks to the wonders of the JBA Owners Club and
The doors will have heavy insulation added to them
later, to give a solid feel.
||This entailed buying another strip of
aluminium and cutting and bending it.
I also fitted Jaguar interior door handles,
which I purchased from a scrappy for a fiver.
Still to get windows made up that will comply
with the SVA.
|Jaguar door handles are used on the
outside of the door purchased new from JBA.
I used the side flasher from the Sierra donor
and it is a very good fit.
||My attention was now directed to the
Wiper assembly. Fitting the three wheel boxes and the spindles.
Fitting the wiper motor, it just clears the
bonnet. Finally I made up and bent the bundy tubing that the drive
cable runs through.
I tested the system and it works fine.
Next was fitting the other headlamp
and the side lamps. Well they are actually the front flashers.
Tony Stafford advised me that this
was acceptable for the SVA test.
||I have wired the connections to the
heater motor and have the engine management control box in place
I am now at the stage where I could do a lot more
with the wiring, but really can't continue with this, until the car is
painted. So I think I will strip her down and have the painting done
before I continue.
Things still to purchase are a steering
wheel, I am using the Sierra one for the SVA. Carpets, Seats and
Instruments. Robbie showed me a good site on the internet for dials and
clocks at reasonable prices. Perhaps he will put the link up.
The firm is called Greengauges and was
originally the famous Smiths Instruments.
The link is www.greengauges.com
Good going Doug! I am looking forward to seeing
you again. Do you think I should book you a space at The Aberdeen Golden
Wheels. It is just down from the SVA Test Station. Yes! I am sure you will
be there. Robbie.