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   The Bonnet Panels.

Starting on The Bonnet Panels.

Since the last page my tyres had arrived at National Tyre Services and I had these fitted and onto the Falcon before I continued with the bonnet panels.

 

The first part was to set up the bonnet support panel, which I made out of Marine Ply.

I used the Radiator surround as a template.

 

Robbie told me, just  before Christmas, that I was coming to the hardest part of the car.

On looking at the panels I couldn't see anything hard about them and thought he must be pulling my leg.  

 

Cutting the Bonnet hinge for a start, so that it clears the CBU and the bonnet support.

 

The same with the aluminium panels, measuring them up, cutting the flanges so that they clear.

 

 

Positioning the Bonnet catches so that they are just right. Filing the edges. 

All time consuming work. You seem to be doing a lot of work and getting nowhere.

So I turned my attention to other parts of the car, just to give myself a boost.

 

 

I fitted the rear lights to the wings. Not wired up yet but easy to fit.

Hillman Imp type from Tony Stafford.

 

The Rear Section.

I fitted the rear flange.

 

Then I fitted the rear bumpers.

 

I was quite pleased with this and could do a little work on the bonnet panels in between, without becoming exasperated. 

 

This gave me the boost I needed. 

It was another part of the car completed. 

 

I fitted the front tray. This is really oversize, as it is the same tray that fits the Tourer and TSR. The only difference is that it butts up against the Radiator Grill on the Sports.

It is a case of measuring the distance the panel sticks out past the front of the car cut off the excess. Mark out the outline of the Radiator shell onto the panel, then cut to line.

On the Tourer & TSR this panel slides underneath the Radiator Shell.

 

I now have the bonnet panels almost finished. I used Stainless steel screws instead of pop rivets.

Just a couple of minor things to attend to.

 

 

The JBA badge bar was fitted and the front bumper.

I have fitted one headlamp so far.

 

 

The middle silencer box is a bit low. Something I will have to attend to.

Also I think my car is sitting a bit too low on the rear.

 

Admiring Doug's work is Malcolm Jones on the right of the picture and myself behind the camera. 

Doug is on the left.

 

Well I was really amazed at the way Doug has got on. He has passed most of the hard parts of the car. The inner windscreen frame is a bit awkward. But as far as the rest goes, it is downhill all the way. 

Look back in March to see what Doug has been up to. He has got on a lot further than I expected.
I am looking forward to seeing him again. Robbie.

 

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