Discussion in 'Restorations' started by carlperkins001, Nov 24, 2012.
Best thing is one light but covering coat then one heavier when it's flashed off. No sanding.
Thanks, yeah man really chuffed, the paint isnt perfect up close, but i'm happy with it!
Yeah theres a couple of runs in it that need sorting, then i'll re-coat.
I'll do the above when i do the bottom half. Thanks man
Oh my lord fella, been a while since I've seen your thread, and amazing progress... Beautiful work!
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Update from last saturday, got a sexond coat on top.
And got the poptop skirt painted
Track covers need another coat.
Paint tin lid looks nice though
Got the inner bit done too,
The new bellows is getting here tomorrow.
Knocked the edging around the poptop skirt earlier
Then put it in the roof to get it out the way.
And the new bellows has arrived
Anyone know how you get the rods in?!
I assume i need to make a slit in the pocket and slide them in from the inside?
Where did you get the new bellows?
I imagine turn inside out and slide in from the ends, I'll have a look tomorrow if I remember and it's not raining.
Poptop parts mate. £535 and I ordered it 6 months ago lol. Looks good though.
There's 4 straps to limit the upwards movement, and there's 6 more that are shorter, I assume they go down the sides somewhere, can you have a look at that too if you get a minute?
There are 2 each end, 3 each side. They have loops for the rods?
Yeah, I think I have to cut the insides of the poptop bits a bit to fit them, I'll buy new stainless rods tomorrow.
The 4 long ones at the end are riveted to the roof, but the side ones.. I can see how they fit top and bottom.
There are several different but very similar versions of these roofs. Did you take pics before you dismantled it?
I'm sure i'll manage to wing it together lol.
So i picked up the new stainless rods today. £30 in total, and theyre marine grade
Measured up and fitted the rods and straps
Laid it in the top
Riveted the strip on
Happy with it so far!
Will do the other side on thursday.
Got the other long strip riveted on.
And the 4 end straps riveted down
Flipped it over, then glued the vinyl on top. The glue stinks!
Theres a few bubbles but i cant really do anything about it
So today i gave the poptop a rollering to get more bubbles out, then trimmed off the excess vinyl
Put the seal round and glued the ends
To get the two bits together was a nightmare!! It was so fristrating i had to keep having breaks. Got there in the end though.
Just waiting for the diamond lacing tool to arrive and i can put the insert in. Also have new stainless bots on the way for the struts. Then i will rivet the vent on.
Sat it on to see what it'll look like.
Update from yesterday, decided to build the bunks up.
Used new stainless bolts
Also got these nifty little end caps to make it nice and neat.
Had to hop a bit off to allow for the nits inside
Got the seal insert in after work today.
Also got the ends rivetid down.
And the j seal in around the edge.
Just waiting for some bolts and some insulation then i can get the headliner and struts on. Then stick the vent on and its done.
And a bit more on the poptop
Got some dodomat closed cell foam for insulation. Double sided taped it also its got its own adhesive on it, then i duct taped the gaps and put a bit of tape here and there just incase the adhesive fails a bit
Put the headlining on. The clips will hurt your fingers, so made this little tool, a bit of leftover j seal duct taped to the finger
Cut the vent hole out
And knock on the u-trim
Spent 5 hours last night reading from the start, jumped out of bed and continued this morning. Amazing stuff. Reminds me of when i did mine, just not in as much detail! Im almost sad its not finished so i can continue reading but looking forward to updates.
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