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jps 5th February 2018 12:11 PM

GRP side panels / 'H' tube alignment - good enough?
 
A question for everyone who has fitted their GRP sides. Would you go with panel alignement that was as good (or bad) as what is shown below?

Essentially - where the panels bend inwards, i.e. where the dashboard side of the scuttle sits - is sitting about 5mm forward of where the chassis rails have the same bend. I don't have The Book to hand, but think it's called tube 'H'.

Offside


Nearside

Ben_Copeland 6th February 2018 05:04 AM

Think I would of tried to nudge it back a little. But 5mm is nothing. Esepecially with fibreglass.

jps 6th February 2018 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ben_Copeland (Post 105852)
Think I would of tried to nudge it back a little. But 5mm is nothing. Esepecially with fibreglass.

Thanks Ben - helps to get others perspective. I reckon I may be able to get marginally closer, perhaps another couple of mm. Btw- what did you do about the join between your side panels and the rear panel?

Ben_Copeland 6th February 2018 11:47 AM

My join is right by roll cage above wing. If you get a right tight fit, couple of coloured rivets to keep all in place you donít really notice it. I was lucky and have ball bodywork so used a tiny bit of black silicon to cover joint. Bit like you see on other vehicles.


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