Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Bodywork and interior
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5th February 2018, 01:11 PM
jps jps is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colchester, Essex
Posts: 384
Default 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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6th February 2018, 06:04 AM
Ben_Copeland's Avatar
Ben_Copeland Ben_Copeland is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 288
Default

Think I would of tried to nudge it back a little. But 5mm is nothing. Esepecially with fibreglass.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6th February 2018, 12:38 PM
jps jps is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colchester, Essex
Posts: 384
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben_Copeland View Post
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?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 6th February 2018, 12:47 PM
Ben_Copeland's Avatar
Ben_Copeland Ben_Copeland is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 288
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.