News

#03724 Restoration starts

Discussion in '206/246' started by swift53, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    I am going to try and make one, gel coated black, probably three ply.
    Don't have to make a mould for it, just use the original.
    Will figure out a way to prevent rattles...
    I wonder how many cars still have it. L series did not at all.

    Regards, Alberto
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
  4. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    Nice, have you figured out how to fix it?
    Looking at my car the top fixing [your flange] would have to be on the spare tyre wheel tub.
    Best
    Tony
     
  5. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    That is right Tony, in my car it was fixed on the spare tyre wheel tub,
    and at the bottom part of the nose on the stiffening wire. Very complicated.

    Now, being so lightweight, it can be fastened just on top, at the tub.
    Best regards,
    Alberto
     
  6. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    As soon as the production line in the FG dept. starts again (as our glorious, exalted leader shut down all public transportation),
    will do! The link you sent is really space age, but I am certain the FG will suffice.

    Kind regards,
    Alberto
     
    TonyL likes this.
  9. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    readplays, synchro, sp1der and 3 others like this.
  10. daviekj

    daviekj Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    May 9, 2008
    423
    Hadn’t noticed it before, but with the discussion above, I took a closer look while checking the battery today. #7472 Dec 1973 has the original front battery shield...
    Took the opportunity to top the air horn up with oil too. Easy to forget this one. Red plastic cover just visible between the horn trumpets.
    Kevin

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    synchro and swift53 like this.
  11. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    Perfect, could you tell me what fixings are used top and bottom please? Seems like it is quite close to the rad as well?

    Best Regards

    tony
     
    swift53 likes this.
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. daviekj

    daviekj Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    May 9, 2008
    423
    TonyL likes this.
  14. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    In Kevin's last photo, it appears to be riveted to the spare tire carrier, as mine was.
    That is for the upper side. Then, mine was rolled into the wire at the bottom of assembly.
    Very messy.
    Except that if made in glass, it would not require much fastening as tons lighter.

    Regards, Alberto
     
    TonyL likes this.
  15. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    Thanks Kevin, they almost answer my questions, just a little confused at the bottom fixings and its interaction with the lower under tray, seems like these two items converge on the lower valance panel. A shot of your under tray and battery protection plate from below would be great................if poss. + what is the odd shaped metal strip that runs top and bottom on the 1st photo?
    Tony
     
  16. daviekj

    daviekj Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    May 9, 2008
    423
    Sorry for hijacking your restoration thread Alberto, but to help the battery cover discussion, here are a few more photos after early morning exercise to get that damn spare wheel out again ;-)

    Tony, hope these help. The cover is riveted to underside of fibreglass wheel cover. Rivets are same as those used in the spare wheel hold down threaded section. I am guessing the lower part is welded to the frame. Hard to see without jacking car up.

    Not sure what you mean by ...odd shaped metal strip...

    Kevin

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  17. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    These are perfect Kevin, thanks so much for going to such lengths to photograph these. the bit i was confused about was the detail of the lower valance strip and the battery cover under tray, i can see how they overlap each other now. It seems to me that the battery heat shield is sandwiched between the two which would stop it rattling with just rivet fixings at the top.

    The odd shape strip is clear now, its the lower valance panel and cover.

    Cheers

    Tony

    Apologies as well Alberto
     
  18. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    On the contrary guys, thank you! I think we made progress adding a detail that was
    questionable. I still find the bottom strip odd as it it appears jury rigged.

    Regards, Alberto
     
  19. TTR

    TTR F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Mar 29, 2007
    3,077
    Riverside, CA
    Full Name:
    Timo
    That’s a lot ! :eek:
     
  20. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    Undoubtebly Alberto, I have micro examined my car for rivets and it clearly has these so someone removed the shield many years ago. It's a definate must on the car otherwise battery failure will be quick if used regularly.

    I like the robustness of a aluminium plate so will try to make one to replace the original.

    From what i can make out it looks like the heat shield in sandwiched between the lower valance strip and the battery under tray with no actual fixings.

    Tony
     
  21. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    Yes, actually we are less than the weight of air at this point...:)

    Regards, Alberto
     
    TTR likes this.
  22. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    I think you have the original? If not, very simple to roll your own and make the angle brake.
    If not I can pattern the curve and post it.

    Regards, Alberto
     
  23. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    Thanks for your kind offer, No i dont have the original but there isnt much room to go wild with the shape!

    making a pattern and the final piece and testing for snugness, fits a treat

    Regards Tony
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  24. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    Brilliant Tony!

    Regards, Alberto
     
  25. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    Nose is pretty much there. Photos not great, as phone photos not the best. Just received them.
    Closed the US spec side lights , and remade the EU front turn signal indicators.
    Now, a new grille, as the original was shambles, made to fit a terrible rhinoplasty :rolleyes:

    Looks so much as was intended. Now we are moving along to the various openings...
    I know, purists will cringe. Got the virus, and survived, now I can do anything :confused:

    Regards, Alberto

    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login


    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    TonyL, Jon Hansen, TTR and 2 others like this.
  26. pshoejberg

    pshoejberg Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 22, 2007
    1,446
    Denmark
    Full Name:
    Peter H
    Looking really good Alberto. I’m looking forward to see some top paint sprayed over the surface of that wonderful project. Glad you recovered well from the virus, you’re now ahead of the rest of the pack. I’m spending a considerable time of my life in quarantine since I travel a lot between countries. I guess you know the feeling. Greetings from Norway.

    best, Peter
     
  27. swift53

    swift53 F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Nov 17, 2007
    4,996
    E.S.
    Full Name:
    Alberto
    Thank you Peter, dgt, and skippr, It is only a matter of getting a good paint match, then we're on.
    As far as the virus, be really careful. Catching it does mean you remain immune, then, there is 'brain fade' no fun.
    Stay safe!

    Regards, Alberto
     
    pshoejberg and Jon Hansen like this.
  28. TonyL

    TonyL F1 Rookie

    Sep 27, 2007
    3,036
    UK
    Full Name:
    Tony
    Its been a hard road so far.....well done for your perseverance
    tony
     

Share This Page