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  1. #41
    How did you read my mind. The plan is to bring the c pillar forward so it does have the lean too it, so will see how it goes and keep posting

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Steveg View Post
    What's the plan with the doors? You gonna stretch the Prefects? Or as R.E.M has said use Pop doors? Either way remember to take pic's as you go. Here from you soon re frame and bit's.
    As you know Steve there is very limited parts available so will lengthen doors but also incorporate the swept forward pillar fron the rear door.
    No rush on the frame from my end as it's not going anywhere

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by SimonG View Post
    How did you read my mind. The plan is to bring the c pillar forward so it does have the lean too it, so will see how it goes and keep posting
    Great minds think alike, so they say. That or we're both as mad as each other, you choose

  4. #44
    Something like this then........not a very good mock-up just some ideas I was looking at for my own project 4 door 7W which I still haven't (and maybe will never get) started........Pop front doors, forward leaning B/C pillars using rear door trailing edge profile and stretched rear side window opening..........be great to see how you get on with yours, its looking good so far
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  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by saltyseadog View Post
    Something like this then........not a very good mock-up just some ideas I was looking at for my own project 4 door 7W which I still haven't (and maybe will never get) started........Pop front doors, forward leaning B/C pillars using rear door trailing edge profile and stretched rear side window opening..........be great to see how you get on with yours, its looking good so far
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    that's just what i was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyseadog View Post
    Something like this then........not a very good mock-up just some ideas I was looking at for my own project 4 door 7W which I still haven't (and maybe will never get) started........Pop front doors, forward leaning B/C pillars using rear door trailing edge profile and stretched rear side window opening..........be great to see how you get on with yours, its looking good so far
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    That's a looker mate!

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

    My Pop My Intro

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by saltyseadog View Post
    Something like this then........not a very good mock-up just some ideas I was looking at for my own project 4 door 7W which I still haven't (and maybe will never get) started........Pop front doors, forward leaning B/C pillars using rear door trailing edge profile and stretched rear side window opening..........be great to see how you get on with yours, its looking good so far
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    That is exactly what I was thinking and had tried to photoshop it but couldn't get it to look that good, so thanks for sharing

  8. #48
    I made a little more progress and was pleased with the results so thought I would share as this is something that I thought would be very daunting to accomplish, but has so far been quite straight forward.

    We laid out both doors and took lots of measurements



    Then started making the jigsaw pieces



    The results so far





    The top of the rear door is a lot thicker but only needs a slight trim and it will fit perfectly with the front section. The doors overall are an extra 170mm longer, so are a total length of about 900 which by my rough guess should give it a good profile, fingers crossed on that one though?
    The plan now is to weld in the final piece and then move onto the other side so that we can try and make them match before tackling the B pillar.
    I hope this inspires someone else to get out into the shed and try something new

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    Nice one Simon, straight in no messing that's the way to do it mate.

    Cheers. Tim W.
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    My Pop My Intro

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by v8pop View Post
    Nice one Simon, straight in no messing that's the way to do it mate.

    Cheers. Tim W.
    Yes it can drive you a little crazy when you think about it too much, so time for action

  11. #51
    Well life has been getting in the way a bit but have made a little more progress on the doors so thought I would share to keep me motivated.

    I decided the doors weren't long enough so have extended them a little more.



    and trial fitted the original skin which makes it easier to see how much they have been lengthened


    The bottom of the inner doors was very rusty so I thought I would try make up a new patch section that could go the whole length of the doors and remove the rust issue. I don't have fancy tools so was out with some clamps, angle grinder and hammers.







    I was happy with the basic result so just needed to make a few pie cuts to get the right shape in and even with it just tacked to the frame the door skin lined up very close







    Hopefully in the next few weeks I can finish off the frame and then it will be much easier to finish off the second door as I will be able to copy the measurements, I hope.......

    I also got my tailshaft shortened and it not only fitted erfect but has plenty of room around the crossmember / tail shaft loop.



  12. #52
    I'm so glad you stretched the doors more, I looked at original the photos and thought - those are too short.
    Well done.

  13. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackpopracing View Post
    I'm so glad you stretched the doors more, I looked at original the photos and thought - those are too short.
    Well done.
    agreed, much more in proportion now.

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    agreed, much more in proportion now.
    Thanks guys, will only know when I add the B pillar in but fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    agreed, much more in proportion now.
    Aye nice job indeed.

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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