Well I put in another full day of work on my BN1 this Saturday, and was able to install much of the front suspension:
On top of that I also installed the rear leaf springs;
As you might remember from my previous article I rebuilt these with the proper early style of spring clips and some longer toe pins that would properly clear the spacers and still engage the rear axle,
I decided to replace the MDF insulation panels I'd made last week as I didn't feel right about having them so close to the hot exhaust manifold.
I made the new ones out of a 1/4" thick cement board that I cut to shape and painted in a flat white BBQ paint to simulate the asbestos - they look much better now and will be much safer!
I also installed the restored heater with new rubber grommets for the heater pipes to go through the firewall - I purchased the new paper demister hoses from SC Parts...
That's it for this week,
Until next time -
5/31/2021 08:08:31 pm
On the insulating panels around the driver's feet, are you going to seal the edges with something to stop the heat from entering?
6/2/2021 08:06:03 pm
No, that was never done originally - I will insulate inside the cockpit, but nothing that will be visible. The aim here is Concours, so the visible details are import to get right.
6/2/2021 08:23:23 pm
Let me know what materials you are looking to use in the cockpit. I take it will be mostly for heat and not for sound -- hopefully not in a 100!
6/16/2021 05:12:21 pm
Hi Geoff. I just have to say, you make everything look so easy. Mine didn't all fit together that simple.
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