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 Post subject: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:17 pm 
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I know that mill-board is readily available through the usual stockists (Aldridge and Wollies).

Where can I get the lower shelf material that is hardboard with a leather look finish?

Mine is just in bits and is in need of a rebuild, I have removed all the rivets and separated it ready for cutting from sheet material. I have the replacement rivets and made a setting tool for them.
Just stuck on this hardboard material.
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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:50 pm 
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I've seen it in DIY stores historically.

Currently awaiting a price on replica parcel shelves...


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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Trevor,

I made a new parcel shelf from 3mm ply, using the old one as a pattern.

I covered it with leather-look vinyl stuck on with contact adhesive. I call it 'leathercloth'. I overlapped the steering column gap with excess vinyl flaps. These hidethe column better than the original.

I used the same vinyl stuff for the front roll, using the old foam.

The result looks great, and is more rigid than the original.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
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I have a mostly bespoke one here too, the base is ply, about 6mm thick with millboard sides and the whole lot covered in thin carpet. All the boot trim panels and the (plywood) rear parcel shelf with speakers in it have been treated the same way. All taken from a scrap car I bought some time ago. It may be non standard, but it LOOKS nice, seems considerably stronger than original and probably helps with noise reduction (in the boot at least)

I'm probably going to use the carpeted boot trims and rear parcel shelf on my own car (where originality is not a consideration) but the front parcel tray could be up for grabs as i'm making a bespoke centre console for it and deleting the knee knocker.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:24 pm 
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A friend of mine had his knees badly damaged in an accident in a dolomite by the original parcel shelf. I made mine of a very thin grainy alu sheet what you can cut with normal scissors. I'm sure this will frown with the least effort. Plywood shelves are a no go for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:58 pm 
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A friend of mine had his knees badly damaged in an accident in a dolomite by the original parcel shelf. I made mine of a very thin grainy alu sheet what you can cut with normal scissors. I'm sure this will frown with the least effort. Plywood shelves are a no go for me.

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That is a very good point, which occurred to me reading this. Car interiors are designed the way they are for a reason. I would rather have a flimsy shelf that won't slice me in two in a crash.


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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:45 pm 
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I took millboard and covered in carpet for my boot panels. Not original but looks so much better. I must admit I hadn't considered the rigidity of ply in a crash. I think I'll make another using millboard for the uprights. I still have 2 huge sheets.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Thanks for your input here guys.
I was toying with the idea of a ply sheet and covering it then I did think about the rigidity of it in a crash.
I might just do it all in millboard and put an extra trim piece around it or put the mill on top of hardboard.
Plenty food for thought either way mine is definitely FUBAR and only fit for patterns.
I'll keep you posted on the route chosen.


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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:42 pm 
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This is the alloy grained sheet. You can frown it like an empty cola tin can but rigid enough for various panels inside the car. I use it for different types of brackets and panels that have to deform in case of an accident. When painted black you can't hardly see a difference. You can cut with normal scissors but isn't floppy because of the grain pressed in.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
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Jeroem, that panel won't knock your knees but you're gonna get electrocuted :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:10 pm 
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As described earlier, mine is in 3mm ply, and the corners are glued with pva and small angle bead. It's thinner than millboard.

I'm sure that in a bad accdent, the whole thing would just crumple to bits like a matchbox.

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 Post subject: Re: Front Parcel Tray
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:30 pm 
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Can anyone advise what size fixings hold the parcel shelf in? I have mine to refit but all the fixings vanished a long time ago.
I’ve a feeling there may be some 3/16 bolts but not sure.

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Chris.


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 Post subject: Aye...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:53 pm 
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The set screws for fixing the angle iron ends to the car body are 1/4"UNF (7/16"AF socket size).

For the machine screws holding the tray to the angle iron ends you could use M4 dome head or button head?
That is what I have done at any rate, given that these are easy to source.



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