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 Post subject: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:11 am 
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Hi
I am in the process of rebuilding my front parcel shelf and have made some drawings with the measurements.
Hope this is of use to other members who might be attempting this job.

Darrell


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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:05 pm 
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Can you make one for me?๐Ÿ‘
Great drawings very useful, thanks for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:25 pm 
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Great stuff, well done for going to the trouble of posting. Hopefully, your drawings will prove useful to many folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:31 pm 
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Hi

Thought I would let you see the finished result in the car.
It is a vast improvement on the original that was looking very tired.


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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:43 pm 
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Lovely Job!


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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:38 pm 
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Nice job,is that mill board ? did you have any touble bending it

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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:36 pm 
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Great job

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 Post subject: Yes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:52 pm 
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That is a good job Darrell.
I have had a go at this using correx board, which has turned out okay but
what I have struggled with is recovering the rail and have yet to find a solution.

Delft blue is a smart colour.

Is that a 13โ€ steering wheel?
I am going to try one but am fitting a 3.25 turns rack and 185 section tyres.....


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 Post subject: Re: Front parcel shelf
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:55 pm 
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Nice job,is that mill board ? did you have any touble bending it

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No it is just hardboard, I covered it with Vinyl and re-enforced the corners where it was bent,
Which seems to work
To bend it backwards I made a score with a Stanley Knife at the front and bent over a straight edge,
to bend it forwards, again I scored the front with a Stanley blade but turned the blade sideways and did it again to make a wider score, then again placed over a straight edge and bend,
Once you get the bend going I then covered it with vinyl, then when fully stuck heat up and continue the bend, I then re-enforced the bend with right angle posts
The lower bends which are not right angles that meet the base I ran a bead of glue to strengthen them


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 Post subject: Re: Yes
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That is a good job Darrell.
I have had a go at this using correx board, which has turned out okay but
what I have struggled with is recovering the rail and have yet to find a solution.

Delft blue is a smart colour.

Is that a 13โ€ steering wheel?
I am going to try one but am fitting a 3.25 turns rack and 185 section tyres.....


Ian
Hi
The rail wasnโ€™t easy, I cut the Vinyl out, itโ€™s a strip about 4 1/2โ€ wide, I then put masking tape on the area that contacts the sponge, and apply the spray glue to the lower edge and lower part of vinyl, remove half of the masking tape from that side,
Fit the lower edge, I found it best to wrap round the sponge and attach it to the lower edge like that,
Once it has grabbed apply spay glue to the top edge and vinyl, remove remaining masking tape and attach to top edge, apply some heat to the bends,
Hope this helps,
This is the First time I have done it so I am not an expert,

And yes it is a 13โ€ Mountey Steering Wheel which i modified in order to fit the Dolomite Pad.
I bought it back in the early 80s, it used to be on a Hillman Imp, then A Vauxhall Magnum, Those cars long since gone, but I kept the wheel,


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