Re: 101 Radio Body Panels
> Did you see the article back in Six Stud - 3 editions back ?
I did, I followed it when I did the ones on the GS. There were several
glaring omissions, such as two rivets cannot be replaced without removing
the seat, and a further half dozen cannot be replaced without removing all
the filler assembly on the one side. It was a complete b*****d to do.
Had a look again this evening, it looks as though I have to un-rivet a large
panel to the roof, remove all the cross bracing and all the verticle
bracing, then remove the capping, remaining pannels and battery box etc. If
it goes smoothly I recon half a day each side. If it goes like the ones on
the GS then a day plus, each side.
Trouble is that with the above proceedure, it looks as though I'm going to
have to bugger up all the paint on the inside too :o(
> Failing that, if they're buggered, why not cut a hole in them and see what
> holds them in from the inside ?
I know what holds them, thats the trouble. They are kind of slid in, so that
they have to be lifted up before they will come out. This means that all the
nice bodywork that is above them and the caping has to be removed.
My new 'uns are going to be made
> in galvanised steel !
If you want my advice and can afford to do so get them made in stainless,
you really don't want to do the job more than once a lifetime. Secondly, you
won't be able to sus out where the holes are in the panel until you have
removed it as everyone is different (drilled as built), therefore you wil
have to remove the panel before you can make the new one. Further to this it
leaves no room for error, and as a galvanised one is likely to need the
holes re-drilling out, you are on a looser to begin with. Stainless would be
the best bet as it means you vcan drill it as required without fear of
buggering up the zinc coating. Should have thought the cost would be pretty
similar. There's a chap that advertises mild steel ones in the club (rob
hallam??), he may be able to make stainless ones or be able to give you a
pattern to work off. I can't afford either solution, so it will be mild
steel for me with lashings of oil paint and silicon.