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Anders Dinsen
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« Reply #225 on: June 24, 2019, 07:19:26 am »

Thanks for all the info gents.
I have 3 sets of seats so for the first set I have emailed Politecnic to place an order for the DA6 type (red and black)
Once fitted I will decide if I like them and if not go down the "carjoy" route.

Awesome. Can't wait to see and hear what you think about it. It it sounds like pure Car Joy to me! Grin
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« Reply #226 on: June 30, 2019, 03:43:32 pm »

DISASTER......So due to work commitments I had been rather busy but as you may remember I had fitted the headlining and was rather pleased with how it came out. On wednesday I spent the day making templates for the "A" pillars. I am making the templates.from cardboard.so its easy to cut mark and figure out where the holes.for the fixing buttons go.  I then transfered the template.to hard board.and offered.them up...Perfect. Yesferday I was going to cover the board.in a thin sponge the use black vinyl to cover.them.Here in the UK it was.35c yesterday and when I opened  the car i was met with the sight of a sagging roof lining. I think the heat melted.the glue. I used a.proper cloth spray adhesive. So yesterday and today was spent removing said headlining recovering and fixing using a stronger glue and refitting. At least Im getting a nice.tan!!!
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« Reply #227 on: June 30, 2019, 10:13:57 pm »

You really need to use an adhesive like this one
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/high-temperature-contact-adhesive-1-one-litre
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« Reply #228 on: June 30, 2019, 10:21:21 pm »

Thats the one Ive used now. Had a tin overr from when i did the boot.space. Thought i was being clever using a spray adhesive.  You live and learn.
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« Reply #229 on: July 16, 2019, 09:22:12 pm »

Headlining redone and refitted. After 4 attempts finally got the A pillar covers to look "ok". And started installing the soundproofing on the floor. Tomorrow is a big day! should at last be able to refit the dash!!!!!
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« Reply #230 on: July 17, 2019, 05:23:36 pm »

So it may take longer than a day !!!!!
Hope my seat covers hurry up!!!!
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« Reply #231 on: July 17, 2019, 10:06:46 pm »

So it may take longer than a day !!!!!
Hope my seat covers hurry up!!!!

It always takes longer! Wink

I'm very impressed with your work on the A-pillars!
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« Reply #232 on: July 17, 2019, 11:45:11 pm »

Thanks Anders. Must confess i cheated. After three attempts to get the poppers in the right place I ended up using some "grab fix" . I put a small spot where the buttons should be and then clamped them while it dried. They look ok. I used hardboard covered in thin sponge the wrapped in vinyl.
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« Reply #233 on: July 18, 2019, 09:05:52 am »

Thanks Anders. Must confess i cheated. After three attempts to get the poppers in the right place I ended up using some "grap fix" . I put a small spot where the buttons should be and then clamped them while it tried. They look ok. I used hardboard covered in thin sponge the wrapped in vinyl.

Terry, that sounds like a much better solution than the original! I would have thought the panel was curved, but since you've used hardboard, I guess it's not? I don't plan to do mine this time, but the cardboard is broken in several places so it sits loose, so I need to do something about it... but, leaving good work for later is part of my plan Smiley
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« Reply #234 on: July 18, 2019, 10:25:20 am »

You are correct Anders. It is curved down the length, it also gets slightly wider at the bottom and curved along the screen. Awkward shape but by making  cardboard templates it was a lot easier. Also the hardboard is the type you get in flatpack furniture so can easy be bent to shape.
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« Reply #235 on: July 22, 2019, 06:13:24 pm »

At last dash fitted! Clue in the photos why it took so long!!!! Smiley
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« Reply #236 on: July 23, 2019, 06:29:52 pm »

Spent the day removing and cleaning the rust from the window door runners, then refitting. The build up of rust in the channels had caused the gaps in the runners to close considerably.
Now onto the next task............re-cover the door cards in black vinyl.
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« Reply #237 on: July 23, 2019, 10:53:06 pm »

At last dash fitted! Clue in the photos why it took so long!!!! Smiley

Haha - good thing, it keeps mice away Smiley

Spent the day removing and cleaning the rust from the window door runners, then refitting. The build up of rust in the channels had caused the gaps in the runners to close considerably.
Now onto the next task............re-cover the door cards in black vinyl.

Is this for the window mechanisms? Interesting finding you have there about the rust and gaps closing - which must increase friction quite a bit!
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« Reply #238 on: July 23, 2019, 11:12:42 pm »

Spot on Anders. When i stuck my head in there i could see in places the gap was almost closed in places. When i pulled the rubbers out there was quite a bit of rust in places. I used a dremill  with a grinding stone to remove it. Also the rubber had been pushed in in places. As it has a small lip to try.to prevent this it was also closing the gap.
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« Reply #239 on: July 26, 2019, 10:03:56 am »

Fitting the Fuse board supplied by Roy! Fantastic piece of work.  Even I can fit it (being careful to connect correctly, one wire at a time) Removed the clip part of the old wire so they don't need soldering. The main power take off was a tight fit to get in to the connector and needed  the screw to be completely removed before it would slide in but the rest are a perfect fit..............Thanks Roy.... Smiley
Not completed yet (its raining....at last)
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