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TELBOY
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« Reply #90 on: June 09, 2017, 03:32:49 pm »

take it all back....this is hard!!!
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« Reply #91 on: June 14, 2017, 02:28:52 pm »

one side finished
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« Reply #92 on: June 14, 2017, 02:31:27 pm »

onto the next side! Sill fitted and the yet another final coat of hemmerite followed by underseal before it all gets covered up! Hopefully will see it right for another 20 years
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« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2017, 11:57:32 am »

fitting and prepping this rear wing/fender...prep took considerable time due to several small sections of damage, most noticeably the section which tucks under the sill and the rearmost bottom section. I have used the minimum amount of adhesive to secure and the picture shows an old disc weighing down the section I have applied adhesive to. The rest I have used an outdoor sealant to prevent water ingress. I honestly don't know why Matra used so much adhesive when it just wasn't necessary (my opinion).
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« Reply #94 on: July 07, 2017, 04:22:45 pm »

for once the photos do not do it justice!
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« Reply #95 on: July 09, 2017, 08:59:03 pm »

At long last a functioning clutch and hopefully brakes. The brake pedal is hard but I wont know how effective till MOT time.
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Jon Weywadt
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« Reply #96 on: July 10, 2017, 12:33:50 pm »

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for once the photos do not do it justice!
Is that fabric you put on the engine compartment? And did you have the side windows out to cut it to fit?
Looks good . :
/Jon
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« Reply #97 on: July 10, 2017, 10:10:12 pm »

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for once the photos do not do it justice!
Is that fabric you put on the engine compartment? And did you have the side windows out to cut it to fit?
Looks good . :
/Jon
Hi Jon
Yes, the windows are bonded to the wings so came out when I removed the wings (before removal of the wings). The carpeting I purchased from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS. When I removed the old carpeting I did it carefully and was able to use this as a template. I remember reading someone on the forum said it had to be done with the windows removed but in all honesty I think it could be done with them in-situ. I still have to do the inside of the boot and the boot cover. I have also replaced the vinyl along the inside upper at the glass hatch and down the sides. I did however remove the hatch, the strut mounts and the engine cover latches and sanded primed treated them. also replaced the electrical connectors for the heated rear window. As I said earlier it really has come up well and the photos do not really do it justice.
Tel
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« Reply #98 on: July 10, 2017, 10:22:53 pm »

More photos:-
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« Reply #99 on: July 25, 2017, 01:36:38 pm »

I made the boot cover from 5.5 ply wood which is thicker than the 2.5 Matra used! the underside is covered in vinyl and the top carpeted then a 9-12 edging fitted. I have cut out the holes for the metal supports but if I was doing it again I would just drill a hole with a "knob" through it and a flat piece of metal on the underside. I think this would be much better!
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