Friday, 26 January 2018


While I wait for the P38 filler to dry, I continued with the doors.

My plan for doors is a light plastic strip frame, eventually covered with marine vinyl (the same stuff the roof is made from), with clear plastic as the 'glass'. To help with storage when off the car, the doors will have 2 un-connected, sub-frames; just the vinyl will keep them together so they can fold lengthways (if that makes any sense). So, this is the top frame:

The hinges will screw on to that edge on the right-hand side. The plastic strips are very flexible (maybe too flexible?) and light and they're connected with the Hammond© hinge arrangement:

Two metal tabs either side of the join, riveted together.

Now, I have no idea if this will work - the plastic strips I bought are more flexible than I expected and may flap about too much when on the car. This is made worse by the fact I want these doors to go all the way back to the rollbar, which is why that frame may look so long. I'm planning to put magnets on as much of the frame as possible, to help prevent 'flapping'. So far, I've spent about £50 on the bits, so if it doesn't work out, it's not a disaster. The problem is that GBS want £350+ for doors - grates on me to pay that much but my few trips in the rain have convinced me I need them. We shall see...

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