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  1. #801
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    I wish I knew how to embed a you tube video into this forum software.

    Tonight I hinged the passenger door

    https://youtu.be/aLYbq0XeO70
    Classic Replica Viper currently in build

  2. #802
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    And the adjusted passenger door fit.

    From this





    To this
    https://youtu.be/KwnOyayL0wg

    I am really pleased to have overcome this one. Some time needed filling and sanding should make it a decent job
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  3. #803
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    Now, THAT is car building. Not just assembling a kit (which, in itself is fine), but taking a somewhat unrefined 1980's kit and applying the necessary engineering skills to make it right. Your rough, scarred, lumpy body shell will, eventually, proudly display all the hard work that you have put into it to get it right, once the final finish is applied. It will shine through with pristine magnificence. You, sir... probably stink of resin - BUT - GREAT JOB. As you were........
    DAX Cobra. May contain nuts. Always read the label.

  4. #804
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    Hi Gary

    Nice work with the door, looks great!

    Had a bit of a reminisce there and hoked through some of my old paperwork.
    I've attached some pics of the manual I had with the detailed diagrams and instructions for the windscreen. Are my crap photocopies crappier than yours? or did yours come with a miracle original print?
    Not that it makes any difference. Bad instructions don't depend on the pictures.

    I had to put in page 19..the bold section made me apoplectic!! although it wasn't one of the sections with Bo**ox scrawled across them!?
    Did you get any of the other manuals? the Factory Five one was good..."insert pipe A into slot A and tighten securely" etc. A bit more Ikea than Vipers!
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    Declan

    RV8, Sierra based Viper.
    I'm sure if I give it enough love it will, someday, love me back!?

  5. #805
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    I think I have overcome the flimsy door hinge problem.

    I felt like is was not the metal strength that was the problem, it seemed like there was some flex/play in the hinge bar bosses.

    Here is a photo of the hinge bars. The boss is only 2mm wall thickness.




    I decided to cut the bosses off and replace them with something more substantial. So the new bosses have a wall thickness of 5mm. So the bearing area is 2.5 times greater than the original boss.




    Initial testing of the new arrangement is really positive, so hopefully this is the cure
    Classic Replica Viper currently in build

  6. #806
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  7. #807
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    A long time ago I got my hands on a set of roll hoops from an Audi TT.

    They were a brushed finish, so I set about polishing them.

    First was various grades of sandpaper




    Followed by polishing








    Holes cut out for drivers side and hoop dropped in, definitely too low




    This height looks better




    Cover trims polished




    I am going to fit two hoops, for a total cost of just under £50
    Classic Replica Viper currently in build

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