Three weeks work

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 09:40 pm:

When I bought my Duncan and Fraser wide body roadster, it had no top at all. It has taken me three weeks work to get it to this stage.


The ironwork was from an earlier touring car with a two man top. I used this as 3/4" x 1/4" flat is no longer available. The top link shown is the third incarnation. The second one worked, but it intruded into the top cover line.

The terminations on the bows are really neat.

These fittings are nickel plated brass, as is the windscreen.

Now the whole lot has to be stripped down so all the metalwork can be polished for nickel plating.

I am relieved to report that the mechanism works perfectly.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:21 pm:

WOW!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n Los Angeles CA on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 01:20 am:

What type of wood did you use ??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Owens on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 01:41 am:

Allen, Is that what the outback looks like? Cool to work and live next to nature. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Patterson. Far South Coast. NSW. OZ on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 01:52 am:

Allan, that is very impressive.
Love your yard. It reminds me of someone else's....oh yeah, mine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 04:57 am:

George, all the timber is blackwood, accacia melanoxylon species. It is a high grade cabinet timber. The bows were cut from a plank I bought from an interstate sawmill which specialises in unusual timbers. These days, plantation grown blackwood is cut way too soon and has quite a bit of yellow sapwood. The pieces on the front and back bows are reclaimed pieces salvage yards. Blackwood is renowned as a choice species for steam bending.
Scott, that is the outback in my backyard. We live just two minutes from the town centre, on an original town acre. The gum trees you see we planted when we bought the place 47 years ago.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Richmon - Richmond, VA on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 05:50 am:

Absolutely Beautiful job!that was quite a feat to get the geometry right for the top linkages, nice. The wood is so beautiful, I hope you finish it natural.Love your yard!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Friday, April 01, 2016 - 07:54 am:

Natural finish it will be Bob, just like the dash.
My yard does not look quite that bad usually. However, the price of scrap is so low, I hang onto stuff until I have a full trailer load. We pay a resource recovery tax on each load, regardless of the load size, so the bigger the load the less is the impost overall.

Allan from down under.


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