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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:18 pm

Noddy wrote:
kilty wrote:Exhaust heat shield.
Bonus point tp Kilty , Reward will be delivered in a coffee cup this weekend :lol:
Put me out of my misery -show me a picture of the original (maybe in situ)! :?
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Noddy wrote:
kilty wrote:Exhaust heat shield.
Bonus point tp Kilty , Reward will be delivered in a coffee cup this weekend :lol:
Put me out of my misery -show me a picture of the original (maybe in situ)! :?
I cant , ive cut it up :lol: :lol:
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d'oh!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , More faffing about

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:39 pm

Took the Singer to work and noticed the drivers door wasnt shutting as well as normal
After much checking it appeared the top hinge had loads of play in it so i took the door off for a look see , on removing the top hinge pin i noticed its a tad bent which on closer inspection was cracked as well , new pin fitted and all is well again , did this on the Vusky a while back , Singers come out in sympathy i recon :lol:

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Nice crack which went half way through :shock:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , All new door panels

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:14 pm

Singers door panels have been a burgundy colour for many years , not original as i got them from a MK3 Sport , problem is they are starting to look a tad grubby so ive made some new ones with some 3mm hardboard and a huge sheet of red vinyl i originally got for the Vusky seats but didnt use it as it wasnt flexible enough

The panels i had fitted , being MK3 they didnt fit the door too well and had the pattern moulded in which MK1 Chammys didnt have , you can see this panel is a bit wrinkly , its the vinyl not the board .

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New ones ive made in a much brighter red more like the original , i plan one day to do the bonnet foam grey again and redo the side stripe in red so this will work well .

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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by kilty » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:48 pm

Too cool for school. Can I have the old yins?!?!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by impmann » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:57 pm

VERY cool. IMHO red/grey with a red interior is *the* 60s combination....
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by TJB69 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Very nice :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:13 pm

Just need red seats!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by celyn » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:25 pm

Is there no end to this man's talents? :o

I'm after black door cards in that hardboard-like material (without the vinyl covering). Fancy making me a pair, and also the rear interior panels that used the same stuff? Happy to part with beer tokens ;)
I was going to make my own, but fell at the first hurdle when I discovered that I'm apparently completely clueless when it comes to using a jigsaw. Luckily that was before I'd found the right sort of material, so at least I didn't waste any of that, but even so.. :oops:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:09 pm

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:Just need red seats!
Not a lover of red seats , ive got some in the Vusky , besides getting a mint set of red Chammy coupe seats with split rears would be a major challenge , probably coz they never did any to my knowledge , there are red MK3 ones but that would be so wrong .
I quite like red / black interior , a sort of mix and match :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by ImpManiac » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:20 pm

A very big improvement, Noddy. 8) Like those lots.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by classiccapsule » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:07 pm

In the style of Louis Walsh....

"Noddy, I really loike what you've done there. You made it your own and I think your approach is fresh, exciting and relevant for today."
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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:25 am

Looking good, nicely done
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by imp.sport » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:44 pm

Nice one.

It put me in mind of the first Imp I had when I covered those panels with red fur... :o :o :oops:

But I had no taste then, :oops: Not much better now :lol: Red vinyl looks way too classy for the likes of me :mrgreen:
My vote on the bonnet would go to getting it back to foam grey as well Noddy.Image
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:05 pm

imp.sport wrote: My vote on the bonnet would go to getting it back to foam grey as well Noddy.
Yes I need to change a few things , Im throughly bored with it how it is :roll:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by AlastairC » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:25 am

Interesting to hear that you used 3mm hardboard. When I did my interior panels I couldn't find any thing that thin so ended up using some ply which was just a bit too thick. On mk1s the interior panel on the door fits in to a channel at the top and if the panel is too thick it won't sit in there properly, also the surounds for the window winder get pretty tight if the panel is too thick, it looks ok if you don't look to closely - but I'm going to redo them properly one day. Dosen't matter so much with the rear long thin panels though.

Like your choice of colour too, red vinvy looks cool !

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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:53 am

Hi Alastair,
Even 3mm is slighly pushing it , On The front panels Ive added thin foam padding which also doesnt help, I didnt put any on the rear ones .
It does fit in the top channel but its a bit tight .
I think the original board is a bit thinner than 3mm , probably an imperial thickness, also the vinyl ive used is cloth backed and at least a mm thick itself .
3mm board using thinner vinyl more like the original would work better.
I recon i used 200 plus staples doing these panels and a fair wadge of glue as well :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by imp.sport » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:17 am

AlastairC wrote: the surounds for the window winder get pretty tight if the panel is too thick.
Also the handle to open the door can stick as the spring is then not strong enough to overcome the extra resistance.
I have ply on mine and it did all that.
It can be corrected by removing plastic from the surrounds. Effectively making them thinner to compensate.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by celyn » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:25 pm

Why not simply chamfer the edges of the cards so that they fit in the channel?

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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by AlastairC » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:23 am

yes did that and it helps but still not quite right. As mentioned the vinvly is quite thick as well - I wondered about opening up the chanel abit but thought that might look a bit of a mess.
will have to see what the thinest hardbaord is that you can get.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by AlastairC » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:31 am

Hi Noddy interesting how many extra interior goodies you get in a chammy compared to my base model imp. What do those cubby hole covers consist of ? Did you make them? What steering wheel have you got there?
I have a few 13inch steering wheels one of which is a leather mountney but have resorted to the standard as the 13 was just too small. I'm looking to get a 15" mountney at some point.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by 67cali » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:38 am

You can get mill board in the correct thickness for the door cards. There are limited supplies of the old 2.5mm board bit there is also 2.3mm which works well with new vinyl that can be a bit thicker.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:53 am

AlastairC wrote:Hi Noddy interesting how many extra interior goodies you get in a chammy compared to my base model imp. What do those cubby hole covers consist of ? Did you make them? What steering wheel have you got there?
I have a few 13inch steering wheels one of which is a leather mountney but have resorted to the standard as the 13 was just too small. I'm looking to get a 15" mountney at some point.
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Cubby hole covers are made by a company called Cosmic , they are made of aluminium and quite rare although a few people on here have a pair , ive got a pair on the Vusky as well
Steering wheel is made by Formula London and is a period one , its 14 inch and seems perfect to me , I tend to try something on one car and if it works well try and get the same on the other
Heres the one in the Vusky which still has the original centre.
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This is the Singers which was missing the centre so I machines a block of Ally up and fitted the Chammy badge into it , really pleased with the red line around the badge i fitted as it goes with the door panels
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Re: Noddys Natterings ,Stainless steel radiator guard

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:48 am

Just been knocking this up , the original on the right has been repaired quite a few times and was looking tatty so ive made this out of Stainless steel mesh and a bit of odd stainless sheet , its not finished yet , undecided wether to weld it and remove the bolts or leave it as it is , still need to drill the other mount hole and finalise position .

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Here it is trial fitted ,

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Post by bazzateer » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:29 am

Oooh! Shiny newness!!!! :D :D
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Post by tomcat » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am

Any chance of a production run on this ever?? :) :shock:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Stainless steel radiator guard

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Guard is finished , dont think it needs any welding as its solid as it is.
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Post by bazzateer » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:01 pm

Now you'll get a flood of requests for more!
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Post by tomcat » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:36 pm

bazzateer wrote:Now you'll get a flood of requests for more!
I thought I already had :!: :!: :!: :)
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Stainless steel radiator guard

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:52 pm

bazzateer wrote:Now you'll get a flood of requests for more!
They arnt that easy to make , stainless is not known for being flexible or easy to work with :lol: , It took me 6 hours or so to do this one .

I have no plans to make anymore although i think i have a source for more mesh .
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Post by 617sqn » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Very nice , Dave, very nice. I'm beginning to think that you either have too much free time, or need to get out more :lol:

By the way, how many batteries do the door cards take ? :wink:

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Post by bazzateer » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:14 pm

tomcat wrote:
bazzateer wrote:Now you'll get a flood of requests for more!
I thought I already had :!: :!: :!: :)
That was more of a slight ooze rather than a flood! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Stainless steel radiator guard

Post by imp.sport » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:00 pm

Noddy wrote:I have no plans to make anymore although i think i have a source for more mesh .
Tell us more? How much does the mesh work out at?

Or is it a secret...!

Looks a good mod.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Stainless steel radiator guard

Post by Leumas » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:09 pm

What the guys above said. I REALLY like that, modern, functional and classy....MMmmmmm!! (satisfied sigh!) Allan
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:37 pm

imp.sport wrote: Tell us more? How much does the mesh work out at?

Or is it a secret...!

Looks a good mod.
No secret , it was £!0 for a 2ft x 2ft off cut , otherwise you need to buy an 8x4 sheet which is erm-------- expensive
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:39 pm

Leumas wrote:What the guys above said. I REALLY like that, modern, functional and classy....MMmmmmm!! (satisfied sigh!) Allan
Glad you like it , make your own if you can , not that difficult :roll:
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:55 pm

I think i will blast amd paint and waxoyl my NOS one and just fit it!. Sounds much easier 8)
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:30 pm

HARTWELL MK1 wrote: blast amd paint and waxoyl my NOS one
Never mind , Make a stainless one and its maintenance free :lol:
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:07 pm

Noddy wrote:
HARTWELL MK1 wrote: blast amd paint and waxoyl my NOS one
Never mind , Make a stainless one and its maintenance free :lol:
Well I need to do all the suspension, heater, tank, engine tins, radator, so doing yje stoneguard is no big deal,
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