My 74 - year old mistress is 75 next year!

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Re: My 74 - year old mistress is 75 next year!

Post by Manalishi » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:15 am

Oh dear. Are you planning on changing the wood frame in the sun roof panel or is it repairable? We changed a few ribs in the frame on the Austin Seven Ruby. Ash was the wood there and I presume it is the same on the lovely Daimler?
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Re: My 74 - year old mistress is 75 next year!

Post by Captain Bobo » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:27 pm

Luckily the curved profile pieces of the ash frame were intact and I've been able to source a couple of pieces of ash for the straight sections. Progress is slow on the rebuild, but nearing completion. As you can see from the picture I've added some strengthening brackets!

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Re: My 74 - year old mistress is 75 next year!

Post by SJG » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:29 pm

Good work Dave
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Re: My 74 - year old mistress is 75 next year!

Post by Captain Bobo » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:12 pm

Nearly there now. All I have to do is steam iron flat the leading edge of the headlining, shrink the fabric for an even tighter fit, and do a few cosmetic jobs (replace rusty screws, paint the rear slider brackets, make up and replace the broken rear wooden batten, clean & paint the wooden battens, etc.).

Then the challenge is to to get the blighter back in to the car again!

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1998 Rover 820 Sterling
1937 Daimler 15 Mulliner Sports Saloon
1969 Daimler V8 250 (Mark 2 Jaguar body)
2005 Volvo S80 D5 SE Lux

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Re: My 74 - year old mistress is 75 next year!

Post by Captain Bobo » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:29 pm

After struggling with worn sliders, eventually managed to fit the sliding sun roof in April ready for the season. Had to replace the drainage membranes (which had rotted) that channel any water ingress out to the wheel arches, replace a few 78 year old woodscrews, but after a few hours effing & blinding all was well.

Apologies for late posting: she ran all season and is now tucked up in a dry barn to await next year.

Best wishes, Dave B
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1998 Rover 820 Sterling
1937 Daimler 15 Mulliner Sports Saloon
1969 Daimler V8 250 (Mark 2 Jaguar body)
2005 Volvo S80 D5 SE Lux

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