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  • #235440

    langan
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    @langan

    Anyone done a 4 pc. hood like a real TD? I was looking at instructions and front fenders bolt to hood sides. I assume some panels need to atach to frame and provide a place for hood to close against. I need to look at real TD I guess?

    #261829

    montie
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    @montie

    Haven’t done it yet.  But have been wanting too.  Waiting for the bucks.  I think it will be an expensive conversion, also don’t want the car to be disabled for a lengthy time span.  I would like to gather the parts up and do most of the work before disassembly.  Hopefully just trading the parts off and on the car.  I know it won’t be that easy, nothing is.   

    #261830

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    I plan to make removable sides and hood from either crs or aluminum but not until next summer

    tommietd build

    #261831

    langan
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    @langan

    What do your front fender bolt to now? I have not started my build. Just dreaming

    #261832

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    I’m building a front engine TDr. I added brackets and a length of tubing at the edge of the fender.

    I’ll post photos later.

    #261833

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I considered that when I had mine apart last year. Just run a strip of angle from the cowl to the radiator shell for the hood to hinge and latch on. The fenders, having the mounting flange, would be plenty strong without the side panel.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #261834

    court-wizard
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    @court-wizard

    Oh just tilt the front end……

    No trees were injured in the making of this message, but some electrons were inconvenienced.

    #261835

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    a couple photos showing fender mounting and hood support

    #261836

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    another photo

    #261837

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Melvin, what transmission are you using and what did you use for the hydraulic clutch?

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #261838

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    Bill,

    The transmission is a Mustang 4 speed, still looking for a 5 speed but not that important now since I have so many other things to do. The clutch master and pedal assy is from Speedway also the pull slave. I think they are rebranded Wilwood, very similar. The brake masters and pedals are Wilwood. Neat setup, there is a balance bar between the masters to adjust the bias. The rear is 7/8 , the front is 3/4. I wanted to use a cable clutch with a quadrant, but the whole thing was too busy. I tried to fit a single brake master but ran  out of space. I am happy with the setup now, except of course the cost.

    #261839

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    What engine is in the car and what replica manufacture did the car start out as?  Thanks.

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #261840

    fairwindsnc
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    @fairwindsnc

    The body is a Fiberfab from 1982, VW based but built with a Ford 2.3.

    #261841

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    I’m interested in converting my BCW Chevette to an original hood.  Does anyone know if an original TD folding hood will fit the cowl and radiator?

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #261842

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Why not re-work the original side pieces? They’re already fit, yes? 

    #261843

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Yes and they would still be fiberglass.  So just a matter of getting two piano hinges and cutting the hood at the lower edge?  Then fabricate attachments for lower hood latches?  So have many people done this?

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #261844

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Never heard of it. I think you have a remote latch on each side? If so, you’d be cutting the “shelf” on each side piece. You would disassemble them from the frame parts. You would fab a new latch system for the bottoms. You would probably add some small strut bars to replace the strength they gave the nose structure.

    Then piano hinges and fiddling.

    #261845

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Thanks.  Good ideas. I’m thinking I might be able to remove the side panels, add spacers to the attachment bolts and then slot the side panels at the lower old attachment points so they would just push back down where they were.  Then use some quick release fasteners at the front and rear edges.

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

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