Monday, January 18, 2016

Continuing with the doors and fender skirts

on the last post we were in the middle of the door construction .
 if you've installed the doors you will note that they are somewhat flexible . This can be corrected by reinforcing them with a 1/2 inch wood inner panel. It should be cut out to just fit inside the area that fits inside the jam from a pattern made with craft paper. The wood inner door can then be attached with marine grade urathane adhesive . To hold the inner door in place while the adhesive is setting countersunk screws can be put in from the outside . They can be left in place as an added bond and the heads filled over at paint prep time .the inside of the door's door jam will now have a gap at the front and rear that can be filled with spray foam and carved back in a few hours . This can be glazed over with body filler for a clean finished off appearance .
   The window area of the door is cut out leaving a 1 inch flange for attaching plexiglass windows ,either permanently or made to open as desired . We have made functional tilt out windows by hinging them at the top with at trimmed piano hinge and adding an adjustable support sourced from an R.V. Supply .
    The fender skirts should be securely attached . Our method is to 
Epoxy a 6inch metal strap to the inside top of the skirt,letting 2 inches stand above the top So as to catch the underside of the fender. We then use stainless hardware with lock nuts to hold the lower front and back of the skirt to the fender. A gasket between the   
fender and skirt is also recommended .
    We look forward to the creative ideas and methods that Aerolux builders will share with this blog ! 
  Enjoy the build ,The Aerolux team

3 comments:

  1. This post is a continuation of the post below , I apologize for the error . Dealing with twenty first century comunications is not my forte . I'll try to get a blog expert to help straighten this out at a later date . Marty

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  2. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. would like price of body if I pickup at your place? thanks jeff

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