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Old 20-11-18, 01:22 AM
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Thanks guys for all your effort. Im very keen on originality where possible but how poor is the whole design , especially the holes for the heater pipes. A little modification to the design seems to be called for. Its interesting to note the type of material used I believe I last saw it in the boot of my 100/6 Healey some 50 years ago. Trying to source a supplier at the moment.
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Old 22-11-18, 02:56 AM
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Hopefully the last question

I noticed in various photos posted earlier,stitching that formed a rectangular box effect on the upper vertical panel of the cover. My question is, is this purely decorative or is this stitching holding something to the underside of the cover?
What purpose is it there for.
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Old 22-11-18, 03:59 AM
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Peter,
There is something behind the stitching - see attached photos. It's a rectangle of heavy duty card 2.25mm thick. Except it's not actually cardboard - something much stronger and stiffer than cardboard - it has very little flexibility. It would need a heavy duty industrial sewing machine to do the stitching.
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Old 22-11-18, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Kevin.

I guess the board is to stabilize the cover to stop it sagging. Traced some material which should arrive tomorrow so all should be well to have it made up.
Interesting to see your cover the holes for the heater pipes are neater than others we have commented on.

Thanks again

Peter Dowdle

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Peter,
The cover I photographed has been cut I suspect to remove it or perhaps even fit it without disturbing the pipes, the one Kevin photographed has not suffered this indignity but it might be worth considering a modification here when making the new one.
Geoff.
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