Betty the Oval - Donovan D - ex-MINCE

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Goofing around on the oval and trying to make some arm rests based on the original looking ones.
I started with this but got caught up with the carpets and door panels. My father took over the job.

Photo off thesamba of the arm rest parts for the oval
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One done, three more to go.
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It ended up looking a bit puffy and bulky. Going to try and take some of the sponge out and try again.
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Nice job D

My arm rests only had foam on top, not on the sides, if that helps.

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Removed the sponge and all the foamalite and gave it a go.
This is what I came up with, and I used some builders wharehouse alliminium trim to finish it off.

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Onto the next one...
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Now that looks as good as new. Well done on a nice job.
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Bang on !! I like it
Go forth !

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Last thing to go on and giving the most trouble, the bonnet. Im guessing this got warped. Is there some way of bringing it back. It has too much bend in it, the bottom edge hits the valance. Its nice and flush on top with an even gap. The middle section needs to 'straighten' out a bit.


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Donovan D wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:48 pm Last thing to go on and giving the most trouble, the bonnet.....

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-classic-vin ... 1991133809

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retrovan wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:52 pm
Donovan D wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:48 pm Last thing to go on and giving the most trouble, the bonnet.....

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-classic-vin ... 1991133809

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Donovan D wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:52 am Last thing to go on and giving the most trouble, the bonnet.....
That bonnet may be no better than the one you have. Seems most of these older cars suffer from this :(
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How about tying a ratchet strap around the bonnet in the middle and catefully pulling the sides in little bit. That might straighten it out a bit
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Decided to use some force as buggyfan suggested.
Looks better but still not nice and snug when strap is released.


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You will need to over bend a bit more every time till it jumps back to the right shape.

Had to do same to MeFusco, but needed to do the two body sides as well to get the right fit.

good luck

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