It appears that the window trim is supposed to have a sharp end – standards in the 70s were not as they shuld have been! Thank you Keane (my Amero/Aussie Aston guru chum from the AMOC forum).
So I’ve put it all back again and started on the driver’s door.
Getting the door frame and glass into the door meant taking the door off the car, which has given me the chance to dress the B-pillar and get the SS sill back on.
Of course because we welded in a repair section at the bottom of the B-pilla,r the sill doesn’t fit. So this week I’ll be fettling it to fit.
Fitting the new window rubbers was a good half day’s work – the new window seals had to be stretched out and glued to the stainless trims – first peeling off the old rubbers and cleaning away the old glue.
So right now the door is off with the frame and glass fitted – the b-pillar is ready for colour coat and clear coat, and the sill is ready to be fettled to fit.
The good adventure…
Last weekend I had a happy little adventure. I was due to go up to Newport Pagnell to make arrangements for the engine rebuild, but Stephanie was otherwise engaged. A friend of mine from the Bentley Drivers’ Club told me he was travelling up for the Works Auction and Concours and was driving a Lagonda Wedge – he offered me a lift.
The Lagonda belongs to Roger Dudding – owner of the legendary Studio 434, and i had the chance for a quick drool round some of his collection before we set off.
Had to take this – before Dulwich we lived next door to Madame Tussauds just off Baker Street…
And this is what we drove up in…
…and good to see an old friend in the works department (not in the auction)
So what was the bad adventure?
Well, getting back to London I began to feel unwell. Thinking I had another kidney stone on the way I went into A&E at UCH and found myself in for the week with an acutely inflamed colon. Frustrating as i had a lot to do last week following the election – and also not being able to play with the car!
A piece of very exciting news – I have a new colleague. One Mr Bond! UNMAS Ambassador