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I have just started cutting the doors to insert the frame and it says "don't worry about straight edges, there will be a cover". The Manual lists 12839 and 12840 as door covers, but I can't find those - any idea of dimensions? Are they something I can fabricate? Same with 12983, can't find those Latch Covers either!

I do have 13669 and 13670 - no idea what they are or where they go!!

When you put the frame into the doors, the latch is already mounted, so the first thing to hit the inside of the back of the door is the three phillips screws that hold the latch on - is that right?

Thanks for your help, as ever.

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That looks like craftsmanship - very smart indeed, I hadn't even thought about covering that hole, but I might attempt that, thanks! The cover that the Manual refers to is the cut-out in the recess and I am supposed to have one of those in the Kit!
Anyone got a picture of that?
 

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That looks like craftsmanship - very smart indeed, I hadn't even thought about covering that hole, but I might attempt that, thanks! The cover that the Manual refers to is the cut-out in the recess and I am supposed to have one of those in the Kit!
Anyone got a picture of that?
Ian,

I'm sorry I misunderstood your question. You can, but don't have to cover the opening in the center of the door. In fact many leave it open so you have some storage in the door for sunglasses, water bottle etc. I ended up making an arm rest there, and put headliner on the inside of the door. If you want to close it up its easy enough to make a cardboard template of the recess and then transfer it to aluminum or wood.

HTH.

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John

That also shows where you have put your door handle, which would have been my next question!!

I have found two "nose mounts" - two small rectangular plates with a round bit in the middle - where do they go?

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The first photo are the "nose mounts" - any thoughts where they go and how?
The 2nd photo are the two pieces of aluminium that I have, that don't appear in the manual and I have no idea what they are or where they go!
The 3rd photo is the Hinge Cut-out drawing from the Manual to three decimal places, but only in one plane. There is no distance from the inside or the outside, so no idea where the hinges are supposed to be.
The 4th photo shows my first attempt at where I think they might be - bears no relation to the holes cut by FFR at the factory!
Finally, the last photo shows one of my doors, frame in, latch fitted and newly made cover (trial fitted)!!
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I look forward forward to you thoughts.

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The nose mounts go on the underside of the hood and align with acorn nuts on the pontoons. I had to cut holes much bigger at the door hinges too, the aluminum pieces go on the end of the door, I made them out of carbon fiber instead. Photos to follow as I’m not in the garage.
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That is so unbelievably helpful. Thank you so much - explains a lot! I haven't seen any acorn nuts - I'll have an extra look later!

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I found my acorns! I also now know where the lower splashguard goes thanks to your photograph - I notice the upper one would butt perfectly to it as I look at them on the bench, so do you fit them so they butt together or do you fit them so they overlap each other on the frame? Lower one under upper one or other way around?

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Mine butt together , with a bulb seal on both.
 

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Would you have a picture - I can't see how you can rivet both of them to the same peice of 3/4" (or is it 1"?) square tube then?

Thanks!

(Got one door hung today!)
 

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Is yours a gen 2 or 3? Mine is gen 2 and the top splash attaches to the hood and the lower to the frame.
 

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Ian, check out JimS coupe builds thread he has pics of his gen 3
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I am not sure what Gen I am, I am not sure that Gens was even a thing then - that must mean I am Gen 1 presumably? The chassis is 2007, so post Noah but pre Gen 2, rivets had been invented but not rivnuts, tubes were predominately square rather than round and Corona was a Mexican beer not a virus!

There is only one set of rivets on that square tube, so the panels are obviously overlapped, which makes most sense - beautifully done in any event. If I can emulate that, I will be very pleased indeed - it looks like just one panel, very clever. But the upper panel stops - where is the elephant's ear splashguard that I have got? From what you are saying, attached to the hood. Did they change that after Gen 1 - there is nothing on my hood to attach anything to, that's for sure! Are there any old farts out there that have early cars that can help me with a picture of how this thing goes together? (By the way, we think a hood is a convertible roof!!)

For reasons I don't understand, I can only enlarge one of those thumbnails - what ever I click on I get the same one?

Never mind - you guys try so hard, its lovely - but clearly the newer kits are way different for my early one and my manual falls way short in some areas with regards to pictures and detail. There must be ten picture of how to assemble a headlight, but no pictures on splashguards!

No offence, but I think I might need a Gen 1 specialist! Anybody volunteering?

Thanks so much!

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Ian check out Russ Thompson’s pics in the gallery. His is first gen.
 

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gen I greybody square x frame in front
gen 1 1/2 black body square frame in front, drivers side foot box changed.
gen 2 red body round x frame in front
gen 3 new frame red body.


Most people glassed in tabs to secure the upper splash guard.
I molded a lip into the hood to screw them into.
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I did same as John
 
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