356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Never been overly happy with the mountings and fixings for the hardtop. You are kinda left on your own to find solutions as far as how to is concerned.

Originally I used rivnuts at the back which are great in thin steel but really poor in thick fibreglass. I have come up with a new solution which is to used M14 left hand thread bolts which have been drilled and tapped with a M8 x1.5 thread. This will allow a very positive fixing in the rear bulkhead. I will use spreader washers and rubber washers for water sealing. There will also be 4 mounting points, two at the back under the rear window and two on each 1/4 window pillar. I found some lever cams which will allow them to be screwed in and levered tight to squash the gaskets. Local engineering shop did the machining for me and also added a chamfer in the bolt head to aid locating the M8 cam thread. The shop actually did it next day for me, cant ask for better service.

Hope to get these fitted tomorrow, will add more pictures.

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So car is booked into the upholsterers for new carpet and head lining for the hardtop. This means it would be finished ish.
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Neat solution!
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Work seems to be getting in the way of fun lately, so got some help locally;

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I did manage to apply the sound proofing everywhere. Used a Porsche style black polypropylene carpet. Slightly off script with pepita door pockets, but it came down to making things fit rather than originality.
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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The speedster interior is now finished, new carpets, and finished door cards really pleased with the result. Amazing difference makes to the car.

Pictures don't really the work work justice.

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Just the hardtop headliner to finish
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Lovely updates, I do like bit of Houndstooth 8)
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Do you ever finish a car which is hand built? All but completion of a few minor tied up issues and any ongoing maintenance and running issues I think I might be there, maybe.

Bring on the summer of fun :)

Tried to get some better interior pics;

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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Looks great
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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Looks finished too!
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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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One last small 3.2 addition;

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Re: 356 Speedster Flat6 outlaw build

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My work is done :)

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