In Part Three of the Roadster Body series, Ron Covell gives a detailed look at each step in the construction of the doors – which are arguably the most complex panels on the entire car. Ron explains why the hinge and latch connections should be ‘beefed-up’ to improve the strength of the doors, and shows how to build a robust internal structure that securely supports the hinges, latch, and sheet metal panels. A broad range of tools is demonstrated - including a shrinker, stretcher, beading machine, and the English wheel. One of the focal points is using a Dake reciprocating machine (similar to a Pullmax) with custom-made dies for forming the deep, intricate beads on the door edges. Ron demonstrates a unique way to crimp the door skin to the inner structure - utilizing locking pliers he has specially modified for the task. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to learn a great deal from Ron’s unique solutions to common problems, and every step is covered thoroughly - with great close-up photography, and detailed, easy to follow explanations.
Posted by RB Nicholson on Feb 21st 2021
2/21/2021. Purchased 9 February, haven’t received yet.
Posted by Bill Maguire on Aug 31st 2020
This is an inspiring lessen on how to plan the step by step fabrication of another body part. I always enjoy how Ron makes what he needs to form or check what he is making from bucks to hand tools and layout. your watching a master make another master piece!
Posted by Unknown on Aug 24th 2020
All prices are in USD