SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:46 pm

also seat rail strengthening as mentioned in my 8Ball thread recently - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8338&start=15#p223850

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a bit more digging revealed this:

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turns out that this is all that's left of the metal straps that run fore/aft:

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cleaned it up:

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and from Joe's resto:

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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by DarrylWebb » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:00 pm

I know we (myself included) have gone off at a tangent discussing steelwork embedded in the bodyshell, but Pepe makes a good point about templates for the more complicated sections. For the sill especially, that would help those who find their original sill is dust.


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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by Pepe » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:11 am

Thanks all for clarifying the APost build up. Have found this in the meantime too...

The front wing/roof rail tubing can also be seen cut on top of the wing, right?

Darryl is right! If anybody is about to restore her/his body probably they can take the measures...


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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by Pepe » Tue May 06, 2014 11:02 pm

Hey Guys,

some updates here to share with everybody:
I have done some dxf drawings, that could use as a template to stamp sheetmetal.
- A Pillar plus hinge plate
- sill
- reinforcement for the turrets area GRP

tbd:
- Door hinge plate

Who's interested, drop me a line


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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed May 07, 2014 6:32 am

If you could speak to the new chap Nickandkaren, he's looking at investing in a scim however the one he's looking at needs sills & a pillars.


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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by Nickandkarren » Wed May 07, 2014 1:19 pm

Thanks Luke, What is the typical cost of having the A pillars and Sills fabbed up by a metal workinng company?



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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed May 07, 2014 5:17 pm

How do, all.
I'm on the job right now, first components have arrived from the factory in 3mm stainless. Just waiting for the last part to be laser cut then proof fitted to my 5a.
I haven't done sills yet so if anyone cares to make them, that's OK.
The paperwork is upstairs, I'll post probable costs later. "A" posts can be "flat packed" or welded, the hinge bolt holes will need to be drilled from each particular car.
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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by DarrylWebb » Tue May 20, 2014 7:25 pm

Nice one, Pepe and Mr. Flat Cap. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished articles.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a source for ready-made sections, offered at good value due to the good work the club has put into the development? :)


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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue May 20, 2014 8:17 pm

How do, all. Here are the initial components for the 5/5a door posts, in 3mm stainless. Left and right handed and the gussets. Hinge plates will be in 2mm stainless, modified with extra holes to access the inner nuts on the hinges.
Cost won't be eye watering, when I get the last bits I'll know final price. I don't want to make a profit to club members, cost price only, plus postage or collect for nowt!
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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu May 22, 2014 7:42 pm

Ace!

{edit : I know Joe got these made too, but if there's a go-to source for these, that'll pay dividends}
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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by Nickandkarren » Thu May 22, 2014 7:45 pm

Awesome stuff, I was going to start getting quotes for these to be made near me but I may hold off for now



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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Thu May 22, 2014 7:50 pm

You are a good'un ;)


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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu May 22, 2014 8:20 pm

Thanks, peeps, 3mm is very strong with no hint of flexing, there will be the holes to drill for your cars hinge countersunk screws and two holes in the backing strengthener.
If any compies are worried about the weight, they can be made in 2mm instead!
More news very soon, regards, Brian.



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Re: SE5a A-post dimensions / diagram

Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:22 pm

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Hi, all. Here's the last piece from the factory, the hinge strengthening plate. I've had four extra holes put in to access the inner hinge nuts with a socket and extension. The holes for the hinge bolts will have to be drilled from your car to ensure accuracy. They have been laser cut from 2mm stainless, the finish and accuracy is very good. My car will be repaired using these components during this summer but if anyone wants a set before my trial, I can bring some to Curbs.
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