Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kadet front issues

Kadet front
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker
Just a quick update on the Billings Kadet build - all seems to be progressing well except for the front windows. These are supplied as a single part in 3mm ply which has to be bent around the front and tucked under the roof.

Trying this with the supplied part it became obvious that this simply wasn't going to work. Not least because the top of the part had to pass through the roof !

To solve the problem, my Dad made up two copies of the part from very thin ply. The first was fitted and then the second added to it. There's still a little filling and fettling to be done but even making the parts from scratch was easier than trying to bludgeon the original item.

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