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    JimH got a reaction from DeeJay in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
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    JimH got a reaction from Asimo in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
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    JimH got a reaction from Rust Collector in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
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    JimH got a reaction from rml2345 in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
  5. Like
    JimH got a reaction from adw1977 in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
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    JimH got a reaction from Rust Collector in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    There were a few people who bought a fair few of these things as scrappers and they just sort of hung around in their yards. In this one's case there were four wrecks bought by a business and just sat around. Three of the four got saved and the fourth - our one - had the engine bought by Mr Keeley as a spare and the rest went in the melting pot. We have one photograph of GD 9834 taken in the 1950s in the yard prior to being broken up still in its Taroads livery (if it can be called that) who was the last commercial user of the waggon. There are also a few people who are able to recall the waggon in the yard with the others. 
    After that you are struggling  - waggon numbers only appeared on a pair of brass plates bolted to the cab and maker's marks on parts was virtually unheard of with the exception of the odd pattern ID number which appears on a tiny handful of components. All you can hope for is that at some point in its working life someone bashed some identifying marks on some part they were working on. In the case of Sentinels they had a reasonably extensive regional workshop network (for the time) so the odds of a waggon finding its way into a shed where there were lots of other Sentinels was quite high. The photo (which I can't find at the moment - someone has been sorting folders out) shows GD 9834 sitting on pneumatics which was a conversions most commonly carried out by Sentinel or their agents. The upshot of this is that you are in with a decent chance of finding waggon number stamps on a bit of the engine or transmission. Fortunately we found a pair of waggon number marks in old style stamps on the main bearing housings. 
    So, not exactly a watertight case but very much more watertight that some that have gone on recently involving little bits of boilers that were found in woods. Ho hum.
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    JimH got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    We had three age related plates issued in the past DS 7206, SV5525 and 163 XUP. I didn't mind DS or XUP but I hated the SV one for some reason. Either BF or WC would be good with me.
    However, the initial attempt will be to retrieve the plate that was connected to the engine and transmission unit (GD 9834). We feel that we have put a reasonably plausible argument together (and much better than some of the downright blatant frauds that have gone on recently) so fingers crossed and all that. 
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    JimH got a reaction from brandersnatch in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
  9. Like
    JimH got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    Just a couple of happy snaps. We needed a photograph of the waggon to accompany the application for the registration so a load of bits got slapped on to make it look more finished. Just thought you might like to see it looking vaguely nearly there.
    Windscreens in, lamps sort of on, front wings perched in place and looking somewhere near complete. The body trims are partially missing because I'd taken them all off and was epoxying them back in place at the time. The lamps are Lucas King of the Road shells and bezels with modern sealed beam units grafted in. They don't look quite right but old solenoid dip lamps are pretty much useless on the road and you really need to see what the road is doing in this thing. The side lights which are mounted where they are meant to be beside the windscreens but they have orange LED bulbs in them and act as the indicators. Side lamps are now in the headlamps.

    And from the other side - a pair of Sentinels. Note the number plate now fitted to the front. We just don't know what is going to be painted on it yet. 
     
    And as things get closer to finished the jobs to do list gets longer. Once this lot is ticked off it should be hey ho for the open road. 
     
    Getting there...
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    JimH got a reaction from Mrs6C in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
  11. Like
    JimH got a reaction from auntiemaryscanary in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
  12. Like
    JimH got a reaction from chodweaver in Concept Cars   
    One of my favourites

    This one looked a bit wonky from the front but this angle was lovely.
     
    Bertone were the greatest
     

    As clean as a clean thing that has been given an extra scrub up because his Nan was coming to tea.

    It talked electric bollocks and the front end was gopping but who could not love the rear?
     
    The interior was going in the right direction too. Lose the stupid lighting and the transmission tunnel and you've got a deal. I've long dreamed of interiors that have some space in them. 
     
    Bertone showing why the rest of them really should have just stayed in bed. Look after yourself Marcello, the world needs you now more than ever. 
     
    BMC/BL/Whatever's back catalogue is stuffed with might have been. This one probably deserves the defeat snatched from the jaws of victory award more than the others.
     
    I love Razoredges (who doesn't?) and I nearly wet myself when I saw this car in the museum. I spent far too long staring at it. The rear hatch arrangement is just beautiful. Not strictly a concept but yeah like whatever. 

    Wow. Just wow.
     
    If the BMC/Pininfarina effort up there doesn't make you cry at the loss then what about this bright idea for a Montego replacement? *Puts head in hands and weeps*

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    JimH got a reaction from Crackers in Concept Cars   
    Let's keep it positive. I love this one.

    And I really love the way the interior was going. I find it hard to believe that the gear shift would have a hope in hell of working. 
     
    Fortunately steaming big chunks of the car did make it into production. 

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    JimH got a reaction from Insideimsmiling in Concept Cars   
    Forgot this one. Never made it beyond a sketch before he went and died.


    Yet more missed opportunities. 
  15. Like
    JimH got a reaction from Shite Ron in Concept Cars   
    Let's keep it positive. I love this one.

    And I really love the way the interior was going. I find it hard to believe that the gear shift would have a hope in hell of working. 
     
    Fortunately steaming big chunks of the car did make it into production. 

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    JimH got a reaction from warch in Concept Cars   
    Let's keep it positive. I love this one.

    And I really love the way the interior was going. I find it hard to believe that the gear shift would have a hope in hell of working. 
     
    Fortunately steaming big chunks of the car did make it into production. 

  17. Like
    JimH got a reaction from mk2_craig in Concept Cars   
    One of my favourites

    This one looked a bit wonky from the front but this angle was lovely.
     
    Bertone were the greatest
     

    As clean as a clean thing that has been given an extra scrub up because his Nan was coming to tea.

    It talked electric bollocks and the front end was gopping but who could not love the rear?
     
    The interior was going in the right direction too. Lose the stupid lighting and the transmission tunnel and you've got a deal. I've long dreamed of interiors that have some space in them. 
     
    Bertone showing why the rest of them really should have just stayed in bed. Look after yourself Marcello, the world needs you now more than ever. 
     
    BMC/BL/Whatever's back catalogue is stuffed with might have been. This one probably deserves the defeat snatched from the jaws of victory award more than the others.
     
    I love Razoredges (who doesn't?) and I nearly wet myself when I saw this car in the museum. I spent far too long staring at it. The rear hatch arrangement is just beautiful. Not strictly a concept but yeah like whatever. 

    Wow. Just wow.
     
    If the BMC/Pininfarina effort up there doesn't make you cry at the loss then what about this bright idea for a Montego replacement? *Puts head in hands and weeps*

  18. Like
    JimH reacted to HillmanImp in Concept Cars   
    I used to love the Ferrari Pinin as a kid. Had it in a book I got for Christmas. 



    Proportions look a bit off these days though but were fine back then to me. 
  19. Like
    JimH got a reaction from Datsuncog in Concept Cars   
    One of my favourites

    This one looked a bit wonky from the front but this angle was lovely.
     
    Bertone were the greatest
     

    As clean as a clean thing that has been given an extra scrub up because his Nan was coming to tea.

    It talked electric bollocks and the front end was gopping but who could not love the rear?
     
    The interior was going in the right direction too. Lose the stupid lighting and the transmission tunnel and you've got a deal. I've long dreamed of interiors that have some space in them. 
     
    Bertone showing why the rest of them really should have just stayed in bed. Look after yourself Marcello, the world needs you now more than ever. 
     
    BMC/BL/Whatever's back catalogue is stuffed with might have been. This one probably deserves the defeat snatched from the jaws of victory award more than the others.
     
    I love Razoredges (who doesn't?) and I nearly wet myself when I saw this car in the museum. I spent far too long staring at it. The rear hatch arrangement is just beautiful. Not strictly a concept but yeah like whatever. 

    Wow. Just wow.
     
    If the BMC/Pininfarina effort up there doesn't make you cry at the loss then what about this bright idea for a Montego replacement? *Puts head in hands and weeps*

  20. Like
    JimH got a reaction from Asimo in Concept Cars   
    Let's keep it positive. I love this one.

    And I really love the way the interior was going. I find it hard to believe that the gear shift would have a hope in hell of working. 
     
    Fortunately steaming big chunks of the car did make it into production. 

  21. Like
    JimH got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Concept Cars   
    Let's keep it positive. I love this one.

    And I really love the way the interior was going. I find it hard to believe that the gear shift would have a hope in hell of working. 
     
    Fortunately steaming big chunks of the car did make it into production. 

  22. Like
    JimH got a reaction from Aston Martin in Concept Cars   
    I posted this elsewhere last week but it is worth repeating here.
    The shots of the wibbly whining wobbly doors opening and closing suggests they hadn't spent a fortune on this prototype. 
  23. Like
    JimH got a reaction from D.E in Concept Cars   
    Let's keep it positive. I love this one.

    And I really love the way the interior was going. I find it hard to believe that the gear shift would have a hope in hell of working. 
     
    Fortunately steaming big chunks of the car did make it into production. 

  24. Like
    JimH got a reaction from D.E in Concept Cars   
    I posted this elsewhere last week but it is worth repeating here.
    The shots of the wibbly whining wobbly doors opening and closing suggests they hadn't spent a fortune on this prototype. 
  25. Like
    JimH got a reaction from Rust Collector in Concept Cars   
    One of my favourites

    This one looked a bit wonky from the front but this angle was lovely.
     
    Bertone were the greatest
     

    As clean as a clean thing that has been given an extra scrub up because his Nan was coming to tea.

    It talked electric bollocks and the front end was gopping but who could not love the rear?
     
    The interior was going in the right direction too. Lose the stupid lighting and the transmission tunnel and you've got a deal. I've long dreamed of interiors that have some space in them. 
     
    Bertone showing why the rest of them really should have just stayed in bed. Look after yourself Marcello, the world needs you now more than ever. 
     
    BMC/BL/Whatever's back catalogue is stuffed with might have been. This one probably deserves the defeat snatched from the jaws of victory award more than the others.
     
    I love Razoredges (who doesn't?) and I nearly wet myself when I saw this car in the museum. I spent far too long staring at it. The rear hatch arrangement is just beautiful. Not strictly a concept but yeah like whatever. 

    Wow. Just wow.
     
    If the BMC/Pininfarina effort up there doesn't make you cry at the loss then what about this bright idea for a Montego replacement? *Puts head in hands and weeps*

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