Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
12/21/20 11:49 a.m.

Once we got the body straightened out, we noticed that our Elva’s engine cover–which is actually the whole back third of the body–did not fit correctly. It was much wider than the rest of the body.

We had also noticed that the rockers and sides of the body had been pushed out. Af…

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wspohn Dork
12/21/20 12:44 p.m.

I expect that you know this, but an easy way to intriduce localized stiffening ribs is to simply fibreglass over lengths of polpropylene rope on the underside of the area to be stiffened to prevent stress cracking and reduce panel drumming etc.

Racing a TVR and restoring a Jensen CV8 makes one intimately acquainted with fibrrglassing

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