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The panelling is nearly done. It was a very complicated job with nothing being straight forward. I remember the Kitten panelling being easy. With this car I just had to take care in making the templates. If I have a good template the actual panel is easy to make in aluminium alloy.

Panel to cover the exhaust down the sill.



Panel to cover the exhaust down the sill.

For the sill finisher which goes below the Minor door I have used a piece of aluminium alloy. Once the doors are on amnd the position of this is finalised I will put a panel between it and the cover over the exhaust.
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The finished panel. It again screws into position. I will have to put some good insulation between the panel and the exhaust.


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Detail of the exhaust cover by the rear quarter panel.
Sill finisher mount.

The panel also seals around the quarter panel. I have welded a lip to the quarter panel so the aluminium can sit on it. Once the body is finally on I will install Rivnuts.
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ITo hold the sill finisher I made a small angle bracket and welded it to the bottom of the B post.

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Panel up the A post.
Panel up the A post.

I made a very neat panel to seal the gap between the A post and the cage. I can also still fit draught excluder.
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The panel is a simple right angle. Again an accurate template made the job easy.
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Rivnut gun and rivnuts.
Initial stages of the panel to cover the engine.
ASo I can remove the panels they are all attached with M4 screws. To put captive threads into tubes and panels I have used Rivnuts. These are like normal blind rivets but with a thread down the middle.
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I Another complicated panel to cover the engine. It would have been simple if it was not for the expansion tank, spark plug leads and i9nspection panel for the injection.

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Finished engine cover panel.
Finished engine cover panel.
The finished panel. All the access holes will have covers secured by small Dzus fasteners.
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I had to make this panel look good as it will be the one thing most people will see when they look into the car.
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