February 6th, 2021
Using Cardboard Aided Design to get the size right of the side panels. Thankfully they are symmetrical so I only had to do this once.
Then transferring this to the stitched fabric.
And then the moment supreme, does it fit?
It does! After that, the tunnel top is easy peasy.
February 7th, 2021
Cleaned the car and masked off one side of the interior in prep for spray glue. Never done this before so decided to try it in two halves.
This turned out not the best tactic, but any excess glue was quickly wiped off. And then I realised I'd completely forgotten to clear the harness bolt holes, so poked the holes through and put some bolts in to ensure they remain accessible.
Leaving the other half for next week.
February 11th, 2021
A quick hour in the garage after work to glue the other side of the tunnel on. This time went really smooth doing it all in one go.
February 13th, 2021
Braving the cold to get started on the back panel and floor carpets, but gave up as I just couldn't use my fingers anymore. Also had to order more velcro.
February 14th, 2021
Installed the press fasteners that I still had left over, only to discover that I needed another pair to reduce the lifting of the top panel in between handbrake and gearstick. Ah well, this gives me the opportunity to spend some time with my other love 😇 on valentine's day...
February 17th, 2021
Press fasteners arrived, so I obviously couldn't wait to complete what I wanted to complete last weekend.
Glue can now nicely cure before the weekend again.
February 18th, 2021
Couldn't wait till the weekend so decided to fold around the handbrake and gear stick holes. Using some tape to keep the folded flaps in place until the glue has hardened
February 19th, 2021
Still need to fold and glue the sides, but here's a quick look at the nearly finished article whilst also showing off the new handbrake gaiter and gear knob. I also have a new gear stick gaiter, but it's way too big so I may have to ditch that. Anyone interested in a nice gear stick gaiter with purple stitching?
February 20th, 2021
Prepped the bottom side ready for spray glue and then got to it. Taped it all up and hopefully tomorrow the glue has hardened enough to see the final result.
Then went back to the carpets and completed the final few bits and put some more velcro on the back panel. Tomorrow will do the same for the bottom pieces.
February 21st, 2021
Still need to do the footwells, but the rest is finished. Smart!
February 27th, 2021
Before I have seats in the way, I thought it would be a good time to fix the remote gear linkage. When I collected the car the reverse gear was incredibly difficult to engage, and after doing a little research (and having the tunnel cover off) I discovered that the bushes holding the linkage on the gearbox where perished. So this week I've been removing the linkage and ensuring that all adjustment bolts can turn freely before putting it back in again, along with new poly bushes.
February 28th, 2021
New footwell rubber mats made and fixed with velcro to the floor.
Now I can finally install my Christmas present, an OMP Trecento steering wheel fitted to a steering boss extender. And a new gear stick gaiter that fits. Now all we need are seats and harnesses.
Last month: £ 378.64
This month: £ 282.79
Total: £ 661.43