Thanks dude i havent heard of that term before, i shall google!
Sadly i dint make it to Hessich, and with all that has being going on the bus has taken a little back seat but yesterday i headed down to Waboo to visit Austin and the bus, first time i've seen it in 3-4 weeks and was an emotional reunion
Plan was to make a start on the trim, and given ive been fairly heavily involved with everything so far i am keen to learn as much as i can about trimming too! Which i have quickly learnt is not easy at all!!
My job was to make the cards for the front which austin would then trim....
Unbelievably my bus has its original front door cards, kick panels and a few panels for the back, sadly most of which are too far gone to use. But the one of the fronts is in pretty good condition.
the other not so much
They are both arguably saveable, more on that later. Neither will be going in the bin.
Drilled the original pressed studs to remove the door pocket. Barndoor pockets are unique i believe being square/rectangular
Lovely piece of original unfaded material between the door card and the inside of the pocket.
Its really hard to take a good photo of the colour match inside but Im pretty chuffed with how close it is to colour and veined grain of the original. If anyone needs anymore brown I have had to buy a whole role and can supply it at cost, from memory its £17 a meter but can check that.
I stripped the N/S panel so i could get the old card out and disassemble the door pocket so this can be remade
Screwed the original door card to the table to use as a template
Cut out and trial fit, this got me all excited all of a sudden felt like it had some sort of trim.
Needs more felting and sanding but all the holes line up perfectly thanks to the original panel
My kick panels getting the same treatment
and one beautifully cute template by Austin!
pattern i made for the door pocket and first attempt....
Close but no cigar! first attempt wasnt bad but a new approach is needed to fold the thick card, examining the originals it looks as if they have pressed the inner corners to allow them to fold more easily.
Fast forward a few hours and the boy wonder has nailed it! a significant improvement over my attempt!!
Time for some glue
Kick panels done and ready to fit This is the easy bit apparently too Thanks so much as usual to Austin at Waboo!! Amazingly patient with all my dumb questions!! Looking for a trimmer guys? I seriously cant recommend them enough!! more updates next week!!