Body data


Boot doors:

Character height 2-1/2″

(LH) DEVON – 11-3/8″ long, “N” inset 1-1/2″ from door edge.

(RH) GENERAL  – 15-1/8″ long, “G” inset 1/4″ from door edge.

Side panels:

Character height 4-1/2″

DEVON – 19-1/2″ long

GENERAL – 26-1/2″ long


Window behind emergency door, metal pan overlaps short waist panel.

Roof overlaps window pans

Rain deflectors are angled away from the top of the windows by shaped wooden blocks

Roof overlaps window pan,  window pan overlaps waist panel, waist panel overlaps main lower body panel thus necessitating rebuilding from the bottom panel upwards.

Lower curved corner panel overlaps short waist panel at the top.

Half-round beading is 7/8″ x 1/8″, Flat beading is double-feathered 1″ x 1/8″


Flitch plates are 1/8″ steel attached by No.8 x 1″ screws.  Replacement should include longer screws, probably 1-1/2″

Rail above floor coving: 3″ wide 1.5″ deep

Perimeter rail at the foot of the panelwork:
3 per side 1″ x 1.75″ x 44″ + length of door aperture on offside

Perimeter rail, panel bottom around rear  from wheelarch to wheelarch: 3″ x 2″  *need lengths*

Curved wheelarch framing:

Cross section : 4 off  3″ x 1-3/8″ cut from 4″ x 3″ x 21″

(cutting size 2 of  42″ x 4″ x 3″)

Lower wheelarch sections cut from 1.75″ x 5″ x  28″ – 4 required

(cutting size  2 off 60″ x 5″ x 1.75″)






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