Body data

 

WHEELARCH MUDWING BUCK 

NS measurements

Max depth 800mm

Width at base 1200mm

DEVON GENERAL lettering

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.

Bottom edge of lettering is 23-1/4″ from top edge of door.

Side panels:

Character height 4-1/2″

DEVON – 19-1/2″ long

GENERAL – 26-1/2″ long

Bottom edge of lettering is 13-5/8″ from TOP edge of lower waistrail beading.

 

REFLECTORS

Top edge of disc is 16-7/8″ from top edge of boot door.

LH door disc is 20-3/4″ from inner edge, 3/4″ from hinge edge.

RH door disc is the same.

BOOT DOOR FIXTURES

Measurements to centre of hole.

RH door:

Top budget lock main hole 6″ from top edge, 3/4″ from vertical edge, 11/16″ diameter.

Door handle hole 16-1/2″ from top edge,  1-1/4″ from vertical edge, 7/8″ diameter.

Bottom budget lock 29-1/8″ from top edge, 3/4″ from vertical edge, 9/16″ diameter.

WINDOWS

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″

WOODWORK

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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