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Dec 31, 2015 10:12 pm
Peter S30 Offline
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Subject: Making a 2ltr stoneguard
Like many details of the 2ltr cars I like the diamond symbol pressed into the leather of the passengers door which also is found in the (optional) stoneguard, which on mine was missing. It was a tempting job to build one, as close to the original as I could. A friend with another 2ltr living nearby gave me his as template. I used ordinary 1/2" copper tubing and pressed the drop shaped profile for the diamond in special vice jaws milled out of aluminum. The outer profile is U-shaped and I first have bent the tubing under heat, then pressed the copper tube flat and then cut it open with a band saw. The diamaond was soft soldered (it is not flat see photo!). The distance cross-bar to radiator on my car seems larger than on the car of my friend so I introduced a little intermediate plate in the mounting. All parts were chromed and I think the result is quite nice.

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Dec 31, 2015 10:13 pm
Peter S30 Offline
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Subject: Re: Making a 2ltr stoneguard
chromed an mounted:

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Jan 01, 2016 2:53 pm
SRD Offline
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Subject: Re: Making a 2ltr stoneguard
Peter hi

A beautiful job, looks great on your car.

All the best

Simon
 

Jan 01, 2016 4:55 pm
davidbracey Offline
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Subject: Re: Making a 2ltr stoneguard
Peter, you must be proud of that. A really superb job - well done and thanks for posting.
David Bracey
 

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