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Post by Out_of_This_World » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:20 pm

Hi,

Re the centres.

I discovered the hard way that Weller wheels have a number of different diameter holes in the centry of the wheel and thus different size centres.

Neither Sylvia or myself (personal feeling only) liked the look of the "pudding basin" wheel centres so another answer had to be found.

The answer was to make new wheel centres and then have the badges made.

The centre are made of thin tinplate using a mandrel and die.

The bages are made from soft plastic similar to the badges on the front of a PC, (computer that is) but soft and flexible, and also self adhesive.  

I sent a copy of the R and the other design details including all measurements, to the makers and the results can be seen.

The badges are in our case are 42mm diameter.

Because the wheel centres are flat the front wheels needed spacers to give clearance to the bearing grease caps.

Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:16 pm

7F45446F5F566F645859436F675F425C54300 wrote: On our old Rickman we had electric windows which we liked for the ease and convenience they gave.

A while ago (you may remember Simon) I purchased a set of window motors etc but hadn't got around to fitting them.

I noticed the attached after market modification kit and purchased the same.

As can be seen a very comprehensive kit which appears top fit a large number of vehicles.

Watch this space and we will find out how easy to fit a Rickman.

Good luck,

Bernard
The only modification I needed to do was remove a little of the door shaping near the winder mechanism to allow a smoother line from the motor to the window winder.

I fitted the motor inside the door as can be seen and I also had to set and shorten a number the supplied mounting arms to be able to accomomodate the Rickman door panels.

When fitted, the Rickman door panels do not leave a lot of space behind them for aftermarket additions

I used SS 4mm bolts nuts and washers instead of the self tapping screw supplied, I considered them to be a superior method of fasting.

Placing the switches caused a little thought because the intended position, (on the interior door panels), Rickman doors do not accomodate easily, due to the metalwork. I finally decided that a suitable position would be on the dash, on the angled section so that they would not be in the way of knees etc..

I hope this helps anyone who is contemplating this modification.

When I have put the panels back I post a photograph of the finished door.

All in all an easy yet comfort making (lazy) modification

Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:29 pm

Hi,

Here is a photograph of the passenger door with the panel fitted.

The only sad part was the fact that the "buttons" fitted to replace the door pull handle fastening, ( I don't know why two per door had been fitted), are not central to the indents in the panel.

Other factors relegate this to low, on the "to do" list.

Maybe larger buttons will cover the previous holes.

Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Ex_Member » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:41 pm

I've studied the pic of your winder kit and can't see the door to door-jamb cable protector, Bernard. I assume you had another source for that. I put electric mirrors (Sierra) on the Potting Shed and could do with something like it for the control wires.

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:56 am

Hi JJ, You're a hard man to contact.

I got the cable guides on ebay. I bought them as -- "A pillar to door wiring grommets".

I have tried to contact the seller for you but he is not replying.

I'll keep looking around and let you know if I find anything.



Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:40 pm

I thought that members would like to see one of our later modifications.



I like the idea of running lights (though strictly speaking these are not).

In fact I like any idea that will help other drivers to see me BEFORE any impact. It is also an added weapon in any claims that could arise.



They are "bright" LED strips purchased on ebay

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Post by PeterS » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:33 pm

I've just read through your thread and found it to be very interesting and informative.

You've got yourself a really nice looking car, well done. [smiley=wink.gif]



Who knew a Rickman could be dry?

That was a revelation and I shall seek out the leaks.  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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