Welded in a new passenger side tray
We decided to take the pop top off. We need a new canvas, the pop top itself needs some fixing up and a nice new coat of paint will have it looking like new.
So Megan and I got stuck in. The screws were all rusted tight. We made sure we took lots of photos of the inside to show us how to re-attach the canvas!
Even Custard came to help!
The canvas is just one big piece with one seam down the back. Surely it can’t be that hard to sew one up? Fitting it back in properly will be the problem methinks.
So the pop top came off but what did we find lurking underneath it in the roofline????
Over the weekend, we got stuck back into the front. Sanded off all the little bubbles of rust and dabbed on the rust kill.
First layer of bog . . .
This is the end result after Verity’s attemps – might let Ian be the chief bogger!!
This was the end result after a very long Sunday. Put some grey undercoat on to stop bits rusting again and looking forward to the next layer of bog . . .
We also decided to take the windows out to see if there were any nasty surprises under the seals.
We only found this little bit
Any helpful hints on how to fill in holes in the fibreglass, fix up the crazy cracking and generally refurb an old pop top would be very much appreciated.
Plans for this week are to vacuum the inside, scrub all the dirt off with sugar soap and elbow grease and finish the front panel. Think we might be spending some money at Roy’s on some new bits and pieces too.
There are twelve weeks to our launch at the Newcastle / Lake Macquarie Relay For Life. Nothing like a tight deadline that has to be fufilled in front of a 1,000 strong crowd to get you motivated.