Re: Rubber moulding for rear clip to spyder
Thanks all for your advice and help, especially Jim who took the trouble to send me some moulding he used, and to Dave, whose pictures helped me identify the correct moulding among my few remaining unopened RF parts. I also like the idea of using only a short strip in the center of the spyder - less weight, less fitting and finishing.
I have come to the conclusion that the gap between my rear clip and spyder is too large at a hair over 1/4". The lip on the bottom of the rear clip needs to come forward a little so it rests closer to the middle of the half-circle-section channel in the rear of the spyder, otherwise the rear clip sits too high when the moulding is in place. Since I'm already committed with the locations of my rear hinges and body-locating cones and have tweaked the lower-rear-sill-to-rear-clip gap, can't move the rear clip forward to make up the gap. Therefore my only alternative seems to be to lay up a couple layers of mat fiberglass on the forward edge of the rear clip then sand the lip back from the inside.
Aint body work fun?
RF Chassis No. 36 still under construction
347, MoTeC EFI, pin drives, leather, etc.