"Like a beautiful woman, which made me suffer a bit before I could have it"

vrijdag 24 december 2021

So your door does not stay in the lock. Lock Mechanism 914695

 So after fixing the door handle some time ago:
http://triumphspitfireiv.blogspot.com/2021/01/520260-520261-triumph-spitfire-control.html
http://triumphspitfireiv.blogspot.com/2021/01/door-lock.html
http://triumphspitfireiv.blogspot.com/2020/12/door-lock-mechanism-cleanup.html


I wanted to mount the door latch (lock mechanism 914695)
But the door would not stay in it's lock...



On the passenger side the lock mechanism was working just fine....



So after some work on the Lock itself i found that the Spring was broken:
Grind the little pin on the back of the lock

And on the front of the lock

Then you can open it and see how the lock works.

Testing with the new spring:

Without the outer plate:







Now the door has a good lock! 

woensdag 15 december 2021

Passenger door. Paintwork DONE

 


So i guess the paintwork is done for the Spitfire. After 10 Year struggle and learning curve.
It's far from perfect but maybe one day when i win the lottery i will give it to a proffesional painter...

donderdag 9 december 2021

Drivers door and inner headlight bowl

The drivers side door is finished

Working on the headlight parts. Some are crusty some are 'ok'




 

vrijdag 3 december 2021

The bonnet paintjob

 

A warm december day (12°) was all it took to paint the bonnet
So far i'm happy with the results.




Now the left and right doors and i'm done painting! (i think)