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David Kellogg's Harrington Alpine

Discussion in 'Harrington Alpine' started by jumpinjan, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    P.S.

    @ Doc: you anyway need to proceed the LYRAD. Such a unique Piece of history
     
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  2. bulldurham

    bulldurham Platinum Level Sponsor

    Great looking bodywork and paint on the car; How is the roof being made, other than carefully.?
     
  3. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Bernd, I did make progress on the Lyrad last winter and some during the summer. I need to catch up to Jan and Ian. I will get back to the Lyrad project now that a new 4800 sq ft (446 sq meters) shop has been erected. Never enough space.
     

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  4. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    @ Doc: Great progress on the LYRAD. Work should proceed even faster in the new Workshop. I also resumed with my HLM project. Will post some pics later...
     
  5. cdk84

    cdk84 Gold Level Sponsor

    Harrington Roof Question

    Hi Doug,

    The roof for this car is an original Harrington molding. The fiberglass was in excellent condition when first acquired. Jan has removed the old, black paint and repainted the roof in Arctic White, matching the body color shown in photographs of the body on what looks like a U-Haul trailer.

    I saw the body in process in the summer of 2015 when at the TEAE United in Dayton. Jan has innovated several techniques for bodywork and panel-matching during this repaint and the results are more impressive in person than the photographs can show. The car, even topless, is really impressively done and looks truly amazing.

    As the weather has turned, now, Ian and Jan have suspended work on the car until next season.

    Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. When is Your birthday?

    Sending Smiles,

    David
     
  6. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    To add what Dave has mentioned, the top was initially re-sprayed many years ago (a local bodyshop) and over that period, many paint fractures or micro-cracks appeared on the top's surface. All that paint & primer (there was a very thick layer of primer) had to be removed. And doing so, damaged the very, very thin (if any) gelcoat....So that gelcoat damage & the hairline cracks (opened up with a Dremel tool), were filled with a fiberglass panel adhesive (Evercoat). Then sanded and sanded and sanded some more. Typically using sanding blocks ranging from 4 inches in length....to a 4 foot length, flexible sheet metal strip lined with sandpaper to plane down those long wavy surfaces. Then the Eckler's sprayable gelcoat application....more sanding, and more sanding (have to sand the Eckler's because there's a wax additive to cure it and all that top surface needs to be removed by sanding), and then epoxy primed and surfacing primer applied. More sanding using the 4-footer and more surfacing primer. Then the topcoat of Glasurit 22 single-stage activated urethane.
    There were repairs done on the inside top regarding the wooden pieces too. Looks like the bonding agent to the wood let go and needed cleaned of old bonding material and re-bonding.
    That's it in a nutshell,
    Jan
     
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  7. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    I finally applied the final coat of paint to the fiberglass hardtop today. Beautiful day to paint here in Dayton OH. Tomorrow, to take the top up to Ian's to do some more fit-checks.
    Jan
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  8. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    After the fitting trials, I'll take it to the upholster shop where he is currently sewing up the headliner, and he will install it too. Then the seat covers and so on....jan
     
  9. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Great progress. It must be good to proceed the project from there after all the preparation and endless sanding. Headliner installation is also not easy on such a big roof...
     
  10. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    alpine

    I removed the headliner from one of my cars and had one made for our red car. My wife and I spent several days on the installation. The install is tough due to the hatch opening and I won't attempt another. The install will probably will be tough around the rear window of Dave's car. We have the headliner already made and we're letting the upholstery shop do the RHD car.
     
  11. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Certainly a wise decision. Got already mad over just a Hardtop headliner installation. Perhaps it was too cold at that time plus I lacked the necessary patience.
    As you say a Harrington one is even more complicated because of the hatch opening. Even though a club mate has achieved it earlier by using loads of black "Mauly" clips. Not sure whether these are available in US...
     
  12. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Donation Time

    Yup. Called binder clips here in the States; common here too.
     
  13. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    True the headliner install was tough..but the binder clips by the dozen made it a lot easier.
     
  14. Jaars

    Jaars Gold Level Sponsor

    Binder clips by the dozen, that sounds familiar. See my Venezia headliner install by my neighbor and me. Robert
     

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  15. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

  16. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

  17. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Jan,
    It seems I ended up with what looks and fitted to be a headliner made for possibly Dave's car. It was far from being big enough to fit the LeMans. Our upholstery shop made a headliner from scratch for the LeMans. 110_0248.JPG
     
  18. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Spent the afternoon installing the rear side windows and furflex. The windshield is next. LiBrandi's in Pennsylvania replated the frame and all the other little bits for it along with the sun visor parts. I picked up the visors last week. 110_0281.JPG
     

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  19. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I would like to know of the hinge rebuilding method Jan has developed... and I'm sure there are many others interested too.
     
  20. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    I'll be starting on Kellogg's headliner later this week, after I receive the material. Its a "basketweave" design vinyl material shipped from California.
    One needs a Bridgeport mill to drill & ream the hinges.
    Jan
     

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