I am going to have to do some work on the roof at some stage before I can finish off the wire buck. For this I will need an English Wheel and I could not find any in the UK that I liked. So I end up making my own adjuster and frame but the anvils/top wheel came from US.
Thanks to the following:
Kerry Pinkerton for the e wheel adjuster article/design.
Richard Ferguson for the stiffness calculation spreadsheet.
Peggy at Hoosier Profiles for the excellent service.
With the hinge in place I mocked up the front part of the door inner frame so I could finish the wire frame for the front wing/bonnet section. The reason for the mock-up section was just to get the profile shape because I am in two minds whether to make the frame/body out of aluminium.
Well the Jaguar doors turn up so I took off the door skin to see what was involved in making up a frame which would locate the runners, glass, and motor mechanism and also to see how it would fit to my door beams. The frame is made of 16x16x1.5mm box. I had to cut off the top brackets on the runners and make some new ones because I wanted the top box to also act as the bump stop for the window mechanism (Also has a small cam for fine adjustment). The next stage will be to fit it to the door beams.