[Healeys] 100 nose repair

Patrick & Caroline Quinn p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Tue Apr 2 15:10:35 MDT 2019



Alloy shroud front sections are available both here in Australia (http://www.marknugent.com.au/) and from AH Spares in the UK.


They ship the panels around the world all the time.


Hoo Roo


Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of S. Carr
Sent: Wednesday, 3 April 2019 5:13 AM
To: Healey List
Subject: [Healeys] 100 nose repair


It’s become clear that the nose of my BN1 was damaged far worse than I suspected.  (Now I know why the car had no front splash pan—no way would the right side of the nose have lined up with it!)  If Moss offered an aluminum repair panel I wouldn’t hesitate to spend the money, but it’s always listed as N/A.


The man now working on the car is an old-time race mechanic with contacts to a shop that makes custom carbon-fiber body panels.  If we could obtain a good shroud to use to make a mold, the cost of a carbon-fiber nose panel (attached to the main shroud with epoxy, as modern-car repair panels are) would not be unreasonable. Carbon fiber panels are much thinner than fiberglass, and would be indistinguishable—under paint—from aluminum.


What does the list think?  Would there be enough demand for such carbon-fiber nose panels to justify making a mold?  Or—in addition or in the alternative—making a buck on which a damaged nose could be worked back into shape?


Sarah Carr

BN1 in PA

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