[Healeys] Top bows question

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 07:07:21 MST 2019

Just re read this.  It did not convey what I meant to say. "Cobbled" was
said tongue in cheek.  Your fabrication skills are impressive. I wanted
folks to know it was a two seater, as their top bows are different than a
four seater. No insult intended.

Ira Erbs
1959 Austin Healey BN4
1967 MGB

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 3:28 PM i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry Richard
> Your skills come without question. Said, fitmlywith tongue in cheek.
> Ira Erbs
> Portland,OR
> 1959 Austin Healey BN4
> 1967 MGB
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 3:26 PM richard mayor <boyracer466 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ira,    Seriously?!?!   I'm offended!  I don't "cobble" anything
>> together.  There is nothing "cobbled together" in putting a two seater rear
>> shroud on a BT7 - using a factory 2 seater shroud and the  factory support
>> brace.  The shroud is a direct bolt on affair. I did not cut anything or
>> modify anything other than to add the factory shroud support brace over the
>> wheel arches.  And even then, I did not weld it in. It is riveted so it can
>> be easily undone.   Here's a photo so the listers can judge for themselves
>> if I "cobbled" it together.
>> [image: DSCN4746.jpg]
>> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 6:19 PM i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> What year is the body? Is this your cobbled together 2 seater? BT7 had a
>>> bent and straight legged top bow. Bent leg fit in front holes, the straight
>>> in back on four seaters
>>> Never seen plastic inserts.
>>> Ira Erbs
>>> Portland,OR
>>> 1959 Austin Healey BN4
>>> 1967 MGB
>>> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 6:03 PM richard mayor <boyracer466 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I'm getting ready to have a new top installed and making sure I have
>>>> all the right bits.  The top bow legs fit into sockets.  I read somewhere
>>>> that the factory used plastic sleeves in the sockets. Moss does not show
>>>> any sleeves in their catalogue.  The sockets are a larger than the top bow
>>>> legs so It makes sense to me to find something that will take up a bit of
>>>> that slop. Any suggestions?
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