[Healeys] Cockpit Moulding Doesn't Fit

Harold Manifold manifold at telus.net
Tue Dec 29 16:13:11 MST 2020

Hello again,
My BT7 was missing the RH aluminum cockpit moulding on the top of the door.
I had the other three pieces and bought the missing 4th piece used on eBay.
When I went to fit the eBay moulding it required some minor reshaping to get
it too match the shape of the door. It fits the shape of the door very well
but the holes are off by about 1/8" and the moulding overhangs the rear of
the door slightly. I measured the hole location on the eBay piece against
the original LH moulding and the distance to the hole from the end is off by
the same 1/8". I can't put new holes in the door as the they would be too
close to the existing holes.
Is this just another example of variation during manufacturing or could the
eBay moulding be from an earlier Healey (BA1 or BA2)? I would like to find a
solution that doesn't require drilling new holes in the door.
1960 BT7
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