[Healeys] Cockpit Moulding Doesn't Fit

Roland Wilhelmy sentenac.rw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 16:35:01 MST 2020

Well Harold, you can have the holes in the molding filled and drill them
where your doors have holes. There is a drawback. The aluminum of the
patches will not look the same after anodizing, or so I have been told. I
guess the TIG weld filler is different from the almost pure aluminum of the
molding. There may be work-arounds. Or maybe new moldings are available
without holes from some supplier.


On Tue, Dec 29, 2020, 3:21 PM Harold Manifold <manifold at telus.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Harold
> 1960 BT7
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