[Healeys] 100 door vinyl original glue technique

gradea1 at charter.net gradea1 at charter.net
Wed Sep 29 19:49:55 MDT 2021

Check with Geoff at Rightway Heritage Trimming for correct procedure.
There is a thin cotton backing behind the vinyl, and the upper panel
screws into a block midway over that area. Geoff does beautiful
concours quality work which matches original. Has lots of photos on
his site to compare finished item. Hank

	-----------------------------------------From: "S and T Miller via
To: "healeys at autox.team.net"
Sent: Wednesday September 29 2021 6:03:54PM
Subject: [Healeys] 100 door vinyl original glue technique

  How did the factory go about gluing the bottom inner vinyl material
to the inner door? So if you glue it tight there is a brace running up
the middle that will show through, and also there would be a 90 degree
ledge where it meets the horizontal wood middle support (below the
upper vinyl covered panel). I'm fairly certain there was no backing
material on this piece of vinyl from the factory. My thought is to
glue to the metal brace and glue a distance away to create a nice
transition. And the same method from the horizontal mid wood support
which would leave some unglued void areas between the vinyl and the
inner door.   
  I do realize that adding some backing takes care of the issues, but
am interested in how it was done originally. I don't recall mine
having any backing, and my original vinyl is too stiff and pulled away
to tell how it was done. Once I flattened out my originals, they did
make fantastic templates to cut the new vinyl from.   TIA, Shawn 
 The Millers

 "Always drive them, but remember each drive in an antique car is a
test drive."

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