RF (3) pillar structure

Ken Kimber reports on his late RF: The offside pillar was totally rotten and removed for replacement. This revealed (below) that it was supported throughout its length by the metal angle iron but also that at the top it simply butted against the horizontal roof timbers with no joint visible.IMG_0957

The nearside is identical to the offside so I am sure it is as it left the factory:

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Images below are of the underside of the scuttle and show that on the nearside the timber support for the bottom edge of the aluminium sheet is missing – there is no sign that it was ever fitted, so perhaps a slip up on the production line.

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door hinge observations
The two outer holes use wood screws but the inner one goes through the steel so is fixed by a nut and bolt, which provides a lot more strength.

Have others got information which can add to this posting and may be of help to other conservers/restorers?

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