I have a C1510 being stripped down. I know they are different , but better than a busted one. It has the molded plastic
surround for the h/lights with metal grill centre piece. Pretty sure they are same mounting dimensions.
Let me know if it's any good to you.
Even if the Dline grilles dont get broken,they get shrinkage cracks in the plastic...I suspect it may be the same stuff as used in steering wheels .....A C line will fit ,but I think the backing part is the same kind of plastic .......anyway,dont forget to get the stainelss pieces from around the lights........Ages ago ,a young guy bought all the front ornaments stuff including the badges ,but he was expecting me to take it off for him......I already told him he could have all he could take on one day,but he said it was too hard,,broke the badges in half and went off....never to be seen again.......Had a good D line plastic over at Willawong ,Stanton took it to put on his wall .....bit of paint and it looks brand new.
I’ve recently had the grill off my C line.
The grill has never been damaged but even taking it off.. the metal pieces are attached with plastic threads on the grill which are extremely brittle and a few of them broke with hardly any force on them.
I think to find a perfect one will be pretty hard as nearly all I’ve seen have preen repaired
And then with some flexible filler type of stuff like the Sikaflexa range has you can fill the gaps on the from
On the rear side that you cant see maybe even reinforce it with some lite weight aluminium stuck in there with Sikaflexa (stuff sticks like poo to a blanket) could also use maybe a old TV aerial for the aluminum, that will keep it nice and light and allow it to flex a bit
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
The following user(s) said Thank You: cobbadog, PaulFH, Mobile 1
Thanks Paul, We cannot know everything, My Uncle Head Mechanic at the City of Caulfield for over 30 years told me that very thing , he said even he learned something every day even after all those years in the Heavy Vehicle industry ,I am sure you could teach many of us something Paul. Regards John.
Has anyone had the need to repair rusted flemming chamber on a Inter AB/C/Dline models hence rusted floor. I have found a problem on the D1510 I just bought , I have cleaned out /washed and removed any none original add on fittings to establish the whole restoration starting point I had thoughts of cab removal or upside down welding or , welding a panel in just under the air inlet mesh in front of the windscreen blanking it off then refitting the mesh for looks, I remember my uncle's 1939 Studebaker ,vent gutter rusted out and he lead loaded it over. and opened the door vent window on a hot day, any thoughts?
Hi Mobile 1, my D-line has sheet of aluminium behind the vent effectively sealing it off from air or water. This wa done by the previous owner and it got through roadworthy like that. I haven't taken a class look to see how it was done but it appears effective.
Hi IHScout, Thank You for that advice as I would have liked to repair the chamber however it might be easier to do it as yours is, mine has large holes around the plastic flap assemblies but really difficult to get at as no doubt you will be aware of, Regards