I am fast approaching the stage of making a new wooden box frame for the roof hatch of my 1966 Viscount Ambassador. Having removed my old framework sometime ago I note that the front and back sides of the frame have a 'lip' of about 8 - 10 mm which is encased by the roofing aluminium. Can anyone please advise if there are any photos, links or suggestions available for making these frames??? Thanks in advance for any responses.
I have a 1968 Viscount Ambassador which I lost the roof hatch on one trip because previous owner had repaired it with chipboard framing that was damp affected.
This happened about 3 years ago so memory is a bit vague on what I actually had to do however, I do recall that my turn-up lip of the roof cladding was more than 8-10mm. I'm curtain my turn-up was more like 30-40mm. You would need that much to ensure water didn't blow over the lip while travelling.
Hi Greg, yes the turn up bit is about 40 mm but the thickness of the wood changes where it is attached to the frame and to where the turn up bit attaches. I raised my question on another section in this forum and was advised to look at another thread which covered another hatch frame being replaced. Someone mentioned somewhere during my last hour of reading in this forum about many people reading posts but not contributing, which is unfortunate as I believe there are many who could provide the answer or photographs I need, but chose not to do so. Thanks anyway Greg, regards Bob.