I Thought Of Something....
... and moved on. I wasn't able to source a piece of the Riley windscreen upright to extend the vertical component and reshaping what I had of the rest of the channel section wasn't an option. Solution: forget it and go with what I had by pulling the top bar down 10mm.
There were a couple of complications in the reshaping of the screens, the first of which was how to replicate the counter bore and countersink for the original fastenings.
Turning down a cheap tool - of the type where the pilot drill wobbles in the cutter - only took a moment once I'd managed to centre the very short bit in the chuck.
A happily successful operation.
With a bit of plywood shaped to fit in the slot underneath the counter bore, I was able to fill with solder the original holes before re-drilling.
The first panel went very well, the second, for some reason was especially troublesome. Perhaps starting off with a cut in the wrong place wasn't helpful. The second panel turned out 5mm under size across its width. Who's going to notice? Someone will, they always do.
It was obviously 'window appreciation week', as this mid-nineteenth century cast iron window frame came in for repair. Remembering my experiments with sealing an old cracked block, I first cleaned up the break and then pre-heated the area with a roofer's torch before TIG brazing the joint with silicon bronze at 60amps. It worked well - it being only a small moulding probably helped.
The Great Collector's 6/80 is now up on the ramp and closer inspection has revealed evidence of a partial wiring loom melt-down. The replacement wiring is a mess and it's going to take some time to sort it out. Starting with the horn ring and trafficator switch assembly, there's been some butchery which, if I can't find second-hand original equipment, I'll have to dream up a scheme to replace.
In other news: Cook's Great Grandmother's coal bucket arrived after being run over by her neighbour. It was seriously crushed, but an interesting challenge and kept me current with the planishing hammers.
More hand-print textile tables are being built at the Norfolk works, though my part in their creation is small - I'm providing only the registration stops that sit on the screen rail.
Apropos nothing at all, I was lucky to take this picture the other day - the first time I've seen a complete arc, I think.