This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Headlining Finally Glued

I can't believe that it's been over a year since we made the headlining!
The headlining is finally glued into place. This has been a bit of a stalling point in the restoration because until the headlining and dashpad are installed, the windscreens can't go in.
I bought lots and lots (about 200) "butterfly" or fold-back clips at Officeworks to hold the headlining in while the glue was drying. The glue is contact adhesive (bought from the auto-upholstery shop) applied to only the bodywork.

Front windscreen opening.

Rear windscreen opening.

Rear drivers (right hand) side.

Passenger (left) side.

I'll buy a small pair of very sharp scissors to trim it as I have to get very close to the body of the car to make it neat.

We are delighted with the fit of the headlining. The last of the problem areas appeared to resolve itself as we glued it down. I think leaving it to stretch for such a long time before gluing was a good idea :-)

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