My Mark V grille parts are back from the chrome plater and I am reassembling it.
There are two studs up inside the curl at the top of the shell, for attaching the vee shaped cross piece that holds the top end of the vertical slats. The studs are flat head countersunk screws soldered to brass rectangles in a countersunk hole. I made the mistake of unsoldering them, or maybe one was loose, I forget now.
Anyway, the plater plated over the remaining solder, so I had to sand the chrome and nickel off with a sanding disc before I could try to solder the studs back on.
I bought new copper rivets, but I’ve put the slats into the vee temporarily with screws and nuts, to make sure everything fits together.
Now the vee doesn’t fit the studs.
So my question for today is this.
What was the assembly order? How did the factory guy locate the studs? Did he have an alignment fixture?
Can I assemble the vee and slats with the copper rivets, then hold it all in place in the shell with clamps while I solder the studs to the shell?
Has anyone here done a grille?
Mark IV and SS Jaguar are the same method of construction. I don’t know about SS100 or SS1 & SS2.