My husband and I purchased our 1977 Bradley GT a couple weeks ago. We're currently rebuilding the engine (by we, I mean him. I hand him tools sometimes). It doesn't have doors or windows or whatever they are. I saw that some people use vinyl or plexiglass or whatever it is and I was wondering how we go about finding someone to make those. We also need to redo the interior, but that's something we haven't done, either. Would reupholstering the interior (not including the seats) be too difficult for a couple of novices? For some reason, whoever owned the vehicle before us cut all the lines for the A/C and removed the condenser. We can't think of any reason for doing that. Any thoughts?
Last Edit: May 9, 2016 7:22:54 GMT -5 by finefamily
OK..I will try to be direct so please don't take it as being mean. I just want to give you some straight forward answers.
1. Plexi doors. No one really makes them (search Ray & Sun Ray and make your own decision on that option). They are not easy to make no matter what anyone tells you. Creativity is key if you want to do something yourself. Many, many have tried and very , very few have succeeded in finding alternatives.
2. Interiors can be almost anything you choose. The stock seats, done well, are the best for the Bradley. They offer the best seating position and it done well are comfortable. The dash and sides do not have to be upholstered so its just laying carpet which is available in bulk or as pre-made kits if you choose.
3. AC was likely broken, not installed correctly, or in the way and the last back yard mechanic just hacked it out. Its a great option to have but expect $1000+ to get something working again.
And my biggest piece of advice is to get it running, driving, steering & stopping and enjoy it. After you have done that then you can start improving it.
You would probably have a higher chance of success in fabricating two small "roof doors" than getting full size doors. By "roof doors" I mean two small sections of door that might be stored in the back or could be popped on to keep some of the rain off.
The husband is totally cool getting caught in the rain. But, I'm a wimp. Lol. Those seats are gorgeous. Gives me hope because the ones we have are just gross. I found a forum here where somebody linked to their entire rebuild process and made their own doors. We might follow that process later down the road when everything else is taken care of. I was hoping to find a temporary solution to last until we figured out how to get real doors. But, it sounds like we'll just have to risk getting wet for awhile!
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