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GonzoRacer

posted on 10/11/13 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
Fred-
That is just amazing, beautiful work. It's not "construction" as much as "art"... I am truly awestruck...
Congratulations on a huge accomplishment!
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Ivan

posted on 10/11/13 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
That looks stunning Fred - you must be feeling that all the very hard graft is starting to pay off even though it is far from driving.

By the seat I guess there were lots of Vroom Vroom noises in the garage.

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alistairolsen

posted on 10/11/13 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
Wow, amazing to see it all in one piece, looks incredible!





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HowardB

posted on 10/11/13 at 06:15 PM Reply With Quote
wow,... wow

I would just be stood there in awe,.. amazing, perfection created.

It is clear to see which 2 out of the 3 you picked,...


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ceebmoj

posted on 10/11/13 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote
Well done, looks amazing.

I seam to remember that you have a Chad is that is well on its way.

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slingshot2000

posted on 10/11/13 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
Fred,
I don't think I have posted on this thread of your before, despite following it intently.
However,;the photographs you have posted today have left me almost speechless !

I cannot commend your workmanship and skill enough !

Kind regards

Jon

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sjmatthews

posted on 10/11/13 at 07:46 PM Reply With Quote
Fantastic results





I'll be in the garage dear!

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Mistron

posted on 10/11/13 at 08:01 PM Reply With Quote
Bloody hell Fred! That is ace!

I can almost here the queue forming already!

Yes it's been a lot of work, but you must be feeling justifiably proud of the achievement, and I bet it all seems worth while.

As motivated to tackle the chassis? (that's my problem - body making is fun, mechanicals, less so!)

Al

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rdodger

posted on 10/11/13 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
Amazing work Fred

How on earth are you going to make a chassis good enough for that?

I look forward to finding out!

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emsfactory

posted on 10/11/13 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
Amazing Fred. Well done man.
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iank

posted on 10/11/13 at 09:34 PM Reply With Quote
Looks fantastic





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ashg

posted on 11/11/13 at 08:01 AM Reply With Quote
simply stunning


when you making me one?





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Lightning

posted on 11/11/13 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
Oh dear.....I think I have a little accident.

That's stunning!!!!





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posted on 11/11/13 at 10:25 AM Reply With Quote
CLICK ME!





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Fred W B

posted on 11/11/13 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the very kind comments guys

As for the chassis, I am pretty motivated to get on with it, I prefer the mechanical stuff to bodywork.

The chassis I've built so far is a rough mock up protoype that I put together to sort the ergonomics and the layout of the running gear. Its a tube frame with ally skinning to the centre section. I welded it almost fully and tested the torsional stiffness. I stopped working on it as I needed to sort out the overall width over the wheels and for that I needed the body confirmed. The idea now is to hang the body over this mock up chassis to finalize things like where the radiator mounts, suspension etc. Once that is done I will then build a real "final" chassis. Some of the frame parts or subsections used in the mock up exercise could become part of the final chassis.

At this stage I am not intending to attempt a replica pressed style tub chassis, maybe that will be a longer term project.

Reckon I should start a new thread to document progress on the chassis, this one has gone on for long enough now

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Fred W B

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me!

posted on 11/11/13 at 07:14 PM Reply With Quote
Holy cow, thats stunning!

This is my favourite thread on here by miles- great to see a full set of parts. Well done.

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Ivan

posted on 23/11/13 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
Fred just found your old thread re wheel selection - what did you finally decide to go for - like the ones in your photo of the completed body.
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Fred W B

posted on 23/11/13 at 04:18 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Ivan

They are 15x7 and 15 x 8 "Superlights", with centres painted "charcoal". I imported them but now they can be supplied by a chap in Cape Town, I have his details at work. I want to eventually fit 8"s and 10"s




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Fred W B

posted on 2/2/14 at 02:36 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

I said I would start a new thread to documument the suspension / chassis build, but I haven't got much progress to report, at the moment I'm still busy with tiding the garage and a few other non project things.

We've also recently had a death in the family which threw up some issues that needed my attention and that took some time.

What I have done is got the body positioned over the mock up chassis, and test fitted the motor and transaxle. The build table is back on castors so I can move it around, and under the cable hoist when I need to lift the motor etc.





I'll make the cut-out at the distributor a bit bigger when the final build is done.





I'm pleased I will only need a small rebate in the tail to clear the rear of the transaxle, and that the cut-out will not interrupt the horizontal line across the lower part of the tail when seen from the rear. The position of this plain was a guess when I made the pattern but it seems it will work out well. I'll glass in a recessed closing panel over an enlarged cut-out when the final build is done.






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smart51

posted on 2/2/14 at 03:09 PM Reply With Quote
That's superb. I can't wait to see it finished.






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ceebmoj

posted on 2/2/14 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
looks amassing, great to see all the hard work paying off. when you start the new thread please can you put a link at the end of this one.
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femster87

posted on 2/2/14 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
Fred, Can I have your garage please.
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Fred W B

posted on 31/8/14 at 06:06 PM Reply With Quote
Only thing that has has happened on the body recently is that I have made a stand to support the tail when off the car. The lower piece to shaped to fit the tail and is padded with a strip of closed cell foam. I fitted castors so I can move it around easily







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Fred W B

posted on 31/8/14 at 06:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:

Fred, Can I have your garage please.



Thanks! If you are interested, once I had finished the big clean up I documented it HERE





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Fred W B

posted on 31/8/14 at 06:11 PM Reply With Quote
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when you start the new thread please can you put a link at the end of this one.



I've started one HERE





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