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Fred W B

posted on 30/4/07 at 11:05 AM Reply With Quote
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violentblue

posted on 30/4/07 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
My next project is going to be a 4'x8" cnc router table.

Nice job so far. I've built lots of plugs in my day (boats) and a solid understructure makes a huge difference in the quality of your final mould, I've seen many try and cut corners to get done quicker or cheaper, and it either cost them more in the end, or quality was lacking.
But you are on the right track for a blug you's be able to pull miltiple moulds off of, if you were planning to go into production.





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Schrodinger

posted on 14/5/07 at 09:30 AM Reply With Quote
I've been watching this progress and am very impressed with the project.
Any progress Fred?





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Fred W B

posted on 14/5/07 at 11:18 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Keith - Thanks for your interest.

Progress seems very slow, but I do feel that I am steadily getting somewhere.
I have now got the radiator exit duct and the cockpit edges finished (except at the nostrils), and am fitting foam blocks to the nose and LHS of the car.
I will post some more photos soon. I prefer to post several pictures when I feel that I have made some significant progress, rather then one picture every week, as then it looks like I'm just bringing the post to the top again and again.

Cheers

Fred W B

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Fred W B

posted on 8/7/07 at 04:13 PM Reply With Quote
Still plugging along, and have finally managed to wrestle the shape of the rear air intake ducts into submission. This has been the worst bit to get right so far, and one I have been working on a bit, leaving to do something else, and then going back to. We didn't get this area right in our computer model, so I had to go back to old fashioned first principles, shaping by eye from the model and photo references, and using wood and cardboard templates to get the left and right sides to match. It's still not quite finished, still pending the application of the hard skin.

Trust you will find the attached photos self explanatory. I bent the conduit to shape by hand in a vice and with lots of trial and error.

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Fred W B
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sgraber

posted on 8/7/07 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
I trust you will have room to save this 'intermediate' work of art once you have used it to create your mould! It's beautifully crafted.

Taking your time and spending the money/effort to make this phase as good as possible will save you so much money/time/hassle later on. (Said as someone with painful experience behind me. )

I can't wait to get started on my next one.








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gttman

posted on 10/7/07 at 07:29 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgraber
I trust you will have room to save this 'intermediate' work of art once you have used it to create your mould! It's beautifully crafted.

Taking your time and spending the money/effort to make this phase as good as possible will save you so much money/time/hassle later on. (Said as someone with painful experience behind me. )

I can't wait to get started on my next one.



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Ahhh the words of pure wisdom.... shame I'm making all the mistakes you did lol.

What rates do you charge for consultancy? I think I need some!





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Fred W B

posted on 18/8/07 at 06:05 PM Reply With Quote
So back to the business at hand....

I have now got pretty much the whole of the body pattern framework covered in foam, and the hard edges such as the cockpit edges etc made up.

Won't be starting with the hard skinning for a while yet though, as I am currently working on the extreme rear of the body and the front 250mm of the nose still has to be done. I am also not happy with the contours we did along the top of the doors, into the top of the front wheel arches, so I have some reworking to do there.

I want to get rid of most of the foam dust before I get the sticky stuff into the workshop.

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Fred W B
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Fred W B

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Peteff

posted on 18/8/07 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
It looks massive!

That next to last picture looks like a flight deck.

[Edited on 18/8/07 by Peteff]





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I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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thomas4age

posted on 19/8/07 at 05:26 AM Reply With Quote
@ peteff, that's because it kinda is, suprized me how long the tail is when I was in a GD t70 first, the rear is longer that my strikers bonnet....

@ Fred

Once again BIG THUMBS UP!!!

permission to speak freely, SIR?

the problem with the doors to nosesection is that it looks like the door is a section and the wheelarch is a section beause of the angle of the upwards curve at the section where the wheelarch begins, the flat piece of the door suddenly takes of as you move your eyes towards the arch.

maybe it would be an idea to make the doors and arch look like one piece

I can imagine that when you take a picture of the side of the car it looks like the car has three sections
front to arch, arch to rollbar, rollbar to rear.
you can try to make that 2 sections nose to rollbar, rollbar to rear.

more like this, I don't know about originality but it looks good



disclaimer: I may very well be that I talking a pile of poo that didn't even come from where it should.....

grtz Thomas

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Fred W B

posted on 19/8/07 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
You are quite right thomas, that area does have to be reworked. Not difficult, but everthing takes ages.

Thanks for the support

Cheers

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Fred W B

posted on 31/8/07 at 11:26 AM Reply With Quote
Whoa Minor setback.

Spot the difference between this model photo (similar to the one we measured for the computer model) and the real car?

I mean beside the modified rear wheelarch on the model.

Some reworking to start this weekend!

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Fred W B

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neilj37

posted on 31/8/07 at 11:49 AM Reply With Quote
Only things I can spot different is the rear wing and the shape of the rear wheel arch.
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Fred W B

posted on 31/8/07 at 11:49 AM Reply With Quote
Beside the wheel arch and the wing?

Once you see it you can't imagine how you missed it, and I have been looking at T70 pictures for literally years


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RazMan

posted on 31/8/07 at 12:13 PM Reply With Quote
Got me stumped





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Raz

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