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y cymro 24th January 2016 10:19

Zag, I know of a 105 series roof if you're looking for one :wink:

zagmad 24th January 2016 10:28

:-). Well it would be for the glass returns and then have them tilted into the swb roof to keep with the 2 seater appeal. I was looking at a lancia fulvia hf roof but its too angular to flow into the softened lines of the guilea sprint gta 1965 style . What to do? I contacted one company and they wanted 500. 125 over my budget. And that's before tax and delivery.

zagmad 24th January 2016 10:29

That was for the back half not a whole roof. :-(

y cymro 24th January 2016 10:37

The Alfa 105 series (especially an early step-front GTA or Sprint) and particularly the series 3 Fulvia are amongst my prettiest ever cars. Unfortunately, you can't buy either for 100 any more. A Tribute would be fantastic

zagmad 24th January 2016 11:01

For that to happen you would need all the panels made up and finding an Alfa owner happy to have panels made up for molds. Such a challenge . Who would do such a thing

WorldClassAccident 24th January 2016 11:11

These guys can scan one for you and produce the buck for mould, at a price. http://3dengineers.co.uk/

I am half tempted to get a decent quality model car scanned and scaled up. You could then adjust the computer model to fit the hard points on the donor car and get the 'adjusted' model made into the molds.

zagmad 24th January 2016 11:12

The rear window seemed to sit closely to the mg shape set in the swb. Finding returns for it to sit are where I'm looking at next .

y cymro 24th January 2016 11:16

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Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 74481)
For that to happen you would need all the panels made up and finding an Alfa owner happy to have panels made up for molds. Such a challenge . Who would do such a thing

I know of a full set of glassfibre panels, but think they're 2k. Will check and get back to you.

y cymro 24th January 2016 11:18

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Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 74483)
The rear window seemed to sit closely to the mg shape set in the swb. Finding returns for it to sit are where I'm looking at next .

Do you mean the 105 series rear screen - often known as the Bertone shape?

zagmad 24th January 2016 12:13

Said gt/jnr on the description for the ploy rear screen. I sent that one back and will have to save up for the heated glass version. The heated rear glass version is 280 the poly version was 160. So quite a difference. Its creating the returns or where the glass sits. " classic Alfa" parts are available

y cymro 24th January 2016 12:15

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 74482)
These guys can scan one for you and produce the buck for mould, at a price. http://3dengineers.co.uk/

I am half tempted to get a decent quality model car scanned and scaled up. You could then adjust the computer model to fit the hard points on the donor car and get the 'adjusted' model made into the molds.

Don't forget that the proportions of model cars are altered to look good when scaled-down. Making a full-size 3D model would look like a big toy car rather than the genuine article. That said, I'd love a full-sized Hot Wheels GTO (Pontiac not Ferrari)

y cymro 24th January 2016 12:21

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Originally Posted by zagmad (Post 74486)
Said gt/jnr on the description for the ploy rear screen

Yup, that's the 105 Bertone. Was it from Plastics4Performance by any chance - about 200 incl vat and carriage, or did you find someone cheaper? Or from Classic Alfa? Don't forget to add on vat when saving for them

WorldClassAccident 24th January 2016 12:33

Don't forget that the proportions of model cars are altered

And I will be altering them again to make a Porsche 906 fit onto a Boxster or similar.

My thinking was that it would be a quick way to get a baseline model to start adjusting. Also, some of the larger scale models are not adjusted for scale and painfully accurate in details

zagmad 24th January 2016 12:58

If I could use the rear glass on the 105 series i would. Trying to think of ways to get the recess for it to sit . Was thinking maybe using clay and sinking it in then maybe a mold taken of that with fibreglass. The rubber seals are available. :-(

zagmad 24th January 2016 19:47

Talking of 3d printing etc. If the surface was scanned and replicated in reverse this could give the recess ready for a mold . Then the rear screen could fit.

y cymro 24th January 2016 21:19

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Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 74489)
And I will be altering them again to make a Porsche 906 fit onto a Boxster or similar.

This sounds exciting.

Quote:

Originally Posted by WorldClassAccident (Post 74489)
Also, some of the larger scale models are not adjusted for scale and painfully accurate in details

You may be right. Those CMC models are nice but they ain't cheap.

zagmad 25th January 2016 16:26

The rear surround would be good but a possible diagram of mentioned part be nice. If it gave the screen a place to go. Hopefully the lip doesn't mean the bit that the glass sits in. If you could contact Chris he could send you a pic of the panel I have which is part of the bottom of the screen.if the panel has the full shape for it to sit in that would be great.

y cymro 25th January 2016 19:57

More or less the area shown in yellow. It includes the C pillar up to (but not including the gutter), the top edge of the roof, and piece below the window and above the boot. Importantly, it will have the form to accept the window and rubber.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...8b4dc667d4.jpg

I've pm'd you the price.

zagmad 25th January 2016 20:27

Id be happy to pay half the price if it means gaining access to to the use of it for my build. If

zagmad 25th January 2016 20:37

Don't how you would like to go about that. What is your location? Sorry if its mentioned in another build. I could leave the funds with Chris if your visiting their again.


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