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Old 5th February 2015, 21:36
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Just saw this link on another forum and thought it was well worth a watch.

https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motora...153957117.html
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Old 5th February 2015, 21:38
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Sorry, just spotted Jeff4 has just posted this link too.

Must learn how to type faster.
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Old 5th February 2015, 21:58
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I was only 8 minutes faster and I don't even have a type- diploma!
But better 2 times, then not at all!
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Old 5th February 2015, 22:07
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after about 47 seconds


a 250SWB...?
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Old 6th February 2015, 10:25
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A Maserati 3500GT. Another of my favourite cars.
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Opportunity for a Coop De Ville joke here, but I shall resist.
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Old 6th February 2015, 10:55
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A Maserati 3500GT. Another of my favourite cars.
Although it is not a 3500GT, you might still like the job this guy in South Africa is doing...

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...dy-buck-313330

I've previously posted a link to his 250 Testarossa project.

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...-project-83285

There seems to be a lot of very talented people out there.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 6th February 2015, 12:22
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I spent ages reading his Testarossa one. Very interesting.

There are quite a few companies doing similar. There is one near Salisbury who scan cars and prduce a buck from that. They can also do it from a computer model.

I quite fancy scanning a few nice cars and then 'tweaking' the dimensions to fit ones I can afford. They knock out the buck and I get it skinned in aluminium or they can do bucks for fibreglass too.
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"Skinned in aluminium" is a throw-away phrase that could cost up to 100,000 on an English wheel WCA!!

Get the fibre glass one!!
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Old 6th February 2015, 16:34
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Don't worry Scottie - these are pipe dreams for the foreseeable...
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Old 6th February 2015, 19:23
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"Skinned in aluminium" is a throw-away phrase that could cost up to 100,000 on an English wheel WCA!!

Get the fibre glass one!!
Naaa, the English wheel's the easy part, far easier than messing with bits of glass strand and resin, the hard bit is welding all the sections of panel together. If a panel can be made in one piece, like a door panel, then it really isn't that hard, or slow. I rolled the boot lid on my Berlinetta in about 3 hours.
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The bonnet on my Z300S is one piece. Happy to buy you a beer if you can knock that out in ali
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The bonnet on my Z300S is one piece. Happy to buy you a beer if you can knock that out in ali
What does it look like? Haven't had a beer in years! (We don't seem to have a beer icon?)

If it's similar to this it shouldn't be too hard.

http://www.ffcars.com/forums/2642315-post17.html

I think the scoop would have to be made separately and attached, one way or another... The actual main panel should be fairly easy.





But it really needs the host body in the same place as the english wheel, which is a bit big and heavy to move easily.

Either that or a buck? However, I have a Marlin to finish by the end of the Easter school holidays, I am told, after that perhaps? I like a challenge.
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Errr, 8ValveEd.....when WCA says "bonnet", think Jag E type style complete front end...!
Loving your car by the way.....
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Old 7th February 2015, 09:03
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Um.. I was joking. The 'bonnet' is a single piece covering everythiing in front of the windscreen
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Mmmmmmmm that should work out at 20,000 hours labour and cost around 120, 000!!!!!!!!

Don't get you hopes up World-Class, I think your beer is quite safe for a while!

Besides the cost, it really would not look any different now would it?
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Old 7th February 2015, 09:30
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Um.. I was joking. The 'bonnet' is a single piece covering everythiing in front of the windscreen
I sort of twigged you were winding me up!

It can be done, even by novices, this link is to an 'E' Type, I was looking for another build which shows what a first timer can achieve.

http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=10378

Found the thread... As fas I know this guy had never built a car before. His creation is amazing. It was my inspiration to build my own English wheel and get into metal shaping. It really isn't that hard, it just looks it.

http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=145

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Old 7th February 2015, 17:34
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I am tempted to try but not sure how much I want to spend discovering I am incompetent at something else...
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Old 9th February 2015, 15:22
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Roach manufacturing are a couple of miles from where I live and they do things like these :







They reckoned the bonnet section of mine could be up to 40,000 on it's own. That compare to 60,000 - 80,000 for an entire body for something with fewer curves
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Old 9th February 2015, 17:47
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Very tasty, I agree your style of body would be rather difficult, a bit like a learner trying to swim the English Chanel but it doesn't need to cost a packet.

I would say my English Wheel set me back less than 200, I have just treated myself to a shrinker/stretcher which was a little over the 100 but apart from that the cost is quite modest. I have started making a tool to make louvers and I want to build myself a Bead Roller, which will probably be all I need. I don't plan to take up body building, when I no longer need them I will probably pass them on. Although my son Michael may have other ideas...
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