Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Italian Replica builds and chat

Italian Replica builds and chat Lamborghini, Ferrari, Lancia, any Italian replica car build and chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #121  
Old 7th September 2018, 09:12
Barber's Avatar
Barber Barber is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Camberley
Posts: 803
Barber is on a distinguished road
Default

No heated seats then.��
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 7th September 2018, 17:56
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

A few photos of the work I've done over the last week or so.
The curved box formers have made easy work of the bonnet return edges.
The scuttle panel along with the roughly formed bonnet edges sitting in place. A bit more work needed on these parts before final fit !
The engine has been in and out a few times, next time it goes in should be the last.
The interior is stripped back to bare bones and cleaned up. Also welded up all the holes along the top chassis rail where the old Locost body was rivetted on.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3417.jpg (90.3 KB, 74 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3418.jpg (83.7 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3419.jpg (85.7 KB, 321 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3420.jpg (91.0 KB, 61 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3421.jpg (88.0 KB, 73 views)

Last edited by Lucky@LeMans; 7th September 2018 at 18:06..
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 7th September 2018, 19:27
molleur molleur is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 907
molleur is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice work!
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 8th September 2018, 06:48
Paul L's Avatar
Paul L Paul L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wembley, London
Posts: 4,409
Paul L is on a distinguished road
Default

Daft question time...

Is it just a case of hammering the metal around the former?

Or do you need to apply heat / do something else as well?



This really is going to be stunning when finished.

Good luck, Paul.
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 8th September 2018, 10:13
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

In the case of the scuttle panel it is a fairy simple shape so the aluminium will easily form and stretch over the former around the bonnet return edge. Its easy to work as its quite soft and malleable. I use a domed plastic mallet so you can form the internal radius's . Luckily I had the screen and frame which allowed me to get the correct profile, it would have been guesswork without it !

Last edited by Lucky@LeMans; 8th September 2018 at 10:16..
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 10th September 2018, 22:22
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Made another former tonight, a concave one this time. I want to get the front end ready this week so it can go back on the car at the weekend, that's the plan anyway !
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 11th September 2018, 17:29
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

A few more jobs done. I needed to make up several curved steel tube sections to support the front end so I looked at buying a tube roller. Most of the ones I looked at that would cope with 5/8" diameter tube were too much money at £300 +. There's plenty of scrap bits of steel lying around in the garage so I've knocked up a simple one for free ! I made a couple of sets of dies so it will do flat section and tube.The first section made will go under the front edge of the scuttle, the ali being formed around it. Here are a couple of photo's...…….
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3422.jpg (88.4 KB, 82 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3423.jpg (88.0 KB, 70 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3424.jpg (88.0 KB, 78 views)
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 11th September 2018, 17:51
molleur molleur is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 907
molleur is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice work!
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 11th September 2018, 23:42
jones jones is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Midlands
Posts: 366
jones is on a distinguished road
Default

Loving it!
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 17th September 2018, 17:47
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

All the return edges around the bonnet are done now. The front end is ready to go back on the chassis and the bracketry made up to support it. Another week and the front end should be just about done ( minus the bonnet itself ! ). Next jobs include a new wiring loom, exhaust manifolds and system ……..
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 17th September 2018, 22:50
scimjim's Avatar
scimjim scimjim is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 224
scimjim is on a distinguished road
Default

Just catching up on this great build and it’s looking lovely

You said you just bolted the new Engine onto the existing type 9 - But the V6 needs a longer input shaft and has different ratios to the 4 pot.
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 17th September 2018, 23:11
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scimjim View Post
Just catching up on this great build and it’s looking lovely

You said you just bolted the new Engine onto the existing type 9 - But the V6 needs a longer input shaft and has different ratios to the 4 pot.
I found a supplier who has "short" aluminium bell housings available to allow the Type 9's with the shorter input shaft to fit. Well that was what the seller told me but I found out after that he also supplies a spigot bearing adaptor that I needed too ! What I've gained is a light weight bell housing that needed adapting anyway.

Yes the ratios are slightly different but that shouldn't be an issue. With the 80 profile tyres rather than the 50 series fitted to the Locost the ratios in the box and the diff will work with the lower revving V6.
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 17th September 2018, 23:20
scimjim's Avatar
scimjim scimjim is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 224
scimjim is on a distinguished road
Default

I’ve seen the adaptor shafts but would definitely go with the short bellhousing (I sold mine for a lot more than I paid for it!).

The change in tyre profile won’t totally hide the very low first (I had a 2.9i GTC with a type 9 and went from 14” to 15” Wheels and first was still only for pulling away on hills) - I’m about to change mine in the hillclimb SS1 for next season as even on a CVH it’s too low.
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 17th September 2018, 23:54
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

I'll have to see once I've got it on the road. I only intend to use it on the road anyway so normal driving, mostly in 3rd, 4th and 5th will be ok, I would like to think !
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 18th September 2018, 09:33
kevemm kevemm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 104
kevemm is on a distinguished road
Default

Its looking fantastic!
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 25th September 2018, 20:30
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

I've been working on getting the front end bolted up to chassis over the last few days. It's quite involved getting it all supported correctly, I don't want to have any part of it under any stress loads so I'm having to brace it all up. I'm doing it in such a way that none of the supporting structure will be visible.

I've also sent off the log book V5 to be updated with the new body. Should all be ok with what I've asked for under make and model. They have before and after photos, receipts, the old V5 and a covering letter. Wait and see what they come up with.
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 28th September 2018, 23:33
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

A bit of a change for this weekend, I'm going to make a start on the seats. When I bought the body panels there were lots of other bits that came with it including the seats. However, they won't fit into the chassis without chopping them around for width and height and they weren't very nice anyway. I did some measuring up and I ordered a rear, all leather seat from an Audi A6 in black. Really nice leather etc etc delivered to my door for £50 all in. So the intention is to make some plywood bases and backs and cover them in the leather from the donor A6 seat, photos to follow ………..
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 9th October 2018, 21:59
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 996
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

I little more progress, the front bodywork is now largely supported and fixed in place. Time to start looking at the door hinges. I want a little adjustment, up, down and left and right so the door can be squared up. Still some work to do on the seats, the backs are done and look ok. The bases are taking a bit more effort, I might yet let the pro's do the job if I can't get it right !
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 13th October 2018, 14:30
Biggles Biggles is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 6
Biggles is on a distinguished road
Default Just leaving these here....

Seen at Classics on the Common, Harpenden
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 14th October 2018, 11:18
NeilF355's Avatar
NeilF355 NeilF355 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Teesdale
Posts: 166
NeilF355 is on a distinguished road
Default

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 20:23.

copyright © madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2018
terms and conditions | privacy policy