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Old 27th March 2014, 10:51
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Hi Axel, how did you get the slots that neat?
Hi Gary, with an angle grinder, a very thin disc for cutting (1mm thick, for stainless steel), a thick disc for rounding off and a lot of patience ;-)
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Old 29th March 2014, 22:44
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Alex - You car is a great reflection of the huge amount of effort you are putting into building it.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 30th March 2014, 06:04
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Just amazing how refined those slots make the whole thing look!
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Old 30th March 2014, 19:16
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Thanks for the kind words, guys!
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Old 5th May 2014, 12:15
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Some updates...
now come the bigger panels with moving further to the front :-)
Found out that the bigger panels are more fun, it is just the question how much you dome them!
It takes a long time to do the small ones because of my lack of experience, they all had reverse curvature...I need to do some courses...well, it is the first time I am doing this...









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Old 5th May 2014, 15:23
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Looking good Axel, will this body come apart in sections? What do you do to the inside of panels to make it rigid?
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Old 5th May 2014, 18:45
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Thanks Gary
I will keep fragments of the fiberglassbody as a supporting structure, it worked fine with the bonnet and will hopefully work with the body as well...
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Old 6th May 2014, 07:45
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So,do you bond the li to the fibreglass?
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Old 6th May 2014, 09:07
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Yes, I use Sikaflex, a very strong glue for automotive purpose, and the metal body is also partially screwed to the fiberglass substructure!
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Old 7th May 2014, 06:26
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... it is the first time I am doing this ...
Axel - The panels you are making are stunning.

But the fact you've never done this sort of work before is really amazing.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 24th July 2014, 11:57
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Whats happening Axel, on holiday?
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Old 25th July 2014, 06:28
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Hi Gary, thanks for asking, my time is more for gardenwork now and my 8 months old son of course, such a cute little boy who makes me happy every day.
But I have some updates:
I managed to do the rear fenders and I was playing around with the airintakes, and I am still not happy with their shape, but I am getting to it.
Here are some pics:




















I still have a little bump in the red circle, it needs some shrinking in that area to fix it, and then I need to transfer it to the left side. The intake was to big at my first attempt, and it did touch the cutline of the door, I made it smaller now and its getting better, but judge yourself!

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Old 25th July 2014, 08:05
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Great work Axel, when your shaping those rear wings do you change the size of the anvil or have you just used the same one?
I can see the scoops take a lot of work, what bit are you not happy with/ is the return lip.
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Old 25th July 2014, 09:34
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Great work Axel, when your shaping those rear wings do you change the size of the anvil or have you just used the same one?
I can see the scoops take a lot of work, what bit are you not happy with/ is the return lip.
Thanks Gary, the wings were done with the english wheel, no hammering at all. I used the anvil with the most curvature at the beginning, and smoothed it out with lower anvils and used the most straight one at the end. I added the most curvature at the cutout for the wheel, the cutout was smaller at the beginning, and I cut it to tire size at the end after the most wheeling was done with the EW. Then I used the shrinker to bend it more in over the wheel, and smoothed it with the EW again. This process I did several times.
The upper flange was done with the shrinker/stretcher, and wheeled afterwards to smooth it.
Yes, the return lip was a pain in the a....still not smooth enough, the double curvature of the panel at all turned out pretty nice in fact...after some panels went in the bin ;-)
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Old 21st August 2014, 06:38
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Ok, wife and kid are on vacation til tomorrow, so I had some time to continue with my car.
(You might notice I changed the airintakes panel again)

I removed the plastic sills first



the Dino sills have a 25mm flange, so I took some sheet metal, fixed a 25mm flat bar under the sheet, and rolled it with a soft upper with my EW, result is a pretty nice flange.
The sills are made in two pieces and welded together to get the needed length and the radius is rolled with a soft upper.




Then I started the front end with a metal "subframe". It was pretty difficult to find the right proportions, but it is getting closer and closer.








Because I don't have any measurements of the original car I had to do photo comparisons with photoshop...pretty helpful:









You can see it is getting pretty close. Unfortunately I have to modify the spaceframe at the upper front, it is too high, but I did it yesterday evening.

I would like to weld a 40mm half circle tube around the front airintake, but I have no bead roller, so I took a tube from an old party tent, cut it quickly in half, and modified it with the shrinker, pretty good result!
I have to do it again with an exact cut, and I think I have a good base for the rounded front air intake (I am pretty sure it is done a different way, and you experts have many other ideas ;-)).

I really like this very low perspective:






...thanks for watching! Any comments or help is much appreciated!
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Old 21st August 2014, 06:41
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Here you can see my unprofessional try to make the round profiles for the front-intake.
I hammered 2" wide sheet metal around my tent pole with a rubber hammer, and it worked!



Then I added curvature with the shrinker on both sides, and atfterwards just one side to get the desired curvature in both directions



I need to smooth them out, guess I'll take the planishing hammer with low pressure for smoothing, but for the first try it looks pretty good!













Thanks for watching!
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Old 21st August 2014, 08:17
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Carry on Axel, its one of the builds that gives me inspiration to keep building. I have a week in september to start on my build again... if i finish painting!
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Old 22nd August 2014, 06:36
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Thanks Gary! Keep on Building! I am 52 years old now, and I guess I will never stop!

Yesterday I worked on the front-intkake again. I did the corners.
Right is were I started with, left is the result after using the planishing hammer and the shrinker.



The result is quite good, still some little dents, but I will smooth that out.




for the other side I just needed half the time, once you have figured out how it can be done, you are 200% faster.




Thanks for watching!
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Old 22nd August 2014, 06:37
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Thanks Gary! Keep on Building! I am 52 years old now, and I guess I will never stop!

Yesterday I worked on the front-intkake again. I did the corners.
Right is were I started with, left is the result after using the planishing hammer and the shrinker.



The result is quite good, still some little dents, but I will smooth that out.




for the other side I just needed half the time, once you have figured out how it can be done, you are 200% faster.




Thanks for watching!
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Old 22nd August 2014, 07:56
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Alex - I am another big fan of your build.

It is going to be a really special car when it is finished.

Good luck, Paul.
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