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Old 26th May 2015, 08:45
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I cleaned up the cutouts for the lights, added some shape to the lower part because it was too flat, and I am quite happy how it turned out... ready to weld it all together now...



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Old 26th May 2015, 09:03
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Looking good, Axel. So, did you make that windscreen?
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Old 26th May 2015, 09:13
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Thanks Gary

windscreen is just a cheap polycarbonat dummy (bended over the metal) frame at the moment!
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Old 26th May 2015, 10:21
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Thanks Gary

windscreen is just a cheap polycarbonat dummy (bended over the metal) frame at the moment!
I *think* Polycarbonate can be worked on the English wheel to generate compound curves, but it would need protection of the surface with some form of cardboard or another thin layer of plastic. I keep meaning to try it.

I found a scrap off cut yesterday, I may have a go later...
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Old 26th May 2015, 10:39
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Thanks Ed, I also thought it might work, but have never tried it!
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Old 26th May 2015, 11:12
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if you use no scratch poli it is very resistant.
Use tear offs in the wiper area it will last.

I gather no road use with a poli screen unless your rules allow it over in the mother land.

You have me interested ED, I will try some in the wheel.

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Old 11th July 2015, 04:25
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Hi Axel, how is the project going?
I was just watching a series of youtube videos by Davide Cironi on a Countach replica being fitted with an Alfa V6/Audi transaxle combination. There are some interesting shots of the process even if lots of details are skipped over. My grasp of Italian isn't enough to understand much of what they are saying. They appear to have made the adaptor plate from layers of thin steel. The V6 is from a manual Alfa 166 2.0 V6 turbo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZurA6Vwj1s

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Old 12th July 2015, 09:49
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Wowzers!!
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Old 22nd September 2015, 11:13
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Hi Axel, This project looks awesome, have you managed to get any more time on the project over the summer?

You have us all on the edge of our seats to see the next updates.

All the best,

Ian
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Old 22nd September 2015, 12:10
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Thanks Ian,

it is on hold at the moment, life is too much in the way but I hope I will continue soon...

Regards, Axel
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Old 7th September 2016, 19:56
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Axel - Just wanted to say your bike looks absolutely amazing!



But I would seriously have been tempted to keep it like this, without paint.



It reminds me slightly of Hoover from the Bloodrunners cartoon in Bike magazine.



Good luck, Paul.
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Old 9th September 2016, 06:50
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Thanks Paul :-)
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Old 9th September 2016, 08:08
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Brilliant work,Axel... How's the car coming on?
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Old 9th September 2016, 11:50
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oh yeah the car...still on hold unfortunately...
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Old 9th September 2016, 20:55
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Snap...⏸
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Old 1st October 2016, 13:58
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Hi guys,
I really like this site and the projects you are doing here, many fantastic builds and hundreds of ideas and different ways to build your dreamcar..!

Now it's time to introduce myself and show my project:

I live in Germany in Hamburg, and I have built two kitcars already, a Countach with spaceframe and Renault Alpine A310 suspension and engine and a Renault Alpine A110 speedster based on a shortened beetle chassis.





I sold both cars 2 years ago, and played around with Porsche 996, which never made me happy, so I sold this car too.

A polish guy here in Hamburg offers GT40 kits made in Poland for a competitive price, so I decided last year to drive to Poland to have a look. I saw a frame, and some bodyparts in quite a good quality, but I did not see a finished car or a complete body. Nevertheless I bought a "rolling chassis" with body to be delivered in october, and than the story began...

Anyway, I don't wanna tell to much about what has all happened, I picked the things up in Poland in october, and brought the stuff home.


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Hi Axle
I'm looking at building a 246 gt dino and was wondering what running gear/uprights / hubs have been used on your impressive build?
ian
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Old 12th October 2016, 09:18
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It is a GT40 chassis build in Poland and they copied the KVA frame and uprights...
I did not do any changes to the frame and uprights, I just build a scaled Dino 206 body to fit the GT40 chassis!
I have no pics from the frame at the moment, unfortunately...

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I'm looking at building a 246 gt dino and was wondering what running gear/uprights / hubs have been used on your impressive build?
ian
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Old 13th October 2016, 10:42
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thanks axle
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Old 14th October 2016, 07:01
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Here you can see pics from the suspension, in the front a Ford Taunus (I think Cortina in UK) is used and in the rear it is Ford Granada/Scorpio with a custom upright made from steel.
Steering is also Ford Taunus.

My latest update: the body now is welded together which turned out to be a nightmare with the long weld seems and the heat being transfered to the thin metal sheets...a lot of filler will be needed, but I expected this...!












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Old 24th October 2016, 08:32
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For those who are interested in welding, I used CuSi wire with Argon, the reason is that you work quicker and there is not so much heat transfered in the panels, the weld seam is non-corroding and has almost the strength of standard welds with wire/CO2.
But you need to practise, I am neither a welder nor a metalshaper, but I can live with the result.
One thing you realize is, welding works fine with panels who have a lot of shape- not much distorsion, but with flat panels with very little shape in them you'll get a lot of distorsion while welding them together...you need to take this into consideration when you plan your built and where to put the panels together...!








Now comes some difficult panels for the front, I am working out its face with headlights and the plexi cover for this needs a recessed surface.
I am trying to figure out how to do the recess with metal, my cutout in the frontwing is already too big, so I need to add some material...it would be so easy to do it with glass, but I want to keep the body 100% metal...





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