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You should be filming this and putting it on a Youtube channel.

 

Check out B is for Build - you could do videos in their format - i.e. a few mins of commentary describing what you're going to do each day, and then just filmed from a static camera position on time lapse.  Would make compelling viewing.

 

 

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On 17/06/2021 at 12:33, marzman said:

You should be filming this and putting it on a Youtube channel.

 

Check out B is for Build - you could do videos in their format - i.e. a few mins of commentary describing what you're going to do each day, and then just filmed from a static camera position on time lapse.  Would make compelling viewing.

 

 

Hi Marzman

I have been working on a possible sponsorship for a YouTube channel I would love to do that , but one of my biggest problems is time !!! so if a company wants to help me out with products i need or tools to help speed up the process  , i would be all over it , helping them promote and showcase their tools or composites and how to apply them , I am just a regular guy doing this build on my own , it's tough enough , it takes time to film and edit , post etc .

I did a few tech tip vids all my buddies like them , but it takes time away from the build .

Even the time it takes to update the 3 sites I have this build on sometimes is a struggle to squeeze it in.

It's awesome you think it's worthy , nice to know I am not the only one that likes it .

And I would like to thank everyone again for all the positive feedback , it really helps !!

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Thanks everyone for fallowing along and the fantastic positive feedback .

 

Been busy as usual , had some crazy heatwave here last weekend , 4 days with temps in the high 30's .

Also did something nasty to my knee , that's slowed me down a bit can only do stuff standing , it's getting better ... very slowly , 30 years of racing motorcycles didn't help .

been working on the trunk lid and the hood ,

will start with the hood .

 

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This bottom of the hood started out as just a test in the new shop to test the waters , I had a couple of gallons of resin that were really old and had probably been below the 45 degree limit . so i did a copy of the bottom of the stock hood , this would give me a look at where i could make more room foe goodies . I had to trim a bunch for the fenders , so as time went along I decided to use it . 

Now I need to extend the back of the hood ,these pieces are just to support the the part for the fiberglass .

 

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Making the part to slide under the back to hold up the extension

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once glassed it will get trimmed at the blue line , you have to go past to get a consistant thickness 

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checking  supports  to see if it's still level 

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Here is the part sanded to a taper to slid in , the plastic part behind will go on top so the glass wont stick to the support .

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roughing up the glass for a good bond 

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getting ready to bond it down 

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holding it down , I use body fill to glue the two pieces of foam together .

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next is to add a little filler to smooth the transition 

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 then three units of mat

 

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another strip of plastic to avoid it sticking and some wood and squeezie clamps

 

 

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Oh the other thing I should mention is I bought a 3D printer to make some parts for the car , oh course i have have to learn how to use it first , ( more time , later nights )

So I bought a Creality CR10 V3 

I have been working on drawings for the emblems and a Crest  ( badges )

so far so good  . 

 

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I have to rearrange some stuff  in my office for It .

It will print 400 x 400 x 600 mm

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The verity of filament is ridiculous , I can print these in chrome or black chrome or any combination of colors  , I have to learn CAD again .....not easy  .

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this is the first one , needs tweaking  

 

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just an idea of what it would look like , of course it would be set in flush

 

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And on the hood .

times up . maybe tonight i can post some pics of the trunk lid progress .

Cheers Mates

 

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Ok  back to the hood , I know it's kind of boring .....

 

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So here is how the hood extension came out  , a little wavy at the back in the middle . but that will be cut off .

I don't want to see the wipers , they are just not nice to look at .

 

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Making the small rise out of foam for the wipers to fit under  

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gluing it down 

 

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Some body filler , then one unit of mat and one unit of roving , covered by two units of mat glass .

 

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the roving gives it strength 

 

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I mixed a bit too much resin ( heat getting to my brain ) so I added some filler and painted it on the fender  .

 

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Glass ready for a trim 

 

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Hood is upside down here to cut the bottom away and remove the foam .

 

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Trimmed and back on 

 

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Look no more ugly wipers ..

 

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Here you can see when the top of the hood goes on the rise will be very small 

I have been working on the trunk and rear deck also , should have an update on that soon .

Cheers

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And once again thanks gents for the kind words , you make me out to be some kind of wizard !! . thanks so much it really does help to get through the dark times , dragging my butt , scratching my head thinking how do i do this next bit.

So sorry to say more boring stuff for now .

First the hood latches . 

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I used the radiator mount for the latches , so it's easy to drill in the right place for the hood latch pins .  

This is still the bottom part of the hood , so I needed to cut the holes for the latches , and then cover them , so once the lower hood is molded I will know where to cut out the holes for the latches .

 

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Hi 

I must apologize for the last post , I started way too late and was falling asleep ....

So here we go .

back to the back of the car .

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Here you can see body working in the Batman humps , I glued the two wooden bucks back on and used the laser to find my intersecting point where the quarter and the deck meet .

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once the deck lid is set in stone so to speak , i will trim the trunk lid to fit 

 

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I put tape on just to see how things are shaping up , the tape doesn't show all the curves but it helps .

can't wait until the roof is finished and I can foam the quarter panels in !!

 

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well that it for today , off to the shop to do some more .

Cheers

 

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Hi everyone 

Another update

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I have been working on emblems and crests with my 3D printer 

 

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Onto the quarter panels .....I have lost a lot of time this past couple of weeks with helping people etc .

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here I am using the laser in lock mode , which means it won't self level , it's a great feature .

You can set an angle , i am using the angle finder so i can repeat on the other side , plus putting insurance marks on the wall .IMG_20210726_150250882.jpg.b33122680b2a34e608e09530a7613cb4.jpg

 

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here I am interlocking the bucks together so I can keep the shape and make it strong enough to work it with tools once filled with foam

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Here I am laying out the cut with a baton , I an I will copy the part for the other side before gluing it in place .

 

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I am getting excited again , seeing some progress .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another update

Working on the quarter panels .............gotta get this car done !!!!

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Gas fill door , will be using the factory lid , made the quarters to match the shape .

 

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cheers for now ............

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