Fiat twin engine coupe
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:47 PM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:04 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:33 PM
Thanks for the comments, it makes it worthwhile to post the progress. Here are photos of the body construction process I used. I could have carved it, or cnc'd the master but this way suits the style that could have happened in 1960-ish if someone had built a chopped,sectioned, and narrowed fiberglass competition coupe body. The first coat of primer is on and now to chase all the rough spots. I will mold this and make a urethane body. I found a 1/25 scale Fiat body I had cut up many years ago which is in one of the photos to show scale.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:21 PM
This is amazing. The steel frame is great. How do you join the tubes?
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:30 PM
Scott : the frame is put together with oxy-acetylene and 45% silver solder. I am going to try laser welding the brackets on a stainless steel tube front axle in the next few weeks.
More photos you might be interested in. I made some tools from old hacksaw blades to turn little heim joints for the injector linkages. The third shot shows the removable section of the frame to allow the engines to be taken out.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:18 PM
I've finished a few more bits: magneto, spark plugs. and molded some wheels and tires.
I thought it a good idea to make molds of things that I might use for other builds like all the engine parts that are common, rear end etc.
The spark plugs are machined from stainless and white styrene. Boots are shrink wrap.
My good camera is kapooted....the one I'm using for these pics cost less than $100.