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#281 Captainugly

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

Amazing stuff Sir.



#282 crazyrichard

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:17 PM

so cool !! thnx for the awsome updates :)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:10 AM

very nice indeed Mark!!



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:47 AM

Beginning of the rear section of the frame, this hoop fits into the rear body.  It is much longer than a standard Super 7 to accommodate the added bodywork and trunk.

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I started on the rear suspension.  More brass… This will be the DeDion tube.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

This piece is mostly bronze with two brass parts.  It is the lower mount.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:27 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship! 



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:57 AM

making some beautiful progress Mark! exceptional



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Thanks guys!

 

Lower mount soldered onto DeDion tube.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:27 AM

Wow - just doesn't sound like it gets my point across

 

But all I can think of when my jaw hits the table is - WOW



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:10 AM

Thanks Bill!

 

I added the upper link mounting brackets and drilled pilot holes for the shock mounting bosses.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:14 AM

This is making me want to build another real one. Beautiful, beautiful work.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:49 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK MARK!!!

 

B) 



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

nicely engineered, Mark.

 

Can you mention why you went with bronze for the lower mount? Also, is the DeDion design typical of Sevens, or something you wanted to try in scale?



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

I was given some bronze scrap from the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.  The stock was the right size for the part (same reason I used to make the Weber carb master with it), no other reason.

The DeDion is standard on Caterhams/Sevens.  I was tinkering with putting a narrowed C4/5 Corvette rear suspension in, but didn't think it was something appropriate for this one.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Mark,

 

I'm really enjoying watching this come together. This will really be a masterpiece when it's all finished.

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Outstanding craftsmanship !



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

It's like watching a real chassis being welded up from scratch! You are one heck of a craftsman!  B)



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

Mark.... That is some nice work on the chassis. This is looking great. I have to agree with Art that this will be a masterpiece when done.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

Fantastic Work Mark, you know this car so well I am not suprised you are tackling one from scratch. Just amazing work!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

Hey Mark, great work here...

 

 

Simón P. Rivera Torres