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#101 Bob Ellis

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:55 AM

Wow, a lot of work!



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

Very ambitious build.  Will be following as well.  Really cool car.  Big fan of the last generation of Pontiac (Holden) GTOs.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Hey Guys.

 

Just an update. I have not been uploading anything because I am without internet at the moment.

 

I have started work on the rear windows these are being built out of solid 2mm thick styrene rather than the usual tubing. My reason for this is because they will be more solid than trying to construct the frame from tubing. So far I have cut them out to shape. I have test fitted the window templates inside the body sides to make sure the rear pillars match. Once I have got both body sides identical  my next task will be to drill the pilot holes and begin removing the centre in the same way I made the holes for the door skins.

 

Not sure when I will be back online but I am still working on the body so there will be plenty of photos to upload when I finally get my internet problems sorted out.

 

Cheers. 


Edited by fractalign, 27 July 2014 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

Hey Guys !

 

Here are some more images of the build. This one shows the preparation for the side windows. For these I decided I would rather make them from a solid piece of 2mm thick styrene. I figured it would be faster than trying to physically construct the frames like I did with the door frames. This will also be stronger. Here is the basic template, ready for cutting.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:16 PM

Like everything else, I made sure to attach the two sides together before cutting.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

After some tidying up here is how they look inside the body, both sides are still attached.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

The important thing is to make sure the sides slot into both body sides so I test fitted them on the other side. As you can see this body side still need a bit of work.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

Another thing I needed to do was build up the rear pillar area, there is a slight taper or channel that runs down each side where the rear window sits.

To make this up, I used some half round tubing. The first length is attached with the second one being shaped from the first.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:51 PM

The next stage of the build is the upper part of the body, namely the roof and upper part of the fenders. More 2mm thick styrene for this process. The roof will consist of the front and rear strips and the two side strips with the canopy being fitted last. Here is the side strip fitted. Both body sides have these strips attached. The top of the fender is also attached.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

The final image shows the top of the fender cut to the correct width. The next tasks will be to shape the rear of this panel for the cowl vent panel and continue to shape the side windows.

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

Wow!Will you be casting this when its finished?I'd love to get my hands on 1.Good progress Robert..



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:36 AM

Hey Guys.

 

I managed to do a bit more today, not as much I would have liked because I have been trying to finish off some other projects. With that in mound I decided to focus on just one task and finish it and that task was the side windows. Having shaped the outline it was time to hollow out the centre.

To do this I used the precision drill to put the pilot holes in place.

 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:39 AM

From these four main holes, I continued to add holes around the perimeter around a millimetre or less apart. I was careful not make the holes too close to the edge.

 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:41 AM

P8033009.jpgWith that done I used the same drill to open up the holes and push out the centres.

 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:48 AM

After pushing out the centres, I used the modelling knife to remove the rough edges and I then used it to scrape the surface smooth. Still a long way to go but starting to look more like frames.

 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:56 AM

The last image shows the window and door frames together. The window from will require an inner frame to that it has the same pattern as the door frame but before I add it I will continue to sand out the centres and get them tidy. Next task will be to finish them off and then move onto getting the other body half up to the same stage as the drivers side half.

 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:57 AM

looks good if you resin cast this I might just be a buyer it all depends on funds



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

this is gonna be another cool build I am liking it so far.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:39 AM

Hey Guys.

I did not get much done today. The frames were too thick so i carved away some more material. The frame at the top is getting close to getting the inserts but it still needs a little filing in the corners. The frame at the bottom still has a lot further to go.

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:45 AM

This is the material that will make the inner frame. Unfortunately its in short supply so if a I can't find any more I will be moving on to doing something else tomorrow. P8043030.jpg