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da Speedinger

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About da Speedinger

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    Vienna/Austria
  • Full Name
    Michi Frühschütz

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  1. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    I should loose some words on that. One thing which is not obvious when making everything yourself is the fact that it is necessary to regularly step one or to steps back to take a look at the whole picture. When making one part, you always have to check - does it interfear with other parts i have already made? - how can i paint this? - how do i fit it into the car? - in which sequence do i have to assemble all the parts? so that i won't end up having a part which i cannot put into the car any more. especially the last point took many hours to develop and write down an assembly instruction which i re-checked several times. that was a real challenge!
  2. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    Thanks a lot guys!
  3. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    Thank you Ralph. I'm curious - what were the things you learned?
  4. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    2018-11-25 The Lotus finally is done. Better pic soon in Under Glass.
  5. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    2018-11-22 Well, i should be ready with the build by now, but that isn't the case. I had a big issue when adding the hood to the car which was a major fail. I thought i could pre-bend the hood and then glue it to the scuttle and nose cone and do the missing bending while glueing. Result was: i messed up a lot of painted bodywork and the hood is trash. I am currently making a new hood with internal support to have it in bent shape in order to glue it on without the need of further bending. Also canceled the louvres. And furthermore i have to try to repair the damages i have made, which i already know won't work at 100%.
  6. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    Thanks a lot Kevin!
  7. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    Well, there's not much to say after such kind words from you. Except - you perfectly nailed it! You're right, i don't want to go out, buy and build a popular kit, then add all available detail up sets. Don't get me wrong - this gives you superb results and requires plenty of skills to make it. But hundred or thousand others can do the same and then they all have more or less the same build sitting on their shelves. I prefer to create something only I have. Even if my results are far from perfect and the finish should be a lot better, especially on the paint job.
  8. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    Thank you Alex. Your frequent comments are very much appreciated!
  9. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    2018-11-19 just made me incredibly proud of myself, cause that interior turned out fantastic
  10. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    2018-11-14 Good progress in painting and assembling the car from the inside to the outside. Axels with suspension, engine with some of its details, radiator with hoses, brake and fuel lines are in. Next to come: nose cone and scuttle, then complete the engine.
  11. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    don't worry!
  12. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    wouldn't call that funny, annoying pins it.
  13. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    2018-11-07 Plenty of partial painted parts, except frame and engine which are pretty much ready to start assembling. P.S.: That was before i snapped the rear axle during assembly cause it refused to fit into the frame. But i'll solve that somehow...
  14. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    Steve, I cannot tell if its a Lotus 6 or 7. I only can tell: i liked it and therefore i used it as a sample. No harm is done, cause its a replica and not an original i am building