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Cato

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  1. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Even if he used whips and chairs on us (he didn't) he had a positive impact on the work of everyone here. His compliments were more rare than his great insights. But everybody learned something good from Harry.
  2. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Thank you Scott - I have hoped he would have even just liked it - not necessarily LOVED it. We always conferred but had our differences too. But for sure, mutual respect was high.
    I'm sure that even maybe with a wink, he would have groused    about no outside rear view mirror. I did the inside but...the spotlight won.
     
  3. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    If feels like when you've been banging your head on a wall for three years and then suddenly stop...!
    I am adjusting by cleaning-up and organizing tools slowly and getting a display case and backdrop finished.
    Thanks to you and all for the kind compliments...
    C
  4. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Thank you all for the kindness and support. I'm soon to construct a backdrop for outdoor light photos. Have to clean up this work room first...
     
  5. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Completion...






     
  6. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Thank you guys. In honor of Harry I say 'A mere layman'....
    Something he definitely was NOT.
  7. Cato added a post in a topic Sad Sad Sad News: Our Harry Passed Away   

    Very, very well said.
  8. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Driver side done...




     
  9. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Thank you guys.
    I can't help but wish that Harry were here to see it as it nears completion. He accomplished many great Pochers - it's a task to complete just one. His insights were always challenging, insightful and fearless.
    I miss him greatly.
  10. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

  11. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Sides hinged to tops, it all looks like this. To come, center hinge and paint.



     
     
     
     
  12. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Thanks Bob. Getting close but still to come are final mounting of the finished doors, driver's spot light, all hood panels and Flying Lady last.
    Of course the hood painting will take me a few weeks to get right but the weather is ok now for that. No rush after 3 years...
  13. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Thank you guys. I've completed this side's panel and here it is in white primer. Currently at work on the other side and it's just ready for first gray primer.

    Seen from an end looking across the surface, there are no seams or waves. Lot of fill / sand / prime cycles to get here.

    One major key to good, flat joined seams is to bevel the edges of the mating surfaces. Gives the filler more surface area to feather into the parts. 
    Because the louvers are 3 dimensional and are a different thickness than the outer edges, shimming, here with index cards, was needed to get the outer surfaces flush. Then glue outer to louver panel.

    Getting the important stuff right; the louvers align with cowl, the cut lines are tight and the mate to the top panel (here without hinge) is tight. Photos of primed panel maybe later today:

     
  14. Cato added a post in a topic Porsche Carrera Gt - Scale Motorsport PE   

    Contact Scale Motorsport and ask the question. I doubt that anyone here has built this model and I'm sure Scale can help you.
  15. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    After a long illness, work has slowly resumed on the hood panels. All of the putty and seam filling has been perfected on the passenger side panel. It is shown here with a stock kit panel to show the differences.
    The new panel is lower to match the body channel and the louvers placed to align with the cowl louvers. The red line shows the height and angle difference from stock as well as being further back. The yellow scrap shows how the side panel will be painted.

    With the door mounted, the overall lines and ride height are evident as being lower which makes the side view visually longer. Next is to build the opposite side to match and hinge the 4 panels together.