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LHD Gulf Seven

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Thanks! 

I draw what I want in vector and cut vinyl for the resist.

I use hydrochloric acid.

 

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The driveline tunnel was textured to look like it was shot with an epoxy bed liner and painted Wolf Blue, and then the raised rivet detail was scraped off to show the raw aluminum.

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I also painted the interior panels Wolf Blue and then hand painted the rivet detail in silver.

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The harnesses are ready to install.  Except for the reworked anchors they are fully scratch-built.  The driver's side lap belts are already in the car as I needed to use them to determine the lengths of the latched passenger side ones.

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The rivet detail and those belts are amazing!!  Fantastic work Mark!

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I thought I could get away with only machining the snaps, (male and female) for the lower front parts of the seats.  Until I installed them and realized that since I polished the rear panel it acted as a mirror and the back snaps (or lack thereof) were clearly visible in the reflection.

So I went back to the lathe to make another eight parts…

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Mark......Amazing work......kudos on the seat belts ......best I have ever seen

 

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You might have lost some time doing that Mark but the result was well worth it.  Fantastic fabrication as always.  Read your recent article on working with brass which was very cool and informative.  Appreciated.  cheers, tim

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Thanks guys! 

I'm glad you enjoyed the article Tim.  Now that it has been published for a while I think I can share a little of it.

The start of a scratch-built brass removable "fiberglass" hardtop.  See the June 2018 issue of Scale Auto magazine for the step-by-step how it was made…

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Test fitting to the body.

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Added some flanges and mounting points…

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I acid cut the opening for the rear window.

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I also acid cut the frame that will hold the rear window in.

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Mark, looking good!  See you on Friday?

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Probably Pete.  I'm planning to go.

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I started the dash when I did the basic conversion to left-hand drive.  It was intended to be just a blank place holder but I decided to use it anyway.

First I trimmed out the bottom edges and then I started making the holes for the gauges.

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I decided on three different sizes of Auto Meter gauges. 

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After Swiss cheesing the dash I reinforced it on the back (front?) with .020 x .070 thick strips before risking a fracture.

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The gauges will be Auto Meter brand.  I started off with the tach and speedo and a small vacuum gauge.

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They are milled so the lenses will mount from the inside like the real ones.

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. . .  and of course they will be fully functional. :D

Just kidding of course (or will they)?  Seriously, superb job on everything - I love watching this thread.

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Thanks Peter.  Non-functioning, but hopefully realistic looking is the plan.

 

The water temp, oil pressure, volts and fuel housings were roughed out next…

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