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Lotus Type 77/78

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I have been collecting parts for this build for about a year of searching on e bay. I was just going to do the 78 version with the after market parts I collected. But one morning I stumbled on a MFH conversation kit. So here I am, I don’t know how long this will take. I just hope I can do it justice by taking my time.

I will not be using the rain tires. That’s about it.

I started on the fuel cell. I spent about 45 min filing and drilling for the rivets. And I am not even close to being ready for primer.

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Awesome!

I have one of the 78's in the stash, so will be watching...

Going all in on the rivets I see..CoolB)

 

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Wow, are you off your meds??

two big cool projects at once and it is golf season....well,over on the proper coast it is golf seasonB)

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He's on the left coast like you Scott...

;)

22 hours ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

,over on the proper coast it is golf seasonB)

 

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On March 25, 2019 at 8:24 AM, Belugawrx said:

He's on the left coast like you Scott...

;)

 

Whao, maybe I am off my meds, swore that said your name as OP...my apologies

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No golf for this guy...I don’t need another expensive/time consuming hobby.

just a quick update I probably spent a couple of hours drilling the holes out for the rivets.

I found out from my friend Bruce (brudda) I need to get a tumbler that polish’s brass to use on the white metal parts. 

This way I can make it as realistic as I can. Also need some metric drill bits 

fun times coming 

Chris

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I have no idea how much patience it is going to take on this project, I just got some metric drill bits in the mail today and I have been trying different media to use in a tumbler I purchased a couple weeks ago.. 

So I hope to try to get time to start something... my family calendar is getting full.

Chris..

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Looks like this is going to be good. Not enough F1 build on here. I'll be following for sure. Good Luck.

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Not too much to report... I found some time to start inserting rivets, talk about time consuming. Drill holes then insert rivets. I think I have about 6 hours into this part alone. I do like how it’s turning out.

once I get this part done, time to polish.

Thanks for looking 

Chris

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My Carpal Tunnel syndrome is screaming at you right now !!!:lol:

Looking great so far Chris, keep up the good work

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Chris,

What size rivets are you using?

Later,

Lee

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4 hours ago, Lee Yoder said:

Chris,

What size rivets are you using?

Later,

Lee

I will give you a measurement when I get home from work 😉

off the top of my head I think they are .5mm

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Wow looks great no idea of the process your using to make the rivets do you feel like a little more detailed of you process ? Thanks rob . Looking forward to your project 

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