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Old 19th March 2006, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Hi Guys

after quite some time I am now starting on my Monocoque, I have just had her powdercoated ready for assembly. I will have two bodies for her, 1: the original alloy panels from AMR GT 2 and 2: a new lightweight fibreglass set of panels from my own moulds.
I am not posting hear for debate on what I am doing, so please if you wish to comment on my build please post else where on the forum as I do not wish to dilute the content of my thread.

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Old 19th March 2006, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 19th March 2006, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 19th March 2006, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mono 4
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

The first day I found her see previous thread "Raiders of The Lost Ark"
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Once we got her down off the top of the dumpster and the covers removed.
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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alloy body 2
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Building a mono takes a lot of effort to collect and assemble all the correct pieces. The car is made up as you will know of many sub assemblies, each assembly comprising of many parts. I have concentrated on the sub assemblies and over the next few weeks I will post photo's and comment.
I had to get the seats remade and through a friend I was lucky enough to find the guy that made the seats back in the 60's for FAV, unfortunately these are the last set of seats he will make as sadly he passed away just after he finished them.
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Machining the steering rack
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 19th March 2006, 06:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Upper and lower front wishbones will be nickel plated before installation.
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Old 19th March 2006, 07:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Progress at last Chris. Great to see it happen mate.

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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Keep those pics coming chris...... Have you done any work on cleaning up the ali body? looks great....

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Old 20th March 2006, 04:59 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Mighty Chris is back in town.
Go on and send us pics...
Its really impressive
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Old 20th March 2006, 07:43 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Re: Chris Melia\'s Mono \"Raiders of the lost Arc\"

Chris, everyone is so taken by the photos that they missed the bit about no commenting in this tread.... oh sh*t, now I have too.
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