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Old 19th April 2008, 09:46 AM   #241
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Thanks for the plug Des.

Although the rest of the site should not actually have posted just yet :P. Planning to launch that on July 21st (exactly 3 years since the first site).

The old site is still available HERE. I suggest you look at this one as the new one is no where near finished!

Sorry to hear about your "better half".

I can't wait to see shots of the new workshop and also a continuation of the proceedings .
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Old 20th April 2008, 06:09 AM   #242
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Fantastic work Des, your a inspiration ! I now realise that I have no excuses for not doing a scratch build.
Have you noticed any shrinkage with the MDF "rib" sections or did you seal then to stop any movement.?

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Old 20th April 2008, 08:38 PM   #243
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Greg
No shrinkage issues so far that I am aware of, more the other way around in Brissy's humidity on wet days. Mainly evident at slip joints where pieces fit together getting tighter.
So no, no sealer was applied
I am now in a lot drier and cooler climate so I guess we will see later this week.

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Old 30th April 2008, 08:45 AM   #244
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Some pics of the new place
empty as we got it
The plug in the container just before it was unloaded
I now have a sizable mezanine for storage.
The 90 is small compared to the MY03 Subaru.
the new "clean" workshop before the doors went on
still some mess but getting there
shed heater turns up this week, it was -2degC last night......
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Old 30th April 2008, 11:32 AM   #245
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Nice work space ...... looks like the ''shed'' could use some insulation to go along with that heater.
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Old 30th April 2008, 07:59 PM   #246
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Good to see you back in action Des! Quite a nice shop you have there!
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Old 30th April 2008, 09:00 PM   #247
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Great new work place Des! Looks like you have 3-4x as much space. The 90 looks so good too. Thanks for the update.

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Old 1st May 2008, 10:07 PM   #248
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Des, I think the 90 may have shrunk when you see it next to the Subaru? . . .it didn't seem that much smaller. I bet she is getting a little chilly down that way at the moment!!
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Old 2nd May 2008, 04:36 PM   #249
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Des, looks amazing next to that beast of a Subaru. Really low down. It's so nice to see a size comparison to another car finally. Years of not really knowing how big the car would appear.
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Old 12th May 2008, 04:27 PM   #250
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Sorry to pester Des, but any new stuff..
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Old 13th May 2008, 06:52 AM   #251
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Re: GT90 from ground up

hopefully some pics tomorrow
still getting a "feel" for the new shop
plug has had the rails removed and setup level again on the new floor
currently working on openings of rear face of deck
it's good to be back at work on the 90 finally
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Old 13th May 2008, 06:22 PM   #252
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Looking forward to those pics and it's great to hear the GT90 is back on the road, er, not literally. You get the picture. :P
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Old 15th May 2008, 08:42 AM   #253
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some pics of rear face of deck
corners of outer openings done in timber as for front air intake
inner ones done in straight putty as a trial, it's way faster than timber
seems to work fine, only drawback is I need to turn it upside down for the top ones
more to come as I finish this part off

fwiw the heater works a treat
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Old 16th May 2008, 06:40 AM   #254
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What an awesome project you have going there Des. Do you have any idea what these kits might retail for when you are all finished? Would love to see this on the road.

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Old 18th May 2008, 06:53 AM   #255
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Upside down rear deck
Working on edges of openings and bottom edge as well as actual rear face itself
Next step should be infills of openings and checking tapers etc for mould release.
gav
thanks for kind words
still too early for any accuracy with pricing
glass and lights are such an unknown factor
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Old 18th May 2008, 09:57 AM   #256
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Re: GT90 from ground up

A very fine job in paying attention to the small details. That's what separates the champions from the Also-rans....
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Old 19th May 2008, 05:36 AM   #257
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Great stuff Des. You have an overwhelming interest on YouTube in the video I posted of the GT90. You can see it here---YouTube - Ford GT90 Replica Built From Scratch

I have also updated the build log page of my website---Check Here

Thank you for the contiuned updates Des, hope see more stuff shortly!
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Old 25th May 2008, 08:56 AM   #258
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Another week goes by, any more updates to this stunning project Des
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Old 25th May 2008, 09:00 AM   #259
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Re: GT90 from ground up

wasn't happy with the tapers inside the openings, added to them and redid all internal corners as a result
tidied up rear face
infills next

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Old 25th May 2008, 04:09 PM   #260
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Looks great, I'll have these on the site soon. Keep us updated my friend.
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