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Old 8th October 2007, 07:35 AM   #161
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Des,

As far as interest, yours and the other scratch built Lola I personally find to be two of the most interesting threads and the most committing endeavors on the forum. Your work looks fantastic and the effort is commendable.

Keep posting the pictures and keep up the good work.
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Old 8th October 2007, 06:38 PM   #162
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I'm just in awe that you are so detailed doing it "the old fashion way" I don't know if I would even attempt this style, It looks like the best way to do it, but WOW you must have had some good collection of pics/blueprints
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Old 9th October 2007, 06:04 PM   #163
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Re: GT90 from ground up

dimi
jury is still out on tail and head lights, yet another project running in parallel
costs unknown, will depend on what needs to be done for rego at that point
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a set of original blueprints would have been handy, I will probably finish it for less than the cost of those, if they were available.
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Old 9th October 2007, 08:33 PM   #164
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Des who made the lights (front and rear) for the Efigy holden?. . ..i would have it somewhere, but i know they were custom made, and by an Australian company, by memory they used a lot of LED technology and i think the lights changed colour as each was activated??. .but thats stretching the memory. . .i have the motor magazine it was in at home somewhere, i'll dig it out next time i think of it
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Old 10th October 2007, 02:57 AM   #165
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info would be appreciated, leds are on the list of options
effijy is definitely a different beast.......
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Old 14th October 2007, 05:10 AM   #166
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Re: GT90 from ground up

Skin surface has been roughed up all over
Putty has arrived and work has started
septum and left front guard initial coated and partially sanded.
bonnet initial coat and sanded
it's slow going, more elbow grease required
generating loads of dust, at least it's not itchy stuff
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Old 14th October 2007, 10:50 PM   #167
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Des grab yourself a 6" random orbital with either dust collection bag or a dust extractor, I have a bosch one, cost less than $200 and is awesome with interchangable velcro pads, variable speed settings . .great for quick shaping, then do a skim coat once your close . . ..just have to be careful with it as it gets hungry quickly!!!. . .havn't seen that motor mag yet, but havn't forgotten you either . .so thats a bonus!!
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Old 14th October 2007, 11:22 PM   #168
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Des i've done some surfing on the net, they are dual filament Led's apparently the front headlights are fan cooled LED main lights surrounded by dual filament white / orange led's (half are all white half are dual filament) for the front indicators. And on the rear they are dual filament orange / red Led's. See attached pic, you can see the parkers around the headlight and they flash to orange when the indicator is activated, will try and find that manufacturers name still though
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Old 15th October 2007, 05:26 AM   #169
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Smooth, Des, Smooth!

Russ, those lights look interesting.
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Old 15th October 2007, 08:26 PM   #170
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Des have a look here, and on the brochure link
Special OE | Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

still not the one who done the efigy gear though, found out it was the dec 05 issue i'm chasing for you last night. . .found my Nov 05 book
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Old 15th October 2007, 10:54 PM   #171
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Osram made them for the Efigy Holden Des . . .phew was that a pain to find out . . hope it helps though

SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW LIGHT.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors - Lighting solutions for illumination, sensing & visualization
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Old 15th October 2007, 11:07 PM   #172
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Re: GT90 from ground up

russ
thanks heaps for your determination and the info
If you want, PM me for details and drop around for a look.
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Old 15th October 2007, 11:54 PM   #173
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No worries, definitly will take you up on that offer. . .am flat out on weekends at the moment and at work until all sorts of hours . .when that settles down towards the end of the year i'll give you a yell
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Old 18th October 2007, 07:49 AM   #174
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couple more pics
still rough but coming together
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Old 18th October 2007, 06:30 PM   #175
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your really making good progress, most of the builds I watch arn't updated nearly asmuch
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Old 22nd October 2007, 05:02 AM   #176
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Re: GT90 from ground up

some more pics
putty applied to all skinned surfaces
looks a bit like a really badly iced cake
rear deck rough sanded
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Old 22nd October 2007, 07:25 AM   #177
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Re: GT90 from ground up

You are a many that shows great;

Talent
Focus
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to a vision...

I can hardly wait to see the finished product!!!
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Old 22nd October 2007, 07:34 AM   #178
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Re: GT90 from ground up

FINALLY!!!

Someone with a garage as dirty as mine! I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw your pics, Des.

I vacuumed about 3mm of pink snow off the floor near the car this weekend. That stuff builds up fast.

Best of luck. I can't wait to see your finished product.
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Old 22nd October 2007, 08:18 AM   #179
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Re: GT90 from ground up

thanks guys

I too am anxious to see the final outcome.

you mean I am not alone, I do like a "worked in" look.
time for a vacuum though
all that came from the rear deck, hence the plastic sheets.

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Old 22nd October 2007, 11:01 PM   #180
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Re: GT90 from ground up

G'day Des,
As you can see, I managed to track down your GTs40.com entry. It's great to see how many guys you have made happy (suck, suck! You did say you'd start on one for me next; didn't you)? Richard O'Clery, Where are you? If you are a West Australian and you have/are building a GT40 you might like to be included in our WA GT40 Owner's spreadsheet.
Yo Desy my man, sorry about using this site to make contacts - It won't happen again!
Your work is so good, I've been telling everyone I know that I know you.
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