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Old 1st February 2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Lola T70 spider project

I'm new to the forum and hoping to get some assistance in building a chassis and suspension or buying these parts. I have acquired a Lola T70 spider body which was a factory made spare from another T70 owner. I would like to make a period correct copy/replica for my own use.
I have my own fabrication equipment including tig welder etc and would like to know if chassis blueprints or drawings are available any where?
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 1st February 2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Re: Lola T70 spider project

Wow. We both posted Today on this topic!

Check out: Lola T70 Spyder Project for Sale

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Old 1st February 2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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Re: Lola T70 spider project

This is the best in the Forum.
LOLA T70 scratch build... ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)

If not what you need and you go towards a steel chassis and can't find that, I could trace the chassis I have and at least get you started.

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Old 2nd February 2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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Thanks Ward, I will check them both out and will let you know.
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Old 13th February 2013, 06:55 AM   #5
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Re: Lola T70 spider project

Received my body yesterday in three large packing crates so I hope to post some pic's soon and maybe on a new thread?
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Old 13th February 2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Re: Lola T70 spider project

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Received my body yesterday in three large packing crates so I hope to post some pic's soon and maybe on a new thread?

OMG! The Jimmy Hoffa package......
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Old 19th March 2013, 05:58 AM   #7
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Lola T70 spider project-img_0823-jpg

What's in the box? no it's not Mr. Hoffa
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Old 19th March 2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Must be from Italy. Has fragile' written all over it.

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Old 24th March 2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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Must be from Italy. Has fragile' written all over it.
No from UK via SA then NZ to Aust from what I can determine. That's how the english spell fragile. Yes I understand they spell some things a little differently in USA like color versus colour etc.
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Old 24th March 2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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So here are a couple of pic's of what was inside the boxes.
Now to get some funds together and a build plan plan for the project so I can make a start. Luckily I have a 350 chev race engine with 48 IDA's I can use from another car to help a little.
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Lola T70 spider project-023-800x449-jpg   Lola T70 spider project-024-800x449-jpg   Lola T70 spider project-032-800x449-jpg   Lola T70 spider project-027-800x449-jpg   Lola T70 spider project-025-800x449-1-jpg  

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Old 31st December 2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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Lola T70 spider project-wheel1-jpg

Received my Lola wheels recently so it was a good xmas and wanted to share. This build will be a slow process as original parts are hard to find but I'll try to purchase them as they become available. If anyone knows of any T70 parts or leads let me know.
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Old 3rd January 2014, 01:18 PM   #12
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Karl:

Are you building your own chassis?
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Old 6th January 2014, 06:12 AM   #13
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Are you building your own chassis?
Good question and one that's been frustrating me. I was intending to build my own chassis but finding correct blueprints is not an easy task. There are people who can make me a chassis so the information is out there. Maybe I haven't met the right people yet or networked enough to obtain that information but I'll keep trying. I have some more leads but there are some people in USA I am having trouble finding.
I would like to buy a chassis tub from the UK but the currency exchange rate and taxes puts it out of my reach.
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Old 6th January 2014, 06:37 AM   #14
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Hi Karl,

quite an ambitious yet fascinating project, best of luck.

How accurate do you want your chassis to be?

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Old 7th January 2014, 05:10 AM   #15
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Hi Marcus,
As accurate as possible I figure to do the body justice. I have a lead on an authentic reproduction chassis but it may take a few weeks before I have an answer on it. I have also followed your post with interest and have some questions if you don't mind me sending you a PM?
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Old 7th January 2014, 05:38 AM   #16
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No problem, you´re more than welcome.
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Looking forward to watching your project develop, Karl - bodyshell looks great!
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Old 27th January 2014, 02:58 AM   #18
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Thanks Richard, good to see another aussie on here. Are you building a T70 coupe and ho far along are you?
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Old 24th February 2014, 01:59 PM   #19
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Have you gotten anything started on you T70 yet? Pix?
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Old 12th March 2014, 03:49 AM   #20
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Have been busy of late knocking up a chassis from some scrap metal I had hanging around the shop. I think it's pretty good for my first attempt. Still a long way to go though.
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