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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    oops, some problem with the photo, try again ..
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    Finished sanding and polishing the pattern for the main tub, just waiting on some polypropylene sheet to arrive so I can make the flanges for the mould splits and then i can get fibreglassing the first section. Once the moulds are made I will have missed the warm weather window for infusing the...
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    cooling pipe questions

    Hi guys, in between prepping the moulds for the carbon tub i'm trying to sort the tunnel package and hope some of you more experienced guys can weigh in with some thoughts. I plan to route the main cooling pipes and the rad air bleed line down the tunnel. first question, is this likely to be an...
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    Main tub pattern now primed. Fair bit of sanding to do now .. see you in a few weeks
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    Electric Vechicles Are Here - The world is rapidly going to S#@!

    ICE or EV, EV or ICE .. why not both clearly we need to try new energy sources, not just for the environment, but also for the fact that gasoline is a finite resource. Some day it will dry up and i'd like to know that my kids and their kids can still enjoy cars like we have. Like it or not we...
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    got up off the ground and able to spin now more filling and sanding and sanding and sanding and polishing !
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    started making the pattern for the tub mould, mostly plywood with a few local 3d printed sections for details. The main tub only extends as far in as the top of the sills (rockers), I'll make separate patterns to make moulds for the sill inners. i'll be making it on a rotating rotisserie...
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    found another little thing for the kids to get involved with .. dismantling of the old buck .. they enjoyed this part of the project
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    its been a while since my last update but things are still ticking over slowly. Finished making the all of the moulds for the outer body, and have made the main upper structure part. I tested a better way of doing the aluminium inserts (the cross-beam at the rear has 4 fixings for seat belt...
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    progress update, got the RH door off now too. All thats left of the original buck will now be the main upper structure. Bit of a fiddly part this one as I need to get the flanges offset just right as they will be mounting the door seals, so offset distances need to be right.
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    So .. finished the car .. sort of. Painted up the 3D printed scale model that I had already made as a task I could finally actually do with the kids. I asked them what colour it should be, one said blue one pink .. so its half n half.
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    Thank Dave, I'd not seen that particular one but I think I've seen another video of the same guy forming his own screens from polycarbonate. Lots of good ideas ..
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    end of year update .. finished the moulds for the LH door now. Next i'll be working on the RH door and finally the upper structure - that should take me up to the spring. Then I can give the garage a proper clean out and get ready for the next stage.
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    Mesa - Here's some snaps showing the process. First, make sure you have everything prepped. Once you start you'll have sticky hands and the clock will be ticking so I get all the plies cut out and counted, find a good movie to put on and open a beer all before the epoxy is mixed. step 2, mix the...
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    Homemade CFRP mid engine sports car

    Mesa - Here's some snaps showing the process. First, make sure you have everything prepped. Once you start you'll have sticky hands and the clock will be ticking so I get all the plies cut out and counted, find a good movie to put on and open a beer all before the epoxy is mixed. step 2, mix the...
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