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    Marchal tail lights Mk 1

    Doing a few browsing on "the bay " you can find those for few pounds too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Feu-arriere-FIAT-850/133415310650?hash=item1f102c153a:g:kwIAAOSwWQdexNHr Those parts where used on GT40 and also Stratos so sellers knowing this advertise NOS parts...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Following job was to cut , trim and fit all aluminium panels One of the grandsons being so clever to do all those holes and another happy to use with great success the pneumatic riveteing stuff !!! :D :p I just had to have some coffee cup and sit watching them doing nice job!!!!!!!:cool:;)
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    Whats this

    :D :D :D If 1964 http://www.24h-en-piste.com/fr/AfficherDetails.php?Type=Preliminaires&Annee=1964&Numero=9
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    Whats this

    If am not missing something ; It's GT 105 and they did 3th on test day You can have more data's there; http://www.24h-en-piste.com/fr/AfficherResultats.php?Type=Preliminaires&Annee=1965 Guy ligier the french driver did not drove if I remeber well ......
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    Whats this

    Am right or not ?:oops: The man behind the car watching with arms on his back ; Eric Broadley ????????????????????? Could be ? as he was on the ford project initially some monthes before !!!!! And probably watching at this first prototype from Dearborn ????? Otherwise; very very nice pic...
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    Front uprights.

    May be you can browse into his fantastic Thread posted some years ago on where he was so kind to show what he did for his uprights ; https://www.gt40s.com/threads/a-riviera-scratchbuilt-gt40.32106/page-2 Post 23and 24 One smart action will be to message him in order to ask gently if he is ok to...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Dry fit of the body onto the chassis before painting and trimming all parts one to another to get nice shut lines
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    :rolleyes: Many thanks UDO ; I have same thoughts when I watch at your project too ......................... Some more pics of all molds now achieved with one set of parts done Doors where the longer to built as they are double skin with very few space in beetwen ; so bonding process have to be...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Once the chassis was in agood status we wanted also to check if the body we had to mold was ok to fit so with all grandsons ( 5 of them !! ;) ) helping with wax and flanges location we started to all molds..................
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Yes Udo I was lucky to have arolling chassis at home for some monthes so able with kidshlep to pick up tons of pics and all needed measures then the reverse engineering was done when that car was still home so able to correct few by few the CAD study !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What helped also are the...
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    Classic Car Developments Chassis #5 - Doc Watson's car

    Hi DOC I just watched your episode 6 and smiled watching at the various ( and numerous )boxes :) thinking ; am not the only one doing projects with one by one pieces !!!!!!! Have you done by chance any calculation (say total ) of which ratio the amount of shipment charge payed will represent...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    After checking all suspensions fit and details brackets where ok ( at that point was about a year work) I teached one of my grandson how to use compressor stuff so we started (atfer a good sanding to all tubes and tricky areas) with a cromate coat , then an 3+1 polyurethane primer and 2 days...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Thanks again mates for all your likes !!!!! :D :rolleyes: After 4 good months of trimming and welding the chassis started to be almost done Thanks to a friend boss of an Kart Cross manufacturing company the roll bar was done in material similar to the ones used on the chassis (25Cd 4s) just...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Some more tubes going onto the chassis and all bracket being done With good help of grandsons coming several week ends chassis is coming quite rapidly and they enjoy watching the projectcoming along so fast ;)
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    starting with the chassis ; I tried to be very close to the original one as it had some of round tubes carrying the engine water cooling ( in period all formula's adopted this process so Chapman used too this on the 23 ) and the square ones carrying oil !!!! This was done just to match real...
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    Many thanks mates for your "likes" !!!:rolleyes: So after lot of PC tribulations and hudge amount of hours ( was not used on CAD drawing, am more old fashion "pencil and white paper Man" but watching at young ingineers on the last team race (study office) I worked as Fabrication manager I...
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    Chevron B16 Body wanted

    Seems the post you are refering id old 8 years (dec 11 2012 ) ??????:oops: Otherwise these are some links refering to B16 body recently advised https://racecarsdirect.com/Advert/Details/114813/chevron-b16-bodywork This one is older but price have been amended lower ...
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    Very nice built !!!!! Congratulations :)

    Very nice built !!!!! Congratulations :)
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    Lotus 23 recreation built

    While the chassis started to be all drawn I started drawing some wood tooling to tackweld the front bulkheads and trying too to draw suspensions parts definition
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    Southern GT #48

    Ok I understand ; but am surprised you got deformation ? may be the alminium sheet was hard enought to get those ; in this case one safe solution will be ( before to do beads ) is to "anneal the sheet ? Process is ; sand with handsoap block ( savon de Marseille !!is the best) all surface...
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