Scratch build GT40 MK1

Hello, here my build log so far.
I am going to make an Aluminium MK1 body by myself, using a Body Buck.
So far i have a self made chassis/ frame to house the Corvette C5 suspension andAudi OA2 6 speed Transaxle.
And a lot of work cut out to make my dreamcar.
i will try to keep everything posted.
 

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Ian Anderson

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Have a look at Jim’s build


Around post 350 you can see his finished result

Ian
 
Have a look at Jim’s build


Around post 350 you can see his finished result

Ian
Thanks for that. I am going thqt same route. I will read through his build tomorrow.
 

Brian Kissel

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Thanks for the pictures Dave. I will be following this build. It sounds very interesting.
Best of luck with this project.

Regards Brian
 
I worked on the chassis the last couple of days' and it is coming together nicely.
Had to change the downrights from the rollbar. First made them to fit a 351W, but the plans change, and i will be going to put in a 4.6 32v DOHC engine from 2001.
I also got my MR2 Shifter assembly in now i can place it and work from that.
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Neil

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Dont mind the surface rust. When it is finished it will be sand blasted an powder coated.
Glass bead or plastic media leaves a smoother finish than sandblasting. For a small part I would use glass beads, plastic media, or walnut shell blasting.
 

Neil

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Glass bead will make it so slick the paint wont stick to the surface.
No, glass beads leave a bit of surface roughness ("tooth") for good adhesion but for any paint/primer to adhere properly- especially aluminum- it is necessary to use a proper primer. A self-etching zinc chromate or even a passivation such as Oakite 33 will be about the best that can be done. Sandblasting actually cuts the aluminum surface while glass beads simply peen it.
 
Got the frame ready for the winter. ( only needs a few brackets for transmission, shocks rear and engine mounts ) Gave it a sprayprotection. Powder Coating will be done in a while.
Also got my engine in. Ordered a Lincoln Continental fwd engine ( needed dome modification to fit ) from a parts place, and for some reason i got a Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6 32v DOHC with Cobra heads on it. Must be my lucky day. More HP, 2 instead of 1 motormount, normal 164 teeth flywheel and bellhousing bolt pattern.
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Hola, aquí mi registro de compilación hasta el momento.
Voy a hacer un cuerpo de aluminio MK1 yo mismo, usando un Body Buck.
Hasta ahora tengo un chasis/bastidor de fabricación propia para albergar la suspensión del Corvette C5 y el transeje de 6 velocidades del Audi OA2.
Y hubo mucho trabajo por hacer para hacer el auto de mis sueños.
Intentaré mantener todo publicado.
Hola Dave, saludos desde Venezuela, estoy interesado en iniciar un proyecto GT40. ¿Puedes enviarme los planos del chasis y la carrocería o me los puedes vender?
 
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