Tornado GT 40 Build

#21
Hello Shaun, we are now beginning with drill and rivet..... After deburring the front aluminium sheet we have coloured the outside with bed liner in black. Also the the part, where the seats are fixing. After compound the sealant we rivet the aluminium sheet.
For saving the colour we have fixed small pieces from wart-sheet for the jack.

























 
#22
Franky;

I have never tried that spray-on truck bed liner. I'll have to do a few experiments with it. Aluminum is not easy to paint; the paint tends to flake off after a period of time unless the surface had been well prepared. Here is my process:

1. Rough the surface with an orbital sander and 600 grit or use a yellow or white 3M Scotch-Brite Bristle Disc.
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company...0812+8710951+8711017+8718581+3294857497&rt=r3
2. Clean with denatured alcohol, MEK, acetone, toluene, etc.
3. Etch surface with phosphoric acid & rinse thoroughly with water. Alodine surface passivization is optional.
4. Spray paint two-part zinc chromate epoxy primer. This gives you a hard, durable coating.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ptiprimers.php?clickkey=59494
5. Topcoat as desired. A two-part polyurethane is recommended.

I did this on my steel tube chassis and aluminum panels and I have been very pleased with the results.

Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
 

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#23
Looking good, just off to do some more myself, one of my best tools I got for this build is a rivet spacer, it is spot on every time.

I drill a small hole to set each end then adjust to fit and centre punch each rivet, you can skip and do every other if you like, i think I may be spacing mine a bit close but I sort of like the look...And I guess I must like drilling :)

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#24
Shaun;

Your rivet spacing won't be too close together unless it is less than 3.5 times the diameter of the rivet shank. For a 1/8" rivet, that would be 7/16" spacing center-to-center!

Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
 
#25
Convert the dimensions from inch to Millimeter. Deburring all aluminium plates. Cleaning the holes from powdercoating. Cleaning the thread bushings. Assemble the shocks and springs. Colouring the naked parts.



















 
#26
Installation the rubbers in the pushrods


Pre-assembly the rear and front axle




Pre-Assembly the engine




Cutting the steering rubbers and installation




Drill and rivet


Level the water pipes


 
#29
Changing the lower waterhole from the radiator to the top...









Drill a hole in the top of the brakefluid reservoir for the sensor and mount the brake cylinders





 
#32
.....I have a lot of Requests....

i have created the decals in a design programm and ordered via a web shop. If you want a decal i can send you. The big one have a diameter 75mm and the small one have 28mm diameter. It would cost 18 € and 8 € + shipping.
Frank
 
#34
Building a plate and bracket for the radiator fan and the condenser for the A/C. Installation a bracket for the extinguishing system and building a bracket for fuse/ relay box in front area.















 
#35
good luck with this nice build. it is really extreme modelling.
I can ensure you at the end of the journey you will have a masterpiece and one of the best investment ever. A friend of mine just finished a wonderful tornado 3 months ago spending around 100k euros. The car is now in Germany he already has a serious offer for 250k euros. 3 months of life car, legally road plated.....good luck.
 
#37
Looking very nice, I must update my blog, do work most evenings just forget the camera!!! No wi-fi up the workshop either...
Great attention to detail, will keep watching
 
#38
.....I have a lot of Requests....

i have created the decals in a design programm and ordered via a web shop. If you want a decal i can send you. The big one have a diameter 75mm and the small one have 28mm diameter. It would cost 18 € and 8 € + shipping.
Frank
Hi Franky Do you have any of the 75 mm decals left . They look perfect for my Tornado steering wheel .. What size Steering wheel are you useing ?.

Thanks John,,,
 
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