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Old 07-25-2019, 12:41 PM   #76
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Final new part with 1/16 inch steel rod laminated in to it for strength.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:54 PM   #77
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The outer hinges are made of brass and styrene.

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Old 07-25-2019, 08:18 PM   #78
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More magnets…
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:04 PM   #79
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I started reworking the two rear supports that connect the tray to the rear bulkhead so I can continue working on the hinging of the engine cover. I removed the posts that supported the battery box (used to be a motorized kit) and drilled out the flanges for the spare tire guides. Since they also have suspension mounting points that will need to accept closed ended fittings I had to engineer them to facilitate those parts (that will be made later). The first machined aluminum pieces for this project…


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Old 07-28-2019, 08:05 PM   #80
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Brass tubing was used to make the hinges for the engine cover. More magnets were also utilized.





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Old 08-09-2019, 03:23 PM   #81
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Terrific progress.
I use magnets to secure opening panels as well!
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:23 PM   #82
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

The gas struts for the doors.
Upper hinges, acid cut brass.

The strut bodies are brass, the shafts are stainless steel.

The lower hinges are machined aluminum.

Closed. They compress well.

Open. They slide smoothly and provide just enough friction to keep the door open.
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Very cool.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:47 PM   #84
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The last part of fitting the door skins to the openings was to add the gaps at the bottoms of the doors.

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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Just love your skills. Even at this stage it is not looking like the original slapped together kit it was. Shut lines etc are spot on.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Thanks Malscar!

The little winglets are shown on the box art but are not included in the kit. Not a big deal for this project, but I wanted some on it nonetheless. I hand cut a pair from sheet brass and slotted the nose to accept them.


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Good progress. Your work is very clean.
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Thanks!

Next I cut and annealed a couple strips of brass, shaped them to the fender and curvature of the winglets and soldered them in place for the mounting flanges.

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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

I started adding the rear spoiler fairings. Sheet styrene instead of brass, but installed in slots like the front winglets.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:32 PM   #90
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I added the top edge of the rear spoiler(s) by sawing a notch into the existing peak to accept some strip styrene and fairing it in.


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