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Old 06-16-2019, 11:03 AM   #31
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Until the doors are modified and installed the work on the bulkhead and engine cover is on hold. The front roll bar was made the same way as the rear one.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:06 PM   #32
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I sawed the oil and fuel fill columns off the tub. I doubt I'll reuse them; probably machine new ones, but they are not very visible with the dash installed eitherů
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When I mounted the front roll bar to the cowl/windshield frame I paid attention to get a good fit for the windshield. But now the hood/fenders/nose doesn't fit very well to it. Not a surprise and an easy tradeoff. But it also turns out the dark blue plastic the body is molded in is really brittle.

A goal from the start was to not have the body panels under tension when assembled, but now it is very important due to how many cracks and parts have broken under just modest stress. Brass reinforcements have been added along the way including the pins and machined tubes for mounting points at the cowl. To cut down on the load/stress I had to add mounting points to the front of the tub and hood too.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

A little sheet styrene and reshaping remedied most of the discrepancy at the cowl/hood panel line.

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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Awesome work, looks superb!
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

Thanks Viccario!

More shimming and shoring up to try to true out the tub and body. I added several support ribs to the tub in the side pods and the rear of the side pods are now anchored to the tub with screws too.
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Re: Lola T-70 Mk III

I designed the wheels for it in SolidWorks. Because seven spokes… They will be a combination of 3D grown masters and machined aluminum parts.
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