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PostPosted: February 5, 2024, 2:14 pm 
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. . . Also have found the car it came off of was way different from the left to the right. :BH:
I will do my best to make it look good, But the doors will need to be a little different side to side. :ack:
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Just say the bodywork was done in Italy. People who know say the Italian race cars contemporary with your Lotus were always asymmetric because individual panels were done by different people. They still look totally cool and we love them anyway. :thmbsup:
As JD used to say: "Symmetry is overrated." :lol:

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To funny about the Italians ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Good one the symmetry, also. :P

Its in the box. I'm printing a better one now ,but getting their.


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Tested and ready to install !


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Guess my "old school" electronics is not completely gone from memory. Yet I can't remember what I ate for breakfast! LOL!

Funny, when I log on to see what is newly posted- I look for your progress first!

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To ALL of you that look at this old man's building ,THANKS.
I have thought about doing a YouTube about this building ? But I don't think I have the time to do both.

Today with the test I moved on to the rear cover mount and have built some ad's to help with the fabrication .
I will get back doing some tube cutting and welding. With "GOD'S " help I will finish this car. I have so many things to do. :ack:

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On to today.
Needed to clean up some rust on the tool. (remember to oil your tools !!!)

Built a holder for the build table. The chassis is close to square so I just added arms to the rear of the table for the tube's as a build point.
I will test the placement in the morning. When I had the rear shell mocked up I made some ruff measurements and used them to set this up.
Just some wood to hold things in place.

Then its cut some steel tubing and put it on the roller and see what come out. Started with a 28"of 1" because that is what I have die's for the rolling.
I offset the start because the upward turn starts a 14" from the end of the cab floor pan.
The photo shows the testing bend then more to bring it up to fit. I left this stuff out because I didn't know where it would be ?
I do a lot of cut and try. :BH: I went with the square tubing because the chassis is mostly made of it. And when I build the diffuser it will be easer to mount. Lazy I guess ?
Bending went well but wish I hade made the tube longer. At the short end their is a depression. The metal needs to go some where. :shock:

In the photo's you can see a tube I mounted to the bottom of the diff cage. This helps keep the general line of the bottom of the chassis. With luck ? Its .8 deg. low on the left side ? Think its the weld.
Notched the tube and the bottom two are ready. The photo shows the two tubes. One bent the other straight. Its about 2 1/2" up.
Need to get some 16.Ga. round tubing for the rear most mount. Like I used on the front mount.

After the test fit I will start the mount for the shell ? :BH:


Plan is to tack weld them in place and refit the rear shell and see ? :shock: If it is right ?

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PostPosted: February 8, 2024, 8:39 am 
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Question: By placing these tubes near the rear wheels, as the pictures suggest, have you allowed enough space for the rear suspension to drop before coming into contact with them?

Wouldn't placing them closer to the rear housing structure give a slightly better chance of less interference with the movement of the suspension arms?

Just an observation. Red


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PostPosted: February 8, 2024, 10:06 pm 
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No problem RedD. Here is a photo in full droop.

Got the rear parts tacked into place.
Will test fit the rear shell in the AM.

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Made some brackets to hold the shell in place. Now on the brackets.

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Made some br@cketz to hold the shell in place. Now on the br@cketz.


There I fixed that for ya, your build log autocorrect must be turned off, :lol:

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Had a work stoppage. To cool for glass work. Need to install bulk heads for the rear shell mounts .
I did make the mounts for the rear bar.

Took some time to layout the tail lights. Brake/running light (red) and turn signal (amber)
I'm thinking the Brake/running on the outside and turn on the inside ?
What would you do ? Posted both.
Lights are from a MGA.

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Forgot I needed to ad a socket to the one that came with the MGA light. I needed to a a running light to it.
I will cut the brake only out and add by soldering the new one on with brake/running.
I will cut at the line.
I will be using LED bulbs.

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Cut and soldered together ! One more thing off the list.
The photo doesn't show how bright it is.

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More ramblings of a 73 year kid.

Wonder what this is for ?

Also I going to build a different water fill and get rid of the other .
Its smaller.

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