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 Post subject: Shaping a Lotus 7 Nose
PostPosted: April 19, 2023, 11:50 pm 
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Found these on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mrQ1nY4B80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgK3CJuwM7c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI9mO6a ... xoH1nsSABd

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PostPosted: April 20, 2023, 1:49 am 
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PostPosted: April 20, 2023, 1:33 pm 
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Great videos, but where does the "average" home builder get this kind of equipment?

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PostPosted: April 20, 2023, 2:19 pm 
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Eastwood, hbf, northern tool or use hand tools. Hammers, slappers, leather shot filled bag, bits of wood, hand torch, maybe a stump, etc. Much easier and cheaper to use fiberglass and polyester resin but it takes planning and room for a smelly mess.

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PostPosted: May 9, 2023, 11:32 am 
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I told him, that we can get for around $250 a fiberglass one, and he answered that he would need three times that amount to make one.
So if somebody is interested in having a metal nose and has the money for it, there is your man.

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PostPosted: August 24, 2023, 11:23 am 
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B85, what thickness sheet metal did you use on that nose? .020"-.030"?
I will have to do the same thing with mine.

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