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Author Topic: "E" Gas Coupe Build  (Read 96984 times)
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« Reply #180 on: July 11, 2012, 09:29:57 PM »

Don, I was think along the same lines or the way was to weld the "T" together.

I also received a care package from Mike at Patterson consist9ing of some smaller scrap tank tops and bottoms.  I will use these to fabricate the new bottoms and innards and modify the tops for the rear and trans tanks.  Tony
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« Reply #181 on: July 18, 2012, 07:53:20 AM »

Tony, You're builds are always fascinating, well documented, and the fab work is great!

Always love reading these!  cheers
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« Reply #182 on: July 30, 2012, 11:55:07 PM »

Took some time off work today and worked on the electronics for the steering wheel.  Its an A1 GP wheel and I went through all the electronics to see if everything was working and tested the dash.  The paddles will be used for the parachutes and the green button for the air shifter.  The chassis table is finally clear and hopefully next week we will have the car on it  and the cage can start.  Tony


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« Reply #183 on: July 31, 2012, 04:54:03 AM »

You sir officially have the coolest toys.

Yes; that is a bit of steering wheel envy.
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« Reply #184 on: August 02, 2012, 09:38:16 PM »

Jon, When the A1GP folded in 2010 allot of cool stuff became available very reasonable http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1_Grand_Prix  I would bet there is a smorgasbord of trick stuff lying around at the Team Australia or New Zealand shops, maybe even that  8 station sensor your looking for.  Tony
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« Reply #185 on: August 03, 2012, 10:05:21 PM »

Started working on the rear window struts and after several methods and trying I settled on what Don suggested, using two 90 degree pieces.  Using my home made dimpling die it was two hard to do it without distortion the way I wanted to go. The new way the holes will be 2 1/2 on center and will work out perfectly on the long struts.  Tony

This is a test piece.


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« Reply #186 on: August 03, 2012, 10:45:53 PM »

Hi Tony

Looking good, how will you attach the 2 pcs together?

Maybe with a bit of polish & colored ano first?

Thanks for using the 2 pc idea.

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« Reply #187 on: August 05, 2012, 02:34:33 PM »

Don, The 90 degree bends have a slight radius and when they are butted up next to each other it leaves enough of a gap to skip weld on the seem on top and still be able to keep it flush on the window, and the bottom seem will also be skip welded though I have to do it without drooling the weld down the sides.  I don’t know about polishing it, but plans are for it have a clear or black anodize.  Tony
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« Reply #188 on: August 12, 2012, 12:04:00 AM »

Finally finished up the rear window struts, there are six of these to make up the three struts.  With the miter on the ends I was able to get 15 holes dimpled with my home made tool.  I thought with the holes being 2 1/2 on center the aluminum would move around on me, but I was satisfied with the way they all turned out as I really didn't want to redo any of them.  Tony

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« Reply #189 on: August 12, 2012, 02:10:50 AM »

Hi Tony

Looking good with a little prep and some ano they will be first class.

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« Reply #190 on: August 14, 2012, 01:33:43 PM »

Don, Some more pictures, it took a lot of clamping and time to do them without warping. One more thing to check off the list. Tony

The two sides before welding.


The top and the bottom side are skip welded to make up the strut.

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« Reply #191 on: August 21, 2012, 12:24:54 PM »

Not many, if any, ahead of you on the "Build Quality" list.

Great Job.

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« Reply #192 on: August 21, 2012, 02:03:53 PM »

Tony:

If I could weld like that...oh well. Nice fab work.

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« Reply #193 on: August 21, 2012, 02:19:25 PM »

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If I could weld like that...oh well. Nice fab work.

Bill

I use to could weld like that then I got into management(not on purpose) oh well sad
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« Reply #194 on: August 22, 2012, 12:15:34 AM »

Thanks Doc for the kind words.  Bill and Captthundarr this project tests me more that the RMR as that one uses  more CNC parts. In the next few weeks I want to finish the belt shrouds for the rear/trans pumps.  The first set looked bulky and I scrapped them to build a more utilitarian looking ones. I think of the car as a big canvas and want everything to be perfect, in a way its a curse. Tony
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