My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

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Postby beck688 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:55 pm

that'l work too
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Postby Zack » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:14 pm

Agreed.
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Postby &1 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:44 am

Meanwhile I've put in the rear lights and some other details.
And this is how it looks at the moment:
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Postby Greenberg » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:30 pm

Very well done. You may want to pot a stone deflector over the lines in the left front wheel well. Just in case.
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Postby &1 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:41 pm

Rome-Liege-Rome, les douze heures de Huy, Carrera Panamericana, les 24hrs du Mans; all races and rally's where also was raced in the dark...

In those days the cars had additional light (driving lights and fog lights) mounted at the front.

that looked like this:
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And so I made a bracket to replace the bumper where the fog lights and driving lights could be mounted on:
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Then I mounted the bracket on the car:
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And then I mounted the lights:
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The additional lights are time-correct Marchal's (like the ones that alse were used on for example the Ferrari 250GT)...

The driving lights:
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The fog lights:
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Furthermore I made alloy strips to hold the tank in its place:
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Postby prototype4 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:27 pm

That shroud looks mighty clean to me in a Corvair kind of way! Using the body to draw on like a 3D drawing takes out all the guesswork. I like it. [^:]
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Jakz » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:02 am

Each time im going crazy with my build i open this thread and remember why im doing this! Any update?
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Greenberg » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:35 pm

Absolutely a spectacular build. One of the best I have ever seen. Great work!!!!
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby bbgroovin » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:19 am

Greenie is right --- one of the best I have seen as well !!!!

Well done !!!!!

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:35 am

ALmost a year has past since my last post, but there are reasons for that: I've bought a house that needed some renovation, I had to move, my girlfriend had the worst year ever healthwise (she has Cystic Fibrosis and was in the hospital most of the year), et cetera...

Nevertheless I had some time -so now and then- to work on my project; I just hadn't the time to visit this great forum and place an update.

Well... Here it is!

I made a holder for three extra gauges: a volt meter, a clock and a oil pressure gauge
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Some extra 'racy' holes in the doors:
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Then we started with the electrics (we used the color scheme of a Porsche 356C):
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And then... In the end... It all worked!!!
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We used an original fuse box:
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And then when it all was connected, and the ignition lock and start button was fitted:
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It was time to start the engine for the first time:
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Then I removed all the mounted parts to start sanding the car:
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Meanwhile I had some nice vintage racing wheels restored:
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And then the car was primered:
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Then sanded some more, primered again, sanded again and then finally when a smooth finish was achieved the car was primered in a black base:
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:45 am

The car is now almost ready for its final finish: high gloss black...
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:56 am

At the paint shop:

Some more sanding for a smooth finish:
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Ready to be sprayed:
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first coat applied (black):

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Then we put on some masking tape and spray molds:
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Then te white could be sprayed on:
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Then everything had to be masked again so the red could be sprayed on:
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And then, after removing all the masking, everyting was sprayed:
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We even sprayed the Mobiloil Pegasus (with 2 spraying molds: one for the white and one for the red). The end resuslt is really superb:
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And then the clear coat went on:
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All the small parts being sprayed:
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And last but not least the doors:
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:01 am

By the way, the colour scheme is:

por700 Tiefschwarz
por80k Indischrot
porL90E Alpinweiss

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby cam550 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:34 am

Unbelievable! The best paint scheme and overall build quality I have every seen. Congrats!!!
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:28 am

I took the doors and bonnets home...

I undercoated the tank as rust prevention and in the petrol line I placed a connector so it's easy to take the tank out et cetera:
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I've put the leather straps on the (front) hood, the Porsche crest, I put the lock in and I've put petrol resistand closed cell foam in the hole where the filler cap will go through the hood:

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And I finished the engine lid

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