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  1. #561
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    Thanks!



    Yeah, I've been thinking about aero catch or pins too. Aero-catch are nice, but I've recently started to striving for a more 60/70's era-correct look (well... almost...) and they will look too modern. Pins would work, but it would be great to make it with an under-hood solution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
    Thanks!

    Yeah, I've been thinking about aero catch or pins too. Aero-catch are nice, but I've recently started to striving for a more 60/70's era-correct look (well... almost...) and they will look too modern. Pins would work, but it would be great to make it with an under-hood solution.
    Volvo P80 latches. They mount on the corners of the core support
    66 Mustang "Project: Ballin on a budget"
    89 Mustang "Box Wine"

  3. #563
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    I'll take a look at those Volvo latches. Thanks!

    Finally done with the fender mounts. Light and rigid!




    Plan was to continue with building mounts for lights, but once I realised how much the holes in the front moved around when I twisted it into the correct position, I changed my mind and started cutting up the front instead.

    Building an entire car by yourself, after you've taken care of full time work, family etc always require topping up with food and beverages that contains quick energy. You start with chocolate, then you go for candy since it contains more sugar. Then go switch over to eating 100% clean sugar with a spoon, then coffee, Espresso, double espresso, tripple espresso. Red bull... Redbull with a tripple espresso etc. Right now I'm evaluating heavier stuff:


    With a pound of glass fibre dust in my lungs, it was time to cut up the front to (hopefully) have an improved fitment against the fenders and the hood.




    Made a wooden fixture, which would have made any Morgan owner jealous, and fixed the front against it with screws while I had it mounted to the car. Once fitment was good, I could just remove the front without risking to change the position of the surfaces.

    Also removed about a 1/4" from each side of it. Grinded the inside surfaces with a angle grinder to remove excessive old polyester and to get rid of the oxidised surface since it's probably a couple of years old.


    Taped all the cuts trying to prevent ending up with polyester all over the floor.


    Three layers of glass fibre later and it was time to remove the wood fixture.


    Before:


    And... I was a little nervous here... After:

    I know, it looks a little brutal with all the cuts, but all surfaces are in-line so it just needs gelcoat and some filler and then it will look better.

    Previous owner (I bought it used - remember; budget project...) didn't succeed very well with cutting the outer shape.


    5 minutes with 80-grit paper and fitment was better.



    And this is what I'm doing right now: A simple mold to make a flange so that I can bolt it to the fenders. It will probably take another week or so before it's finished.

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    You can also mask off the fender and use filler to merge the gaps as well.
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    Anders I needed a laugh today and this post did it for me and it brought back the smile to my face today. Thank You

    Okay, WOW ! The Car looks incredible and I love the fender brackets and this car blows me away.

    Thank you again for sharing your build and for me it's Dark Chocolate M&M's when I get tired and I am in my garage. I also bounce back and forth between my car and my mountain bike projects to keep me from falling asleep when I am in the garage. Of course the hammock in the garage does offer a nice place to nap when I get exhausted and don't feel like walking back into the house.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ripper View Post

    Building an entire car by yourself, after you've taken care of full time work, family etc always require topping up with food and beverages that contains quick energy. You start with chocolate, then you go for candy since it contains more sugar. Then go switch over to eating 100% clean sugar with a spoon, then coffee, Espresso, double espresso, tripple espresso. Red bull... Redbull with a tripple espresso etc.

    Right now I'm evaluating heavier stuff:


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  6. #566
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    Project's not dead. At least not yet.
    Lack of spare time right now - Career, second kid arriving any day, projects related to house and kids are 'taking' time for the moment.

    I do have some limited time in the garage, but that's mostly focused at getting somewhere rather than uploading pics... I'll be back later this year, hopefully. Last kid demanded a 11 month break from the garage because of no night sleep at all, so we'll see how that statement will hold up. ;)

    Anyway, working on lights right now so that I can route that part of the electrical system.
    Tail lights prototype is done. Works better than I expected and eBay-leds are enough bright to work as brake lights (DRL in pic though).
    https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...1a&oe=5DA08B06


    And the front clip is on! Starting to look like a car!
    https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...7d&oe=5DDD072D

    I also found a Ram Air-hood north in Sweden that hopefully will arrive later this year.

    Right now, updating the facebook page is easier (mobile pics, app in phone...), so make sure you guys are following that.

  7. #567
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    SyborgTT; Thanks a lot! Yes, it does start to look like a car again! There are some serious amount of hours needed to panel fitment (and some mods) before it looks the way I want it.
    Don't blow away too far, it would be nice if you could reach the keyboard after future updates. ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by syborg tt View Post
    Of course the hammock in the garage does offer a nice place to nap when I get exhausted and don't feel like walking back into the house.
    I would kill for having a garage large enough to house a hammock AND a car. At least some ants, perhaps a rabbit or a deer...

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    Any chance you can show the mounts you made for the nose to fenders and how you attach them to the fiberglass?

    Thanks,
    Stan

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