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Lola T-70 MkIII

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:35 PM
New pedals.  Hand cut, drilled and chamfered aluminum.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 14, 2021 5:35 PM
I made the valve stems for the wheels…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 14, 2021 7:02 PM

Can you make me a set of full sized peddles for my boss 302?  Lol.  Beautiful

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 14, 2021 8:33 PM

keavdog

Can you make me a set of full sized peddles for my boss 302?  Lol.  Beautiful

 

 

Might be easier!  I've machined quite a few parts for my real Camaro.

And thanks!

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:34 PM
The rear section received reinforcements for the exhaust brackets as well as for the two upper supports.
I also added the frame rail for the spare tire hold-down.  More aluminum and some styrene.
It's getting tight back there, but the tire fits and can still be removed.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 21, 2021 11:27 AM
The start of the steering wheel, aluminum rod stock turned into a ring.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 21, 2021 11:35 AM

Ya Know!

   I still think you are building a real car with odd parts you bought! Quit trying to fool us into believing this is a scale Model! Now, I want plans for your shrinking Machine! Looking Good my friend!

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, May 21, 2021 7:19 PM

Tanker-Builder

Ya Know!

   I still think you are building a real car with odd parts you bought! Quit trying to fool us into believing this is a scale Model! Now, I want plans for your shrinking Machine! Looking Good my friend!

In many ways it would be easier (but certainly more costly) to build a real one since I could buy all the parts instead of fabricating them.  But this suits my needs. 

And thank you!

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:25 PM
I finished the spare tire.  The wheel is made from scratch; the tire is from the kit.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:20 PM

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:35 PM
I made new hinges for the engine cover; the original ones I made took up space the spare tire needed to fit into and still be removable.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:45 PM
I made the tailpipes.  I bent steel armatures to form the tubing from the insides.  The ends are brass.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:02 PM
The rear section seemed like it needed something more, so I freehand drilled a dozen holes in the rear panel.  For a part that is based on a kit piece, I'm somewhat surprised how much scratch-work it has on it now.  It didn't start out in my plans that way, but such is the nature of this project.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, June 11, 2021 10:13 AM
I designed a set of spokes for the steering wheel in SolidWorks from a real one I liked and printed a master. 
This is a resin copy I cast from it with the aluminum rim I turned.  I milled out three areas in the rim for the spokes to fit into.
Dry fitted together.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 11, 2021 12:00 PM

Hmmmm;

 Me Likum Steering thingy!

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:40 PM
Shoulder belt anchor bar.
Shoulder and lap belt anchor hardware.
And the buckle sets.  All scratch-built.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, June 18, 2021 11:48 AM

 

The kit seats are both the same.
I notched the inboard edges for shifter clearance and cut holes for the lap belts.
They needed some cushion detail.  I thought I could use the pre-scribed sheet plastic I used on the camper I built last month, but it was so brittle (old stock I guess) it kept snapping, and not just in the recessed lines.  I hoped to do each in two pieces but it was more like eight per seat.
The indentations needed to be scribed a lot deeper and some curvature added.
Primed and on hold until painting.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:08 PM
Rather than C/F or Kevlar I went with the main body color for the seat backs.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:07 PM

I think that looks Much better anyway. Nice choice of color!

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:18 PM
The shoulder belt adjusters, made from scratch.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:29 PM
I painted the hardware and made the belts.  The little hook latches for the buckles will be installed later with some other details; they are too delicate.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, June 25, 2021 5:10 PM
New dash made from scratch, discarded kit dash above (black).  I'm using the kit gauge pod with modifications.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, June 26, 2021 4:51 PM
I machined the AutoMeter gauge bezels out of aluminum.  The air vent and lower gauge housings are brass.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:32 PM
While doing a periodical mock-up of the main parts I noticed the front end had somehow incurred five fractures around the wheel well, headlight and driving light openings.  I know this blue plastic is very brittle, but this was a surprise. 
As much as I intended to install the headlight buckets after the body was painted I went ahead and did so after repairing the damage for added strength.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 3, 2021 12:46 PM
I made some Jabroc wear strips for the bottom of the chassis.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 9, 2021 7:29 PM
The driving lights did not align well with the openings in the body.  I also thought the openings looked bland being just holes in the nose.  I machined two tubes from aluminum impregnated resin and faired them into the nose.  This should also help to reinforce the nose where it has been cracking. The inward facing openings of them were shaped to accept the lights.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 10, 2021 1:29 PM
I wanted to mount the lights to the forward structure for easier final assembly after painting.  A new set of mounting brackets were fabbed up and the original light housings were reused.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, July 10, 2021 2:46 PM

You are the Number One Dude Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 11, 2021 7:42 AM

The attention to detail that you're putting into this is going to all add up into one fine build. Man I can't wait for the next update. Watching.....and learning.

                   

 

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2:14 PM

Thanks guys!  Very kind of you to say.

 

The seatbelts are complete and ready for installation.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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