Scratch built GT40 finally running

Scratch built GT40 finally running

Author
Discussion

CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Tuesday 25th October 2016
quotequote all
familyguy1 said:
so jealous of you having the time, money and inclination to do such a project, hats off to you.

Am I right in seeing the bonnet is all black with white roundels ? what do you mean by "black front clip" ?

Personally I would keep the metallic grey with black stripes front to back. But ignore me, its your car and your doing what you like and as I say hats off to you.

Please keep posting updates as I love reading about such projects.
Thanks. The colour scheme approximates that of XGT-2, the Alan Mann car driven by Graham Hill in 1966 (see picture). There are quite a few Superformance GT40s that are silver with black stripes, and I wanted something a bit different. "Front clip" and "rear clip" refer to the fibreglass front and rear body sections, also called "clam shells". The roundels will contain the number 66, in recognition of the year the 40s won Le Mans.


familyguy1

765 posts

116 months

Wednesday 26th October 2016
quotequote all
aahhh that makes a lot of sense and now I've seen a finished car, I approve ! lol

keep up the posts, it gives an armchair enthusiast something to read while thinking "I could do that" but never do.


CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Thursday 3rd November 2016
quotequote all
Seats trial fitted and handbrake lever fitted. Webbing under the seats yet to be done.




Fastdruid

7,915 posts

136 months

Thursday 3rd November 2016
quotequote all
Are you allowed to do an original type handbrake or will it lead to a conventional type?

(for those who don't know what I'm talking about, the original GT40 had a "handbrake" that operated the brake pedal, the handbrake lever operated a cable that entered the pedal box from the top and pulled back on the brake. As this isn't a secondary braking systems it's not allowed in the UK in modern replica's

Here is a diagram of the pedal box:



)

Edited by Fastdruid on Friday 4th November 01:11

CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Thursday 3rd November 2016
quotequote all
No - will have to fit a more modern system to meet current regs. frown

Fastdruid

7,915 posts

136 months

Friday 4th November 2016
quotequote all
Figured as much, nice to see the under-dash lever still, it's pretty damn rare to see on the replicas. Although I suspect cable routing will be a royal pain.

Loving your work as ever though. I only wish mine looked half so good. frown

CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Monday 6th February 2017
quotequote all
Moncoque finally all painted.








CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
quotequote all
Little bits and pieces done.

Alloy covers for central tunnel and gear shift linkage taking shape;



Weather strip done;



Dash trial fitted with original eyeball vents in;



Engine cover taking shape. Still needs hole for webers cut out.



Body refitted after chassis paint. Scoop with perspex and periscopes all screwed in. Fastening dozens of tiny nuts and washers to tiny screws in largely inaccessible places in not recommended if you have large hands like me.



Tail lights and rear grille fitted. Almost starting to look like a car.


Krikkit

24,676 posts

165 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
quotequote all
Not seen this one before today, but can I say... Phwoar. biggrin

jamiebae

6,245 posts

195 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
quotequote all
What a beautifully put together car, it looks fantastic

8bit

3,889 posts

139 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
quotequote all
This looks awesome, following with interest!

CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Monday 8th May 2017
quotequote all
Lights and covers all in place.


CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th May 2017
quotequote all
The hinges are on and, after much fiddling and adjustment, the driver's door is fitting well.



james_tigerwoods

16,128 posts

181 months

Wednesday 17th May 2017
quotequote all
This, truly, is a piece of art smile

CR6ZZ

Original Poster:

1,313 posts

129 months

Tuesday 6th June 2017
quotequote all
Anyone for spaghetti? Loom taking shape.


essIII

363 posts

128 months

Tuesday 6th June 2017
quotequote all
First time I've seen this - what a stunning looking car. Hats off to you!

silverfoxcc

7,370 posts

129 months

Tuesday 6th June 2017
quotequote all
I have to read this thread wearing boxing gloves!

TheDukeGTi

201 posts

120 months

Wednesday 7th June 2017
quotequote all
Oh man, don't know how I missed this! Awesome!

Dr G

14,634 posts

226 months

Wednesday 7th June 2017
quotequote all
Still here and enjoying the updates smile

Slowly coming together...

confucuis

1,264 posts

108 months

Wednesday 7th June 2017
quotequote all
How strong are the monocoques on these? I've often wondered how strong the tubs and frames are in single seaters and cars like this when compared to a normal road car!