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Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:33 pm
by stevebroad
Certified Lotus wrote:Steve, I like your garage plan. Nicely laid out. Once it’s done you will have plenty of room for your next project or at least the constant fiddling needed on your current one.


Thanks. There won't be another project. just the continuation of this one.

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:17 pm
by stevebroad
Just finished machining the aluminium mould for the carbon vent that will sit at the base of the windscreen. I now just have to persuade the carbon to sit in the recesses :-)

https://youtu.be/WniUulpdCPk

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Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 pm
by stevebroad
Fitted, now to blend in.

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Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:31 pm
by stevebroad
I have come to the conclusion that I don't really like body prepping for painting a lightweight, floppy, uneven surfaced front clip :-(

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Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:45 pm
by prezoom
You have gone to the trouble to save grams of weight on the car. So now you are going to add a seal coat, surfacing primer and a coat of paint? Visit a local sign shop and have them do a wrap on the car. With the wrap, you can add any graphics into the wrap, which eliminates fussing around with putting on stickers.

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:41 pm
by stevebroad
prezoom wrote:You have gone to the trouble to save grams of weight on the car. So now you are going to add a seal coat, surfacing primer and a coat of paint? Visit a local sign shop and have them do a wrap on the car. With the wrap, you can add any graphics into the wrap, which eliminates fussing around with putting on stickers.


Unfortunately, a wrap will still show all the imperfections so the prep is the same. Also, there isn't a wrap wide enough to go from side to side without a join.

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:34 am
by mbell
Add a racing stripe....

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:54 pm
by The Veg
mbell wrote:Add a racing stripe....


YES!!! Stripes make things go faster! :mrgreen:

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:52 am
by stevebroad
mbell wrote:Add a racing stripe....


What, the whole width of the car? :-)

Besides, racing stripes are for wannabees...........IMO

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 am
by rcfurse
This thing will be that fast that most people won't even see the stripe.

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:19 am
by stevebroad
rcfurse wrote:This thing will be that fast that most people won't even see the stripe.



Ooooohh, I hope so :-)

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:04 am
by mbell
stevebroad wrote:What, the whole width of the car? :-)


I was thinking straight down the middle of the car length wise so it could cover the join between two sheets.

Maybe go for the full st george's cross design if the sheets are long enough for the car too.. ;-)

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:59 am
by stevebroad
mbell wrote:
stevebroad wrote:What, the whole width of the car? :-)


I was thinking straight down the middle of the car length wise so it could cover the join between two sheets.

Maybe go for the full st george's cross design if the sheets are long enough for the car too.. ;-)


Stripes are so 1980s :-)

Never been a fan of racing stripes. Americans love them which says it all, really :-)

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:15 am
by stevebroad
Look Mum, I am multitasking. I must be part woman :-)

I am no sprayer (the last time I picked up a gun was around 1980) but it is laying down pretty well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGNMgEbYOQ

Re: Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:53 pm
by pauljones
Steve,

Looks great as always l, but cant help thinking you've missed a bit..

You can practice on mine if you want too?

Regards

Paul