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    Thanks for the intrest ,comments and links guys ,i will pass them on to Mr M as i dont think he even has a computer,LOL

    Reflex
    This car is for sealed road surfaces,primarily short course hill climbs.

    Rolled beads and pressed dimples have there place in certain places and in certain structures and there will no doubt be some of those else where in this car ,but for a number of reasons not in the tub skins .
    There are 7 bulkheads a side at approx 12 inch spacings held in with approx 1000 aircraft rivets so the structure will be plenty stiff .

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    Thanks for the pic,many many hours and know how in that,got any more .

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    There was a couple of those things kicking around a few years ago not sure if they are still about.They used to take them over to New Zealands race to the sky as well ,but unfortunately that race is no more .
    A couple of blokes from one of those crews has just got back from the US They were doing a bit of recon on the Pikes Peak with a view to running next year or the year after ,but it was posponed due to some bad wildfires in the area i think ,so they were a bit bummed out .
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    JCD was the best race shop I ever worked for. These pics are from the late 80s, Nissan won 4 straight GTP championships with chassis we built. In 1990 I went to work for NPTI, owned by Nissan, 250 people and a budget of 25 million to race two GTP cars. A unbeliveable cluster@@@@.
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    Thanks for those MC very nice,,,so much work and all done the hard way,,not much CAD back then ,would bring a tear to the builders eye when the punch a wall,
    Any idea how many hours in one of those tubs?
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    They took awhile to build. All the main skins and hard points were fabricated in Southern California then shipped to England where the skins, honeycomb, and hard points were bonded together then shipped back. If memory serves the skins were .030 and .040 thick. A lot of router work.
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    Few more pics. I looked for some pics of our Porsche 962 chassis but have not found any. Lots of other stuff but no 962, bummer.
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    Cool stuff MC!Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Very interesting work on the frame rails/monoque! Keep the pics coming. Any shots of that course?
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    Wow, seriously nice work, any updates Talon!!
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    Yea i have got quite a few recent pics ,,,not sure where ,,,somewhere in the bowels of this hard drive ,,my cataloging skills are not great I will hunt for them,,or take some more promise .
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    Ok guys heres a few fab porn pics of Mr M's progress on his hill climber. The car is closer to finished that it looks - the uprights, arms etc are all done but packed away for later assembly. This has all been completely hand built and hand drawn - the only CNC fabed or computer drawn parts are the tub skins that I did for him originally. The rest has been done in a hand folder and foot guillotine.

    The project is taking him a bit longer than he would have liked so to speed up the process rather than hand making the wings as he usually does, he has ordered some super slick carbon fibre ones from the UK. There is a pic of a totally trashed high tensile aluminium spun rim to show you what happens when you take one of these babies off road at 100 mph.

    Enjoy


    Front bulkhead /firewall showing cheesy rack that will probably get the flick or at least modded.




    Front dash upright that was origonally done in tube but was not liked so it got binned .



    Shock bell crank and mount ,,currently working on double shear bracing ,,few of these in the bin as well .



    Inner skin and bulkheads



    Footwell showing some of the lightest pedals you are ever gonna see.



    Internal dash fixings.








    Long range tank ,,and some wiring kack.










    Creature comforts .



    Inside rear bulkhead void showing roll bar anchor .








    Picked up this assy the other day ,,dont know the weight but Jenny Craig would be over the moon.
    Shame it needs those big heavy shocks.



    External roll bar anchor .



    Fully adjustable R1 shocks all round.




    All in da details .




    Lower frond radius rod mount .





    Light weight road race wheel ,,,used offroad once.



    Mocked up driveline set up ,,,quaife on the other side of the plate .


    Here's a pic of one of his old cars that is hanging around the workshop. This car was very fast just a bit heavy


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