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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:14 PM Reply With Quote
Locost ext design cont....

The clay model is finished and ready for molding, i have backfilled as many undercuts as possible and built the bottom of the model down to the base to leave a nice surface for the fibreglass.

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andrews_45

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
BLOODY HELL!!!! that is awesome

What the hell is it?

Will it fit a locost chassis...

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Hellfire

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:17 PM Reply With Quote
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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:18 PM Reply With Quote
locost design mold

I decided that it would be necessary to make a four part mold and inserted thin plastic sheet into the model so i would be able to produce a flange.

The mo;d material is called 'Polydur' its a bit like a cross between fibreglass and plaster. It comes in a kit form with most things you need.

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smart51

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:21 PM Reply With Quote
That looks fabulous. Are the gaps between the front wheel arches and bonnet for the lights or are they vents?
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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:22 PM Reply With Quote
locost mold

Here we have one side of the mold layed up. Thanks to Rob for giving me a hand. Rescued attachment 3.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:27 PM Reply With Quote
locost mold

Thanks for the comments chaps , they are comming quicker then i can put the pics up.

They are vents by the way, this thred is a continuation from (locost exterior design)

Now got both sides layed up. i have the front and back to do tomorow. And fibreglass on monday.

any questions feel free to ask.

Thanks

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JamJah

posted on 28/3/07 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
I like it... but i think at 6ft2 its too small for me





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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 08:00 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

its too small to be a peddle car for you.

I will make a full size one

GAZ

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JamJah

posted on 28/3/07 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
For me... thats kind... certain wouldnt say no!





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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 09:54 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

not a problem. give me a week or so.
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emsfactory

posted on 28/3/07 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
Is this mould designed to save the clay buck or will it have to be damaged? Are you sure that front will draw in one piece?
Hope it all works and survives, would be a shame to see it damaged.

Out of curiosity did you do anything to dry the clay?

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JamJah

posted on 28/3/07 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
On a serious note... (and thats rare from me!). You planning on making a short run to pull back costs of manufacture/ insaurance?





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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 10:05 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

When i say clay, thats a bit of a fib. In the car industry it is known as clay but it is more like plastercine. When you warm it, it goes soft, as it cools it goes hard.

As for the model being damaged, it most likely will get a good beating.

I have filled the front vents in a little and have covered the thing in release agent so with a bit of luck the mold will come off. The worse thing that can happen is the clay will be damaged. The condition of the mold is the important thing.

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GAZ

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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 10:11 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

sorry jam i was just replying to ems, i cant keep up with you guys.

as for production, i would love to find an interested company to take the design on. if a cant i will build it myself but the prolem with this is it will take alot longer.

I will be inviting as many kit companies as poss to my degree show, and i might well take the model down to stoneleigh to see if i can drum up some interest there.

Any ideas?

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JamJah

posted on 28/3/07 at 10:35 PM Reply With Quote
Whatever happens... liscence the design for 5/8 years. dont sell it





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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 10:44 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

To be honnest, i,m not sure what the best thing to is,

It would be nice to be in a situation when that is a problem. If you know what i mean.

GAZ

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Mr Whippy

posted on 28/3/07 at 11:36 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by andrews_45
BLOODY HELL!!!! that is awesome

What the hell is it?

Will it fit a locost chassis...



sorry but you've got to laugh, where have you guys been? this model is the second longest running thread

Anyway that mold looks good and not to many parts, I can see now that you have been very clever with the shape in respect to pulling molds. Nice.



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Gaz 1977

posted on 29/3/07 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
locost design mold

i got the other two parts of the mold done today Rescued attachment 1.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 29/3/07 at 05:23 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

It took a while, alot of sweat, a few harsh words but the mold came off.

I just need to clean the mold and polish it and it will be ready for fibreglass. Rescued attachment 2.jpg
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Gaz 1977

posted on 29/3/07 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
locost crash

as for the clay model it had a bit of an accident...........A BIG ONE..

Thanks for the comments

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the_parson

posted on 29/3/07 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
Oh bugger, the above image reminds me of the episode of Knight Rider when kitt gets dipped in acid.

"Help me Michael, help me..."

*ahem*

Nice work on the mould. I didn't realise quite how big they were until you posted the pics with your course mates posing with their models. Most impressive. I'd like to see a full size version of that someday.





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Gaz 1977

posted on 29/3/07 at 05:47 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

You will get the old invite to the degree show in London, Down Brick Lane......

hmmmmmmmm Cuuuurrrrrrryyyyyyyy.

we will see if we can get everyone together for maybe an orange juice....

GAZ

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Mr Whippy

posted on 29/3/07 at 10:16 PM Reply With Quote
OH MY GOD!!

ok, so I hope you didn't need that for passing the course...sigh.

Oh well at least you have the moulds now.

You may have been better cutting the clay model with a fret saw then taking a vacuum forming off it instead. But what's done is done. Keep going we're all behind you on this.






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Gaz 1977

posted on 30/3/07 at 07:53 AM Reply With Quote
clay model

the damage was expected. As for vac forming, i am not sure if i have mentioned it but the clay is like plastercine it melts with heat.

GAZ

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