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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby casper » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:54 pm

baby_astons wrote:thank you and yes casp, it's softer than brass - the piece is actually a part of the "sprue" of etchings which I always keep for "recycling",
you'll see that once I've made up a thread on etching...

look forward to that mate. good idea recycling the sprue.
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:43 pm

next step to do is the inner rim of the rear hatch:

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a piece of styrene cut to size using the hatch door as a template -> fitting and bending to shape, liquid cement will bond the old and new...

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the new rim needs a bit of fettling to level the door - this should be done after the cement has cured properly...

next step should be the hinge and lock mechanism...
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby Julian » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:50 pm

Nicely done Dr.
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby casper » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:37 am

I want another one :mrgreen:
very interesting astons
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Sun May 19, 2013 2:25 pm

about time ro revive this thread -
now that the wheels for the aston have been made (well, at least one) and the project proven to be feasible I'll cut up the wheels on the e-type and make a proper wheel jig,
nothing can stop us now from making proper wheels for this one - except maybe forging out 400+ for the :twisted: bay wheels which turn up from time to time...
watch this space...
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Fri May 31, 2013 3:24 pm

did anyone try taking the @@¼½¬§Image§§@@ front wheels apart on a built car... Image
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:07 pm

...nothing that couldn't be accomplished by the appropriate measure of brute force...
...now I also know that I seem to own a set of the original issue white wall firestone tyres - they came with real rear half shafts rather than the later one piece rear axle -
interestingly the tyres are a different dimension and a kind of spongy solid cast plastic, still mounted on the same set of wire wheels...
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:41 pm

after a nice wash with a brush + soap I have a complete new set of tyres :D
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...and I thought the tyres were beyond repair...
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this is to compare the original firestones + the good years - I'll definitely take the skinny firestones to use on the series 1 car, look so cute...
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby casper » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:59 am

Hi BA :)
did you manage to separate the wheel halfs ok.
Like the new clean looking white walls :mrgreen:
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:44 am

yes casp, would have been too easy to look up the destructions (how fitting here...) so I had to work it out -
first step was to remove the outer rim using a bit of brutality we don't really need to take care of the spokes :mrgreen: ), then remove the ring clip that is glued to the axle stub -
I came up with the solution that I'll simply dismiss the ring -
instead I'll screw a fine screw in and take a washer for ease of movement (rotation), as I intend to re-cast the suspension parts in metal all this won't be a big problem...
still working on a solution of a working knock off hub - in that case a big screw should be the wheel axle/carrier but that needs a sleeve or it'll grind away the wheel if I drive around too much :laughing-rolling:
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby thinkbig » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:05 am

Hello BA,
I'm as well in the phase to put the Jaguar on its paws. Busy making progress, but still looking to replicate the spoke nipples right. The absolute dream would be to fit the right Dunlop tires on them one day.

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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby baby_astons » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:02 pm

hi michael, yes it's a bit of a struggle, I'm in the process of doing the jag wheels but more of a brainstorming -
will leave on saturday for a week (no models in the luggage...) so I'll be taking a wheel with me and see if I can find a solution -
the sleeves as used on the aston are fine although I know they are slightly too long, cutting is no alternative as they won't be even...

I'll make your link visible so everyone can look at the beauties... ;) no issues here...
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby thinkbig » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:52 pm

Hi BA,

thanks for converting the image. Have a pleasant trip.
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Re: baby Jaguar E-Type

Postby Paul » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:12 am

thinkbig wrote:Hello BA,
I'm as well in the phase to put the Jaguar on its paws. Busy making progress, but still looking to replicate the spoke nipples right. The absolute dream would be to fit the right Dunlop tires on them one day.

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y48 ... d77b87.jpg

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