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Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:35 pm
by Pymmie
Another update from Jacek,

Really looking like an Interceptor at the rear

John P

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:37 pm
by hemi
I wonder if he could make me a Spitfire?

....a Mk.8 please

Matt

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:24 pm
by Pymmie
More progress -

Panels starting to go on & engine checked for fitment.

Will be interesting how the panel fit is from Robeys.

John P

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:35 pm
by cannonball
the guy is a magician,,

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:59 pm
by Steve Payne
cannonball wrote:the guy is a magician,,


Agreed, he has an amazing skill. It will be interesting to see how much he would charge for one.

Steve

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:38 pm
by Grant
Yes .. very clever man.. I would love to know how much one would be tooImage.. I wonder if he is going to start a pre-order listImage...wellImage
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Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:04 pm
by Steve Payne
The roof will be interesting, no new ones have been available for a long time and that will be some serious clever work to make that.

Steve

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:53 pm
by Grant
Yes.. that's for sure SteveImage
As clever as this man is, and he is, I take my hat off to him, but, It is an awful lot of work to remake the chassis and to be honest the chassis is the only part that really doesn't rot, it is magnificent what he has made here, and obviously there are parts that he has made that do rot out, but alot of what he has made really doesn't suffer. so I guess it must be the challenge and project itself where his heart must be.

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:20 am
by Richie
Steve Payne wrote:The roof will be interesting, no new ones have been available for a long time and that will be some serious clever work to make that.

Steve


Did I read somewhere a while back that carbon fibre roofs are available?

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:27 am
by Grant
Richie wrote:Did I read somewhere a while back that carbon fibre roofs are available?

I think you maybe thinking of Carbon Fibre Bonnets Richie.. I think JIA talked about one or made 1 a while backImage.

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:37 am
by Steve Payne
How is he going to rustproof all his hard work? I have seen pictures in one of the books of the complete body shell being submersed in some fluid at the factory.

If it was me once I had finished welding an area I would be in that box section with some Dynax S50.

Steve

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:20 am
by colin7673
Steve Payne wrote:How is he going to rustproof all his hard work? I have seen pictures in one of the books of the complete body shell being submersed in some fluid at the factory.

If it was me once I had finished welding an area I would be in that box section with some Dynax S50.

Steve



There are places around that can 'dip' in tanks to protect his work..

What workmanship though

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:04 pm
by Richie
I thought I'd seen something about roof panels.
I'm guessing that the conclusion of JIA was that they weren't a good idea ...

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Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:28 pm
by ChrisP
I guess he could take the roof of the rusty old car in the background,if you look at what he has done so far
it would not be too difficult for such a craftsman,also i doubt he has not already planned for a roof.
As for the rust proofing you could hot dip galvanize but heat distortion and drainage would be a nightmare.
Hot zinc spray might be an option but a good paint will protect for 20 years or more, look at the underside of a 20 year old car
and you will see what i mean.
My Jensen-Healey is 40 odd years old and not all the underside is rusted.
Last point to do what he has done it is likely he has plotted the parts on CAD if so it would be quite cheap and easy to reproduce
all the bits, its putting them together that's the trick.
As a retired engineer i take my hat off to a master craftsman
Well done Sir

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:55 pm
by Chris_R
If he has an English Wheel he will be able to make a roof panel from scratch.

And this is how Jensen dipped the cars.
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