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  • Gullwing Project

    Here we go with a brand new project.

    As some of you may know I am busy with a 250 Testarossa project and have also designed and built a few body bucks, the latest being the Maserati A6 GCS which the very talented car builder Jose', whose shop is nearby, is currently building. He is also building the Zonda R and just finished the Roadster. Plus other ongoing projects.

    We have decided to start a Gullwing project. I am doing the body buck and Jose' is going to do the building of the cars. The plan is to build 2 cars one for me and the other for him. The bodies will be made out of Aluminium and we are planning to use the Mercedes C32 AMG and a platform/chassis/base.
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  • #2
    Rather than try make an original copy we are thinking of going the retro route with the shape of the body as close to original.
    Something like this:





    or this



    or this:



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    • #3
      Ok I know that is all just talk so far.

      A few weeks ago I started designing the car and the body buck which will be assembled like a big puzzle:







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      • #4
        Last night I finished the design and today cut the first board. I have only done the lay for the first couple of boards but it will take about 17 plywood sheets.



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        • #5
          Very nice work. That's some real skill at work there.... following this one closely. How do you originate the shapes of the slices?

          K9

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          • #6
            I hope you will be explaining how the aluminum is to be shaped as you go along. I never saw it being done before.

            Best of luck and skill to you!
            My Projects:

            http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...y-project.html
            http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...-facelift.html
            http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...430-build.html

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            • #7
              I was lucky enough to see the AMG tuned version in the flesh.. Pretty spectacular below the surface but the wheels didn't suit it. Also I have access to the real thing if you need any reference pics :-) Awesome project.. Good luck.

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              • #8
                This will be Epic
                Now building in Mooresville NC
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                • #9
                  WOW. this is looking great

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                  • #10
                    Wow! Cool build!!
                    the first two pics ypu posted are of a gullwing that was modified by amg in the 90's. it was a very fancy programme for high $ customers and not many were made. those were restauration cars with newer eniges etc pretty cool
                    anyways looking forward to see more

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                    • #11
                      This is one hell of a project! Will be following along of course.

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                      • #12
                        Great work Kevin.
                        Sorry for keeping you from the testarossa
                        This sure is going to be a big build, & its really going to be eye watering to put a angle grinder to one of these but fun at the same time

                        Cheers Jose'
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                        • #13
                          Did you guys see this modern mercedes sl 600 that was rebuilt to look like an old benz?

                          http://www.examiner.com/article/a-19...today-s-values

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by K9COP View Post
                            Very nice work. That's some real skill at work there.... following this one closely. How do you originate the shapes of the slices?

                            K9
                            Thanks. After I have finished the 3D design of the surface I design each part individually. This takes many hours as its easy to design something on a screen but the challenge is have something that actually works and can be physically assembled without other components that you have already assembled being in the way. Im using a 9mm waterproof ply and the slots that you can see is where the parts interlink so that no tape measure is required when it is assembled, only the "plan" a nail gun and glue is needed. The nice thing about this is that if someone wants a body buck that is far away it can be sent "flat pack" I will post many photos is its being assembled.
                            [URL="http://www.carbodybucks.co.za"]www.carbodybucks.co.za[/URL]

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
                              I hope you will be explaining how the aluminum is to be shaped as you go along. I never saw it being done before.

                              Best of luck and skill to you!
                              Thanks MacGyver. Im sure Jose' will be posting many photos as his going along with the aluminium bodies.
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