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Unread 07-08-2014, 07:23 PM   #141
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Is this car based on another or is it your own car that you decided to make?
Hi, R2 is based on Rhythm, our first hand crafted mid engine car based on the SR71 Blackbird/late 60's sports cars. Basically, I tightened up and re proportioned the body lines for a fresh new look.

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Some progress on the door hinge brackets.

The hinge bracket geometry can get a little tricky...


Translating dimensions to the second hinge.


Cutting a few tacks to make adjustments on the hinge.


Work starts on the body’s rear structural webs…tying together the rear wall, rockers, wheel wells, and upper structure.


….2 Per side - 4 webs in total


Passenger side webs mocked up so that the bridging pieces can be made.


After the bridging templates are created they are transferred to sheet metal where appropriate flanges are marked out.


Offset flanges are created with the tipping wheel to allow the pieces to interconnect with each other.


First pass though shapes the piece…second pass through will smooth out the highlight reflection…


Lower wheel is changed to a skateboard wheel to create the side flanges.




Once all the pieces are run through the tipping wheel they are put into the shrinker/stretchers to bend them into their appropriate locations.


After about 30 minutes or shrinking/stretching the pieces are in place… ready for final tweaking to smooth out any deviations in the corner highlight and welded.


Pieces are removed, tweaked, plug holes created and welded together…except for the top allowing the part to be inserted.




All the welds are smoothed out.


Taking a break from grinding the structure - making another list for details that still need to be finished before primer is applied.


The body is really starting to take shape – even though it’s only the structure. It'll be a shame to cover all this fabrication up with the exterior panels.


Cool sparks! Hiding under the car – to finish welding the floor pans.


Finding some areas that weren’t welded earlier.




Body structure ground, washed, sanded, washed again and getting prepped for primer.




Interior looks quite bare…at least at the moment.


Shooting the structure with primer is next!

Thanks for checking out the progress.
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You guys have probably noticed that R2's build has slowed down a bit. It's not because I'm loosing interest, but a friend asked me to help him out with his ride. Here's what we're building.

This is the final version of the design that he chose.


After building a wire frame buck for the body...


...this is where the build is at as of the other night. 1/4's are done, but removed for access while the structural areas are being created. Once the body has been completed, we'll be starting on the chassis/drivetrain.
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Hi everyone! Here's another installment on the R2 build.

Shooting the first coat of 2k epoxy starting from the inside areas and working out.




Mixing up a rather reduced gun of 2k Epoxy allows it to seep into most of the joints and crevices. Working systematically soon all the bare metal will be sealed up.


Then, after a few more coats of regular consistency epoxy, R2’s structure looks quite different.




Getting some 2k primer on areas of panels that'll be hidden from view once installed.




Door shells and hood structure also have some primer on them and set aside... for now.


Thanks for looking.
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