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      no not the jaguar e type , although i am also building one of them , in 1/8 scale , but this is the 1/3 scale full aluminium , jaguar xj13
      one was build in the 1960's , and crashed in the 70's , after that it was rebuild by jaguar , in a difrent shape , with lots of modifications , to body , wheels , and a few other bits ,,

      i have been asked by a freind to build him a model of the car , in aluminium ,,
      i have been in the automotive metalshaping buisness for years , but this model is testing my skills , to the full 100%
      because everything needs to be made specialy for this model , nothing is off the shelve , as 1/3 is a strange scale

      the body has been made on a fitting buck , exactly the same as the real car
      the panels have been welded , and riveted , and glued , in the places that welding would distort the panels ,
      where on the real car steel was used i also used steel so in every way this car model is the same as the 1960's version


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      the louvres i made by building a tool for these , as they had to be 92 exactly the same louvres , the same in shape and size , it took me about half a year , untill i got the tools right , and after a whole lot of tests i finaly got them punched in the bonnet

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      more progress will follow , because i have been working on this model for about 1,5 year , and development of parts are done all on paper ,
      alle the tools i have is a press drill , and a small hobby lathe ,, the rest is filing , and hacksaw , ( basic handtools ) ,, so no fancy 3d programs , or hi tech tools
      i know i may not be fast , but eventualy it will be finished ,,
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  1. Egon's Avatar Moderator
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    Huge build wow, haven't you got an other thread on this car somewhere.
    PS. are you on ebay ? need a contact in germany.
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    yes very big , 1,60 meters long
    i did have another thread on here , but that got deleted , because of some reasons i will not speak of ,,,

    and your last question ,, sorry i do not have an e bay account sorry ,,
    last week i got told i could watsapp someone ,, i was like ehhhhmmmm yeah and what ,,, might that be ,, i have a phone to call someone , and nothing more ,,

    i am a bit oldscool ,, i guess ,


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    I'm about to start investigating making louvres for the Pocher Alfa. I have a hand press and will start the tooling - basically a D-shaped male punch and a female tool cut with a 2mm ball cutter and finished one side with an end mill.

    I have some questions:
    Do you cut a slit for the louvre, or allow the punch to do it?
    Do you anneal the aluminium? Burnt match method?
    Anything else I need to be aware of?

    I'd be very grateful - as you have found, it looks like a long haul to get it right!

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    i ll take some pics of the tooling ,, today ,that way it's easier to explain


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    the lower part is easy , a block for the shape of the louvre , ( mine is aluminium ) , and the smaller strip is extreemly hard steel , used for tools
    but i guess a piece of flat bar that has its edge hardened will do as well
    this because i used mine to cut and form the louvre in one go

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    the upper part , i made like this , with a stop on it so that it doesnt push in to far , and deform the louvre , because if you deform the louvre it will stretch the sheet you are using , and eventualy after a number of louvres it will curve the sheet

    large scale jaguar-foto2256-jpgif you have a normal press you can use it , i used my drill press ( table drill )
    just make sure it is aligned perfectly , because the 2 pieces ( upper and lower ) need to be aligned so tight that they will cut the sheet metal , like a pair of scissors

    the sheet of aluminium i used was fairly thin , 0,5 mm , and i did not anneal it ,

    you can cut the lines before you press in the louvre , but if you get the alignment right you can skip that and cut and shape in one go

    also on the lower block , there is a step filed at the back , i used it as a meisurement , after every cut , i push the newest louvre against it , and cut the new one , so that the distance between every louvre would be exactly the same , and that they would be paralel to eachother
    with a felt pen i drew a centerline on the sheet , and in the middle of the top cutter i put a marking so i could keep the louvres going in a straight line ,

    all basicaly simple , and with little tools , but the finetuning took the longest , i think in total i punched a 1000, to 1500 louvres before i got one bonnet right
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    here is the finished bonnet , with a resin large scale jaguar cast naca duct , for brake reservoir cooling


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    i hope this helps a bit


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    Awesome! Lots of helpful info there, including the tip on how to get the spacing even. Thanks again.
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    Jo NZ i also saw a nice setup , similar to mine , but smaller scale in this thread ,, http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/...6-scale-2.html

    may also help you out :-)


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    after almost 4 years it's finaly finished , large scale jaguar-dsc_0046-jpg
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    now i am working on drawing up and printing all the parts of the xj13 in 1/8 scale
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    Last edited by MODEL A MODEL; 12-08-18 at 12:47 PM.
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    Very nice build Michel, looks perfect, what are your plans for engine ecc. working engine I think George can help you there a handbuild one.
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    I was just wondering about this project last week. I was going to search for the thread and ask what's up, but you're a busy guy so I figured you'd post when you could. Absolutely stunning! Catch us up on the Cobra Daytona too.
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