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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scratch-Built, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
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      Started: 07-06-17 Build Revisions: Never  
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      It's been a while since I built a Super Seven. Some might think after building one from scratch and building so many of them I'd have gotten tired of them. It's apparently an addiction.

      This was a factory built Caterham model from Tamiya LHD Seven I bought in 2002 so I could display it next to the Red Super Seven I built and heavily modified/detailed to show the difference between what the kit builds straight from the box and the changes I did.
      I took it apart and I am going to make it Left Hand Drive along with some other upgrades. I had already begun tinkering with it when I took this picture of it looking like a pile of junk.



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    Crush sleeve and mounting nut for steering wheel/shaft.



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    I decided I could do better. So I made a new flange and nut with broached splines so the flange will fit onto the shaft like a real one.




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    How did you the splines in both parts? I can imagine with a small cutting tool at the shaft, but at the flange?
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    I broached the aluminum flange with the splines in the steel shaft. After I machined the parts I hand honed the hole with a reamer until it was just the right size to hammer the shaft through. Then I had to tap it back out.


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    Rather logical! I'm doing the same when I'm doing tools/wrenches: first I'm doing the shape I'm needing from a broken thread cutter then pushing that piece through the steel bit.
    Thanks for your explanation!
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    Thanks Roger! And your welcome!

    The welting for the fenders was cut from flat black vinyl.

    Taillights are installed and the fenders mounted to the body.

    The same material as used to make the welting was cut for the stone guards.



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    The steering shaft was threaded through the header and into the rack & pinion. Then the scratch-built dash was installed.



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    The beginning of the spare tire hold down. PE frame and milled resin LHD Seven handle; brass hinge pin.




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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    The headlights have been installed and wired. I made bulbs for the parking lights too. Radiator is installed. More electrical wiring getting done…



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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    We have ignition, wires… They will be routed properly after the carbs are installed.
    Also added the ground point for the battery, the clutch hydraulic line and some more oil lines.



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    Really looks great!
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