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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
      Builder Last Online: Dec 2019 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 06-02-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I pulled this kit from my stash on May 5, 2019; the night we got home from the GSL.

      1997 reissue of the 1970 Tamiya Lola T-70 Mk III kit. It's been patiently waiting for 22 years in my stash to be built.
      I've been researching, planning and figuring all month. (Actually I was scheming a couple days before in case I didn't find a dream deal on another Caterham kit during the show/trip.)
      It will be built as a street car T-70 replica with some modern upgrades.


      I started by cleaning up the tub and main body panels.
      Lots of filling and sanding Lola T-70 Mk III to remove the twenty ¼ inch diameter ejection pin marks in the tub alone and general parting lines. But still a nicely molded kit considering its age.


      The insides of the body also needed to be addressed for the same issues.




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    Thanks!

    I added the radius/fillets and then polished them up.

    And a dry fitted front…



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    Very clean work!

    Are you going for the “clean and polished” car, or will you be doing a little weathering Lola T-70 Mk III ? When the time comes for those considerations.?
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    A little weathering Lola T-70 Mk III
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    I’m on my phone, texting, and as far as I can tell the word WEATHERING Lola T-70 Mk III , is not posting?
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    We. There ring
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    Yes, it will get a little weathering Lola T-70 Mk III . Well maintained and clean, but certainly not sterile.


    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    I decided a more modern set of calipers would not only look cooler, but also be more appropriate for the car with some of the other upgrades it is getting. I made the Wilwood retrofits for the C3 Corvette calipers I made earlier. They use the same pads.




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    I've been working back and forth and back again with 3D designing, old school machining and basic hand building to facilitate better fitting of the soon to be grown parts to help the fit of the end results.
    I milled up caliper and rotor "blanks" out of resin Lola T-70 Mk III to help check tolerances inside the software and to the physical parts I have. I also had to draw up in 3D some of the kit parts I modified for spatial orientation. Here's some screen grabs I took before sent the files off to Fraxional.







    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    These are the tie-rod ends with adjusters for toe. Brass and aluminum loosely assembled.



    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    I acid treated them instead of using paint.



    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    I got some more of my 3D parts from Fraxional over the weekend. All parts are raw as "grown", but I have cleaned off the supports. Here's a few.
    Flywheel with pressure plate & clutch. Small 153 tooth flywheel.

    Front side installed in bellhousing.

    New corrected Hewland rear transaxle cover.

    Engineered to mount with magnets. (I had the bosses for the magnets grown into the part.)

    Full engine & transaxle dry fitted together.



    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    Nice parts!
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    Thank you Roger!
    Half shaft yokes 3D printed by Fraxional. The shafts are brass; the larger one has already been treated with acid for the color. Just dry fitted together.




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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    What kind of acid are you using to color the brass?
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