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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (1 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 2
      Started: 06-02-19 Build Revisions: Never  
      Supported Attribution Scratch Built Build in Progress

      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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    Breather can holder and mount…



    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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    More little machined aluminum hardware added to the (3D created) rear cover.



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    Dry fitting the transaxle subassembly together…



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    Very nice sub-assembly!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    Thanks Don!

    I started texturing and coloring some of the suspension parts…



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    I turned my attention back to the interior and started fabricating the dash parts. The bulkhead is all styrene Lola T-70 Mk III ; solid stock and sheet.

    The dash/gauge panels were made from sheet styrene Lola T-70 Mk III too.

    A little more styrene Lola T-70 Mk III was used for the steering column and its mount.



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    The tub and some of the other bulkheads and related parts finally received some paint.




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    I fabricated the front sway bar guides from brass and styrene Lola T-70 Mk III and then after machining the bolts and washers I lost one of the guides. I wasn't in the mood to make the same exact part again, so I machined a different style of new (beefier) guides and used the aluminum hardware on them. (I did not find the missing part yet…)



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    I permanently installed the rear bulkhead and engine mount cross-member and just had to test fit the block and trans…

    Figured I'd do the rear sway bar while I was working on the front one too.



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    I made the rear hanger brackets for the exhaust.



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    Since it's for the street I started making a crossflow muffler. It would still be loud, but at least not straight-pipe loud.

    Inlet and outlets are brass tubing.



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    This is the main muffler bracket/mount. Hand formed sheet aluminum.

    And with the mounting hardware…



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    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    But wait, there's more… I embossed the Dynomax logo too.



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    Super nice, but you will have to explain how you did it!
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