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Lola T-70 Mk III
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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
      Builder Last Online: Aug 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 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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    A little sheet styrene Lola T-70 Mk III and reshaping remedied most of the discrepancy at the cowl/hood panel line.




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    More shiming and shoring up to try to true out the tub and body. I added several support ribs to the tub in the side pods and the rear of the side pods are now anchored to the tub with screws too.



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    I designed the wheels for it in SolidWorks. Because seven spokes… They will be a combination of 3D grown masters and machined aluminum parts.



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    After I made the front wheel, (different offset), I designed the outer rims even though they will made of aluminum on the finished project. This way I can use them for mocking up the car.




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    The inner door panels needed a lot of clean-up. This one still needs more…

    Both inner doors mostly cleaned up and with mounting holes added.

    I added mounting plates and locking strips to insides of the doors.

    Dry fitting.



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    Door hinges "before".

    The part that clamps the hinges to the roof didn't look strong enough to hold up to the disassembly and reassembly that this project will require so I reinforced it with stainless steel tubes that will accept the spring steel rods.




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    The right side door fits better than I expected, but it needs some serious work.

    The left side door does not fit as well as the right side, so I will start to rework it first.



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    Before I can make the doors fit I need to put the center section of the roof in, and that part is too weak by itself. So first I added the roll cage side bars. Each side has a 0.062 steel rod for strength.



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    Finally the roof center section could be cemented in place. Three steel pins help strengthen it.



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    After a lot of reshaping by sanding Lola T-70 Mk III and adding material I got the left door kind of close to fitting the more complex contours of the cowl and bulkhead. It's just sitting on the body loose.



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    Then I reworked the right side in a similar fashion as the left. It still needs more work too, but not until I get the left door to this stage.


    But the right side is hinged.



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    Once again, great work. Enjoying seeing this thing come together better than stock out of the box.
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    Thank You Larry!

    I added magnets to the doors and inside the side pods. These will end up inside the door sill.


    The magnets allowed me to solidly and consistently close the doors in the same locations. I did a lot more reshaping and filling and filing. Still plenty more work to do though.


    But it was also time to check the progress with a coat of primer Lola T-70 Mk III .




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    It may not look all that different from the last post, but a lot more filling and shaping has been done.



    The left door has been relocated on the hinges to make the top gap the same as the gap on the right door.
    Both doors operate smoothly and track quite well, and they have been on and off a few times. I started building up the bottom door sill on the left door to box in the magnets and give it a proper finished look.


    All the door gaps are starting to become somewhat uniform, but it still needs more work…



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    Now that the lower parts of the doors work properly and track consistently with the magnets, I converted the hinge mounting system from screws to magnets as well. This way I won't have to worry about damage to the outer surface of the roof when it is reassembled after final painting.
    The left side hinges were beefed up and drilled for the magnets. The right side ones still have the holes for the screws.

    The slots for the hinges in the doors were widened to accept the thicker hinges and also drilled to accept the magnets.

    The door still lines up like before and I can move on to finessing the fit and shape of the body and doors.



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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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