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  
      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 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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  1. JunkGTZ's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Dec 2012
    Amazing work. As a work in progress Lola T-70 Mk III I know there is probably more pieces to go in the back, but when you think of this thing barreling down the Mulsanne straight at near 200 mph, the hinge set up in back doesn't look beefy enough! I know it has happened before that if a car's rear clamshell/body wasn't buttoned down properly in the pits it could tear off at speed and in this case looks like it might take some of the important chassis supports for the rear with it especially with the hinge at the back. I've no doubt the kit emulates the real thing pretty well, but I am surprised to see that is how it was held on. The 917 was hinged at the cabin (I think) so it would have been less likely to be blown open. Enjoying this a lot.

  2. Jo NZ's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Sep 2011
    Here's a picture of the front mounting of the engine cover - brackets to take two pip pins!

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  3. ScaleMaster's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Nov 2012
    Thank you for the photo Jo. It is helpful.

    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones

  4. ScaleMaster's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Nov 2012
    The gas struts for the doors.
    Upper hinges, acid cut brass.

    The strut bodies are brass, the shafts are stainless steel.

    The lower hinges are machined aluminum.

    Closed. They compress well.

    Open. They slide smoothly and provide just enough friction to keep the door open.

    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones

  5. BrassBuilder's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Jan 2007
    Wow! I started reading this thread when you first started posting it but then skipped quite a few weeks after that. I just read all four pages to get caught up and all I can say is WOW!

    One question...what size are the magnets that you are using? It's hard to tell in relation to the part they are in. I'm guessing around 1/4" in diameter?

    Awesome work!

    My website:

    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.

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