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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
      Builder Last Online: Nov 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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    Rear lower control arms. Left is kit part as it comes. On the right is the reworked one ready for brass and aluminum hardware upgrades.




    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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    Reworked and assembled rear hub carriers. Brass tubing was added for the hinge points and open holes.




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    I added two more "ears" to the front bulkhead for the front shock and upper control arm mounting points (per photos of real T-70s).



    Lola T-70 Mk III
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    Front upper control arms as they come in the kit.



    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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    And new fittings for the rear pivot points, same construction as the front ones.

    Upper control arms dry fitted.



    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
    QUOTE QUOTE #126

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    I started drawing up the calipers. This is an inboard half. Still more details to be added.



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    More details and the other (outer) side.
    The rotors will be machined; I just wanted a blank to make sure it would all fit later.
    Now to make the pads...




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    Brake Pads, more designing in SolidWorks…
    Ready to send off to Fraxional for growing.





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    The start of the aluminum rims. Some T6-6061 stock and a wooden angle block with 22 and 27 degree angles cut into it. The block was indexed to the tilt-table as a secondary measure to ensure the angles were uniform on all the wheels.

    First round of cutting; this will be a rear.



    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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    It seems that we are both busy with wheels! Like me, you have a lot of waste...
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    Oh yes, I'd estimate at least 85% of the material is discarded.

    This is a rear… Still raw and needs to be refined.



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    Nice! For the wheel hubs, I'm discarding about 92% of the material. One reason is that I found a raw diameter too large.
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    Thanks! I had 1 1/2 inch diameter on hand so I didn't have to remove too much of the O.D.

    Here are two rears and a front on the right.



    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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    All five wheels, two rears and three fronts, (one for the spare).



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    Nice and sharp!
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