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Author Topic: Bugatti Type 37 Build  (Read 24222 times)

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #45 on: 15 May 2019, 11:29:20 am »
Yes I know!  I measured the thread gap so am pretty certain.  UNEF (extra fine) exists but is not very common.    Apparently its also used on the MG Midget Mk1 steering column but at £5 per half nut I'm looking for a better solution.  If I can't find the nuts at a reasonable price I might adapt the drill chuck and use that to weld the column to or rethread the shaft to M12.  I've also emailed a fastenings supplier to see if they've got them.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #46 on: 15 May 2019, 07:11:45 pm »
worked on installing the new steering today...not much look at so instead here's the finished rear view mirror....."all the better to see you with"  :)

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #47 on: 15 May 2019, 08:14:36 pm »
Is this so you see us as we come up to lap you? :)

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build - tail
« Reply #48 on: 18 May 2019, 08:05:30 pm »
Made some progress on the tail this afternoon.  2 plywood formers and ply on the sides.  Still need to glue and glass it.  Then I'll have a go at the top curvy bit - probably from foam.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #49 on: 19 May 2019, 09:58:56 am »
Wow, that looks nice Stefan

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build - Jaeger
« Reply #50 on: 23 May 2019, 06:40:24 pm »
So when I can’t be building I work on flummadiddle.

My Jaeger car watch/clock started out as an alarm clock - £2.50 in the charity shop


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I made a louvre die and the front apron.  I was pleased with how the louvres turned out given the low tech approach.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #52 on: 05 June 2019, 07:25:47 am »
Great work Stefan.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #53 on: 05 June 2019, 07:56:27 am »
That looks really good Stefan, I cheated on my apron but I wish I hadn't now. Did you use a hammer, or press it somehow?

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #54 on: 05 June 2019, 08:35:39 am »
Thanks.  I used a hammer.  A press would have been more controlled but not really needed this time.   Putting the curve into the apron has been tricky with the louvres in because they create weaker areas in the ali, but had to put the louvres in first.

I’m happy to for anyone to borrow the die to try for themselves.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #55 on: 05 June 2019, 08:46:33 am »
Looks good Stefan, thankfully only one of the inspiration cars I'm looking at doing has louvres, I'll probably do the same as Graham and use commercial vents.

Correction, the Morgan has them, but as I won't be using aluminium for the body I'll inset commercial louvres.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #56 on: 05 June 2019, 09:59:12 am »
The Bugatti is all louvres...they're everywhere!  I don't think I'll replicate them all but I might put some faux ones on the bonnet.  The very back of the tail has a set of louvres which I will put in to help with engine cooling.  Talking with Marek, we realised a fake fuel filler in the top of the tail will also make an excellent chimney for hot air to escape.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« Reply #57 on: 05 June 2019, 08:47:12 pm »
Superb job Stefan...pity no one will appreciate the graft that went into making the former!

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build - snow
« Reply #58 on: 06 June 2019, 06:39:11 pm »
First stage of shaping the tail done.  Also made one of the tail vents...no risk of the engine catching a chill, but will help release some of the heat.

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Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build - aluminium cowl
« Reply #59 on: 08 June 2019, 07:18:02 pm »
While glue was drying on the tail I had a go at shaping an aluminium cowl.   I’m pleased with it so far.  Now need to smooth out the hammer marks.