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Scratch Build – In Progress Ferrari Enzo tribute - 20/12/2007 - *ON HOLD*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ssR, 12 Mar 2007.

  1. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel New Member

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    It may just be me, but with the build-up of foam and fiberglass over the sides and partially on top, how will the PC open? Do you plan to cut the fiberglass after it's finished to allow the top to open?
     
  2. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thanks again for the replies

    wahoomcdaniel: yeah once the entire thing is covered i will cut the fiberglass
     
  3. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Another update. I almost finished the first part of the fiberglassing phase. The side skirts and air intakes are completely covered with some layers of fiberglass. I still have to cover the front but before that i still have some bondo work to do.

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    front intake
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    front bezel. still have some bondo work left
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    Started smoothing 1 side with some bondo today. lots and lots of sanding...
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    After I'm done with the bondo i will cut the air intakes open.
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    Some test fitting with my hood
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    Hopefully, i will get the bodywork done in a week or so. Then i can finally cut the fiberglass and open up the case
     
  4. ezland00

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    very nice
     
  5. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks ezland00

    It's video update time (along with some still pictures)

    VIDEO UPDATE

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    The comparison of the air intakes before and after the bondo treatment
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    Black Ice dual 80mm secondary rad that will be going in one of the front air intakes

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    My newest toy, a Black & Decker mouse sander. this thing saved me lots of time and got into the tightest corners when i was sanding all the bondo on the air intakes.
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    More updates next week! :D
     
  6. ComputerKing

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    wowow !! this very very nice !!!

    keep it up ! good luck
     
  7. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    That radiator, wow, really pulling the car theme off nicely, nice CF too.
     
  8. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    We were talking about your mod in the shop last night while playing PGR3 :rock: Awesome work Dima!
     
  9. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks guys :D Keep those comments coming!

    A tiny winy update. The Israeli customs service finally released my package from Bill "mnpctech" today. And inside we have...

    D5 Laing pump
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    Of course both are going to be used in the Enzo :D
     
  10. Mr. Oizo

    Mr. Oizo That yellow furry animal-thingy

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    Your casemod is looking really good. I can't wait for till its ready.
     
  11. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    It's been such a long time since i last updated this worklog..., sorry for that guys, i know there are quite a few people here that like this project and want to see some progress. For the past 2 months i simply couldn't find the time to work on the case. Only during this week i was able to get some things done, making enough progress for a small log update.

    I've covered the top area of the case with fiberglass and after some bodywork painted the whole case with a thick layer of sandable primer to highlight all the imperfections. I also covered the front bezel and the air intakes with fiberglass today and next week after some more bodywork i will finally cut the case open. Here are some pics of this week's progress

    Case body painted with sandable primer
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    The front ready to be covered with fiberglass
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    Strips of fiberglass and peelply
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    I begin with wetting the covered surface with a thin layer of resin
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    Then laying down the fiberglass strips
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    And finally i covered the fiberglass with peelply for smooth surface
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  12. derbaum

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    finally an update !

    why do you add the gf on the front when the rest already got a layer of primer ?
     
  13. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good! Your work is outstanding. Glad to see the project moving again. Looking forward to more (and maybe more video updates?).
     
  14. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    lookin good nice fiberglass work.
     
  15. elbarto241

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    im excited to see this project on the road again, im sure the fiberglass is gonnna look good with the carbon. :D
     
  16. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks guys :D I'm very happy i could finally find some time for this project

    derbaum: i allowed myself to go on with painting the case with primer cause i finished the fiberglass work almost on the entire case except for the front where i still haven't laid a single layer of fiber (until today). next week will include some finishing touches with body filler and another layer of primer, this time on the entire case. And finally i hope i will find some time to cut the case open.

    dacust: thanks :). the video updates will pop out here and there, since i can only make "progress reviews" rather than actual updates i will make them every time i advance a significant step towards finishing this project, giving you a tour on what I've done so far
     
  17. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Welcome back sSR, the forums have missed you. I was actually wondering where you were. I'm definitely glad you're back at it though and with a great update no less. Nice job.
     
  18. MoRBiD

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    Dude this is sweet. Enzo would be proud. Hope you let the folks at ferarri know about this project when you are finished . never know .. they may pay you to make a few more of these for "Special" customers ?

    Fantastic job btw . Looks KiCk A**
     
  19. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    this is looking great! awesome way to capture the style of the enzo :hip: enzo ferrari would be proud
    you can't cut it, no way! it's gonna be too nice to cut, i don't think i wanna see pictures of that happening :waah:
    opening hood would be nice however, maybe opening doors!
    you may be just connecting the green wires of the psu's, but
    here's 2 pages of info on connecting psu's that might be of interest
    and that carbon is really super sexy. i look forward to seeing some nice wheels on this beast
     
  20. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks again everyone, your comments are highly appreciated :D

    greensabbath: Hey Nick :D. Yea i know it looked like i wasn't even here, but i did lurk around, been keeping a close eye on your Nakamura actually, looks amazing so far!

    mvagusta: Thanks. About cutting the case open, no way around it, but i promise i'll do my best not to disappoint you :D About connecting the PSU's i already got a fellow electrician to help me out when i get to that point. And finally about the wheels, there wont be any, but you just gave me a very nice idea my case feet ;)


    I was thinking about a paint scheme earlier and aside from painting it in a classic all red color i came to realize that i always liked those classic white stripes like in the following pics

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    Yea i agree it's not exactly Ferrari style but BOY does it looks good! what do you all think? Be honest!
     

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