Aluminum 550 Spyder build

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#16 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Dan Epperly wrote:Too bad you don't have a roughly six by two.inch section of a real one with the VIN stamped on it, you could call it a restoration project.
I do have a chunk of a real 550 on my desk, it was burned, but no VIN attached. Also, I think the car has been fully restored and on the show circuit now.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#17 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:37 pm

Lots more measurements taken today off of 0054. Very motivating to see such a cool car!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#18 Post by Rafik Dous » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:01 am

This is a real one too in Melbourne Adam. In the fox Car Museum
Apparently it was severely damaged all the way to the firewall. They rebuilt it by taking measurements from Jerry Seinfeld's car then made a buck
Later on they lazer scanned Jerry's car too
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#19 Post by neil blaber » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:09 am

looking forward to seeing the project come to life adam :)
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#20 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:20 am

neil blaber wrote:looking forward to seeing the project come to life adam :)
The next big push will happen in a few months, waiting for some prep work and scanning so we can have an accurate buck to start the real shaping. Stay tuned!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#21 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:19 pm

We beat metal today like we were mad at it. Making some good progress on the car, two more days of beating, shaping, beating, and fitting.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#22 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:15 pm

It was a long several days, got a lot done, it was fun.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#23 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:43 am

Wow, great job!!! Looking great!!!

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#24 Post by Dan Epperly » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:59 am

That's about as legit as you can get. Keep posting updates.

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#25 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:31 am

The shaping phase of the tail is done, the welding phase has begun.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#26 Post by neil blaber » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:03 pm

definitely looking good adam! looking forward to seeing it progress :)
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#27 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:13 pm

Ok, so both rear fenders are now done, hoping to have the tail ready to display at the open house in a few weeks.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#28 Post by ryan base » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:55 pm

wow big thumbs up adam, doing the work!!

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#29 Post by M Penta » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:55 pm

Another amazing recreation in the works, looks great so far. Must be hard to find the time to juggle this and the 904 project.

This must be the shop in CT that offers classes I have seen advertised, have heard great things about them.

Best of luck with both projects!

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#30 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:50 am

What engine are you planning for it, Adam?

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