Aluminum 550 Spyder build

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Wes Bender
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#46 Post by Wes Bender » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 am

Adam, you really should make up a small plaque to put somewhere on the car to acknowledge the particular 550 Spyder from which the transplants came.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#47 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Wes Bender wrote:Adam, you really should make up a small plaque to put somewhere on the car to acknowledge the particular 550 Spyder from which the transplants came.
I like the idea!
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#48 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:07 am

Wonderful, Adam!!!!

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#49 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:09 pm

Ok, so the wire form is almost done, so I took a trip out to Wray's to start shaping. Since I scored on the original doors I don't have to worry about those, so I concentrated on the rockers below the doors. I ran out of day but was happy with the results.

Also, Wray is doing his April class on the 550 wire form so if anyone wants to make some 550 metal, sign up here:

http://www.proshaper.com/
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#50 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:22 pm

Adam You look like a kid in a candy store.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#51 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:54 pm

Doug McDonnell wrote:Adam You look like a kid in a candy store.
Yeah, I hate to leave, it's too much fun.

They kept working after I left and got most of the wire form done, you can check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La852cWofzg
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#52 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:36 pm

Here are some better shots of the wire frame.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#53 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:21 pm

Scored one of the last pieces I needed today, the are behind the seats. I can make a pattern off of this one and pop it in.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#54 Post by M Penta » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:59 pm

That is really impressive Adam. Nice work on that wire frame!

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#55 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:01 am

M Penta wrote:That is really impressive Adam. Nice work on that wire frame!
I only worked on one part of it, real credit goes to Wray and his crew.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#56 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:57 am

Yesterday was a long day but I got a lot done. I finished up all 4 lower panels and got busy on the dash. I ran out of day and it was probably good because the dash was kicking up butt.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#57 Post by Rafik Dous » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:31 pm

Am I the only one who can’t see the pics? I get an error “The selected attachment does not exist anymore”

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#58 Post by bil brown » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:44 pm

+1 Rafik
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#59 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Rafik Dous wrote:Am I the only one who can’t see the pics? I get an error “The selected attachment does not exist anymore”
The whole forum is down in terms of pics, they are doing maintenance.
I was going to work on the car on Thursday but the plan just got scrapped, so no updates this week.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#60 Post by Adam Wright » Thu May 03, 2018 11:31 pm

Ok, back in action! Now that the wire form is done I grabbed the tail section that had been hanging from the ceiling of my shop and transported it to Wray's to see how many panels we had finished. It was impressive to get them altogether, and the 550 looked good next to the Maserati. A good day!
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