718 RSK number 006 Restoration

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718 RSK number 006 Restoration

#1 Post by Jon Bingham » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:51 pm

The Metal Surgeon has been commissioned to restore the aluminum body on this original 718 Rsk 006,laden with rich race history.

here is the car before restoration,in polished /modified form

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#2 Post by Jon Bingham » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:59 pm

cut out rear wheel arch

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#3 Post by Jon Bingham » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:35 pm

The car was originally restored poorly in the eighties,to the point the body was 25mm lower on the right side ,than the left.
The body was removed from the steel tubular space frame a brought to us to assess and hopefully save as much as possible.This restoration will be accompanied with plenty of research.
We begin with the inner rockers,after being previously over worked we decide to pattern and recreate.

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#4 Post by jim nelson » Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 am

Pretty cool.

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Re: 718 RSK number 006 Restoration

#5 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Sun May 06, 2018 2:41 pm

Very nice!!!

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#6 Post by Jon Bingham » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Right hand bodyside rebuild.Patterning from the Left side as determined as original from research.

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#7 Post by Jon Bingham » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:14 pm

templating LH side for RH build.

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Patterning out LH side

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Datum pattering on RH side.Lh patt. showing body indifference LH to RH.

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#8 Post by Jon Bingham » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:31 pm

Transferring the LH patt. to RH alum sheet.

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Rolling shape tp patt.
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Clamp to Datum box.Cut out door opening.Clamp RH door into place

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#9 Post by Jon Bingham » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Begin adding flange knock over tooling

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Begin chasing over flange

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#10 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 am

Jon,
Have you ever tried Wray's flexible shape pattern method. It's a great way to get perfect symmetry from one side to the other.

You copy one side with the tape, and then reverse it with the other side. I can get pics when I'm out there this week if you need more info.
I always need stories for my Barn Find column in the magazine, if you have a good story to share, please let me know.

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#11 Post by Jon Bingham » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 am

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offer up newly handcrafted 'B' post to Body side
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#12 Post by Jon Bingham » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:53 am

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#13 Post by Jon Bingham » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:07 pm

Adam Wright wrote:Jon,
Have you ever tried Wray's flexible shape pattern method. It's a great way to get perfect symmetry from one side to the other.

You copy one side with the tape, and then reverse it with the other side. I can get pics when I'm out there this week if you need more info.

i haven't ,yes post pics,thanks

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#14 Post by Jon Bingham » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:23 pm

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#15 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:47 pm

Jon Bingham wrote:
Adam Wright wrote:Jon,
Have you ever tried Wray's flexible shape pattern method. It's a great way to get perfect symmetry from one side to the other.

You copy one side with the tape, and then reverse it with the other side. I can get pics when I'm out there this week if you need more info.

i haven't ,yes post pics,thanks
Here it is on the rear fender of the 550 project. You do it in sections, pull it off the car, and lay it on the piece you're working on, once it is tight to the piece you have the shape you need. To do the opposite side you reverse the taped section. It's brilliant in it's simplicity. You can check out more on Wray's site http://www.proshaper.com or on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBroyn2gLg8
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