Dash has arrived.

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Dash has arrived.

#1 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:14 pm

Christmas came early! Nothing quite as elegant as a 550 Spyder dash.
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#2 Post by Bruce Smith » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:17 pm

Wow, that is really nice, Adam.
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#3 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:23 pm

Is that all one piece? It’s beautiful.
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#4 Post by Scott Schneider » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:19 pm

Beautiful Adam! Is that Rainer's work?


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#5 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:58 am

Scott Schneider wrote:
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Beautiful Adam! Is that Rainer's work?


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No, Bruce Kimmins did it for me.
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#6 Post by Justin Rio » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:43 pm

What a beautiful recreation, a work of art. What else is he building for you?

Martin, that dash is several small sections welded together. Only a dedicated die punch would be able to produce that in one piece and even that might be a bridge too far.

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#7 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:47 pm

Justin Rio wrote:
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What a beautiful recreation, a work of art. What else is he building for you?

Martin, that dash is several small sections welded together. Only a dedicated die punch would be able to produce that in one piece and even that might be a bridge too far.

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I ended up getting a bunch of pieces I was missing from Bruce. He restored 0075 and a couple of other 550's so he has jigs built for almost every piece, really nice stuff.
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#8 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:38 pm

I was thinking it would take beyond human skills to form that out of one piece but it is amazing what experts can do. I could probably form some of the flat portions pretty well.
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#9 Post by Victor Ingram » Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:54 pm

Awesome! A work of art!

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