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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2013, 07:26:05 PM »
This weekend I make the first products out of the molds.
I'm very happy with the result.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2013, 07:40:57 PM »
Hmm, some photo's will be handy!!

At the first photo you'll see some sort of a tent build in my workshop.
For making glasfiber products you will need a higher tempature than it was in the workshop.
it's still cold in the Netherlands and the tempatures are just above 0 degrees celsius.
For the glasfiber you'll need a minimum 15 to 17 degrees celsius.
That's why I build the tent and put a heater in it so it was warm enough to work in it.

First the doorpanels. Grey gelcoat. The next day the fiberglas put on the doorpanels with coat.
After 2 hours the panel is ready to get out of the mold and I like the result

Next item will be the side of the car!!
It's allready in the gelcoat.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2013, 08:25:02 PM »
Also did some work at the OT1600 spider, wel the fiberglass part ofcourse.
First of all I made the sidepanel. Then I fit in the door and made into one piece.
I placed the panel on the car for a quick fit and a photo!! Some ideas are coming up allready!

Next week I will make the front or the back bonnet out of fiberglass.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2013, 04:55:58 AM »
OK Fred you are correct, I do not feel sad anymore!
 that is very beautiful project so far, and yes I want to do both a sedan and a spider! First the sedan as I already have one worth doing to, then I need to look very closely at your build to find in myself, do I have the skill to do a spider!
.....and again love the updates, Regards Rubino
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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2013, 09:51:50 PM »
I was doing some small polyester work tonight.
In the meantime(polyester should harden) I did some metalwork at the OT1600 spider.
I want to make a higher sill to get more strength in th the car.
They are allready waiting for a few weeks. I made them at my work.
I cut out the old sill and the new one will soon be ready to welded into the car.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2013, 08:49:33 PM »
Saturday I picked up the most important parts of the OT1600.
Again cleaned them up and put them in the relaese mold wax, just like the other parts.
Nice to see that in the molds you can read "FIAT ABARTH".
Tomorrow morning I will put on the grey gelcoat.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2013, 08:57:25 PM »
I also did some metalwork at the OT.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2013, 09:00:43 PM »
And I started with the strengthening at the back of the car.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2013, 09:04:12 PM »
I was forgotten to mentioned that I allready made the engine mounts.
With a 1inch punch and flare I make the holes in the sheetmetal.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2013, 01:16:13 PM »
Fred
Fantastic work. You are going forward in great strides.
I particularly like the engine mounts. Very nice
Ras

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2013, 08:33:54 PM »
Hello rraspa,

You know that the engine mounts are from the Fiat 600 only upside down.

groet,
Fred

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2013, 08:40:19 PM »
This morning the molds in the grey gelcoat and tonight finished the other part(rightside) of the strengthening.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2013, 07:57:46 AM »
WOW!!! :-)
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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2013, 08:40:22 PM »
Today was also a WOW, but more a wow of time that it took to make the backend of the OT.
But it's finished.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2013, 09:32:28 AM »
here  a  proof that Porsche was working toghter with Abarth for  gearbox  design etc...
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