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#1 Andrew Hutchinson

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:54 AM

I think a lot of you will have seen this on motorsport but for those who have not, here is the link to the South African mechanic who built a C9 replicar:

https://www.motor1.c...a-south-africa/

Really quite neat.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:34 AM

My question is about the glass. Usually the windscreen/cockpit dome is the most expensive part of these types of cars to replace when dealing with the real thing. Knowing how/what was involved in procuring that part would be very interesting. An uncle of mine has built speed boats/pleasure craft for the last 60 yrs and occasionally has bought back earlier models only to find that new "glass" was many times the cost of the boat. According to him there were only a few outfits around that do bespoke safety glass lamination in low enough quantities to be cost effective. I think they sent in a full buck but I don't have a clue how that interfaced with the company's layup gear. Assuming that nowadays you'd just send CAD and pray.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:02 AM

If you look carefully at the video you will see a lot of the car is pretty rough. I would say it's a death trap. It has the look of a Ferrari kit car that was built on a VW Bug chassis. I doubt it has the handling of the real car and I think it would only last 1 hour at Le Mans at race pace before it broke. Having said all of that, it's still an impressive build.
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Posted 28 June 2019 - 04:20 PM

During the Group.C / GTP era , Porsche sold the windshield of the 956/962 for others builders ( even C2 , junior , gtp light ) .

And an American builder converted his Sport Chevron B36 to the GTP Specs adding a corvette C4 back window as windshield !!!   :thumbs:

Edited by Tomy AFX, 28 June 2019 - 06:33 PM.

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