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Thx.

 

Yes, that sounds right. Only cut the slit out.

 

The original Pocher gearbox and engine need a lot of modification. First step :

 

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The part in the middle is not on the Hewland gearbox of the 1/1 Beurlys :

 

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To fix the gearbox and engine to the back of the cockpit / firewall and to give some strength to the front suspension a metal rod will run through the entire length of the chassis :

 

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The tunnel has been widened and hollowed out :

 

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So that it covers the metal rod :

 

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Fitted a piece of wood inside the engine block and drilled a hole in it to accept the metal rod :

 

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The part between the engine and gearbox will be made out of different layers of plastic :

 

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All parts fixed together on the metal rod :

 

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The front suspension will be scratchbuild. In order to fit the parts, more plastic was removed from the frame :

 

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A dryfit with the brass tubes :

 

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Cut to size and soldered together. I will shape the solder later with a jewelers file :

 

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These tubes won't be glued to the chassis until the build is almost complete. Till then they are removable :

 

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

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Thx keefr22, it took me quite a while to get the right diameter and the correct angle of those brass tubes.

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Thank you !

 

BIG update :

 

The area in front of the dashboard and between the wheels is unique for the Beurlys. It will be made from plasticard :

 

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Reference pic :

 

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Cover for the door hinges :

 

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More work on the brass suspension :

 

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The piece of acylic will become the sidewall of the radiator-box. As you can see, it has a complex shape :

 

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More plasticard :

 

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And again more plastic of the Pocher frame was removed :

 

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Slowly things start to take shape :

 

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Dryfit with the sidewalls :

 

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These were to small so I enlarged them :

 

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

 

PS : Feel free to comment

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I see you are going all-in with this one. Or should I say: All-out, because you prbably are taking out half (or more) of the original model.

 

looking really good, Pascal.

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It's been way to long since I posted an update, so here we go :

 

Are the parts (31 pieces !) are glued together :

 

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Fits like a glove and is removable :

 

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A few more bits and pieces :

 

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More work on the radiator-box :

 

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Some modifications to fit the brass holder in the front lid (bonnet) :

 

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Yes ! It fits perfectly and the construction is strong enough to carry the weight of the zamac front lid :

 

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

 

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Nice work! This is going to be a beautiful model of a hideous car. Jean Blaton "Beurlys" obviously had *different* tastes when it came to style...

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2 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

Nice work! This is going to be a beautiful model of a hideous car. Jean Blaton "Beurlys" obviously had *different* tastes when it came to style...

 

Funny isn't it - I don't usually like open top cars other than sports racing cars - which I think this thing looks like, which is maybe why I think it looks brilliant!

 

More very neat work Pascal, good to see progress being made!

 

Keith

 

 

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Thx guys

 

Construction of the radiator and fan

 

This is the front radiator of the Beurlys :

 

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I started with the triangles, these were made from plasticard which I covered with aluminium sheet to get it as close as possible to the real thing :

 

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The big square piece of plastic will become the central part of the radiator :

 

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The edges will be covered by aluminiun sheet, for the radiator itself I use a piece of PE from Crazy Modeller :

 

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A few hours later :

 

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The fan, its housing and the motor for the fan were made from scratch. Here are some progress pics :

 

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Thank you Roy.

 

The black fan support is from a "cassette" that you use in labelwriter machine (like a Dymo). Those things have very useful plastic parts.

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Oh, that I made from brass sheet. I will show it in the next update.

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Excellent fabrication work on the front firewall section; lots of pieces and angles but, looks spot on. The radiator and fan are more of the same! I especially like the pitch on each of the fan blades; that looks like it was a bit fiddly to get each at precisely the correct angle! Whenever I get into a funk on my build I like to look at yours and I get motivated again because I know what you're doing is a lot more involved. Completely taking the car apart and re-engineering it is not for the faint of heart. What doesn't really come through on the pictures and, I know first hand, is just how big it is and how difficult it is to work with on the workbench. 

Great work and I can't wait to see more!

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I've got some more updates to show, this is how I made the H-shaped support that holds the fan in place.

 

A couple of reference photos that I took when the car was in France :

 

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I made the H-support out of brass sheet :

 

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It has 6 brass and 2 plastic parts :

 

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The white triangle will hold the motor of the fan :

 

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Dryfit :

 

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I used copper wire to make the "border" that's on the outside of the H-shaped support :

 

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Not my best work, but the 1/1 support on the real car is a bit rough as well.

I might redo the border, cause I used CA to glue the wire in place.

Soldering will give it a lot more strength and will allow me to sand the rough edges.

 

Speaking of soldering : I made this with solder and a couple of brass tubes.

 

Reference pic :

 

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My 1/8 scale version :

 

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Dryfit, I'm quite pleased with the result :

 

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Sincerely

 

Pascal

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Great to see some updates on this beauty Pascal, more lovely metalwork!

 

Keith

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You must have been reading my mind Pascal! I was going to ask you about this build in your 1/18 thread. As much as you are doing on it this, is your master class for scratch building! What I’m doing with all the PE and the white metal and resin, you are doing with scratch building. 

They are both based on the 1/8 Pocher F-40 and as close as they are from a starting point they couldn’t be more different now. I continue to get a lot of great ideas from you on this build. Good to see this one back on the forum, I hope that you continue to update it!

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