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Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

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I'm waiting to a clear sheet for completed the Bugatti...

It's time for a new challenge!

It will be of course another french car, the "Avions Voisin Record 1927".

 

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Unfortunately, the real car has been destroyed. My basis will be a re-builded one,

with many genuine parts except the engine, the 8 cylinders has been replaced by a six cylinders.

Take a look at:

http://www.automobiles-voisin.fr/e_record_1927.html

 

So, it will be a replica of... a replica!

 

This time 100% scratch built!

First steps, after lot of drawings:

 

 

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And yes! No paint, no pain…

 

Dan.

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Editing your 1st post will enable you to edit the title. I'm looking forward to seeing this come alive. :)

Steve.

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Count me in, Dan!

4 hours ago, PROPELLER said:

And yes! No paint, no pain…

I hate painting, too. Definitely not my strong point lol!

 

Cheers, H

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Fantastique Projet ! 

 

Did you saw or file the wood to achieve the curve at the back ?  this is pine wood it seems not balsa ? i see traces of burn...

 

watching and learning with immense pleasure :worthy:

 

cheers Sam

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You are correct Sam. Sawing, filing then sanding... on pine wood indeed. Some dust in view in the workshop!
I have to use a good strength wood for forming the aluminum above. 
More soon, Dan.

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You are welcome southpier...

 

Well,a ton of dust later:

 

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You can note the new background...

 

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And another ultimate tool, home made:

 

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Lot of work still needed, but the master is going on!

 

Dan.

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I'll be learning along the way. 

 

So many posts to be read, for example the end results of your Bugatti T50... so little time! I'll come back on that though. 

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Thank you very much gentlemen!

 

Around the master, more...

Some correction of course and I have to plot all the structural lignes, done.

 

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Aperture for the radiator:

 

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Parallels you know, not very easy, but with the magical tool, who said mill?

 

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Sometimes, Mac Gyver skills are needed...

 

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Thanks for watching,

Dan.

 

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Great tutorial on how to build a buck to form the metal panels for the car parts! I'll be taking notes for a hopefully future build on a Mercedes special roadster that will require a number of new panels to be made. As always your attention to detail is worth the price of admission! Great work!

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Thanks gentlemen!

 

Today, chassis.


For those who like me there are few do not know how is this one, two spars
in "U" finished at the front and the back in this way:

 

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Here is how I approached this problem. Four pieces that will be grafted on the rails.
I grant you, they were not really easy to achieve!
No photo, but I left some pucks ...

 

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The graft, note that only the upper part of the "U" of the spars is present, these being realized
from two welded angles, but this will be for the future ...

 

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The rear:

 

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And all the grafts ready ...

 

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Thanks for watching!
Dan.

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Chassis, more, but not the end!

 

Rear...

 

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The central parts, bended, will receive front and rear ones.
Note the notches free, for the final adjustment, on the jig.

All the pieces are riveted.

 

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Rails are OK, for now...

 

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And the removable master become a jig!

 

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Crossbars will coming soon...

 

Dan.

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Dear Dan, 

 

Surrounded by snowy Swiss mountains and lakes, this beauty made of wood and skis reminds of a superfast Santa Claus sledge !!  

 

this being said, what a talent, thank you for sharing 

 

Sam

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Dan, I love watching your work. Your pictures speak a thousand words to me! 

Big thumbs-up, Sir!!!

 

Cheers, H

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Thank you Sam and Harvey...
And is true I hope my pictures talk for me and my poor english!
I'm glad you enjoy my work gentlemen.
Dan.

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Posted (edited)

Excellent. I'm on board, this looks very entertaining. 

Edited by JeroenS

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As expected, the crossbars.
Various and varied, there is one missing, which will come in its time when I will have
realized ... the gearbox. Patience, then.

An overview:

 

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The median crossbar, in "K", which receives the axle of the rear brakes. For the front brakes, it's already over, there is none!

 

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There, we enter the bright subject ... The front crossbar, which receives, from below, the front of the engine namely the dynamo.
The Voisin engines were fixed in three points.

 

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L-shaped brackets will receive the radiator:

 

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This foundry piece originally was made on the milling machine ...

 

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The supports of the front spring leaf , but it will be the object of the next post ...

 

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Dan.
 

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Dan,

 

What a wonderful insight into another fabulous machine. Thanks for sharing.

 

Nick

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Thanks Nick!

 

Today, front leaf spring arrangement, the goal:

 

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And my way...

 

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It's not the good widness, but the thickness is OK!

 

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Some pieces, for each side:

 

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Dan.

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