Jaguar D-Type coachbuild (mcpherson college) - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By Ajohnson
  • 2 Post By Ajohnson
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Ajohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: minneapolis
Posts: 74
Jaguar D-Type coachbuild (mcpherson college)

Let me begin by saying that if this post is too much of a violation of the "Italian car" requirement, please feel free to delete it!

A year ago I made a post about a 1/3 scale Ferrari 750 Monza that I built as a student in the mcpherson college automotive restoration program. I was really humbled by all the nice comments and interest people showed on this site, so I wanted to follow that up with a post about a project myself and 5 other students did this year.

Over the past summer (in 4 weeks actually) our sheet metal instructor Ed Barr, built a full scale buck of a Jaguar D-Type that a select group of us got to build throughout the year. The goal was to gain experience panel shaping, aluminum welding, and to build up something impressive for our portfolios. All the work was done outside of class which made it a challenge (for some more than others) but in the end I think we made something we can be proud of.

Even though the car itself is British, getting to shape handcrafted, aluminum panels for a race car definitely made me feel like I was working in the Scaglieti shop in the 50's!
Attached Images
     
alfaparticle likes this.
Ajohnson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Ajohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: minneapolis
Posts: 74
More
Attached Images
     
Ajohnson is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Ajohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: minneapolis
Posts: 74
More
Attached Images
     
Ajohnson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Ajohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: minneapolis
Posts: 74
More
Attached Images
     
Ajohnson is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Ajohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: minneapolis
Posts: 74
More
Attached Images
   
Sketchl and pescara like this.
Ajohnson is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 08:23 PM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,293
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Impressive.

Pete

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 08:52 PM
Registered User
 
ARwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Transplanted from Holland to The Armpit of New Jersey
Posts: 2,282
Garage
Nice...Now build me a GTA

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”
Oo--V--oO There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Mental Illness".
ARwrench is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 01:01 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 166
.
Superb !!

Definitely an impressive addition to your portfolio.

.

Andy
'59 Giulietta Sprint & '69 1750 Spider Veloce
Lightweight_911 is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 02:23 AM
Registered User
 
Alforno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Belgium
Posts: 92
Way cool. Nice to see you’re keeping this dying art alive! What are you planning for the power plant?

1973 GT Jr.
Alforno is online now  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 05:05 AM
Senior Member
Platinum Subscriber
 
alfaparticle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Columbia SC
Posts: 12,553
Very impressive. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ed Prytherch
79 Spider
85 GTV6 3L
76 Suzuki GT500
2011 Jaguar XKR

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke
alfaparticle is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Registered User
 
lotuseleven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 495
I know I'm in the minority, but I prefer the Tipo-D without the big fin, just the head fairing. Great job. will I see this work in progress at McPherson in June?

Stan Swanson, Eerie Erie, Colorado, '67 GTV (daily driver), '71 GTV (Kyle's), '91 164 (snow car), '56 Lotus 11(gone to Oz), '59 Cadillac M+M Hearse, '74 MGB
lotuseleven is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 12:37 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Modbury (Adelaide)
Posts: 575
Just wondering what the grey nose cone is made of ?, that the fresh alloy panels are being mocked up against it.
Steve
Steve105 is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 11:56 AM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,293
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Steve, i believe that is the finished nose after metal finishing

Pete

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 03:17 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Modbury (Adelaide)
Posts: 575
What is the grey nose? not the alloy metal shiny panel being mocked up on the grey nose.
Are there two noses?
Attached Images
 
Steve105 is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 04:38 PM
Registered User
 
Vivace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,903
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajohnson View Post
A year ago I made a post about a 1/3 scale Ferrari 750 Monza that I built as a student in the mcpherson college automotive restoration program. I was really humbled by all the nice comments and interest people showed on this site, so I wanted to follow that up with a post about a project myself and 5 other students did this year.!
Wow...just wow... This is fantastic that you're learning this. I'm so impressed. And what a great choice of shapes to build!

I understand the general concepts of what you're doing, and I've seen a million photos, but what I don't get is when you finally get two adjacent panels to within say a millimeter or two of being the same shape, but they're not......how that last bit of shaping is done while not ruining all the other lines you've just made.

1967 1600 Spider
Vivace is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What the stock 75 TS Motronic can and cannot do. Biba69 Engine Management 814 06-15-2016 11:10 AM
Heater Hose -- Plenum to Thermostat Housing sloboy89 Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994) 7 05-05-2016 06:29 AM
Petition to Fiat Alfa to rebuild tipo 33's like jaguar is doing with e type alfettapb Limited Production (1960-1977) 5 09-29-2014 02:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome