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LUW said:
Marc, that is going to be awseome! How did you make the brake "panel"? Will the boot still open? What are those two holes on the panel behind the driver and passenger?
Luciano,
Assuming you are talking about the two large oblong circles behind each seat, They are for the struts to raise and lower the airbrake.
Here is a picture of the actual car. I thing I will just do a generic LM car instead of #19 as that would require to add the ugly quick refill nozzle in the back (the one sticking out like a sore thumb)

BTW, I made the brake panel with 2 part epoxy that I filed to shape. I then inserted the "plexiglas" window.

And yes, the boot does still open :danbanna

EDIT: BTW, my plexiglas window is single pane but some SLR LMs were instead fitted with a split window as the one pictured below.
 

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maestro862 said:
LUW said:
Marc, that is going to be awseome! How did you make the brake "panel"? Will the boot still open? What are those two holes on the panel behind the driver and passenger?
Luciano,
Assuming you are talking about the two large oblong circles behind each seat, They are for the struts to raise and lower the airbrake.
Here is a picture of the actual car. I thing I will just do a generic LM car instead of #19 as that would require to add the ugly quick refill nozzle in the back (the one sticking out like a sore thumb)

BTW, I made the brake panel with 2 part epoxy that I filed to shape. I then inserted the "plexiglas" window.

And yes, the boot does still open :danbanna

EDIT: BTW, my plexiglas window is single pane but some SLR LMs were instead fitted with a split window as the one pictured below.
Marc, impressive work, just impressive! Do you plan on adding the pistons that raise and lower the brake?
 

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LUW said:
Marc, impressive work, just impressive! Do you plan on adding the pistons that raise and lower the brake?
Of course! Whats the point of having a working airbrake if I am going to do a half *** job. I am halfway there but I need to figure out how to mount the #%@$ thing :ranting :lol
 

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My guess would be that you will have to connect it to the body below the chassis. If you have the pistons I think it's just a matter of finding a proper base for them on the undercarriage.
 

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I will be posting the rest of the buildup here as I am submiting it for DX CMotY

Thanks everyone :cheers

Luciano: I figured it out .....finally. I had to remove quite a bit of the plastic chassis to get it to move freely but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...I think :lol
 

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What an exciting project Marc! I really like your work-in-progress pictures. Keep us all posted as things progress. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished project. :cheers :cheers
 
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