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What the Flux?
Project Flux update pics. After about 4 days solid work, these are coming on nicely! Smile

First front box out of the mold.
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Second front box out, time to go again for the roof boxes!
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All plates plasma cut in stainless steel to go with the car. They are usually mild steel and tend to need a buzz off from time to time but these will be brill! Solid 3mm plates too.
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Testing the size of the plates on the rear boxes.
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Time to take the palm sander to the top side of the casts to clean them up and remove the slight warp on the front box.
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All boxes were prepped firstly with grade 80, then 180s followed by some 400s and some scotch for a perfect finish. Ready for etch primer!
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Once etch primed, I decided to do something a little different and add texture spray which turned out fantastic!! They have a really nice grainy/mottled finish and look really professional. I then added the correct primer with the slight blue hue, followed by some metalized blue dust coat to really give a nice finish!
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Here are the boxes in normal light
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...and here with flash which gives a better impression of that blue metalized coat.
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I began drilling the stainless plates (had to use cobalt bits and a pillar) and added some excellent quality socket bolts with a black coat. Drilling 104 holes = days.
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Stored away ready for when I finally get all the plates done so I can then drill into the boxes perfectly! Smile
I also decided to mold the plugs right into the boxes. The resin captured the small serial number which was nice, they just need painting black when I'm done with the plates. These things are SERIOUSLY hard work to get to to this standard, unlike the nonsense Video Butthead sends out :roll:
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Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
Your getting good at them!
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Chris Williams Wrote:Your getting good at them!

Cheers mate Smile

Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
Looking good

Who needs video bob ???.. Big Grin
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"Hey you, get your dam hands off her"
Deloreanyorkshire Wrote:Looking good

Who needs video bob ???.. Big Grin

Nobody needs that piece of untrustworthy... He's one of the guys that will put in the small print that you've got to do all the real hard work yourself and send out unprepped, rough white resin pieces.

It's amazing how many people who make these do the same thing though, I'd be embarrassed to send them out anything but fully complete, ready to bolt right on. The work goes from an hour for the basic white resin casts, to about 16-20 hours for them done how you would expect.

Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
Few more updates. Just having to mark up and drill the final 100 something holes :x Wink

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Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
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Hmm.. The thought "never doing these again" cropped up many times!
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Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
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Flux Boxacitor.

Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.

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