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Sunbeam 2000 build

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by belmateo, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Warren

    Warren Silver Level Sponsor

    Plus 1

    Oh my the continental kit makes the car look like a Metropolitan :) Different to say the least
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  2. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    build

    That photo was taken at the Dayton show. The Tiger with the continental kit shares it's garage with it's pink sister.
     
  3. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    OR maybe none.
     
  4. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Yeah, not my cup of tea either
    It just does not fit and not late sixties look that I am shooting for.
     
  5. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    I found a shop in Pleasanton that will make my new door windows. Not cheap, so I opted to get a set made for the car and a spare set (just in case). Got some of the latches and supports welded in, routed hydraulic lines to get ready to seal up the trunk floor so the muffler can be installed. Will get some more sheet metal tomorrow for the trunk floor and build the deck lid. Had a bit of a slowdown last week due to Vertigo, Ugh!
     
  6. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Trunk floor is done! Exhaust is done!
    Got pretty hot here today so didn't want to do much welding so I started laying out the wiring needed for the top along with the hydraulic pump. it is a good thing that wiring does not intimidate me LOL
    Will get back on it tomorrow and either continue with the wiring or start on the trunk lid.
    Update, the front bumper will fit with no modifications. Anybody have pictures of how the rear bumper mounts?
     
  7. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Here are some photos of what I have been doing. I had to make a template from sheet metal to give to the glass shop for the new windows that will be made. 6-8 weeks is the best they can do, they should be here before the rains start (fingers crossed). The space between the door and rear glass will be fitted with a roll bar. In the second pic you will see how congested the area is for the arm, gas filler, vents and some of the cables and wiring.Next picture is of the hydraulic ram installed in the new well. The rear shot is what everybody will see as I pass them by! She sounds so sweet in the upper rpm range. Red line on this motor is 9K stock rated at 240 horse using 91 octane fuel
     

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  8. SoCal'beaming

    SoCal'beaming Donation Time

    Looking good ... Sure wished you were as good of a photographer as you seem to be a fabricator :D ... What pic.s of the rear bumper mount do you need? .. the brackets. mounting points?

    .... David
     
  9. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Hey David.
    Thanks for your words of encouragement.
    I have no idea how the bumper mounts at all, so I need to know what the bracket looks like and what mounting points are used. On the rear clip that I am using I only see one hole on each side the the jack hole.
    Thanks
    Guy
     
  10. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Donation Time

    That's the hole. Mounts with brackets like the front, too. And I think they're the same (or nearly the same) brackets. I'll run out and check in a moment...
     
  11. SoCal'beaming

    SoCal'beaming Donation Time

    Here's some pic's of the mounting points and the bumper bracket. Hope this helps ....

    ..... David

    *** Whoops ... those last two pic's may be the front brackets
     

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  12. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    The last PIC is definitely a front
     
  13. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Thanks David!
    That is what I needed to see how the factory did it. Seems rather flimsy with just two bolts holding it. Guess that means a solid bumper and have to make sure it does not cover the license plate enough to make it illegal.
    Did some more work on the wiring today and got everything eliminated that is not related to the top function. Also worked on the rear lights, factory lights are rare and pricey so I am looking at something like Ferrari used on the classic GTE250. Mine will have an incandescent bulb for the running light and six LED for Stop and Turn function. The backing will be polished Stainless Steel with a border around it.
     
  14. SoCal'beaming

    SoCal'beaming Donation Time

    Yep! ... Dans right .. the last two are the frt.s . There both hung in my garage so if ya' need 'em (pic.s) let me know! .... Not sure what you mean about the lights, changing them to a 250GTE? Photo? ... What is the deck/boot lid from? a kompressor.

    ....David
     

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  15. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Here is a picture of the GTE250 Lights I am talking about. I was going for 1 red, 1 amber, and one clear but could not find a clear that I likes to match the others. So it will be two red and one amber. Starting out with a 3/16 sheet of Stainless steel, will need to cut it to the shape of the stock lights then drill the holes for the three lights and add the trim around it before being polished.
    The donor car was a SLK230, I took the roof with all the works including the trunk. Now that the roof is done it is time to make a new trunk skin to fit the new opening because the shape and size of the SLK lid is only correct at the edge of the back window. That will be the only part to keep after I make new rain gutters along the sides.
    Almost done with the wiring so it can be tested, once it passes, the top switch can be mounted permanenty.
     

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  16. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    What car is in the PIC ?

    DanR
     
  17. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Early Ferrari GTE250 . Just like one I saw in Italy this year.
     
  18. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I like the body lines!
     
  19. Jay Laifman

    Jay Laifman Donation Time

    Look at the factory Sebring race cars. They had that style brake lights.
     
  20. belmateo

    belmateo Bronze Level Sponsor

    Jay,
    The only one I could find on the web was the 43 car with two lights. Is that what you are reffering to?
    Guy
     

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