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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2021, 07:44:52 PM »

What a great project, and those Gotti rims are fantastic!
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2021, 09:31:39 PM »

You are a lucky man Alberto - there are not many (maybe none!) garages in the UK which have the specialist knowledge to completely restore / restomod a car like the Beta Coupe all under one roof. 
Your car looks in excellent condition and I suppose has spent much of it's life in dry, sunny conditions?  Looking forward to seeing your progress and the finished car. Buona Fortuna!
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2022, 05:05:41 PM »

Dear all, happy new year everyone.

December has been a slow month regarding the works on the Beta but steady progress has been made.

Engine is now completely dismantled and a lot of parts has gone for sndblasting, galvanization and repaint. But more importantly all the preparatory works on the shell has been finally ultimated and the underbody has been painted. We decided to go for black for the floor, in order to have a more resistant paint and protective layer, while for the rest we kept the plan A and go for Blue Lagos.

Other new parts that we decided to go for is carbon front and rear bonnets, with carbon-kevlar finishing on the inside and painted on the outside, using the originals bonnets to create the molds.


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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2022, 05:07:03 PM »

and here the painted underbody


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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2022, 05:09:46 PM »

fully restored front axles and rear calipers


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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2022, 05:11:43 PM »

And here the carbon rear bonnet yet to be finished. Planning to do in the same way also bumpers, rear spoiler and VX stile one piece front spoiler.


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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2022, 05:39:42 PM »

Hi

Looks fabulous! Is the mould suitable to produce more than one bonnet and if so would they be reasonably affordable?

Thanks

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« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2022, 06:46:58 PM »

Fantastic work and I would love to know how much lighter the carbon fiber parts are?

Thank you

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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2022, 11:16:09 AM »

@WestonE the weights of the original bonnets are 19kg for the front  one and 12.2kg for the back one. For the carbon ones we expect to be around 4kg for the front and 3kg for the back. Once they will be finished I will share with you all the exact weights.

@peteracs the mold are reusable and the front one has been made out of a VX bonnet so it's possible to have the front bonnet both with and without the bulge (mine will be without). Price for the moment is quite high as we made only two copies (one for my car and one for the white VX of Fausto) but the quality of the product is really high. They are an exact copy of the original ones with all the details and internal ribs and intended to be completely plug and play. We did not aim to have the maximum weight saving as they are intended for street use so durability and toughness are also important parameters. To produce them we contacted a company that it's currently producing carbon parts for the Ferrari F1 team. Once they will be finished I will share with you more details and photos; and if people are interested on them we can maybe setup a group buy as the price will obviously scale down if more are produced at once.

Toghether with the rear bonnet we are reproducing also the rear spoiler in carbon fiber. Based on the original shape we decided to go for an increase of 2cm in height. This led to a slightly revised filleting. The places for the badges will be mantained in the same position. In the pictures the comparison of the original shape in black and the new on in white.


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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2022, 09:50:48 AM »

and here it is, Blue Lagos!


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« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2022, 09:17:18 AM »

Beautiful work
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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2022, 07:59:53 PM »

Superb.
I would love to have a spray booth like that. The lighting is excellent and shows the lines beautifully.

Top class


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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2022, 05:33:02 PM »

Some updates after quite a lot of time.

Re-assembly has slowly started and soon I will have more pictures and details to share.

For now some pictures of the front and rear carbon fiber bonnets that finally arrived. Internal finish is carbon-kevlar, externally will be painted in blue lagos. The enlarged rear spoiler will be exposed carbon.


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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2022, 05:34:55 PM »

Details of the internal surface


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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2022, 06:12:36 AM »

Fantastic work. Will you paint these?
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2022, 03:17:52 PM »

Yes, on the external surface both the front and the rear bonnets will be finished in the same Blue Lagos of the rest of the body.

The internal surface instead will be karbon kevalr as in the picture. The rear spoiler will be polished unpainted exposed carbon.
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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2022, 03:11:32 PM »

This project looks amazing already but I am guessing that the carbon fibre work alone cost more than my Spyder is worth! 
The Blue is a great choice too!  What are your plans for the engine?  VX?
Looking forward to seeing more.  Cool
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« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2022, 11:05:02 AM »

@unclejam they are expensive indeed. We did a batch of two rear and two front bonnets (one vx style, one normal style). For me the price of one front + one rear with the enlarged spoiler + painting will be 4K euro.

For the engine the plan is naturally aspirated, modern fuel injection, specifically designed forged high cr pistons and con rod. Aiming 150 hp and tuned for street use and drivability.
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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2022, 02:31:34 PM »

New update. Works are progressing slowly but steadely.

Front sub-frame and front and rear suspension has been fully restored and mounted. We kept the original suspension struts (galvanized finish instead of black paint as in origin) and the lowered and uprated betaboyz springs and spax inserts already installed, but we partially discharged the spax insert as even on the softer setting they were definitely too hard for a street oriented setup.

 


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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2022, 02:33:21 PM »

more pictures


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