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Title: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 04, 2014, 01:46:27 PM
Thought I would finally start the build diary for my LP 640.  It's based on a NAERC chassis with JW body.  The body is just mounted on top of the chassis for now, we are currently working on the support frame and once it is all mounted I will show the progress pictures.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on September 04, 2014, 02:03:05 PM
Oh killer Pedro!!! Glad to see your progress and another motivational Murci build!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on September 04, 2014, 03:29:17 PM
 888o ::rocker 888o
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 04, 2014, 05:39:06 PM
WoW another 640 build out of the blue. I'm as gity as a school girl! I'll have to follow this build for sure as it appears to be of the highest quality!!! Keep on Truckin!!!  ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 04, 2014, 05:43:50 PM
One of the things I have been working on is my center console.  This I bought from Tex and I am really happy with the quality and it has been a pleasure working with him.  Since I did not want the ashtray in mine I modified the glove box lid.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 04, 2014, 06:09:22 PM
These are the seat belt adjusters that came from a '02 Maserati M138 Coupe part #388100150
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on September 04, 2014, 06:31:02 PM
You're doing some great stuff buddy! Keep up the excellent work!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 05, 2014, 09:39:56 AM
Thanks Mike!

I also made the tray for the glove box from scratch.   First I had to make a mold in order to make the actual part.  Once the car is all together and upholstered I will add the flocking to it.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 05, 2014, 09:43:12 AM
That looks Awesome sir! Very nice work!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 05, 2014, 09:58:17 AM
That looks Awesome sir! Very nice work!

And thanks to you I have a hinge that works awesome, you did a hell of a job on it!  Also want to thank String for posting the measurements for the hinge  ::thumbup

Now my glove box lid closes and opens perfectly!

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on September 05, 2014, 10:09:03 AM
Wow, I'm so jealous. Cool! :)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: solrac on September 05, 2014, 12:57:13 PM
WOW Pedro.. Really nice. I should of been hanging out with u all this time and learning from the best.. =)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Onewickedsvt on September 05, 2014, 08:52:12 PM
Pedro. I'm still waiting 2 years later for my parts.

Goodluck on your build brother.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on September 06, 2014, 04:25:31 AM
Nice Pedro!!! Your progress is amazing!!! we will be having your unveiling in no time! ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 08, 2014, 11:27:57 AM
Wow, I'm so jealous. Cool! :)

You're doing some cool stuff also, show it off!

WOW Pedro.. Really nice. I should of been hanging out with u all this time and learning from the best.. =)

Hahahaha thanks my friend!

Pedro. I'm still waiting 2 years later for my parts.

Goodluck on your build brother.

I feel your pain brother...

Nice Pedro!!! Your progress is amazing!!! we will be having your unveiling in no time! ::beers

Hopefully, then we can go out on a cruise together.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 05, 2014, 09:39:31 PM
We mounted the body to get it all level and all the gaps correct. I also want to get the height of the body over the chassis so we can start fabricating the frame for the body.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on October 05, 2014, 10:26:57 PM
Pedro, you are doing some fine work down there my brother!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on October 06, 2014, 10:52:52 AM
Looks so fantastic  :drool  :notworthy
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 10, 2014, 01:36:08 PM
Getting my rockers on.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/2014-10-09181802_zps60c9d74d.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/2014-10-09181802_zps60c9d74d.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/2014-10-09181731_zps423149c7.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/2014-10-09181731_zps423149c7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 10, 2014, 02:05:00 PM
Nice Nice Nice!!!! With that awesome chassis of yours that thing is gonna just snap together! You'll be cruising with the ladies in no time! (Just don't tell the wife)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: camaro80 on October 11, 2014, 03:34:37 AM
 ::beers Nice job Pedro It looks awesome. Is the door are a little too high

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: HawkerDriver on October 11, 2014, 10:51:07 AM
Looks really nice Pedro.  Where did you source the body?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 13, 2014, 10:24:11 AM
::beers Nice job Pedro It looks awesome. Is the door are a little too high

Hi Marek, yes they are as I have not created the inner structure for them yet.  I just got them on temporarily.  I'm really glad you are on top of my build so you can point out the things that I am doing wrong so please keep it up  ::thumbup

Looks really nice Pedro.  Where did you source the body?

Thanks! I got it from Air Dynamics but sadly they have gone out of business and are not producing bodies anymore.

Nice Nice Nice!!!! With that awesome chassis of yours that thing is gonna just snap together! You'll be cruising with the ladies in no time! (Just don't tell the wife)

Don't worry about that  :LL:
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 13, 2014, 10:40:48 AM
Getting my rear lights and grills on.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/IMG-20141010-WA0015_zpse0384424.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/IMG-20141010-WA0015_zpse0384424.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/IMG-20141010-WA0011_zpseab5f219.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/IMG-20141010-WA0011_zpseab5f219.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on October 13, 2014, 10:45:02 AM
Wow! So jealous man! ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LP640 on October 13, 2014, 11:23:20 AM
drooling over here
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on October 13, 2014, 12:54:54 PM
Wow looks fantastic. Your making a lot of progress fast!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 24, 2014, 01:06:33 PM
Sneak peak at another little project I'm working on!

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on October 24, 2014, 01:09:35 PM
Bring it on! :)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 24, 2014, 01:51:11 PM
He's a Lego Maniac!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on October 24, 2014, 03:07:38 PM
Pure Genius!  :notworthy
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 24, 2014, 09:54:21 PM
He's a Lego Maniac!!!

It pays to have kids sometimes!

Pure Genius!  :notworthy
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Pure Genius!  :notworthy
[/quote]

Yes you are!





Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 24, 2014, 11:02:29 PM
I added some nuts that I cast into the handle, this will allow you to attach the small lever for the latch cable.  I was also able to find some springs that where close to the OEM ones, these help the handle remain in the down position when not being used.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_192850_zps10hk0ijb.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_192850_zps10hk0ijb.jpg.html)

Here are the nuts inside the mold.
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_124725_zpsqct8kcll.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_124725_zpsqct8kcll.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 24, 2014, 11:12:54 PM
Some more pictures of them coming together.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_192211_zpsmy0zkbny.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_192211_zpsmy0zkbny.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_192225_zpselpbcxjq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_192225_zpselpbcxjq.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_192250_zpsfdeadkph.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_192250_zpsfdeadkph.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_192336_zpsmxqresjg.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_192336_zpsmxqresjg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on October 25, 2014, 08:16:52 PM
Awesome Pedro!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on October 25, 2014, 08:28:12 PM
Wow your complex molding skills are epic... Tunrned out great!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 25, 2014, 11:29:44 PM
Wow your complex molding skills are epic... Tunrned out great!


Thank you for letting me make copies of them, you're awesome bud!

Awesome Pedro!!


Thanks again my friend.

I got my engine lid hinged today,I'm using hinges from the trunk of a Honda Prelude.  I can't remember the year but I can find out if anyone needs to know.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_133637_zpsthhmkjac.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_133637_zpsthhmkjac.jpg.html)

They still need some work but they are going to work out just fine.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141024_133628_zpstuuqca61.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141024_133628_zpstuuqca61.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 26, 2014, 12:13:34 AM
Very nice Sir! Those hinges are from a 92-96 prelude!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 02, 2014, 10:33:21 AM
Very nice Sir! Those hinges are from a 92-96 prelude!


Thanks, I couldn't remember jajajaja.



Made a little more progress on my handle, I made the small arm that attaches to the handle to operate the latch.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141101_115240_zpsrubmajlu.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141101_115240_zpsrubmajlu.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141101_131257_zpsuxkni6wb.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141101_131257_zpsuxkni6wb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 02, 2014, 10:47:28 AM
Looking good sir! What are your plans for the lock cylinder?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 02, 2014, 10:50:30 AM
I'll be taking the ones out of the passat that I have and adapting them to fit inside here.  They look to be about the same diameter.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 08, 2014, 05:15:20 PM
Made a little progress today, I installed the exhaust shield on the bumper and my fuel lid.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141108_131314_zpsdenz5vdc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141108_131314_zpsdenz5vdc.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141108_131246_zpslchjate4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141108_131246_zpslchjate4.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141108_130238_zpsep512f1p.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141108_130238_zpsep512f1p.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141108_130226_zpshkl3qmyi.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141108_130226_zpshkl3qmyi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 08, 2014, 05:26:42 PM
Getting my front end all lined up.  I want to get my headlights in there but I'm going to work on hinging my doors this week and I have to find some hinges for my hood also.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141107_192055_zpst8e9wlag.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141107_192055_zpst8e9wlag.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 09, 2014, 09:53:44 AM
Everything appears to line up very nicely! Hinging those doors will be exciting!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LP640 on November 09, 2014, 01:03:36 PM
i love those oem size headlights, you going with the real deal i assume? ;)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 10, 2014, 11:07:40 AM
i love those oem size headlights, you going with the real deal i assume? ;)


Hi Sean, I'm actually making my own and the lenses I bought from bierhanzel.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20140315-WA0028_zpseed73d9e.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20140315-WA0028_zpseed73d9e.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20140315-WA0056_zps30a3d807.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20140315-WA0056_zps30a3d807.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/2014-04-20170119_zpsd0f70eae.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/2014-04-20170119_zpsd0f70eae.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/2014-04-20171502_zps8372bc36.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/2014-04-20171502_zps8372bc36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 11, 2014, 09:20:33 AM
Work on the doors has started!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141111_060839_zpssb5lydhh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141111_060839_zpssb5lydhh.jpg.html)

I got the exhaust tip bracket from Purple LP670 SV and it fit perfect!  Wow stainless steel even, just beautiful  :notworthy

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141111_061056_zpsh0ymccaq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141111_061056_zpsh0ymccaq.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141111_061103_zpsxghpmfh4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141111_061103_zpsxghpmfh4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on November 11, 2014, 09:43:40 AM
Your more then welcome! You can thank String for them being spot on, after all he supplied the dimensions!

That is so exciting, those doors are gonna look amazing when done! My only suggestion is to slow down a bit and let some of the rest of us catch up!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on November 12, 2014, 08:12:39 AM
Auto you are making some great progress! Headlights are turning out great and the doors are up!!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: String on November 13, 2014, 11:53:30 AM
Work on the doors has started!


I got the exhaust tip bracket from Purple LP670 SV and it fit perfect!  Wow stainless steel even, just beautiful  :notworthy





That is just niiice , can you tell me more about that tailpipe . Oh and you will need some side tabs to support the tailpipe aswell . :)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 13, 2014, 12:18:04 PM
Your more then welcome! You can thank String for them being spot on, after all he supplied the dimensions!

That is so exciting, those doors are gonna look amazing when done! My only suggestion is to slow down a bit and let some of the rest of us catch up!!!

Well get to work so you can catch up LOL  :LL:

Auto you are making some great progress! Headlights are turning out great and the doors are up!!!!

Thanks buddy!

That is just niiice , can you tell me more about that tailpipe . Oh and you will need some side tabs to support the tailpipe aswell . :)

The lower tabs are in the works, I'm actually going to mount it to the bumper this weekend just to see how it looks.  Sorry I forgot to give you credit for the dimensions of the bracket, if you hadn't provided those it would not have turned out as good as it did  ::beers

The tip I got from usmc_butler but I think that Purple will be making them out of stainless steel  ::headbang :notworthy
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 14, 2014, 11:56:20 PM
I installed some rivet nuts for the bolts on the muffler tip bracket

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141114_160715_zpsbor6gqux.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141114_160715_zpsbor6gqux.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141114_161340_zpson9tslla.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141114_161340_zpson9tslla.jpg.html)

Here's the tip mounted, I still have to make the lower brackets for it but I didn't have anything to make them with today.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141114_161441_zpsfaqalso0.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141114_161441_zpsfaqalso0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on November 15, 2014, 09:12:47 AM
Nice! Like you said, it's a perfect fit!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 15, 2014, 09:01:50 PM
Thank you Mike  ::thumbup

Little more work on the doors today along wit a couple smaller items.  Here's the support for the door shock and the installation of the rear bumper marker lights.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141115_141921_zps4tjiekar.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141115_141921_zps4tjiekar.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141115_140856_zps8ugbsewn.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141115_140856_zps8ugbsewn.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141115_140847_zpsiurpbvi5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141115_140847_zpsiurpbvi5.jpg.html)


Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on November 15, 2014, 09:05:47 PM
 :drool
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Tusabes on November 15, 2014, 09:10:22 PM
This is really coming together beautifully!

Going to be the first vw passat powered murci that's for sure !!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: am33r on November 16, 2014, 01:28:32 AM
nice work bro I hope it finishes soon  ::wave
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Texas on November 16, 2014, 07:10:12 AM
Nice work Pedro. It's really coming along.  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 16, 2014, 11:36:07 AM
@ BP hahaha

@ Tusabes.  Hey mi amigo! Thanks for the compliment, yeah I don't know of another car using this motor transmission combination.  I hope it goes as easy as I see it, I know there are better options out there but I just wanted everything in one package that was easy to do.

@ am33r.  I really hope so also, I'm shooting for 6 -8 months and thanks!

@ Texas.  Thanks brother, I want to see you start working on yours soon.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on November 16, 2014, 12:09:57 PM
Looking Good Pedro!

I was actually kicking around the idea of using a 1.8t passat for a donor drivetrain and dash, wiring etc.

Are your tail lights OEM with tint?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 16, 2014, 07:03:22 PM
Thanks Mike!  I will also try to use as much as I can from the VW.  Those are the old style Murcielago  taillights that have been tinted, very badly I might add.  I'm going to remove the tint and then re-tint them but in a lighter shade.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 25, 2014, 06:28:28 PM
Work on the door continues, most of the inner frame is done but I'll have to take pictures when I take off the door skin.  I bonded the jamb to the quarter and attached the door striker.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141124_210138_zpsxcwl9ps1.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141124_210138_zpsxcwl9ps1.jpg.html)

The door shock support is just tack welded at the moment until I have everything lined up.  Although I haven't had it hit the door or anything so that might be it's final location.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141124_210310_zpsowxtbmpy.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141124_210310_zpsowxtbmpy.jpg.html)

Door latch is on

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141124_210420_zpsocbuvitv.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141124_210420_zpsocbuvitv.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141124_210442_zpssofitguj.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141124_210442_zpssofitguj.jpg.html)

Door latched in place

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141124_210506_zpsewbs3mln.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141124_210506_zpsewbs3mln.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on November 25, 2014, 06:37:07 PM
Moving right along, looks dang good! While  were partying you were getting some work done!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 26, 2014, 09:39:35 AM
Moving right along, looks dang good! While  were partying you were getting some work done!


I would rather be partying with you guys  :occasion

Here are the frame pictures, not 100% finished but getting there.  I still need to tie it into the latch somehow but I'll work on that this weekend.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141126_061142_zpso2g2znn5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141126_061142_zpso2g2znn5.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141126_061153_zps5udbxitq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141126_061153_zps5udbxitq.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141126_061206_zpsrjos0nhf.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141126_061206_zpsrjos0nhf.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141126_061220_zpsysvvgkqd.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141126_061220_zpsysvvgkqd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Havemurci on November 26, 2014, 11:12:02 PM
Wow...that panel fitment is going to save you hundreds of man hours. Bravo!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 15, 2014, 09:43:05 AM
Wow...that panel fitment is going to save you hundreds of man hours. Bravo!


Thank you!  The panels do fit very well together but it has taken a lot of time to individually mount and align each panel.  I am almost there though!

I decided to use these adjusters for my engine lid that I got from the trunk of my Passat.  These are originally used on the hood of the Murcielago.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141214_113456_zpshdxyfddx.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141214_113456_zpshdxyfddx.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141214_113521_zpsizifhcfe.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141214_113521_zpsizifhcfe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: usmc_butler on December 15, 2014, 10:01:25 AM
Auto your panels are lining up perfect, just amazing work you are doing  :notworthy
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LP640 on December 15, 2014, 01:22:40 PM
looks great man, those panels line up perfectly.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 15, 2014, 01:35:32 PM
Thanks guys! I keep going back and re-fitting all the panels because every little adjustment you make to one affects the others.  It has taken quite a bit of time but the rear is almost 100% set and I can move to the doors and then the front end.  I really can't wait to have all the body panels mounted and all the gaps correct.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 15, 2014, 07:27:57 PM
Wow! The details are amazing! I suppose this calls for another trip to the junk yard!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 17, 2014, 02:12:20 PM
Wow! The details are amazing! I suppose this calls for another trip to the junk yard!


Get 4 of those if you can find them.

Started working on the driver's door this week.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141217_051959_zps1evflkhn.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141217_051959_zps1evflkhn.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141217_051936_zpsj9weyv2c.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141217_051936_zpsj9weyv2c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 01Lambiero on December 17, 2014, 02:59:45 PM
I like the extra strength of more steel in your framework but the plate that your hinge bolts to should be beefed up to at least 1/2" thick.  Also the latch needs to be attached to the inner framework also.  Fiberglass can't handle the closing force of the door.  See attached pic.  Good job.

Jim
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 17, 2014, 04:00:50 PM
Thanks for the recommendations and the picture for the latch.  I was thinking how to go about tying that to the framework and your solution looks perfect!

Thanks again Jim!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 18, 2014, 08:45:36 AM
I obtained this hinge and some fender and hood pieces from usmc_butler’s car that had a little bit of damage jajaja.  Thank you buddy  ::beers

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20141215-WA0003_zpsrxrdy713.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20141215-WA0003_zpsrxrdy713.jpeg.html)

 Well, got it straightened out and using it as a template we made another one for the other side.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141217_202118_zps29vryhab.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141217_202118_zps29vryhab.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141217_202142_zpsxn7ctlm3.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141217_202142_zpsxn7ctlm3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 18, 2014, 08:47:14 AM
The hood piece attached to the hinge still had the mounting point for it so I decided to graft it into the underside of my hood.  We put some extra metal reinforcement inside also.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141217_202204_zpsbitnztir.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141217_202204_zpsbitnztir.jpg.html)

Using the other side as a template we recreated the other corner in the same way, also adding some metal plate inside to drill and tap the holes for the hinge screws.
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20141217_202214_zpsdolkyuwa.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20141217_202214_zpsdolkyuwa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 30, 2014, 12:52:14 PM
Here are some of the interior pieces I have been working on, these are the ones I have finished so far, still have 20 more to go  ::duh

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on December 30, 2014, 01:19:54 PM
WOW!!! Nice work Auto! You make some excellent parts nice to see some progress on here!  :drool
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on December 30, 2014, 07:44:21 PM
 888o Nice! Some more rare parts no one has. Good work! I'm surprised the forum is more encompassed in things like legal action and ice cream bars than the latest posts with car and part progress like this.  ::scratch
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 31, 2014, 10:09:29 AM
Thanks Purple!

888o Nice! Some more rare parts no one has. Good work! I'm surprised the forum is more encompassed in things like legal action and ice cream bars than the latest posts with car and part progress like this.  ::scratch

jajajaja well I like to eat ice cream while I work on my car.  I too would like to see more of other peoples builds, it always gives me inspiration and good ideas to continue with mine.  When are we going to see more of yours?

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on December 31, 2014, 06:00:20 PM
Pedro, I'll be starting my new chassis this winter. ::salute
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 10, 2015, 10:38:05 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150110_165949_zpsol1aolo1.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150110_165949_zpsol1aolo1.jpg.html)

 Worked a little bit on my console switch panel today to get all the rings fitting properly.   The panel e-gear trim ring and switch rings where made by SchulzeA and it's of wonderful quality and super strong.   The rings are aluminum and he makes them by hand, just can't imagine how much work needs to go into these.  I still need to clear the carbon fiber but that will come later once I figure out what buttons I will be using.

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on January 10, 2015, 11:31:59 PM
Very nice work!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 13, 2015, 09:28:08 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150113_191907_LLS_zps0jacs1ym.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150113_191907_LLS_zps0jacs1ym.jpg.html)

Thank you very much notnilc20!

Fitting one of my headlights, just have blocks of wood on the back holding it up but it's starting to fit nice.

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 22, 2015, 06:36:15 PM
Here are the rest of the interior molds we are working on, I'll get some better pictures soon.  I only have one good arm right now since I broke my collarbone the other day.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_144239_zps9losj9av.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_144239_zps9losj9av.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_144243_zpsjtaludj8.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_144243_zpsjtaludj8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 22, 2015, 06:48:28 PM
And some work on my sills, this piece didn't come with my kit so we made it out of metal.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_150925_zps9wevjelc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_150925_zps9wevjelc.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_150913_zpsrymr7jfe.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_150913_zpsrymr7jfe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: anny char on January 22, 2015, 06:57:49 PM
And some work on my sills, this piece didn't come with my kit so we made it out of metal.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_150925_zps9wevjelc.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_150925_zps9wevjelc.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_150913_zpsrymr7jfe.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_150913_zpsrymr7jfe.jpg.html[/url])


nice work..cheer up
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 22, 2015, 07:27:14 PM
Thank you anny char ::wave

Figured I'd put the seal on so it looks more finished. Also to check the fit of the door and how well it makes contact with the seal.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_170506_zpsaco9jvmr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_170506_zpsaco9jvmr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on January 22, 2015, 07:44:52 PM
The sills look great!   what did you use for door seal?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 22, 2015, 07:51:06 PM
These are some of the interior pieces that we made the molds from.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_171012_zpsejshgirl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_171012_zpsejshgirl.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_170820_zpsb8yxohnl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_170820_zpsb8yxohnl.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150122_173516_zpsk18jev1n.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150122_173516_zpsk18jev1n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 22, 2015, 07:54:38 PM
The sills look great!   what did you use for door seal?

Thanks Mike, the seals are OEM I got from ebay.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: william on January 23, 2015, 05:25:33 AM
I read most every build on here, and in my opinion,  this is the best one I have seen.  Just my opinion,  or if not the best pretty close.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 23, 2015, 09:43:04 AM
Thank you very much William, that means a lot!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LP640 on January 23, 2015, 10:17:02 AM
looks awesome man!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 27, 2015, 09:58:29 AM
I checked into the OEM gas struts that hold the hood and engine lid open and was able to find some good alternatives on ebay, here is what I used.

(2) Gas struts for engine lid:  Fully extended 18.5” and fully retracted 11.25” 30 pound force.  OEM are 19 5/8” fully extended and 11 ½” fully compressed with a 26 pound force.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-18-5-30lb-Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-Lift-Cylinder-Shaft-Rod-30-18-/391038219261?vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-18-5-30lb-Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-Lift-Cylinder-Shaft-Rod-30-18-/391038219261?vxp=mtr)

(2) Gas struts for front hood:  Fully extended 19.7” and fully retracted 11.9” 20 pound force.  OEM are 19 5/8” fully extended and 11 ½” fully compressed with a 13 pound force.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390552415633?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/390552415633?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

(2) 10mm Ball Stud right angle bracket mount.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371174759797?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/371174759797?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

(4) 10mm Ball Studs
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-10mm-Ball-Stud-Pin-Bolt-Mount-Hardware-/371240933080?vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nitro-Prop-Gas-Strut-Spring-Shock-10mm-Ball-Stud-Pin-Bolt-Mount-Hardware-/371240933080?vxp=mtr)

Here is a picture of the ball stud brackets installed, I just had to adjust the holes on it to align them with the mounting holes on my engine lid.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150124_124502_zpswx439gyl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150124_124502_zpswx439gyl.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150126_171053_LLS_zpslmxvffeh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150126_171053_LLS_zpslmxvffeh.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150126_171239_LLS_zpsnzjcq8jm.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150126_171239_LLS_zpsnzjcq8jm.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150126_171104_LLS_zpstfvnzntc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150126_171104_LLS_zpstfvnzntc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 27, 2015, 10:04:15 AM
Very useful information Sir! Thanks for sharing!!!  ::salute
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Onewickedsvt on January 27, 2015, 11:18:52 PM
This son of a B still has my parts. I'm glad your building the car bud!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on January 27, 2015, 11:42:53 PM
That is a shame! Has he made an effort to get you your parts?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: william on January 28, 2015, 12:00:34 AM
Who?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on January 28, 2015, 09:15:21 AM
I believe he is talking about John Watson.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 28, 2015, 10:33:16 AM
Thanks Pete, sorry to hear about that!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 28, 2015, 09:23:31 PM
Hood gas struts going in  ::wave

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150128_161614_LLS_zpskewllvij.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150128_161614_LLS_zpskewllvij.jpg.html)

The nuts for the ball studs will be glassed in to prevent them from spinning

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150128_161644_LLS_zpsarctkbce.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150128_161644_LLS_zpsarctkbce.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150128_165041_LLS_zpsd1nlnwlp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150128_165041_LLS_zpsd1nlnwlp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150128_165112_zpsd3dayyyw.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150128_165112_zpsd3dayyyw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 29, 2015, 01:01:25 PM
This is what's preventing me from doing more work!  >:(

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: BigPines on January 29, 2015, 01:29:30 PM
Dang dude! That is gnarly looking!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 29, 2015, 07:58:58 PM
Jajajaja Mike; as my good buddy Alan said "you're all screwed up"

At least here's some good news, I bought these closing panels from Tex and they fit amazing.  Next I'll start working on getting the striker and latch on.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150129_173120_LLS_zpshtuziod2.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150129_173120_LLS_zpshtuziod2.jpg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 30, 2015, 09:54:41 AM
The latch and striker that I am using for the hood and engine lid came from a 1991-1993 Alfa Romeo 164 trunk. 

Here is the striker before being modified to work for my hood.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150129_191442_LLS_zps3zntdgwt.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150129_191442_LLS_zps3zntdgwt.jpg.html)

I had to bend it and give it an angle so that it would go straight into the latch.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150129_191534_LLS_zpsoa2ymmha.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150129_191534_LLS_zpsoa2ymmha.jpg.html)

And here it is attached to the underside of the hood.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150129_185939_LLS_zpszjj43wnu.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150129_185939_LLS_zpszjj43wnu.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150129_185915_LLS_zpsxkguvyif.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150129_185915_LLS_zpsxkguvyif.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on January 30, 2015, 11:06:34 AM
This is what's preventing me from doing more work!  >:(


Hope you don't get a screw loose....
You're all screwed up...
You're shoulder is screwed....
This is what's preventing me from doing more work!  >:(


Pedro's doctor also works at Home Depot. That's where the hardware came from. :)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 30, 2015, 11:10:48 AM
Jajajajaja it does look like they just used some drywall screws.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on January 31, 2015, 07:51:32 AM
Jajajaja Mike; as my good buddy Alan said "you're all screwed up"

At least here's some good news, I bought these closing panels from Tex and they fit amazing.  Next I'll start working on getting the striker and latch on.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150129_173120_LLS_zpshtuziod2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150129_173120_LLS_zpshtuziod2.jpg.html[/url])




Hey Auto is he still making these closing panels?  That part was not included in my kit.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 31, 2015, 09:59:00 AM
Mike, I bought those from Texas because they weren't included in my kit either.  Here is the original thread, I don't know if he is still making them because he got rid of his molds a while ago. http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=1306.45 (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=1306.45)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on January 31, 2015, 07:22:40 PM
Texas makes excellent parts. Literally every piece he's sent me is perfect. Get em if you can Mike, you won't be let down.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 02, 2015, 10:58:41 AM
Got the latch installed and working properly, now my hood opens and closes nicely.  I used the seal from the trunk of my 2000 Passat and I had to trim just a little bit of the length, otherwise it worked out perfect.

I'm also looking for a good alternative to the hood catch, if anyone knows of one please let me know.  Here is a pic of what the OEM part looks like.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 04, 2015, 08:42:02 AM
Now I have my engine lid latch installed also.  I'll take a picture of the bar and support we made to hold it and the exhaust lid soon.  The exhaust lid will bolt to that bar also.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150203_170945_LLS_zpshoziv5c4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150203_170945_LLS_zpshoziv5c4.jpg.html)

Pretty nice gap between the engine and exhaust lids, I'm happy with that!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150203_171537_zpscc77lkbb.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150203_171537_zpscc77lkbb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 04, 2015, 08:51:27 AM
I used No Bull's design for my headlight adjusters and I must say it worked beautifully, thanks Chris  ::beers    If you would like to read more about it and how he designed it here is his original thread: http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=2145.0 (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=2145.0)

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(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150202_165231_LLS_zpsmcf1p6ph.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150202_165231_LLS_zpsmcf1p6ph.jpg.html)

I will bond these into place when I finish it all up, but as of now everything is lining up nicely and I have quite a bit of adjustability in the lenses with this method.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 04, 2015, 09:18:16 AM
Thanks for the reminder I plan to follow suit on those adjusters!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on February 04, 2015, 09:57:42 AM
Nice work Pedro!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 06, 2015, 08:00:24 PM
Thanks Alan  ::salute

My side oil cooler scoop didn't come assembled so we put it together yesterday, it came in a total of 5 pieces.

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(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150206_163956_zps7ky0w3mq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150206_163956_zps7ky0w3mq.jpg.html)

These are the wing uprights that I'm working on for the 670 wing I'm going to install.  I just cut them out of wood for the moment to see how they would look.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 06, 2015, 08:16:14 PM
I finished the repair of my fuel filler cup with the parts that Purple sent me.  I must say I wasn't quite sure about getting the stainless steel ring for the fuel filler neck but I am very glad I did. It just makes the whole thing look nicely finished.  I can't wait till I paint the inside all black and then it will really pop!

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on February 06, 2015, 08:42:31 PM
Nice job on everything! I like the idea of leaving the notch for the 640 spoiler operation.  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 06, 2015, 08:49:24 PM
Nice job on everything! I like the idea of leaving the notch for the 640 spoiler operation.  ::thumbup

Thanks Mike, yes I wanted to leave it so it can still function.  Took me a while to come up with a good design but I'm pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: redhammer on February 07, 2015, 08:46:26 AM
Amazing progress on this car.You have a lot of talent, awesome work so far in every aspect. Would you mind sharing how you designed the support frame for the NAERC chassis to accommodate the Murcielago body?Thank you!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambobuilder on February 07, 2015, 09:07:45 AM
Here is how I mounted the Diablo to NAERC chassis. Just one approach. Could be adopted for any body.  http://www.lambobuilder.com/emtemp/body/ (http://www.lambobuilder.com/emtemp/body/)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Matty99dun on February 08, 2015, 03:07:36 PM
Got the latch installed and working properly, now my hood opens and closes nicely.  I used the seal from the trunk of my 2000 Passat and I had to trim just a little bit of the length, otherwise it worked out perfect.

I'm also looking for a good alternative to the hood catch, if anyone knows of one please let me know.  Here is a pic of what the OEM part looks like.
I used the hood safety catch from a Volvo sorry I dont rember the model. Then with steel bar ( 5mm ) bent a ( U ) shape flipped it over then weld onto frame, takes a bit of getting the height right so tack welds are best.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 09, 2015, 10:15:40 AM
Thanks for the tip Matty99dun I will check into those to see which one it is!

That's a great guide lambobuilder!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 19, 2015, 11:21:44 PM
Made this lip on the back of the fenders for the headlight glass to sit on.  This will allow the headlight to sit flush with the fender.  I'll take some pics of the glass tomorrow after this dries.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on February 19, 2015, 11:27:18 PM
Nice Work! Seems to be a good idea!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 21, 2015, 10:07:14 AM
Hey thanks Purple, I test fitted the lenses and the lip worked very well.  It holds the lenses nice and flush with the fender, pics coming soon.  I'm working on the headlight mounts today.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 21, 2015, 05:08:15 PM
Here is today's progress on my headlights! The marker light is still not finished  :P

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: rotarycraig on February 21, 2015, 06:29:08 PM
Pedro,

You know where I stand on your build but Ill share with all. Your killing it. Raising the bar on the game and proving that it can be done, on custom chassis, and to what one wants. Bravo bro. inspire us all. :D
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 21, 2015, 09:57:19 PM
Wow Craig thank you very much  ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 23, 2015, 09:12:27 PM
Have them going in nicely  ::bounce

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: william on February 23, 2015, 09:14:58 PM
Amazing. ....... :drool
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 03, 2015, 08:44:47 AM
Here is how I finally ended up mounting my headlights.  Took a couple different versions but I am real happy with the way these mount now.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on March 03, 2015, 11:05:11 AM
Nicely done by you sir! ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Rob James on March 03, 2015, 06:28:17 PM
Wow a true Master at work!! I can literally see all the Man hours it took to fabricate this, and in my mind's eye see how many mocked up versions you must have attempted, to get to this point!! Truly amazing......my hat's off to you Sir!! Well done!!  :drool

Rob,  ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 04, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
Nicely done by you sir! ::thumbup

You're not doing so bad yourself my friend  ::salute

Wow a true Master at work!! I can literally see all the Man hours it took to fabricate this, and in my mind's eye see how many mocked up versions you must have attempted, to get to this point!! Truly amazing......my hat's off to you Sir!! Well done!!  :drool

Rob,  ::beers

Jajajajaja, thanks bud.  Yeah I had to do a couple different ones before I figured this one out.  Everything takes time and one should not be afraid to change it if you see that it won't work out even if you've already invested time and effort into it.  ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LP640 on March 04, 2015, 06:31:40 PM
niceeee
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 19, 2015, 01:23:55 PM
Finally got my interior parts made, now I can start putting this thing together  ::thumbup

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I also made some brackets for the rear license plate lights.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on March 19, 2015, 02:15:01 PM
Well done Autopro. How did you make the interior pieces? Right now i'm doing the same thing experimenting with fleece and fiberglass. Fun fun fun.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 19, 2015, 02:34:18 PM
Well done Autopro. How did you make the interior pieces? Right now i'm doing the same thing experimenting with fleece and fiberglass. Fun fun fun.

Thanks bud! I molded them from OEM pieces, took a while and there are sooo many but it's worth it.  You should post some of your technique with the fleece and fiberglass.  I've seen on youtube how the do the speaker enclosures and it seems very interesting.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on March 19, 2015, 02:41:46 PM
I see. Yeah, i am taking pictures of the process and will post a lil how to later on. It's similar to the speaker enclosure method, just without the speakers. Keep up the great work on your build, it's truly next level.  ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on March 19, 2015, 03:25:00 PM
I'm interested in seeing your results as well. I've tried it before but always had issues with the material drooping after being saturated with resin. Granted the enclosure still looked nice but not exactly what was originally intended. Is there a certain fleece to use that works better than others?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on March 19, 2015, 03:52:52 PM
I'm interested in seeing your results as well. I've tried it before but always had issues with the material drooping after being saturated with resin. Granted the enclosure still looked nice but not exactly what was originally intended. Is there a certain fleece to use that works better than others?
Any fleece will do. I stay away from the really fluffy kind. Just use the $1.50/yd. stuff from walmart. You have to use adhesive spray to hold the edges of the fleece, then stretch it slightly so no drooping occurs while making your shape. Stretch it so there are no wrinkles. If you must have wrinkles due to stubborn areas, you can go back and body filler that area later after you lay the fiberglass. After i'm done i'll start a thread on it but i hope i didn't jack Autopros build thread too badly.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 20, 2015, 11:29:34 PM
No worries notnilc post away!

I finished the marker lights for my headlights today.  All I have to do now is start detailing them, prime and then paint.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 03, 2015, 09:04:12 AM
Made a little bit of progress on fitting my interior, still a lot of work to do.  I need to make all the mounting points and get some clips for all of these pieces.  There's just so many of them  888o

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on April 03, 2015, 09:53:39 AM
So Very nice Sir! Everything fits like a glove!!! Can't wait to see it all wrapped in leather!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 06, 2015, 10:24:32 PM
So Very nice Sir! Everything fits like a glove!!! Can't wait to see it all wrapped in leather!


At least the doors are LOL!

Pulled the Passat into the garage and started taking it apart in preparation to remove the engine and transmission.

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My God look at all the wires  :sosad


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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 22, 2015, 11:24:07 PM
Teardown on the car continues, I will be using the steering column and fitted a 3 spoke steering wheel from an A6 Audi.  Hope I  will be able to fit the A/C under the Lamborghini dash  ::scratch

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 22, 2015, 11:37:28 PM
Bought an oil cooler from ebay that would fit inside my left rocker scoop that will be used to cool the transmission oil.  Did a test fit on it just to see how it was going to work out and I'm pretty happy with the way it fits, just have to make a few brackets and she'll be good to go.  Need to find a suitable grill material for the front of the scoop to protect the cooler from rocks or other debris. If anyone has anything in mind please let me know.  ::help

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Tusabes on April 23, 2015, 01:21:49 AM
Perforated metal
http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perforated/ (http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perforated/)

http://www.metalsdepot.com/mobile/products.php?category_id=77 (http://www.metalsdepot.com/mobile/products.php?category_id=77)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 23, 2015, 08:15:39 AM
Oh I like the Hexagonal Hole material, I'm going to go check out my metal supply that is local to me to see if they have it.  Thanks George!  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Tusabes on April 23, 2015, 01:39:26 PM
You're welcome ! I like the hex too but not sure it will provide the needed rock protection . For this area I would probably choose the small round perforations
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Linlor on April 23, 2015, 07:15:39 PM
Autopro;

If your local metal shop doesn't have any (most don't as the stuff is so flimsy and hard to store), then order from Mcnicol's.  I ordered a few 4x4 sheets and it was sent to my door within a 2 days and no duties across the border into Canada so that was even better than normal.  I was very happy with the Mcnicol's service.

Also, be careful on how much coverage yo end up with on your perforated metal.  The round holes tend to provide a lot less air flow so there may not be enough to properly cool the oil so be careful.  The hex gives around 75-80% perforation to size so pretty good flow. Some of the round hole sets are way down in the 40-50% openings.

Car is looking great as well btw.

Cheers
Don
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 24, 2015, 11:18:37 AM
Awesome! the oil coiler/trans coiler looks great ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 24, 2015, 11:11:09 PM
Awesome! the oil coiler/trans coiler looks great ::thumbup

Thanks Mike!

George and Don; thank you both for your help.  I went to the metal supply today after work and found the hex shaped material there.  I bought a sheet of it which should be enough to do both rockers and the batwing scoops.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 24, 2015, 11:18:44 PM
Got the engine and trans out today with the hopes of getting it mounted tomorrow but one of my engine mounts was busted.   :(

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 27, 2015, 08:18:04 PM
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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 27, 2015, 08:57:05 PM
Did you give any thought to the PES supercharger kit? Bolts on and comes with everything. That's what I was leaning towards for my build.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 27, 2015, 09:17:07 PM
I've seen one but didn't know they still made them, I'm going to have to search for them  ::study.  Thanks for making me spend more money Mike!  :sosad jajajaja
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 28, 2015, 04:56:59 AM
http://www.goodspeedperformance.com/products.php?make=Volkswagen&model=Passat&trim=B5&cat=Power+Enhancement (http://www.goodspeedperformance.com/products.php?make=Volkswagen&model=Passat&trim=B5&cat=Power+Enhancement)

Here you go sir. And it comes is flat black finish my favorite! Lol
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on April 29, 2015, 06:29:13 PM
The engine looks at home in there. And I like the way LP670Mike thinks! Supercharger or maybe some compound turbos? Mmmmm hmmm
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 02, 2015, 06:55:47 PM
The engine looks at home in there. And I like the way LP670Mike thinks! Supercharger or maybe some compound turbos? Mmmmm hmmm


Yes I agree, he has some expensive thoughts LOL!

I bought a  couple of Porsche Boxster-996 radiator fans for my Honda radiators and they fit perfect. I think this will make it look more OEM for someone peeking through the rear bumper grilles. Thanks to Texas for giving me the measurements from his own fans! ::thumbup

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150502_154835_zps7nyagc8n.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150502_154835_zps7nyagc8n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 05, 2015, 08:21:20 AM
Received my window regulators from Jose (lambocars) today and they are great, very well made!  Thank you Jose!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150505-WA0000_zps5o8byh3a.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150505-WA0000_zps5o8byh3a.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on May 05, 2015, 08:03:24 PM
WOW! He made those?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 06, 2015, 12:51:38 PM
WOW! He made those?

Yes he did, he's pretty talented.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 08, 2015, 08:56:41 AM
Got my transmission mounts done, final welding will be once I take out the engine and transmission.  Motor mounts should be done this weekend.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150507_194219_zpsotq4bwxg.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150507_194219_zpsotq4bwxg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 09, 2015, 07:58:57 PM
Here are some pictures of the way I'm mounting my radiators, in no particular order because of my phone's way of putting them in.  Got them both in today and I'm very happy with how the Porsche fans worked out, it's almost if they were made for each other.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150509_142522_zpsobmwpya4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150509_142522_zpsobmwpya4.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150509_143845_zpsvf6eizsk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150509_143845_zpsvf6eizsk.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150509_142642_zpsdppooftf.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150509_142642_zpsdppooftf.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150509_171653_zpsvj3tytts.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150509_171653_zpsvj3tytts.jpg.html)





Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on May 09, 2015, 11:07:46 PM
Pedro, your build is so impressive. Everything looks perfectly aligned and your fabrication is stellar. I can't wait to see this thing after paint. Great Job so far.

Where did you get your little triangle grilles on the rear bumper?  Thanks.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 10, 2015, 10:33:16 PM
Pedro, your build is so impressive. Everything looks perfectly aligned and your fabrication is stellar. I can't wait to see this thing after paint. Great Job so far.

Where did you get your little triangle grilles on the rear bumper?  Thanks.

Thanks bud, I also can't wait to get it painted believe me!  I molded the OEM grills and those are the  copies.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 13, 2015, 10:24:13 PM
Because of my oil filter hitting the frame I had to get an oil filter relocation kit.  In order to install it I also had to remove the stock oil cooler but since I will be installing a bigger external one I should be ok.  I'll be running the lines to the cooler that was installed in the driver's rocker.  Once I get the lines put in and the filter relocated I'll post more pictures.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150513_185212_zpscw23hhdn.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150513_185212_zpscw23hhdn.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150513_185050_zpspgdsh40c.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150513_185050_zpspgdsh40c.jpg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 14, 2015, 11:37:41 PM
Mocking up my steering column, dash support and pedals.  I still need to get the support further in so the steering wheel doesn't stick out so much maybe just a couple of inches more.  The pedals will need to be cut and brought up but it should work out well.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150514_204615_zpstdg94cic.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150514_204615_zpstdg94cic.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150514_204850_zpsoqpaimfj.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150514_204850_zpsoqpaimfj.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150514_204734_zps3njsul8q.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150514_204734_zps3njsul8q.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: satinta on May 15, 2015, 01:19:24 PM
Because of my oil filter hitting the frame I had to get an oil filter relocation kit.  In order to install it I also had to remove the stock oil cooler but since I will be installing a bigger external one I should be ok.  I'll be running the lines to the cooler that was installed in the driver's rocker.  Once I get the lines put in and the filter relocated I'll post more pictures.
Whenever possibel try to use a "L" bracket or smaller filter ect. Remote filters on street cars are nothing but trouble. Just gives the filter a lot more places to suck air or leak and destroy your engine.  They are good in big trucks and racing applications because they are over engineered not to fail but bad on street cars IMO.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 22, 2015, 12:14:14 AM
@satinta

I  will be using AN fittings to minimize leaks, thanks for the heads up I'll make sure that I pay special attention to this.

I did buy another cooler for my transmission since it originally had  the lines going through the radiator.  Got a bracket made and mounted it to the back of the engine.  I will be getting different fittings that are angled so i can route the lines a little bit better.   I ordered a fan from a motorcycle that I  will mount to the top of it.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150521_210430_zps77bkywmq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150521_210430_zps77bkywmq.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150521_210446_zps4fhflapx.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150521_210446_zps4fhflapx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 24, 2015, 10:27:48 AM
I'm pretty happy with how the uprights came out and how the wing sits on them.  I had to make sure that my exhaust lid wing was able to raise and lower without hitting them.  Now that it clears properly I can start making molds.  Right now everything is just taped in place, I still have to figure out how to mount the darn things :sosad

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150523_135308_LLS_zpsgwhj7dmu.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150523_135308_LLS_zpsgwhj7dmu.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150523_135354_LLS_zpszs8rtyk1.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150523_135354_LLS_zpszs8rtyk1.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150523_135437_LLS_zpsucblk7n9.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150523_135437_LLS_zpsucblk7n9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 25, 2015, 09:30:21 AM
Dash support and A/C heater core are in!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150624_180615_zpsnxwoenof.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150624_180615_zpsnxwoenof.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on June 25, 2015, 01:42:24 PM
You are making some killer progress my friend! Keep on keepin on!!!  ::wave
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 30, 2015, 08:41:29 AM
You are making some killer progress my friend! Keep on keepin on!!!  ::wave


I will, I want to get this done!  Thanks bud.  ::beers

My good friend Carlos let me borrow the right door handle that I was missing.  I finished molding it last night and I also modified the handle bucket from the left side to fit the right side handle.  I still need to mold the bucket because I wanted to make sure that it would work out first.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150629_205735_LLS_zpstdqhukfp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150629_205735_LLS_zpstdqhukfp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150629_194033_LLS_zpssccf8dsn.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150629_194033_LLS_zpssccf8dsn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 10, 2015, 09:41:15 PM
I bought a USB charger and a USB and audio jack input for my stereo.  I decided to put it at the back of my glove box tray.  Here's how they look installed.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150710_175056_zpsqb8l9m43.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150710_175056_zpsqb8l9m43.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150710_175608_zpskrzs0b9j.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150710_175608_zpskrzs0b9j.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 10, 2015, 09:49:58 PM
Finally finished molding my door handles this past weekend and I manage to get one installed today.  Made some standoffs and bonded them in place with some duraglas.  I was also able to adapt the lock cylinder from my Passat and used it in the original position of the door handle.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150710_190754_zps1ftxdzvp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150710_190754_zps1ftxdzvp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150710_190821_zpsqnqbnlks.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150710_190821_zpsqnqbnlks.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150710_191416_LLS_zps1wwvzktn.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150710_191416_LLS_zps1wwvzktn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 11, 2015, 07:14:02 PM
Today I was working on getting my window regulators installed to make sure that there are no clearance issues with the door handle and lock levers. I got these from lambocars (José) and they fit awesome  ::thumbup

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150711-WA0002_zps0u9qtooz.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150711-WA0002_zps0u9qtooz.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 15, 2015, 09:27:07 PM
Installed the wiper along with the motor and transmission from a 2013 Toyota Yaris.  This wiper is very close to the OEM dimensions and it worked out well.  It was a bit tight under the cowl but we got it mounted.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150715_184720_zpstr77h2fj.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150715_184720_zpstr77h2fj.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150715_184830_zpslfudctzr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150715_184830_zpslfudctzr.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150715_184944_zps8omjmhuj.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150715_184944_zps8omjmhuj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 19, 2015, 12:44:35 AM
It was a long day of work but it's running    ::bounce

https://youtu.be/19abKJdzKdA (https://youtu.be/19abKJdzKdA)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on July 19, 2015, 01:32:26 AM
Hey Autopro it says the video is private when i click the link.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 19, 2015, 01:56:53 AM
Sorry, I fixed it now

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19abKJdzKdA&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on July 19, 2015, 09:00:17 AM
You got it purrrin like a kitten. The first engine start up is always a great feeling. Congrats.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on July 19, 2015, 09:33:42 AM
Sounds Great Auto! Keep up the good work! ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 20, 2015, 12:17:46 PM
Thanks guys!  It's one less worry right now, I was really happy all weekend now that I have this engine working.  Still a lot of other details to get it all hooked up but they shouldn't be that bad now.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: jrule78 on July 20, 2015, 01:08:13 PM
    Definitely sounds good but it looks like you have some low Brake pads! Haha
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 20, 2015, 01:39:26 PM
LOL yes, instrument cluster looks like a Christmas tree!  I hope I can find someone that can reprogram my computer to remove all of those options since I won't be using them anymore.  ::scratch
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ahiles008 on July 22, 2015, 02:38:58 AM
Today I was working on getting my window regulators installed to make sure that there are no clearance issues with the door handle and lock levers. I got these from lambocars (José) and they fit awesome  ::thumbup

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150711-WA0002_zps0u9qtooz.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150711-WA0002_zps0u9qtooz.jpeg.html[/url])


of which are windows?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Havemurci on July 22, 2015, 08:09:34 AM
There's always the electrical tape over the light method..Lol.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 22, 2015, 09:06:10 AM
@ ahiles008:

I will be using the OEM windows for this build.

@ Havemurci:

Been there done that, thanks for the reminder jajajaja.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 22, 2015, 10:09:14 AM
Sneak peek at something I'm working on!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150821_185532_zpsvycqorf1.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150821_185532_zpsvycqorf1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 22, 2015, 10:44:09 AM
My good friend Alan, CNC cut this 670 wing out of foam and sent it to me so I can make a mold for it.  I started doing some work on it and got a first coat of primer on it to seal the surface.   Still needs more filling in some areas and then more block sanding.  Wing should be ready in a couple of weeks.


(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150812_193238_LLS_zpscdtgztfq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150812_193238_LLS_zpscdtgztfq.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150816-WA0006_zps5gkuzuxf.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150816-WA0006_zps5gkuzuxf.jpeg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150817-WA0011_zpsxlbp7lyd.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150817-WA0011_zpsxlbp7lyd.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on August 22, 2015, 01:50:31 PM
Wow!  Excellent. Is that 670 hood vent you are working on?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 22, 2015, 06:55:41 PM
Yes, thanks bud!  I cut up my perfectly good fenders to do this upgrade.  I am very happy with the way they are coming out.  Here is a pic of how I cut up my fenders.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150822_113709_zpswc2ed4sy.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150822_113709_zpswc2ed4sy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 09, 2015, 09:00:06 AM
Fenders are all done and primed, I'm glad these are done because it was a pain to convert to the 670 style but well worth the effort I think.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.53_zpsudmamsal.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.53_zpsudmamsal.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.28_zps88hlmufc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.28_zps88hlmufc.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.17_zpsodrkrvu1.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.17_zpsodrkrvu1.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.00_zpsiketqqd0.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/2015-09-08%2018.42.00_zpsiketqqd0.jpg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on September 09, 2015, 09:04:20 AM
Wow those look great!!!!   Well done!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 09, 2015, 09:05:21 AM
Wow those look great!!!!   Well done!

Thanks buddy!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Havemurci on September 09, 2015, 09:45:32 AM
Top work !
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 09, 2015, 10:23:08 AM
Top work !


Sweet bro!

I'll be re-doing my front bumper soon also and hopefully I can get the wing and uprights done in a couple of weeks.  That project got side tracked a little bit to get some other parts done.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 10, 2015, 10:09:11 PM
This is the 670 bumper that I am working on, just finished getting a couple coats of primer just for the pictures  8)  I haven't finished the lower spoiler but hopefully by next week I can get it done.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150910_195345_zps13mm5pzp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150910_195345_zps13mm5pzp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150910_195115_zpsyxexjh1a.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150910_195115_zpsyxexjh1a.jpg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on September 11, 2015, 03:23:41 PM
Awesome work! I like all the 670 parts. Are you going to convert the rear bumper as well?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 11, 2015, 04:33:52 PM
That sure is some fine work sir! Good to see some progress on here!!!  ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 11, 2015, 04:52:27 PM
Hi Mike, no plans on converting the rear bumper yet. At the moment I'll only be doing the 670 wing, unless you start making those parts available  :LL:

Thanks purple,  I also enjoy seeing your progress, hopefully you'll have some nice stuff to show us soon ::beers

Here are the laser cut grills I sent out to get made.  I haven't received them yet all I have are these pictures they sent me. Man I can't wait for them to get here  :drool

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/CAM004881_zpskjnk8ibh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/CAM004881_zpskjnk8ibh.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/CAM004891_zpsda0quwij.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/CAM004891_zpsda0quwij.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on September 12, 2015, 08:51:03 AM
Hi Mike, no plans on converting the rear bumper yet. At the moment I'll only be doing the 670 wing, unless you start making those parts available  :LL:

Thanks purple,  I also enjoy seeing your progress, hopefully you'll have some nice stuff to show us soon ::beers

Here are the laser cut grills I sent out to get made.  I haven't received them yet all I have are these pictures they sent me. Man I can't wait for them to get here  :drool

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/CAM004881_zpskjnk8ibh.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/CAM004881_zpskjnk8ibh.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/CAM004891_zpsda0quwij.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/CAM004891_zpsda0quwij.jpg.html[/url])


Yeah I have been slacking on the rear bumper lol.  I have to get back to that soon. Been kind of side tracked with working on the chassis at the moment. The grills look awesome? Will you be getting more than one set?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on September 12, 2015, 01:10:42 PM
 Great job on the laser cut grills! With some black paint on top, they will look very close to OEM, despite the difference in thickness compared to the plastic originals. How thick is the sheet of these, and have you done any weight measurements so far? Seems like 2 mm thick.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: madmods on September 12, 2015, 05:30:00 PM
Hi Mike, no plans on converting the rear bumper yet. At the moment I'll only be doing the 670 wing, unless you start making those parts available  :LL:

I want to do a wing too. I might make a custom crazy creation
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 24, 2015, 10:48:06 PM
Mike, once we know the grills fit well I'm sure we can get more made brother.

Hi plans4sale, actually a friend of mine went to the dealer and told me that the originals on the 670 are made of metal  ::scratch.  Anyways this is the prototype and I still need to make sure they fit correctly so we didn't get them cut from too thick a material but they are very close to the original.  Probably can't tell too well from the picture.  As far as weight difference I have no idea how much the OEM ones weigh, maybe if you can tell me how much they weigh we can compare them to mine.  But would you really be concerned about a weight difference in grills?


Madmods can't wait to see what you come up with bro!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 24, 2015, 10:54:14 PM
Been working on my steering wheel but I'm still not convinced I like the way the airbag is coming out.  Maybe after I paint it black it will look better.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150825-WA0020_zps0citkdfb.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150825-WA0020_zps0citkdfb.jpeg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20150919-WA0009_zps0cqyw9js.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20150919-WA0009_zps0cqyw9js.jpeg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150924_184737_zpslpjtu15n.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150924_184737_zpslpjtu15n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 24, 2015, 10:57:28 PM
Front bumper going on, have to align it a bit better but I will get it done this weekend.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150924_185305_zpsqzozqid3.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150924_185305_zpsqzozqid3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on September 24, 2015, 11:51:33 PM
Such a nice job bro.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: anny char on September 24, 2015, 11:57:02 PM
Front bumper going on, have to align it a bit better but I will get it done this weekend.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150924_185305_zpsqzozqid3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150924_185305_zpsqzozqid3.jpg.html[/url])

nice bumper...cheer up
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on September 25, 2015, 02:39:34 AM
I think the steering wheel is going to look a lot better when you paint it black.
The 670 bumper looks freakin awesome! You even made the brake vents functional.  ::salute
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: String on September 25, 2015, 04:21:53 AM
Just seen this .... and what a top job ,very nicely done .

I thought everyone knew SV grilles were metal ( I was told aluminium ), the mounting tabs are all welded on behind as you might expect . I did get up close for some pictures of one a while back.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on September 25, 2015, 04:42:10 AM
Hi plans4sale, actually a friend of mine went to the dealer and told me that the originals on the 670 are made of metal  ::scratch .  Anyways this is the prototype and I still need to make sure they fit correctly so we didn't get them cut from too thick a material but they are very close to the original.  Probably can't tell too well from the picture.  As far as weight difference I have no idea how much the OEM ones weigh, maybe if you can tell me how much they weigh we can compare them to mine.  But would you really be concerned about a weight difference in grills?

 Wow, I have seen several Murcielagos in person multiple times and I can swear the grilles looked like made out of 10-15 mm thick injection moulded plastic, complete with pocket mounting points and rounded edges for better air flow and aerodynamics. Maybe it's just the limited edition LP670 that uses metal grilles to save on manufacturing cost...
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on September 25, 2015, 08:21:37 AM
The sv bumper looks great! Can't wait to see the grills in place!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 25, 2015, 12:57:53 PM
@ notnilc20 – Thanks brother!

@ anny char – I’m always cheery jajajaja, thanks man!

@ SchulzeA – You know it man, need all the brake cooling I can get to stop the car when I need to from all the power of the massive Passat V6.  I hope the airbag looks better after I paint it, otherwise I am going to burn it and throw it in the trash. >:(

@ String – Yes, my friend did say they were aluminium and anodized black.  I’ll be welding the tabs on the back but I need to fit them to my bumper first.  Good to see you back on here brother!

@ plans4sale – On the earlier Murcielago and the LP640 the grills were made out of plastic which is pretty thick like you explained but the 670 is thin metal.  Also they are way more expensive than the plastic ones but I do agree with you that they are probably cheaper to make than the injected plastic versions.

@ lp670mike – Thank you my friend, hopefully I will get them next week and I will definitely take a picture of them for you.

Thanks for all the comments guys I really appreciate them!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 26, 2015, 10:32:40 AM
My headlights are almost ready for paint, got a coat of primer on them and put them together.  I'll be testing out the lights today to make sure they all work.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150925_172144_zpsyrxjdsyq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150925_172144_zpsyrxjdsyq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 26, 2015, 05:35:48 PM
Hooked them up to my 12v power supply and they worked great, they are pretty bright and should work well to light up the road.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150926_120726_zpsulkex2tw.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150926_120726_zpsulkex2tw.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150926_122232_zpsab5bbtxt.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150926_122232_zpsab5bbtxt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on September 26, 2015, 08:05:35 PM
Looking good bro!!! Nice job!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 27, 2015, 09:36:17 AM
Thank you very much Sam  ::thumbup.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 27, 2015, 09:17:42 PM
Last week I bought a cowl piece from a wrecked Murcielago and I made a mold from it.  I  then placed the mold onto my windshield frame and fiberglased directly over it.  Tomorrow I'll remove the mold and take some more pics for you guys.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150927_100550_zpsorlfrctv.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150927_100550_zpsorlfrctv.jpg.html)


I cut a slit into the windshield frame to slide the mold into it.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150927_105028_zpsfppxji04.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150927_105028_zpsfppxji04.jpg.html)

Here is the mold screwed into place

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150927_114423_zpszg15ied7.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150927_114423_zpszg15ied7.jpg.html)

And here is how it looked from the back before I glassed it in place.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150927_142938_zpstmwukmd0.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150927_142938_zpstmwukmd0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on September 27, 2015, 09:21:24 PM
So nice Sir! That is a great idea and should really stiffen that piece up!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 27, 2015, 09:40:26 PM
As soon as you want I can send the mold to you so you can do the same.  It will definitely stiffen things up.  ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 28, 2015, 09:13:11 PM
Here it is after removing the mold, I'm pretty happy with the results and it will make lining up my front end much easier.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150928_181512_zps9pzn85zp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150928_181512_zps9pzn85zp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 28, 2015, 09:29:02 PM
Oh and a little update on the grills!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150928_1751201_zpse8somqyo.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150928_1751201_zpse8somqyo.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150928_1751501_zpsdm78qftz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150928_1751501_zpsdm78qftz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on September 29, 2015, 08:18:43 AM
Awesome work dude! They look perfect.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 29, 2015, 08:33:45 AM
Awesome work dude! They look perfect.

Thank you bro, but I can't take all the credit for these.  I drew them up in CAD and then my friend Carlos had them laser cut by a company in L.A.  He also cut and welded the tabs for mounting them.  Hopefully I will get them this week so I can install them on my bumper.  If anybody would want a set I can put you in contact with him.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 07, 2015, 09:44:09 AM
Now that I have my door windows thanks to Purple, I had to try an put them in to see how they look.  I still need to find a proper seal that will work for me but one of these days I will take a trip to the junk yard to see what I find.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20151006-WA0018_zpsv74jqme9.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20151006-WA0018_zpsv74jqme9.jpeg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20151006-WA0016_zps0ilouj8v.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20151006-WA0016_zps0ilouj8v.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Havemurci on October 07, 2015, 06:30:01 PM
Purdy.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on October 13, 2015, 08:59:34 AM
Finally got my grills painted and installed.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151012_182213_zpswxwxglm5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151012_182213_zpswxwxglm5.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151012_182229_zpsflwtz9y2.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151012_182229_zpsflwtz9y2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on October 13, 2015, 09:43:03 AM
WoW! That looks really nice bud! Trying my best to keep up with you!!!  ::bounce
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on October 13, 2015, 01:44:30 PM
Looking good bro. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 26, 2015, 10:40:36 PM
Hey thanks guys  ::salute

So today I went to a machine shop near my house and I had some bushings made to join my Passat and Chevy C-10 axles.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151126_120039_zpskhvmlhl5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151126_120039_zpskhvmlhl5.jpg.html)

Here they are after being welded all together.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151126_133423_zps2jdoqen8.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151126_133423_zps2jdoqen8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: eddie on November 27, 2015, 04:52:36 AM
I had my done same way. now the machine shop/welding told me S10 shafts are harder steel  then Audi,it need it some kind of different weld . I forgot what's called.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 27, 2015, 09:40:49 AM
I welded these here at home, I hope they are alright  ::scratch.  Now I have to go and get my welding buddies that know about this to tell me if I have to redo it.  This will be a pain because I already put them back in the car last night.  Thanks for the heads up Eddie  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on November 27, 2015, 10:35:22 AM
Guys, use BMW full size sedan CV axles. They have the same spline pattern as the Corvette and S10 hubs and a flange style mount on the other end. The bolt pattern in that flange is different from the commonly used transaxles, but a simple adapter is cheap and much easier than cutting up axles. The BMW axles are available in numerous lengths at any auto parts store for under $100 and they are a healthy 1-1/8" thick. Also, the adapter can be made any thickness to fine tune the required length. If you are using a Hall Effect speedo sender, cut the sender grooves into the adapter while it is being machined and save several hundred dollars on parts later.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 27, 2015, 11:00:57 AM
Good info Charley I will have to look into those if I run into any problems with these, thanks bud.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: minihawn on November 27, 2015, 06:54:40 PM
Yes, thanks bud!  I cut up my perfectly good fenders to do this upgrade.  I am very happy with the way they are coming out.  Here is a pic of how I cut up my fenders.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20150822_113709_zpswc2ed4sy.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20150822_113709_zpswc2ed4sy.jpg.html[/url])


I think once  we get over the fear of cutting on the body we realize the beauty we can create! looking good bro.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: eddie on November 27, 2015, 09:42:02 PM
Guys, use BMW full size sedan CV axles. They have the same spline pattern as the Corvette and S10 hubs and a flange style mount on the other end. The bolt pattern in that flange is different from the commonly used transaxles, but a simple adapter is cheap and much easier than cutting up axles. The BMW axles are available in numerous lengths at any auto parts store for under $100 and they are a healthy 1-1/8" thick. Also, the adapter can be made any thickness to fine tune the required length. If you are using a Hall Effect speedo sender, cut the sender grooves into the adapter while it is being machined and save several hundred dollars on parts later.
actually there's a member Wigl4me ( i think that was him) who mention to me on email about the beema axles and found exact length he need it.

Pedro, please check with qualify welding shop about the axle shafts. GM axle are harder ( more carbon ?)  you don't want that snap on you one day, while driving. I forgot what's called . you can google up how to weld hardener metal, but let the pro do it.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on November 28, 2015, 06:33:26 PM

I think once  we get over the fear of cutting on the body we realize the beauty we can create! looking good bro.



Agreed, it's just fiberglass cut it up and make whatever you want.  ::thumbup



Pedro, please check with qualify welding shop about the axle shafts. GM axle are harder ( more carbon ?)  you don't want that snap on you one day, while driving. I forgot what's called . you can google up how to weld hardener metal, but let the pro do it.

I've got a call into a buddy of mine who's an excellent welder to see what he thinks, I'm also going back to the machine shop so they can look it over, thanks bud.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 09, 2015, 12:27:53 PM
Doing some final fitting work to the rear wing.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151207_184411_zpsci9x3rcz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151207_184411_zpsci9x3rcz.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151207_184401_zps1nmbsmmp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151207_184401_zps1nmbsmmp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: minihawn on December 09, 2015, 12:30:27 PM
nice rear..
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 10, 2015, 09:56:12 AM
Here is another piece I have been working on, it's the roof panel that the 3rd brake light goes into.  On my original kit that piece was molded onto the roof and I didn't like the fact that it wouldn't have the gap in between the panels.  Now that I have this piece I can cut the one that is molded on my roof and install this instead. 

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151117_191524_zpsxfxs4ugo.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151117_191524_zpsxfxs4ugo.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20151117_191541_zps7axzrwow.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20151117_191541_zps7axzrwow.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Superman on April 01, 2016, 09:12:24 AM
Any updates?   ::K
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 08, 2016, 10:19:12 AM
Any updates?   ::K

Ya, sorry for being a slacker.  I had been away from the build since December but I'm back at it and I should have something for you guys soon.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 08, 2016, 11:34:33 AM
Glad to see you are back. Can't wait for the updates! ::thumbup ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 14, 2016, 11:09:16 PM
Glad to see you are back. Can't wait for the updates! ::thumbup ::beers


Thanks man, here's some pics from tonight just because I haven't added any in a while.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160414_193713_zps4svoiqyh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160414_193713_zps4svoiqyh.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160414_193732_zpseitiu4ds.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160414_193732_zpseitiu4ds.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160414_193812_zpsjxkqdavk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160414_193812_zpsjxkqdavk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 15, 2016, 06:01:41 AM
That wing looks great! I really like how you integrated the brackets into the 640 exhaust bonnet and still retained the 670 style. Beautiful work! ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 18, 2016, 04:04:07 PM
My friend took my fenders after I converted them to the 670 style and he molded them.  He gave me a brand new pair and they came out awesome!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160313-WA0003_zps8khp6e7n.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160313-WA0003_zps8khp6e7n.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160408-WA0022_zpspmaamwxz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160408-WA0022_zpspmaamwxz.jpg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 18, 2016, 04:08:02 PM
Also Solrac asked me to make a mold of his seats and he was nice enough to let me make a set for myself.  These actually fit so much better in my car than the other seats I had bought off ebay.  I put the sliders on this weekend and I can't wait to get them upholstered.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160415-WA0028_zpskugkunur.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160415-WA0028_zpskugkunur.jpg.html)

This is a shot of the small wing on the exhaust lid in action, I made the uprights so that this will still be able to go up and down.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160408-WA0028_zpsxizmbqbk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160408-WA0028_zpsxizmbqbk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 23, 2016, 10:11:13 AM
Here's the way that I am doing the buttons for my car.  First I made a mold of the buttons in silicone.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160413_192053_zps0iuozhfv.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160413_192053_zps0iuozhfv.jpg.html)

I'm using clear casting epoxy that I bought at Michael's craft store  ::)  it's pretty good stuff but it takes about 24 hours to fully cure so making these took several days.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_164339_zpseej4pvgt.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_164339_zpseej4pvgt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 23, 2016, 10:24:32 AM
I'm using switches that already have an LED inside of them, these  I bought from eBay and they are a combination of SPST  momentary and latching switches.  If you use these keep in mind that you need to use a resistor in order to power up the LED with a 12v source.  In this picture I'm using a 530 ohm 1/2 watt resistor but I might change it to a 1k ohm depending on how bright they are.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160415_144619_zpsqc6brans.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160415_144619_zpsqc6brans.jpg.html)

After making all the buttons I painted the sides black and the tops white.   The white on the top still allows the light to get through but it helps with making it a softer glow.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_181523_zpsuknosbmh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_181523_zpsuknosbmh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 23, 2016, 11:49:35 AM
I drew the symbols in Autocad and printed them out on white waterslide decal paper on my plotter.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_182208_zpsjire7zsk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_182208_zpsjire7zsk.jpg.html)

Cut them out and placed them on the buttons using some decal set so it helps you remove wrinkles and helps glue them down better.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_183630_zpsub6gbjc8.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_183630_zpsub6gbjc8.jpg.html)

Here's what they look like after gluing them down and folding over the edges.  The black on the edges might get rubbed off in some places but a sharpie takes care of that problem.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_184424_zpszkm7lf3c.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_184424_zpszkm7lf3c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 23, 2016, 11:54:43 AM
Here they are all glued down and the edges painted, just need for them to completely dry before hitting them with some matte finish clear to help protect them.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_210247_zpsjz4qqahq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_210247_zpsjz4qqahq.jpg.html)

This is what they end up looking like with the light behind them.  I'll get some pics of them installed after I get some clear on them.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160422_210922_zpsnrkkztkj.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160422_210922_zpsnrkkztkj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 23, 2016, 12:06:17 PM
Wow they look amazing! you got some serious skills :notworthy
I like the bat wing button.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Robert on April 24, 2016, 12:55:38 AM
Very nice work!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on April 24, 2016, 11:32:39 AM
Amazing work Pedro!!!!  ::salute ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 24, 2016, 09:26:25 PM
Thanks fellas!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 25, 2016, 08:55:09 AM
Sneak peak at a piece I will be getting soon thanks to Dustin and Carlos!  ::beers

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160422-WA0022_zpsl4cuyrxq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160422-WA0022_zpsl4cuyrxq.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160422-WA0023_zpsjjv3ggga.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160422-WA0023_zpsjjv3ggga.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 25, 2016, 10:47:44 PM
Instrument buttons almost done, once I finish the mounting of the switches I will glue them down.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160425_200013_zpsjx4was7o.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160425_200013_zpsjx4was7o.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160425_200004_zps03qovgb2.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160425_200004_zps03qovgb2.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160425_175438_zpsiieg3umc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160425_175438_zpsiieg3umc.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160425_175353_zpslwuccdwb.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160425_175353_zpslwuccdwb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 25, 2016, 11:00:58 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160425_195906_zpsjbhzm7gz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160425_195906_zpsjbhzm7gz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on April 26, 2016, 05:49:19 AM
wow that console looks great! I love the rear engine lid any more info on this??? ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: FAmonmouth on April 26, 2016, 05:03:00 PM
Have a link to the switches? I have been looking on ebay for some time but cant find anytjing that would work. Looks like you found a good match
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 26, 2016, 05:29:11 PM
Have a link to the switches? I have been looking on ebay for some time but cant find anytjing that would work. Looks like you found a good match


Sure, here you go.  These are for the momentary ones:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221862948010?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221862948010?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

And here are the latching type:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-BLUE-LED-Lamp-Round-Cap-Self-locking-Push-Button-Switch-3A-250V-AC-/221862949633?hash=item33a80ff301:g:3WMAAOSw9N1V27tL (http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-BLUE-LED-Lamp-Round-Cap-Self-locking-Push-Button-Switch-3A-250V-AC-/221862949633?hash=item33a80ff301:g:3WMAAOSw9N1V27tL)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 27, 2016, 09:16:19 AM
Molded a couple more parts yesterday, these are the covers for the door latches.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160426_191434_zpshvaasies.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160426_191434_zpshvaasies.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160427_071223_zpsfeijzqhr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160427_071223_zpsfeijzqhr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on April 27, 2016, 10:18:45 PM
NICE!!!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 29, 2016, 09:04:16 PM
With the new 670 fenders I had to remount my headlights, I took care of it today and also got them wired up and working with the switches in the dash.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20160429-WA0007_zpshc3vd8l3.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20160429-WA0007_zpshc3vd8l3.jpeg.html)

I have most of my switches working now but I still need to do my window and door lock switches.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160429_152346_zpsrmeo6bh6.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160429_152346_zpsrmeo6bh6.jpg.html)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on April 29, 2016, 09:08:40 PM
My friend Jose (lambocars) gave me these as a present  :occasion when I visited him in Barcelona during Christmas time.  These are beautiful and very good craftsmanship,  too bad they will be hidden behind the seats  :'(  Thank you Jose!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160429_171703_zpspesnx1wg.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160429_171703_zpspesnx1wg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LP700-4 on April 30, 2016, 05:04:53 AM
What a nice gift!!!  that looks amazing!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 02, 2016, 10:12:14 AM
What a nice gift!!!  that looks amazing!

It was, I was very happy when he gave them to me!  Thanks LP700
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 09, 2016, 10:04:09 PM
After a lot of trial and error I was finally able to get my mirrors folding and adjusting with the Catera mirror switch.  Here is a little video of them in action.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg1syoazXyc&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on May 09, 2016, 10:40:09 PM
 Your video is too short. I was forced to click on "Replay" several times. What an enjoyment to watch and hear the wing mirrors fold and go back again! Great work! ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 09, 2016, 10:59:06 PM
Thanks Bobby, I know it's a bit short but I'll make a longer one next time showing the folding and the mirror adjustment  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Neils88 on May 10, 2016, 07:41:58 PM
The mirrors came out great! 
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 10, 2016, 11:22:24 PM
The mirrors came out great! 

Thanks Neils88, I'm quite pleased with them, one less thing on the to do list.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on May 11, 2016, 08:37:08 AM
Your build is awesome, thanks for keeping us updated.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 11, 2016, 09:04:14 AM
Your build is awesome, thanks for keeping us updated.

Thanks Nickmkk, I'm glad you are following along.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on May 11, 2016, 11:20:26 AM
Nice job on the mirrors ::thumbup That's a great feature to have!
Do you have any pics of the mirror motor installation?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 11, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
Nice job on the mirrors ::thumbup That's a great feature to have!
Do you have any pics of the mirror motor installation?


Hey thanks Mike, here is a thread with a bunch of mirror pictures I took: http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=163.0 (http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=163.0)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on May 11, 2016, 01:49:09 PM
Thanks Pedro, I forgot about that thread. ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: redhammer on May 11, 2016, 02:48:42 PM
Amazing job as always, can't wait to see it painted.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 11, 2016, 09:24:04 PM
Amazing job as always, can't wait to see it painted.

Neither can I, but it's getting close, thanks buddy!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 13, 2016, 11:37:03 PM
I've been tidying up my wiring because it was a real mess with wires all over the place.  I bought some Tesa cloth tape to wrap the harness.   I also made some connectors for my headlights.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160513_173037_zpszef9lc5g.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160513_173037_zpszef9lc5g.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160513_172925_zpseagdpnd2.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160513_172925_zpseagdpnd2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 14, 2016, 11:24:17 AM
So this morning I couldn't sleep and I went and made some brackets for my rockers. Previously I only had a flat piece of metal but if you put any pressure on the rocker the metal would flex easily and the rocker didn't feel solid. These brackets are what the OEM ones look like and they made a huge difference, now my rocker is nice and solid. I could almost stand on it but I'd probably break it because of my fat a$$ jajaja

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160513_173754_zpsuwrsv4gz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160513_173754_zpsuwrsv4gz.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160513_185756_zpshnfk9neo.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160513_185756_zpshnfk9neo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on May 15, 2016, 06:15:46 AM
Nice work as always Pedro! your car is awesome.  I am getting a lot of great ideas from following your build.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Legitlights on May 15, 2016, 08:43:14 AM
I like your work Mike.  Doing a fantastic job.  ::headbang  you 2 pedro.   ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 15, 2016, 09:58:14 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Legitlights on May 15, 2016, 10:03:49 AM
Rock on  ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 25, 2016, 10:40:23 PM
This weekend I was able to finish molding the trim rings for the seats.  I also welded some nuts to a small metal plate and then bonded them with fiberglass to the sides of the seats.  I have to grind some of that out because I put the bolts in there with some clay so they don't stick.  Next step is to paint it and send it out for upholstery.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160523_181817_zpssffplmqw.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160523_181817_zpssffplmqw.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160525_185517_zpsre9ldjp8.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160525_185517_zpsre9ldjp8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 25, 2016, 10:50:44 PM
Another thing I've been working on is the door lock actuators, these I bought from ebay.  Believe it or not it was cheaper than going to the junkyard, they only cost eight bucks for the pair and they work great.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160525_184750_zpscna573uf.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160525_184750_zpscna573uf.jpg.html)

Here is a picture of the inner door structure that I still haven't bonded into place but will probably do it this weekend.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160525_185301_zpshcxktn5a.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160525_185301_zpshcxktn5a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Legitlights on May 25, 2016, 10:54:25 PM
Looking good pedro  ::wave
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ★Murci-Me★ on May 26, 2016, 09:31:20 PM
Another thing I've been working on is the door lock actuators, these I bought from ebay.  Believe it or not it was cheaper than going to the junkyard, they only cost eight bucks for the pair and they work great.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160525_184750_zpscna573uf.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160525_184750_zpscna573uf.jpg.html[/url])

Here is a picture of the inner door structure that I still haven't bonded into place but will probably do it this weekend.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160525_185301_zpshcxktn5a.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160525_185301_zpshcxktn5a.jpg.html[/url])


Not to rain on your parade Pedro, but there's a reason those cost only $8. They run on a small 12v motor which is notorious for having the internal brushes burn out, rendering the unit worthless. Hopefully when one goes out its in the unlock position.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Legitlights on May 26, 2016, 09:46:16 PM
$8 is pretty cheap Pedro.  It cost $25 to $45 for good one.  Even in junk yard they charge over $20.  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on May 26, 2016, 11:04:47 PM
Thanks for the input guys, guess a trip to the old junkyard is in order.  O well I have to search for other parts also.  Appreciate you guys looking out, thanks Mike and legitlights  ::salute
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Legitlights on May 26, 2016, 11:44:46 PM
 ::salute. Yes sir
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on May 29, 2016, 01:49:39 AM
Hey Pedro, I must testify as well about those actuators, like murcie-me said, they are not the best at all!, (I had some yellow ones) maybe ok for like front trunk or gas door, But honestly I recommend the original fiero actuators if you can find a decent pair or new oem replacements on ebay, they really work best, powerful and reliable.

like these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Door-Lock-Actuator-Front-or-Rear-Driver-Passenger-Side-Olds-Chevy-Suburban-/351655938845?fits=Model%3AFiero&hash=item51e053cb1d:g:okwAAOSwYmZXIGP8&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Door-Lock-Actuator-Front-or-Rear-Driver-Passenger-Side-Olds-Chevy-Suburban-/351655938845?fits=Model%3AFiero&hash=item51e053cb1d:g:okwAAOSwYmZXIGP8&vxp=mtr)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ★Murci-Me★ on June 01, 2016, 12:25:50 AM
Also, don't forget to include a manual method to unlock the door from the inside. People seem to forget that if you lose electrical power when in the car (blown fuse, short circuit, electrical fire) its nice to have a way to unlock the door manually to get out.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 01, 2016, 02:08:21 PM
@ Lambo_Sam and Murci-Me

Guys thank you very much for the suggestions I will definitely be doing them, I really don't want to be stuck in the car that would be so embarrassing  :-[

I did get to mount the fuel door release solenoid (this one is OEM) which was actually pretty cheap from the Lamborghini dealer.  I just used some JB Weld to temporarily hold the nuts and then this weekend I will throw some fiberglass on top of them.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160531_191123_zpsyrgn3ypo.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160531_191123_zpsyrgn3ypo.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160531_191202_zpsbb3tfvkt.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160531_191202_zpsbb3tfvkt.jpg.html)

Oh and a picture of the nuts and metal plates that I fiberglassed into the seats all trimmed up.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160526_192550_zpshvmj55af.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160526_192550_zpshvmj55af.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on June 02, 2016, 03:35:46 PM
No prob Pedro, Looking good!

Hey Murcie-me I think you can still open your door from the inside if locked in by just pulling on the manual handle provided there is a cable running to the latch? right? I know I can with mine and I'm using the Bomoro Lambo/Mbenz latches. 
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 03, 2016, 09:47:26 AM
Hey Murcie-me I think you can still open your door from the inside if locked in by just pulling on the manual handle provided there is a cable running to the latch? right? I know I can with mine and I'm using the Bomoro Lambo/Mbenz latches. 


Sam, how did you do this?  Do you have any pictures of your installation?  I'm still trying to figure out how to attach the cable to the door handle and then ran to the latch.  Did you have to run two separate cables, one for the lock and one to open the latch?

Last night I started working on reinforcing the door latch, I'm still going to add some more metal and eventually weld it to the door structure.  This is just the start of the framing and it was all I could finish before my wife yelled at me to go to sleep   ::zzzzz

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160602_190810_zps7navmahw.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160602_190810_zps7navmahw.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160602_190751_zpsikssyeu0.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160602_190751_zpsikssyeu0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 01Lambiero on June 03, 2016, 10:19:52 AM
Here is a pic of a latch attachment that I like.  It gives support all around the latch and can then be welded to the inner door framework and even reinforced with fiberglass if needed.  It allows for cable brackets and linkage to be added also.

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on June 03, 2016, 11:16:01 AM
This is where it gets kind of tricky, I am using the old fiero inner door handles (modified of course) so only one single cable is used, there is a lot of modification and fabrication going on in this process,  you have to make little brackets from scrap metal and glass them in, also mini cable clamps used as well, for the final installation my door cards have three slip in catches glassed in which allows the door card to slip in from the top  kind of like oem, and allows me to have the door card open at the bottom  to get my hands in there to attach the cable to the inner door handle also in the first pic at the cable end of that I added another custom made hole drilled hex bolt and nut so the cable would not slip through the first one attached to the inner door handle and , sorry I don’t  have or cant find pics of this procedure, also ifg’s fiberglass bodies are so thick in layers I didn’t add a lot of metal support to the latch and I open and close my doors 1000’s of times everything works just fine and very strong, But it’s totally ok to add the metal work, I know we have different bodies. Hope this helps. Ask me anything.

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/IMG_20481_zps538ace50.jpg) (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/lambo_sam/media/IMG_20481_zps538ace50.jpg.html)

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/10-2_zps26c49a67.jpg) (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/lambo_sam/media/10-2_zps26c49a67.jpg.html)

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/100_3402_zps5c3c9b34.jpg) (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/lambo_sam/media/100_3402_zps5c3c9b34.jpg.html)

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/th_Dooropeningandclosing_zps32160854.mp4) (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff226/lambo_sam/Dooropeningandclosing_zps32160854.mp4)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ★Murci-Me★ on June 03, 2016, 10:32:13 PM
No prob Pedro, Looking good!

Hey Murcie-me I think you can still open your door from the inside if locked in by just pulling on the manual handle provided there is a cable running to the latch? right? I know I can with mine and I'm using the Bomoro Lambo/Mbenz latches.

Yes, that is why there is a provision for 2 cables on the handle. One goes to the latch, and the other goes to the lock mechanism. I've seen ALOT of people just hook up the latch part and not the lock release.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on June 04, 2016, 02:10:03 AM
Hey Pedro, I want to add some additional info on this, So murcie-me and I had a discussion off site about the mercedes latches,  as you may know there are the front door and rear doors, On my car I'm using the front door latches (that came with my ifg kit) which only needs 1 cable, But the rear door latches (which OEM uses) 2 cables needs to be used to unlock and open the door from the inside, Thanks Murcie-me. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 04, 2016, 10:28:48 AM
@ 01Lambiero - Thank you very much for the picture, in fact I already had it saved in my library and used it as inspiration for what I am doing.  I would have done it exactly like that but I didn't have that material on hand when I started working on the latch, thought I did but didn't   :'(

@ murci-me and Sam - All great info on the subject. 

Mike makes perfect sense for the two cable pulls on the handle definitely going to go this route to connect the cable to the lock part.

Sam I have both front and rear latches that I removed at the junkyard from a Mercedes but I really couldn't see a difference between them except for the child lock option on the rears, I'm going to look closer at them this afternoon.

Thanks brothers  ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 04, 2016, 10:47:11 AM
Got my seats all primed and then added some guide coat.  Final wet sanding  (I hate this part) before paint on Monday, then they are off to the upholstery shop!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160602_190848_zpsw9ifjrpk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160602_190848_zpsw9ifjrpk.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160603_145130_zpsda6b0mdr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160603_145130_zpsda6b0mdr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 04, 2016, 06:55:22 PM
Well I couldn't wait until Monday and today was a perfect day for painting.   This will also be the final color for the car.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160604_154107_zpsdqaqtupx.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160604_154107_zpsdqaqtupx.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160604_154034_zpsqzrm5ew0.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160604_154034_zpsqzrm5ew0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on June 04, 2016, 08:53:09 PM
Hey Pedro, Seats look good! about the latches, mine are a bit different than yours so I'm not even sure what benz model mine came from, one of mine also has the child safety switch on it, I permanently disabled it so that it would never engage. Anyways you can see how I routed my cable and you may need to go to a R/C hobby shop to get parts to make a mini linkage, i.e. threaded rod, ball hitches and ball joints, and used scrap metal to fabricate more linkage.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 12, 2016, 08:23:13 AM
Well thanks for all the info on where to get my other bits and pieces at the R/C store, good idea bud.

Yesterday I made a skeletal frame to go inside of my fiberglass uprights for the wing.  Even though just the fiberglass uprights where very strong I still worried that the wing would rip off.  I still have to weld some nuts to the base plate that holds it to the exhaust lid and the top plate to the wing.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160611_185251_zpsgg3fsmlt.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160611_185251_zpsgg3fsmlt.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160611_185301_zpsqzgbfmt2.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160611_185301_zpsqzgbfmt2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on June 12, 2016, 11:05:15 AM
Yep Lambo_sam and Pedro, a trip to the local RC Hobby Shop is a great idea even if you do not need anything quite yet. They have an incredible amount of tiny hardware, linkages, extruded shapes, and other stuff. Just being aware that this stuff exists and is also readily available is a huge design tool.   
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: notnilc20 on June 13, 2016, 01:30:55 AM
Pedro that color is going to look killer on the car.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Robert on June 15, 2016, 08:32:27 AM
Well thanks for all the info on where to get my other bits and pieces at the R/C store, good idea bud.

Yesterday I made a skeletal frame to go inside of my fiberglass uprights for the wing.  Even though just the fiberglass uprights where very strong I still worried that the wing would rip off.  I still have to weld some nuts to the base plate that holds it to the exhaust lid and the top plate to the wing.

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160611_185251_zpsgg3fsmlt.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160611_185251_zpsgg3fsmlt.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160611_185301_zpsqzgbfmt2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160611_185301_zpsqzgbfmt2.jpg.html[/url])
Looks good!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 15, 2016, 09:29:28 AM
@ 76mx – I need to get out there but this week has been hectic and the weekend doesn’t look too good either.

@ notnilc20 – I was afraid I wouldn’t really like it since I had only seen pictures of it and never saw it up close and personal.  I did like it very much and it looks awesome out in the sun.  I already buffed out the seats so they are ready to go to the upholstery shop.

@ Robert – Thanks buddy!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 18, 2016, 08:59:49 AM
Did some more work for my door latch reinforcement and for to top window frame.  It's already very strong even though I only have everything tack weld at the moment.  The round metal bar at the top we info frame made a real difference of how it seals to the body now.  Before it would flex without it.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160615_201922_zpsxka9mvuo.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160615_201922_zpsxka9mvuo.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160615_201934_zpsaq2tgkpp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160615_201934_zpsaq2tgkpp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160615_201950_zpsbvpc6ipe.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160615_201950_zpsbvpc6ipe.jpg.html)

And sorry :-[ still have not went to the junkyard to get my door lock actuators.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 21, 2016, 11:28:35 AM
Last night I was playing with my door latches and I was able to figure out how to work them.  It has two latch release levers, one on top for the outer door handle and one on the bottom for the inner door handle.  Next to the lower release lever is the latch lock/unlock lever that is controlled with the actuator via the key or lock/unlock switch.  Another good thing I found is that even if my latch is in the lock position the inner door handle will unlock it and open the door, this happens with or without power to the actuator.  ::thumbup   Here is a picture of what lever does what on my latch.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160620_211736_zpsby8xhxci.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160620_211736_zpsby8xhxci.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ★Murci-Me★ on June 21, 2016, 10:02:39 PM
Very nice Pedro, i'm glad to see it'll work out for you :)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 22, 2016, 08:24:37 AM
Very nice Pedro, i'm glad to see it'll work out for you :)

Thanks Mike, I really appreciate the help you and Sam gave me with this. ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 28, 2016, 09:34:25 AM
So my friend SchulzeA made me these awesome aluminum uprights on his CNC machine  :notworthy.  I just can't explain how sweet these things are, they are perfect.  I couldn't wait to get them mounted but I was pretty busy all weekend but I finally finished last night.  I drilled and tapped the uprights and it's nice and solid with no movement whatsoever and I'm sure this will never come off at speed.  Thanks again Alan you rock brother  ::rocker

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160627_185759_zpsmao9h1oa.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160627_185759_zpsmao9h1oa.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160627_185810_zpsmekdq8y9.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160627_185810_zpsmekdq8y9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: SchulzeA on June 28, 2016, 10:56:09 AM
Your very welcome sir.  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on June 28, 2016, 03:04:54 PM
 Glad to see you guys are helping each other. This is the reason great places like Lamboclone are made for. Cheers to all of you. ::beers

 Bobi
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on June 28, 2016, 03:13:35 PM
Nice work guys! :drool That wing should definitely stay put now!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on June 28, 2016, 10:34:37 PM
Couldn't agree with you more Bobi, cheers budy!

Mike, it's definitely solid now, he used really thick aluminum.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 01, 2016, 11:19:07 PM
Today I  started taking the body off to do the final welding on my chassis.  After I finish that and I clean it up I can go ahead and paint it.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160701_161655_zpsqflwjv6s.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160701_161655_zpsqflwjv6s.jpg.html)

Here's a picture of one of the door frames also after all the welding and grinding.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160701_163209_zpsayosoro9.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160701_163209_zpsayosoro9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 05, 2016, 09:20:01 AM
Had a long weekend but sadly I was only able to work on the car yesterday.  I ended up taking off all the rear suspension and removed the motor.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160704_163530_zpsnxt7elxp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160704_163530_zpsnxt7elxp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160704_163605_zps6sufejqg.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160704_163605_zps6sufejqg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 14, 2016, 09:10:37 AM
I started cutting all the sheet metal for the trunk, I still have a few pieces to go but should have them all done by the weekend.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160712_181233_zps64isnfpl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160712_181233_zps64isnfpl.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160712_181225_zpsfehcqkuk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160712_181225_zpsfehcqkuk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on July 15, 2016, 08:45:44 AM
Wow! Great work that look amazing  ::thumbup
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 15, 2016, 10:34:24 AM
Thanks Mike!  I started checking the fitment on the interior panels that I got from you, thanks again buddy.  I needed to make sure that these will fit with the 1"x1" tube frame that I have behind them.  It's a tight fit but I think it will be alright, I should know better once I get everything fitted and welded up.  I love these panels though, they are making aligning everything much easier, definitely a nice touch.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160714_191712_zpssvnywypq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160714_191712_zpssvnywypq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on July 15, 2016, 10:06:48 PM
Looking great Auto! Can't wait to catch up to you!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 16, 2016, 05:11:03 PM
Looking great Auto! Can't wait to catch up to you!

You need to get your butt in gear then jajaja
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 19, 2016, 09:48:23 AM
Forgot to post these pictures from over the weekend.  Got most of my panels welded in place for the trunk, it's looking more like a real car now in there  :P  I also cleaned up all of my suspension arms and put some primer on them to get them ready for paint sometime soon.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160718_174719_zpsxhu6c9xl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160718_174719_zpsxhu6c9xl.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160708_171017_zpssqphwp8i.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160708_171017_zpssqphwp8i.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160718_175156_zpskt5plkyr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160718_175156_zpskt5plkyr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 20, 2016, 09:35:54 PM
Got my rear window panel tacked into place, now I need to finish laying the rest of the sheet metal to seal the engine bay from the cab.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160720_191706_zps4zlwqjcu.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160720_191706_zps4zlwqjcu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 25, 2016, 09:38:08 AM
Still doing the push to get the chassis to paint and I am getting closer.  I made the straps to hold the fuel tank in place, once I do the final install I will add some rubber to the bottom of the tank and to the straps.    I also started doing the structure for the center tunnel, I still have to get some more bracing in there but the general structure is there now.  After the rest of the bracing I will add a skin of sheet metal. 

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160724_165224_zpsfilhigzf.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160724_165224_zpsfilhigzf.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160724_165256_zpsx87dxcpl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160724_165256_zpsx87dxcpl.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160724_165301_zpsrqgzbeli.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160724_165301_zpsrqgzbeli.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on July 31, 2016, 09:16:13 AM
Continuing doing work to the tune and it's almost finished.  Made some cardboard templates for the rear of the tunnel since it has an odd shape.  After this it was transferred to sheet metal and bent on the brake.  Got the sides welded into place but I didn't do the top because I want to put some paint and some seam sealer in there first.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/Screenshot_20160730-211423_zpsk0rurxkz.png) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/Screenshot_20160730-211423_zpsk0rurxkz.png.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160730_121812_zpswhrret35.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160730_121812_zpswhrret35.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160730_152037_zpsob0id3xv.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160730_152037_zpsob0id3xv.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160730_152054_zpsmxcrga71.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160730_152054_zpsmxcrga71.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Purple LP670 SV on August 02, 2016, 06:20:26 PM
Simply Beautiful Auto! You make it look so easy!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 04, 2016, 09:43:27 PM
Simply Beautiful Auto! You make it look so easy!!!


LOL it might look easy but you know it's not  :'(

Well finally some paint on the chassis  8)  Granted it's only the first coat but I'll do the second one tomorrow morning.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160804_175310_zpssgyzsimc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160804_175310_zpssgyzsimc.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160804_175320_zpss6gf78hi.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160804_175320_zpss6gf78hi.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160804_175329_zps4vmrf1hp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160804_175329_zps4vmrf1hp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160804_175338_zpsntivfyq4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160804_175338_zpsntivfyq4.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160804_175353_zpsakfv4j9r.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160804_175353_zpsakfv4j9r.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: eddie on August 05, 2016, 05:02:08 AM
looks good, what did you use for coating?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 05, 2016, 09:43:25 AM
looks good, what did you use for coating?

Thanks Eddie, I used 2 part epoxy primer to seal the metal and single stage Acrylic urethane paint PPG DCC 9300.  I flattened it because I do not like it to be glossy.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: eddie on August 05, 2016, 11:11:47 AM
Pedro I'm glad you said epoxy primer
Only way  to go I think ,besides powder coating.
I had my dome 8 years ago and the bottom floor ( under carnage ? Was just primer not a single rust coloration .
The bottom I'll use a bed liner . When car will be done . I hope I live that long lol
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on August 05, 2016, 11:24:07 AM
That looks outstanding Pedro! You do really nice work! Keep it up your almost there. ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 06, 2016, 11:14:51 AM
Pedro I'm glad you said epoxy primer
Only way  to go I think ,besides powder coating.
I had my dome 8 years ago and the bottom floor ( under carnage ? Was just primer not a single rust coloration .
The bottom I'll use a bed liner . When car will be done . I hope I live that long lol



Yes powder coating wasn't an option for me even though I have a friend that does it.  His place is far away and getting a tow truck to take the frame there and back was going to cost more than the actual powder coat.  Then he said it would take two weeks but I know my people and that actually means one month  :LL:

I like your idea of doing the bed liner on the bottom, I'm going to go and get some material to do it  ::thumbup

Now just quit playing with all those Ferrari's and work on your car brother.

That looks outstanding Pedro! You do really nice work! Keep it up your almost there. ::beers


Thank you Mike! It does feel like I'm a lot closer now than before  ::toothy

So I got the second coat on the chassis and painted my suspension arms.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160805_152319_zpskccelgli.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160805_152319_zpskccelgli.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: eddie on August 06, 2016, 01:41:51 PM
Hey auto, do the under  bottom after is painted, more or less you'll end up with over spray from painting
when I did Jim D 6.0 took two of us whole day wrap the bottom and suspention
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 06, 2016, 10:17:55 PM
10-4 Eddie!, I already painted the bottom last night but I'll wait to add the bed liner after I paint the car.

I just couldn't wait and I had to put my rear suspension together,  here's the left side.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160806_181104_zpsuj0ps4ap.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160806_181104_zpsuj0ps4ap.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160806_181052_zps9oalth6u.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160806_181052_zps9oalth6u.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160806_181038_zps6ccpxpj5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160806_181038_zps6ccpxpj5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 06, 2016, 10:23:00 PM
And here's the right

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160806_154112_zpspwb4srby.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160806_154112_zpspwb4srby.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160806_154048_zpstjk81avm.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160806_154048_zpstjk81avm.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160806_154024_zpsygaiyays.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160806_154024_zpsygaiyays.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 14, 2016, 12:19:36 AM
Suspension work continues but at least the rear is under its own weight finally!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160813_125759_zpsewtitos3.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160813_125759_zpsewtitos3.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160813_125823_zpsafxig8lu.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160813_125823_zpsafxig8lu.jpg.html)


(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160813_125857_zpsviznyzph.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160813_125857_zpsviznyzph.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 14, 2016, 12:25:35 AM
I also started on the front suspension and got the steering rack installed.  Need to install the steering wheel but I'll do it sometime next week.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 15, 2016, 07:22:06 PM
So a little bit of progress on several parts, first off is the steering column has been installed and centered.   Made a hole in the front foot well area and installed all the passat components, even the seal and it worked out great.  The cutouts in the dash support will get boxed in once I double check the clearances for the gauge pod.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 15, 2016, 07:24:05 PM
Honda civic radiators and Porsche 996/Boxster fans installed.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 15, 2016, 07:28:20 PM
And finally for today, a rolling chassis  ::bounce

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on August 16, 2016, 06:19:24 AM
Looks awesome, I bet you can't wait to get it finished.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 16, 2016, 08:48:27 AM
Nick you just don't know, still a lot of work ahead but now I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: RStaggs on August 16, 2016, 07:45:14 PM
Hey Pedro - What size shocks and springs did you go with? Everything that I have read, indicates 12" shocks for front and rear? On my NAERC chassis, 12" shocks for the front will work fine, but... the rear, measures 14" (17" extended 12" compressed) . I don't have wheels and tires yet, in order to get a accurate measurement. I'm just wondering what you used?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 16, 2016, 09:38:34 PM
Hey Pedro - What size shocks and springs did you go with? Everything that I have read, indicates 12" shocks for front and rear? On my NAERC chassis, 12" shocks for the front will work fine, but... the rear, measures 14" (17" extended 12" compressed) . I don't have wheels and tires yet, in order to get a accurate measurement. I'm just wondering what you used?

According to the NAERC plans that I have it asks for 10" shocks all the way around with 10" springs on the back and 8" springs on the front.

I am using QA1 ALN4855B shocks that have compressed length of 10" and an extended length of 14.375".  I set the ride height of my chassis at 5.5" from the ground, then with the shock at the middle of its travel and bolted on the bottom to the suspension arm I was able to find the appropriate location of the top shock mount.  I hope this makes sense to you.  I didn't weld my top shock mounts until I had my shocks and springs and I did this set up.

Get your rims and tires and then set your chassis height off the ground, this will help you determine your shock size.  Did you already weld your top shock mounts?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 16, 2016, 10:07:15 PM
RStaggs, pay close attention to the fact that Pedro set everything at ride height with tires and wheels and THEN found his shock mount points, which centered the shock in the "Sweet Spot" center of its travel, absolutely critical with the very short 4" travel. Miss it by as little as 1/2" and now your shock only has 1-1/2" of travel in compression, not good and downright dangerous. With yours the way you described, with points already determined, a 5" travel shock is the only alternative. They will be about 11" compressed and about 16" extended, sweet spot at 13-1/2", and that is good. A 4" travel shock is completely extended at 14", where you say your sweet spot is. A 6" travel shock is fully compressed at 12" or 13", not leaving enough rebound stroke. Here is another thing that is absolutely critical. All of these assumptions were for tires and wheels that have not been selected yet. Change the tire diameter by 1" and it will change the sweet spot location by about 1/2". Now you only have 1-1/2" of compression and again this is dangerous. It is good to know what Pedro has used but because of the different tire combinations on the NAERC chassis, one size is definitely not a fits all. 
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 16, 2016, 10:07:52 PM
Bolting on bits that have already been fitted is very rewarding and I can do quite a bit in a little while.  Tonight I installed the fuel tank, pump and filter.  I glued rubber strip to the bottom of the tank and to the straps that hold it in place.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 16, 2016, 10:12:12 PM
RStaggs, pay close attention to the fact that Pedro set everything at ride height with tires and wheels and THEN found his shock mount points, which centered the shock in the "Sweet Spot" center of its travel, absolutely critical with the very short 4" travel. Miss it by as little as 1/2" and now your shock only has 1-1/2" of travel in compression, not good and downright dangerous. With yours the way you described, with points already determined, a 5" travel shock is the only alternative. They will be about 11" compressed and about 16" extended, sweet spot at 13-1/2", and that is good. A 4" travel shock is completely extended at 14", where you say your sweet spot is. A 6" travel shock is fully compressed at 12" or 13", not leaving enough rebound stroke. Here is another thing that is absolutely critical. All of these assumptions were for tires and wheels that have not been selected yet. Change the tire diameter by 1" and it will change the sweet spot location by about 1/2". Now you only have 1-1/2" of compression and again this is dangerous. It is good to know what Pedro has used but because of the different tire combinations on the NAERC chassis, one size is definitely not a fits all. 

Wonderful explanation Charley, it really does make much better sense the way you explained it.  Thanks for chiming in  ::salute
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 16, 2016, 10:23:28 PM
Pedro, I waited on you to answer so it would not interrupt. I am working on mine 10 hours a day and don't think I am making as much progress as you. Doesn't that bother you when all of the pieces have to be stripped off of the frame to paint it? My least favorite part of a build. Taking parts off seems so counterproductive. Here is a picture of 5" travel shocks with tires selected. It is at ride height and there is 2-1/2" of travel either way.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: RStaggs on August 16, 2016, 10:27:10 PM
Thanks 76 and Auto. Great clarity! I welded my shock mounts acourding to blue prints. I found several errors on the prints, such as the front shocks don't lined up straight. When I get my wheels and tires I'll do the same as you guys suggest. Thanks again, greatly appreciate it!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 16, 2016, 10:32:21 PM
Doesn't that bother you when all of the pieces have to be stripped off of the frame to paint it? My least favorite part of a build. Taking parts off seems so counterproductive. Here is a picture of 5" travel shocks with tires selected. It is at ride height and there is 2-1/2" of travel either way.

Wow that is a beautiful suspension setup :drool. I love those brakes and suspension arms, just lovely my friend.

You're right, I didn't like to have to tear down the car after I had all the mechanical parts and the body mounter and I was dreading to do it.  But now that I'm just bolting on parts and everything is nice and clean I'm really enjoying it.

By the way, I'm eagerly waiting for your next set of videos.  I really want to see you start on the body, keep up the good work Charley.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 16, 2016, 10:35:23 PM
Thanks 76 and Auto. Great clarity! I welded my shock mounts acourding to blue prints. I found several errors on the prints, such as the front shocks don't lined up straight. When I get my wheels and tires I'll do the same as you guys suggest. Thanks again, greatly appreciate it!

You're welcome Staggs.  Another thing I did was make an extra set of upper shock mounts like the rear ones and use them up front and I placed the shock in a more vertical position.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 16, 2016, 10:55:47 PM
Thank you Pedro and you are welcome Rstaggs. Glad to help. Consider something. Most people logically think that a chassis design starts with the framerails and works outward. It does not. It starts with the tires and wheels, which is the first and only set of "Givens", and works inward. The height establishes the axle centerline and the offset determines the hubface. These things then establish where the outer a-arm mounts can be and need to be. From there, that will establish where the inner a-arm mounts need to be in order to get proper geometry. Then the framerails go wherever they need to in order to make it all work. Same way with the shock mounts. Once the locations are established, the frame is designed to accommodate them. A chassis plan is useless until you first know the suspension design.   
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 17, 2016, 10:32:47 PM
You certainly give a lot to think about, for the next chassis build I will definitely keep this in mind Charley.

Installing the pedals took a bit longer than I expected tonight and this was all that I was able to get done.  I decided to add a couple more supports to the panel that goes behind it and it took some time to weld the little brackets.  Only one pic for tonight maybe tomorrow I can mount the booster and master cylinder.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on August 18, 2016, 07:43:28 AM
 There are a few important general rules to mention that some people may not notice:

1. The actual stroke of a wheel is not equal to the stroke of a coil-over. The same goes for the strength of the spring. Both parameters fully depend on the angle of installation of the coil-over and the aspect ratio between (a) the overall length from A-arm mount on the chassis to the bottom outside wall of the wheel and (b) the length from A-arm mount on the chassis to the coil-over mounting point. In some cases the aspect ratio is so big that the wheel gets twice as long stroke compared to the coil-over's own stroke;

2. Any properly designed suspension will have rubber suspension bump stops that will limit the stroke of a wheel before the minimum and maximum stroke of its coil-over and eliminating the possibility of a collision between the upper wall of a tyre with the car's chassis or inner wheel liner.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 18, 2016, 12:09:19 PM
All true P4S and that brings up other important considerations. The aspect ratio needs to be as large as possible. If the shock is more than 25% in on the lower a-arm, there are big problems. The shock needs a fair amount of travel, the farther inboard the less it travels and that shorter travel is still handling the same big bump but the fluid is traveling much faster to do so and makes tremendous heat. This will kill a regular shock in no time, the only option is $4,000 worth of inert gas shocks. Also, the spring rate must increase or even double to compensate for the lever arm. Besides adding unsprung weight, a similar thing happens with the spring. A very heavy spring travels a very short distance to handle a big bump and it knocks your teeth out. The more the inclination angle, the worse all of this gets. The shock and spring should be as far out and as straight up as possible to optimize suspension design, which makes the tire travel and the shock travel close but not the same. Notice I said that if you change the tire diameter by one inch that it will change the sweet spot by ABOUT 1/2" (centerline of axle moves 1/2" for every 1" of tire size change). 
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on August 18, 2016, 01:15:49 PM
All true P4S and that brings up other important considerations. The aspect ratio needs to be as large as possible. If the shock is more than 25% in on the lower a-arm, there are big problems. The shock needs a fair amount of travel, the farther inboard the less it travels and that shorter travel is still handling the same big bump but the fluid is traveling much faster to do so and makes tremendous heat. This will kill a regular shock in no time, the only option is $4,000 worth of inert gas shocks. Also, the spring rate must increase or even double to compensate for the lever arm. Besides adding unsprung weight, a similar thing happens with the spring. A very heavy spring travels a very short distance to handle a big bump and it knocks your teeth out. The more the inclination angle, the worse all of this gets. The shock and spring should be as far out and as straight up as possible to optimize suspension design, which makes the tire travel and the shock travel close but not the same. Notice I said that if you change the tire diameter by one inch that it will change the sweet spot by ABOUT 1/2" (centerline of axle moves 1/2" for every 1" of tire size change). 

 Due to the aspect ratio I mentioned in my previous post above, the "sweet spot" (the recommended default length of the coil-over in relation to its stroke, i.e. difference between the maximum and compressed lengths) of the coil-over will change less than 0,5" should the tyre diameter is increased by 1". However, there is something important to remember. After moving the coil-over's upper mounting point to the chassis or after changing the tyre diemater, a potential relocation of the coil-over's sweet spot will only happen if the spring is being manually set at a different compression length. If these is no intentional change in this matter, the car will simply be raised or lowered a bit (same as the changed tyre radius or moved mounting point) while preserving the exact same sweet spot as before.

 As for the quote coloured in blue, according to my understanding, the shorter travel of a shock will result in a slower speed and lesser amount of fluid transfer inside if there is no manual change in the shock's adjustment valve(s) (and many shocks will even not have an optional adjustment, so they always work in the same way). This will generate less heat and less friction of the rubber sealing.

 Bobi
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 18, 2016, 10:06:41 PM
Here we go again and sorry to temporarily divert your thread Pedro but let us see if we can learn something here. "A potential relocation of the coil-over's sweet spot will only happen if the spring is being manually set at a different compression length". What does that even mean? If a 10" and 200lb spring has 600lbs of car at that corner, it will compress 3" to be 7" when the shock is in the middle of the sweet spot at ride height. If the same shock and spring puts the sweet spot way too high at ride height, there is still 600lbs on that corner and the spring still compresses 3". If the same shock and spring puts the sweet spot way to low at ride height, there is still 600lbs on that corner and the spring still compresses 3". How do you "Manually set a different compression length?".
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 18, 2016, 11:40:45 PM
All good Bobby and Charley any information on this subject is good so please keep it coming,  I just wished I knew the answer to your question  ::scratch. I just hope that how I set up my suspension and my shock and spring choices are correct, if you feel I need to change anything please point it out.

So continuing to work on the car I installed the brake booster and painted the closing panels.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: sisqocracker on August 19, 2016, 08:53:09 AM
I think he's just talking about turning the threaded bit at the bottom of the spring to set the ride height.  Is this not what he means by manually setting a different compression length?

Thanks,
Coop
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 19, 2016, 09:48:26 AM
Can't be it, Coop. The sweet spot is determined by the shock mounts, not the coil-over adjustment. Once the shock is located with the car sitting at ride height (as Pedro did and explained), the coil-over adjustment is cranked to wherever it needs to go in order to maintain that correct ride height (and this will vary from spring rate to spring rate), and once that is done the sweet spot is exactly where it wants to be. The coil over adjustment sets the ride height, it has nothing to do with setting the sweet spot. You can crank it to change the sweet spot, but that will also change the ride height at the same time, and that is just not a good plan. Either way, it will not "Manually set a different compression length". The only thing that will change a compression length is changing the amount of weight it is supporting.   
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on August 19, 2016, 10:27:08 AM
This is why i just used an MR2 for a donor car lol ::scratch
This stuff is over my head hahahaha
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on August 21, 2016, 06:20:02 PM
Here we go again and sorry to temporarily divert your thread Pedro but let us see if we can learn something here. "A potential relocation of the coil-over's sweet spot will only happen if the spring is being manually set at a different compression length". What does that even mean? If a 10" and 200lb spring has 600lbs of car at that corner, it will compress 3" to be 7" when the shock is in the middle of the sweet spot at ride height. If the same shock and spring puts the sweet spot way too high at ride height, there is still 600lbs on that corner and the spring still compresses 3". If the same shock and spring puts the sweet spot way to low at ride height, there is still 600lbs on that corner and the spring still compresses 3". How do you "Manually set a different compression length?".
If you put 1" bigger wheels on a car, it's coil-overs will not change, but the car will simply get raised by half an inch which is basically nothing for a road car. In the worst case you get better roadability through speed bumps and half inch reduced distance from top of the tyre to top of the wheel well liner (presumably a properly designed suspension already has rubber bump stops set to stop the upwards movement of the suspension at least one inch before a potential collision between the tyre and the wheel wheel liner). It's not necessary nor critical to adjust the suspension to be half inch lower for the new 1" larger wheels, because this is not a Formula 1 car where the ground clearance is very important and is set at different level for each track.

 And, yes, I meant that large nut of the coil-over used to adjust the spring load and lenght.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 22, 2016, 10:17:23 PM
I need more clearance because of the messed up roads here in Tijuana  :sosad

I bought this stuff from Home Depot that is the same as Peel & Seal so I  can use it as sound deadener.  It works amazingly well and it's the same as Dynamat, but a whole lot cheaper.  Thanks Dustin for letting me know about this stuff.   I started installing it under the dash so I  can install my A/C unit next.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 23, 2016, 12:31:33 AM
Doesn't that bother you when all of the pieces have to be stripped off of the frame to paint it? My least favorite part of a build. Taking parts off seems so counterproductive. Here is a picture of 5" travel shocks with tires selected. It is at ride height and there is 2-1/2" of travel either way.

Wow that is a beautiful suspension setup :drool. I love those brakes and suspension arms, just lovely my friend.

You're right, I didn't like to have to tear down the car after I had all the mechanical parts and the body mounter and I was dreading to do it.  But now that I'm just bolting on parts and everything is nice and clean I'm really enjoying it.

By the way, I'm eagerly waiting for your next set of videos.  I really want to see you start on the body, keep up the good work Charley.
Doesn't that bother you when all of the pieces have to be stripped off of the frame to paint it? My least favorite part of a build. Taking parts off seems so counterproductive. Here is a picture of 5" travel shocks with tires selected. It is at ride height and there is 2-1/2" of travel either way.

Wow that is a beautiful suspension setup :drool. I love those brakes and suspension arms, just lovely my friend.

You're right, I didn't like to have to tear down the car after I had all the mechanical parts and the body mounter and I was dreading to do it.  But now that I'm just bolting on parts and everything is nice and clean I'm really enjoying it.

By the way, I'm eagerly waiting for your next set of videos.  I really want to see you start on the body, keep up the good work Charley.

Pedro,
   Just for you I have recorded three more videos today, the first one just posted to YouTube.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on August 23, 2016, 12:33:34 AM
Here are a few teaser photos.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on August 31, 2016, 09:12:37 AM
Well, after seeing your chassis and how beautiful it looks it has put me to shame and I don't know if I can keep posting anymore here  :notworthy Charley.

Well I haven't been able to get too much work on the car as I would like, I've been doing a bit of body work to the quarter panels and it's almost complete.  I did add more of the sound deadener to the firewall, I really like how this stuff works.

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I did make another piece for my dash that I was missing.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 01, 2016, 09:00:30 PM
These are the parts of the quarters that have been holding me back.  Since I got the OEM hinges for the batwings I had to modify the way the structure was holding the quarters. A bar was running exactly where the hinges bolt to and it wouldn't allow me to adjust them.

 I had to make this modification in order to get them to work.  First was making a template from cardboard and then I laid fiberglass on top of it.  Here is the left side almost finished so you guys can see what I'm talking about.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 01, 2016, 09:03:51 PM
Here's the right side.

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And an overhead shot.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: plans4sale on September 02, 2016, 12:29:50 AM
 Great job on these! Cheers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on September 02, 2016, 10:04:57 PM
Very impressive Pedro! They look awesome ::thumbup
They were well worth the effort. You make everything look too easy.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 03, 2016, 02:49:43 PM
Thanks Bobi is and Mike, yes I feel they were worth the effort and time to make the engine bay look more finished.  I'm still working some more on them today getting the hinge recesses made and mounting the batwings.   Also doing some final touches for the third brake light panel.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160902_173903_zpsdkzrqwtp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160902_173903_zpsdkzrqwtp.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160902_173925_zpse07foch7.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160902_173925_zpse07foch7.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160902_173913_zpsg7fjqcga.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160902_173913_zpsg7fjqcga.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 09, 2016, 08:29:39 AM
Well I got the inside of my quarters finished and primed last night.  I've only mounted the batwings temporarily while I do the last few adjustments to make sure they open and close without problems.  Once that is done I will place rivet nuts to the quarters for the hinges to bolt too.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160908_210954_zpsqkdk0rei.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160908_210954_zpsqkdk0rei.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160908_211012_zpssvu4j1dq.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160908_211012_zpssvu4j1dq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on September 09, 2016, 09:35:43 AM
WOW! Amazing work Pedro :notworthy
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 13, 2016, 10:15:01 PM
WOW! Amazing work Pedro :notworthy


Thank you very much sir  :-*

Tonight I got my A/C installed and also got some work done on the brake lines and the proportioning valve.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160913_181956_zpsaevrk1ki.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160913_181956_zpsaevrk1ki.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160913_181943_zpsayfsfpxr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160913_181943_zpsayfsfpxr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 15, 2016, 09:10:11 PM
I'm super excited about this, I was finally at the point that I could cut out the windshield area of my roof section.  I'm happy to say that the windshield I bought from Charley fit perfect,  thank you very much Charley for making these available to us buddy  ::beers

What a difference the windshield makes in the look of the car, it's incredible how much it changed.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160915_182212_zpsrmgbzm52.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160915_182212_zpsrmgbzm52.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20160915_182249_zpszznl98it.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20160915_182249_zpszznl98it.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on September 15, 2016, 09:36:39 PM
Badass
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 15, 2016, 09:39:13 PM
Badass

Jajaja love it!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on September 15, 2016, 09:47:25 PM
So who laughed harder, you to my response, or me to your response to my response? I know what you mean about the transformation of a car when the windshield goes on. To anyone that has not experienced it, this is just indescribable how the windshield legitimizes the entire build.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 15, 2016, 09:54:00 PM
I did  :LL:

You couldn't be more right about the windshield, whenever I saw other people's builds I thought the same thing.  But until you experience it on your build it's indescribable, I can't stop looking at it jajaja.

I'm so eager to get the seats and the dash in there to see how it feels from the inside.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on September 15, 2016, 10:04:37 PM
It is O.K. not to be able to stop staring at it. Each time I think it is a good days work I open a beer and wind up staring at it for another couple of hours. Then I think, crap, if I was going to spend another couple of hours in the shop it could have been productive work. This has been going on for 30+ years. 
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on September 15, 2016, 10:53:13 PM
Well you have to be able to sit back and enjoy the work you did.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 76mx on September 15, 2016, 11:06:23 PM
Good answer, I an going to tell myself that for the next 30+ years.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on September 16, 2016, 09:17:04 AM
I'm super excited about this, I was finally at the point that I could cut out the windshield area of my roof.  I'm happy to say that the windshield I bought from Charley fit perfect,  thank you very much Charley for making these available to us buddy  ::beers

What a difference the windshield makes in the look of the car, it's incredible how much it changed.

Looks great, I felt the same way when I was test fitting my windshield and it was just a fiberglass body sitting on the garage floor, lol.
 ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 04, 2016, 02:09:30 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates guys but I got sidetracked working on another car project, as if this one wasn't enough jajaja.  Well the other one is done and it was time to jump back onto the lambo.  I got the engine back into the chassis and most of the systems hooked up.  Things left to do are getting the power steering and A/C hoses made up, bleed the brakes and fill with coolant.   Want to get all this done before Christmas.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20161128_164838_zpsp6v1a4q5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20161128_164838_zpsp6v1a4q5.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20161203-WA0008_zpspx3mlnag.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20161203-WA0008_zpspx3mlnag.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 04, 2016, 02:44:59 PM
I'm also doing prep work on my body panels for the final mounting soon.  I painted the backs of them to help protect them from water.  I'll be adding a ruberized undercoating before final install.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20161203_135206_zpstyaro3fh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20161203_135206_zpstyaro3fh.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20161203_141558_zpsoamnzzlp.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20161203_141558_zpsoamnzzlp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 04, 2016, 02:52:54 PM
And here is why I neglected the poor lambo!

This is when I first brought it home

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Datsun%20620/IMG-20150929-WA0024_zpsimxe3dok.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Datsun%20620/IMG-20150929-WA0024_zpsimxe3dok.jpeg.html)

And now that it's finished.  I used the same paint that I'll be using on the lambo

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Datsun%20620/20161124_163107_zps2smxvfhr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Datsun%20620/20161124_163107_zps2smxvfhr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on December 04, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Nice, cool little truck, is that for yourself or a customer?  I've been neglecting mine because I'm lazy, lol.  I need to move south, this cold weather really kills my motivation.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 04, 2016, 04:36:52 PM
Thanks Nick, the truck is for me.  I've been wanting to do a little project like this for a while.

The cold sucks, I don't know how some of you cope with it.  Some friends have been installing heaters and such to keep the garages warm, I'm glad I don't have that problem here.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Neils88 on December 04, 2016, 05:28:26 PM
Last year I bought a small propane heater at Lowes for $100 (on sale at the time).  It's output is 15,000 to 60,000 BTU.  I live up north in Ontario so without heating you really can't work in the garage from late November until around March.  The propane heater can fully heat my two car garage in about 5 minutes.  After about 10 minutes you'll be sweating if you don't turn it off.  A tank of propane (standard BBQ tank) lasts 2-3 weeks and only costs about $10 to fill at Costco.  If you get one, just make sure it's rated for indoors or confined spaces.  Best purchase I've made.   :)

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 01Lambiero on December 05, 2016, 01:29:45 PM
Please ventilate!!!  Read the manual.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
 Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning or other illnesses and can have a long term health risk if left unattended. Some of the symptoms are the following.

 * Shortness of breath
 * Mild nausea
 * Mild headaches

 Moderate levels of CO exposure can cause death if the following symptoms persist for a long measure of time.

 * Headaches
 * Dizziness
 * Nausea
 * Light-headedness

 High levels of CO can be fatal causing death within minutes.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Neils88 on December 05, 2016, 05:33:55 PM
Yes....that's why you need one specifically designed for interior use.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ★Murci-Me★ on December 05, 2016, 08:00:53 PM
Please ventilate!!!  Read the manual.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
 Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be confused with flu symptoms, food poisoning or other illnesses and can have a long term health risk if left unattended. Some of the symptoms are the following.

 * Shortness of breath
 * Mild nausea
 * Mild headaches

 Moderate levels of CO exposure can cause death if the following symptoms persist for a long measure of time.

 * Headaches
 * Dizziness
 * Nausea
 * Light-headedness

 High levels of CO can be fatal causing death within minutes.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Sounds like how I feel every day ;(
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: 01Lambiero on December 07, 2016, 11:03:22 AM
Sounds like how I feel every day ;(
I've heard that from many guys that live in CA. :santa ::thumbup :CSS
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 08, 2016, 10:07:41 PM
Jajaja Mike!

Well today was a pretty exciting day, finally got the car moving under its own power for once.  I wish I didn't live on a hill or else I would've taken it around the block.  Still need a few adjustments but it felt very good.   I'm super stoked to get to this point  ::bounce. Here's a little video for you guys to check out.


https://youtu.be/yxeyeAbtwYU
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LamboJayso on December 09, 2016, 06:04:43 AM
Daaang autopro! Just have some panel fitting and bodywork left now.  ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambobuilder on December 09, 2016, 08:59:57 AM
Huge milestone. Congrats.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 09, 2016, 09:15:21 AM
Daaang autopro! Just have some panel fitting and bodywork left now.  ::headbang

Buddy I'm super excited now, I will start bonding my roof this weekend to start.  Most everything is done is just the final hanging and bonding before starting the body work.  Thanks Jay!  ::beers

Huge milestone. Congrats.

Thanks Dale I really appreciate it especially coming from an experienced builder as yourself   :notworthy  It is a huge milestone for me, now I feel like the rest of the work left should be much easier.  Like they say, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambo_sam on December 13, 2016, 01:13:29 PM
Woo hoo Pedro!!! Way to go buddy!!! Huge milestone!!, you have been working hard on that baby!! Keep it up!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 13, 2016, 02:43:46 PM
Thank you very much Sam!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 14, 2016, 10:12:46 PM
So been working on finalizing my engine lid hinges and making sure my roof is in the position it needs to be before I bond it. Today I worked on the emergency brake brackets because I want to make sure they are functional before I take it out on the street for a test drive  ::stop

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20161214_185712_zpsavqlixdo.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20161214_185712_zpsavqlixdo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on December 22, 2016, 10:53:34 PM
Here is a little video of the car running and driving finally.   I took it up and down the streets in my neighborhood and I sure got some funny looks  ::rocker

https://youtu.be/_azJQE2I8g0 (https://youtu.be/_azJQE2I8g0)

My friend Carlos replicated the engine lid hinges from the OEM ones, he had them laser cut and then bent.  My lid would always rub on the 3rd brake light roof panel with the other hinges I had made, but now with these it clears just fine when you open it.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20161222_162211_zps0ssdp0qu.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20161222_162211_zps0ssdp0qu.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20161222_162258_zpsyrn7gnqd.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20161222_162258_zpsyrn7gnqd.jpg.html)


Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: AdrianBurton on December 23, 2016, 11:27:42 AM
I think I need a set of those hinges
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 12, 2017, 10:16:20 PM
Here is the installation of the oil cooler on the left side.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170112_163044_zpssryu9wn0.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170112_163044_zpssryu9wn0.jpg.html)



(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170112_165805_zpsl58zdi95.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170112_165805_zpsl58zdi95.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LamboJayso on January 13, 2017, 01:42:04 PM
Very nice Pedro!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 28, 2017, 08:28:46 PM
Thanks Jay  ::beers

Well I finally got the car all pit back together, there is some adjustment that needs to happen but it's very minor at this point.  I just couldn't resist to take it out for a drive and some pictures.  I'm pretty excited to get to this point but now I have to do more work to the doors  ::duh and get the windows in.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_161511_zpsi45jz8uy.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_161511_zpsi45jz8uy.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_161448_zps9s10fbiz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_161448_zps9s10fbiz.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_155648_zps6ubxubfv.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_155648_zps6ubxubfv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 28, 2017, 08:30:15 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_155419_zpspfzxmm7h.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_155419_zpspfzxmm7h.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_155319_zpsrfp2epc5.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_155319_zpsrfp2epc5.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_155251_zpsqbyemaza.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_155251_zpsqbyemaza.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Neils88 on January 28, 2017, 09:07:59 PM
Even multi-colored, it's a beautiful car! You must be thrilled to get to drive it.   :)  Makes me want to hurry up and get the panels installed on my Aventador build.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LamboJayso on January 29, 2017, 10:29:30 AM
Bad a$$! You've gotta do satin black as well!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on January 29, 2017, 10:42:28 AM
I'm so jealous right now, lol.  I'd stick with silver and black, it's going to look amazing.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Tusabes on January 29, 2017, 02:22:27 PM
I think he said he is using That medium grey from his Datsun truck , with black accents in the rear wing etc will look fantastic !!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ActiveLife on January 29, 2017, 06:57:25 PM
Looks fantastic Pedro, very nice!  I can only imagine how excited you are to get to this point, you are paving a great path.


-Active
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on January 30, 2017, 04:56:39 AM
Congrats Pedro! You have done a fantastic job. You have certainly come along way from that pile of tubes on the chassis table.
Top notch work, Cant wait to see you get some color on it!  ::thumbup ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 30, 2017, 09:21:34 AM
Even multi-colored, it's a beautiful car! You must be thrilled to get to drive it.   :)  Makes me want to hurry up and get the panels installed on my Aventador build.


You should hurry up, it's a huge motivator to getting it done when you see it all put together.  Hopefully it won't stay multi-colored for long, as soon as I finish doing the work on the doors and bonding those to the inner part I will start doing body work on it.   Want to get it in primer soon so it's at least one solid color.  It was a blast to drive, even if I only drove it around the neighborhood.    ::salute

Bad a$$! You've gotta do satin black as well!


Thanks Jay!  I've actually considered doing a flat color but I'm just afraid of the maintenance and being able to repair the paint if it ever got damaged.  Besides I would need a really good spray booth with very good filters in order to paint it in.  ::scratch

I'm so jealous right now, lol.  I'd stick with silver and black, it's going to look amazing.



Jaja don't be jealous your car will be there soon, just keep working on it.  I'm painting it what Lamborghini calls Grigio Telesto which is the gray color that I painted my truck earlier in the thread. ::wave

I think he said he is using That medium grey from his Datsun truck , with black accents in the rear wing etc will look fantastic !!


That's right George, I'm glad you like the color and the black accents  ::toothy.  That is exactly how I will be doing it.  I took inspiration from this:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/lamborghini-murcielago-sv-061515-feature-952x500_zpsj4yuhill.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/lamborghini-murcielago-sv-061515-feature-952x500_zpsj4yuhill.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/Grigio-Telesto-Lamborghini-LP670-4-SV-2_zpskylvijop.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/Grigio-Telesto-Lamborghini-LP670-4-SV-2_zpskylvijop.jpg.html)

Looks fantastic Pedro, very nice!  I can only imagine how excited you are to get to this point, you are paving a great path.


-Active


Thanks brother!  Yeah I'm pretty excited and glad to be almost to the finish line with this project.  Can't wait to see you start on your own soon  ::thumbup

Congrats Pedro! You have done a fantastic job. You have certainly come along way from that pile of tubes on the chassis table.
Top notch work, Cant wait to see you get some color on it!  ::thumbup ::beers


LOL pile of tubes is right, I can still remember when they dropped off that first order of metal I made.  I just couldn't imagine how I would ever finish this project.  I know yours will be at this stage soon brother, we just have to keep at it to get them done.  ::beers


Thanks to all of you for the kind word guys  ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 07, 2017, 10:04:16 PM
I've been doing a bit of work to my interior and trying to get my dash fitted.   I used the instrument cluster from my Passat and fitted it to the gauge pod.  It fit well al I will only need to fill a couple areas on it.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_120745_zpsekvsc0jz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_120745_zpsekvsc0jz.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170128_120307_zpswohrr0kk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170128_120307_zpswohrr0kk.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170131_193751_zpsxx91cvxb.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170131_193751_zpsxx91cvxb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 07, 2017, 10:11:39 PM
Here's a couple more pics of the dash and the stereo that I  am installing.  I still have a bit of fitting to do for the stereo but I almost have it.  I'm reusing all the original parts from the Passat, even the A/C controls.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170207_190421_zpsgffnulux.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170207_190421_zpsgffnulux.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170207_190449_zpsnkqouloy.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170207_190449_zpsnkqouloy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: faker on February 08, 2017, 01:51:29 AM
That s*it is sooooo NASTY man!  :notworthy :drool
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on February 08, 2017, 05:20:18 AM
Amazing work as always Pedro! ::beers
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LamboJayso on February 08, 2017, 09:48:00 AM
Hey you're not allowed to build a Lamborghini better than Lamborghini.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 08, 2017, 09:42:58 PM
That s*it is sooooo NASTY man!  :notworthy :drool

Jajaja glad you liked it bro.  ::rocker

Amazing work as always Pedro! ::beers

Thanks buddy, trying to keep up with you. ::beers

Hey you're not allowed to build a Lamborghini better than Lamborghini.

LOL, I think they would say the same thing about yours Jay  :notworthy
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 08, 2017, 09:51:36 PM
This is how I did the inner door frames so that they would be stronger and not flex as much.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170203_182309_zpsy9l1zytf.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170203_182309_zpsy9l1zytf.jpg.html)

I bonded them in using Duraglas after roughing up the metal and the fiberglass of the door shell.  After I did this I could really tell that the door became more rigid.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170203_190216_zpsxg8mt1rk.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170203_190216_zpsxg8mt1rk.jpg.html)

After it dried I followed it up with a couple layers of fiberglass on top and over it, don't know if this steps helps any but I'm sure it won't hurt.  Now my doors are super solid from the door jamb to the door strike.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170208_192128_zpsald5lxm4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170208_192128_zpsald5lxm4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 23, 2017, 01:19:07 PM
Here are some progress pics from this past week.  I'm using 2" actuators to control my batwings and they worked out well, here are the brackets I made to attach the actuators to the batwings.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170210_154055_zps9ad2kpvh.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170210_154055_zps9ad2kpvh.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170210_154045_zpslworwo8s.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170210_154045_zpslworwo8s.jpg.html)

I also started doing body work on small parts in order to get them in primer.  I really can't wait to see this car in all one single color, even if it's primer  :-\

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20170222-WA0023_zpscwh9d1tx.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20170222-WA0023_zpscwh9d1tx.jpeg.html)

The wing got bonded to the uprights and the holes I had drilled on top for the screws got filled, no taking this apart again.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20170222-WA0027_zpsxaa4cfvl.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20170222-WA0027_zpsxaa4cfvl.jpeg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/IMG-20170222-WA0030_zpsfolnu8hg.jpeg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/IMG-20170222-WA0030_zpsfolnu8hg.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Neils88 on February 23, 2017, 08:15:33 PM
I just finished the active vents on my Aventador build this week as well.  It's a great feeling watching them function properly  :)  A video can be found here:  http://youtu.be/xSRuo0FKd_o (http://youtu.be/xSRuo0FKd_o)

Great job on your build!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lp670mike on February 24, 2017, 06:41:07 AM
Nice work Guys!
Pedro, what did you use to bond the fiberglass wing to the aluminum struts?
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 24, 2017, 10:37:45 AM
@ Neils

Wow great job on those, I love the way they open on the Aventador.  I can see you have gotten quite a bit done, keep at it!  ::salute

@ Mike

I put bolts through the top of the wing and then did a bead of SEM 39337 structural adhesive between the wing and the uprights.  Don't know if the adhesive was necessary as the bolts do most of the work but it can't hurt I guess.  ::scratch
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 13, 2017, 10:18:30 AM
I received my engine kit from Purple LP670 SV this past week and all I can say is that it is incredible  :notworthy .  I can just imagine how long it took to make the molds and then cast all these pieces, it is totally worth the money.  Here are some pictures so you guys can see what a piece of art this is:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170312_135549_zpsju2pbzcr.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170312_135549_zpsju2pbzcr.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170312_135631_zpsnk98ofnz.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170312_135631_zpsnk98ofnz.jpg.html)

And finally here is a picture showing all the pieces that come with the kit, there sure are a lot of them.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170312_145709_zps6oghmxdl.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170312_145709_zps6oghmxdl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 13, 2017, 10:28:07 AM
I've also been working on my door windows and I bonded the run channels this weekend.  I still haven't found some proper glass run channel seals so a trip to the junkyard will be needed this week.  Now I understand why everyone says that the doors are the hardest part of the builds.  It feels like I have been working on the doors forever now.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170312_144614_zpsuhhpwjzn.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170312_144614_zpsuhhpwjzn.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170301_183307_zpshqnk7eqb.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170301_183307_zpshqnk7eqb.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170301_183317_zpsha9mtifa.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170301_183317_zpsha9mtifa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: Neils88 on March 13, 2017, 03:43:33 PM
Are you going to add some type of internal framing to your door?  I put a 1x3 (box) steel beam across the door around bumper height for safety.  In a side collision, this beam will hit against vertical structures that are part of the car framing.  Everything builds off of this beam, and I still have enough room for the regulator and glass. 
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on March 13, 2017, 03:49:20 PM
He added framing, you just can't see it because it's hidden under the glass.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a157/energyauto/Lamborghini/20170208_192128_zpsald5lxm4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/energyauto/media/Lamborghini/20170208_192128_zpsald5lxm4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 13, 2017, 05:59:22 PM
Thanks Nick for posting those, and Neils I still plan to add another reinforcement bar at the middle of the door running horizontally but I want to wait until I finish all my window work to make sure there isn't anything in the way.  Thanks for the thought bud  ::salute
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: ActiveLife on March 22, 2017, 10:19:00 AM
Pedro,

The build is coming together really well, it's exciting to have been following along and see that you're on the final stretch... great job as always!

-Active
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on March 30, 2017, 08:45:22 AM
Pedro,

The build is coming together really well, it's exciting to have been following along and see that you're on the final stretch... great job as always!

-Active

Thanks bro, I'm still working on the darn doors but they are getting close to being done.  Just a lot of tedious little things to do.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: LamboJayso on September 06, 2017, 05:20:12 PM
How's my favorite build coming along??
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: nickmkk on October 24, 2017, 06:02:17 AM
How's my favorite build coming along??

I was just thinking the same thing, hopefully he'll come back.  I was living vicariously through him lol.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 17, 2018, 01:17:00 PM
Hey guys sorry that I have been away for a while but I have been working on the car all this time.  I'm glad to report that the body is fully mounted and bonded to the frame now.  I am just going and finishing sealing up all the inner pieces so that air and water do not get into the cab.  As soon as I am through with that I will bond the door skins and will be able to start on the body work finally  ::sun

Well here is a picture I took on Saturday, I was sealing the inner left fender where it mates to the A pillar and to the hood.

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 17, 2018, 01:33:07 PM
This is the fitting of the inner structural pieces that will cover the metal roll cage, these are the next pieces to get bonded after I finish sealing up all the other joints.

Here are the grills that I fitted to the fender opening, I used some grills that were sent to me by mistake from a Gallardo.

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 17, 2018, 01:46:04 PM
Some more miscellaneous pics:

Door complete, the only thing that I did not have installed in this picture is the door handle, otherwise everything else is done!


I was lucky enough to get a 670 Engine lid but it needed some work, here is the initial fitment.

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 17, 2018, 01:49:59 PM
And just because I wanted to see what it would look like in all one color  ::pirate
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 18, 2018, 12:52:39 PM
And today for some great news, yesterday I received my plates, registration and VIN numbers for the car.  It's officially registered and legal  ::headbang ::bounce
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: AdrianBurton on January 22, 2018, 03:25:08 AM
that car is REALLY coming together!!!
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on January 29, 2018, 12:24:22 PM
that car is REALLY coming together!!!


Thanks Adrian, I'm really pushing to get this thing painted before summer.

So for this week the progress wasn't too exciting but it was stuff that had to get done.  I still had to seal the fenders and quarter panels to the chassis so that wind and water will not get into the cab.  I sealed it up with some fiberglass and next week I will be painting over it and adding some undercoating. 

Now that his is all done I can concentrate on bonding my door skins, this is my last task to finish in order to start on the body work.  ::headbang
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 01, 2018, 12:49:47 PM
I removed everything from my right door so I can start cleaning up the interior and get it ready for a coat of paint and then to bond the door skin on!

Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 03, 2018, 10:15:02 PM
Some pics of the door skin, getting it ready to bond.  I wanted to do it today but my wife had other plans for me and this is as far as I got  ::)

Oh and I also worked on getting my engine lid to fit better.  Still needs a bit of alignment but it's getting there.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 06, 2018, 08:35:43 PM
Body work has begun, I decided to start on the rear bumper.  So far I only did some body work on the outside and primed the inside part.

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Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 07, 2018, 05:28:01 PM
So I got the inside of my doors painted and now I am ready to bond the door skins.  It's going to be a long night but I want to get both done before the weekend as my wife has other plans for me again  ::help
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 08, 2018, 05:40:55 PM
Today I went and picked up my fabric from the embroidery place and tomorrow I'll take it to the upholstery shop.  This will be the material for my seats and hopefully they won't take too long to get them done.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 08, 2018, 05:44:55 PM
Today is the day I bond my doorskins on.  To help me out I hot glued pieces of paint sticks to have the skin flush with the quarter and the fenders.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 09, 2018, 10:36:47 AM
ok so I removed the little paint sticks and I am very happy with the results they gave me.  Panels are nice and flush and hopefully won't require that much body work.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: lambobuilder on February 10, 2018, 09:11:47 AM
Fantastic job. I love straight and aligned panels.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 10, 2018, 11:34:18 AM
Thank you very much Dale  ::thumbup. I'm going to finish up the left door today
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 13, 2018, 02:43:41 PM
I have been doing some bodywork on my rear bumper and on the wing.  I gave them their first round of primer with guide coat, if they come out ok with the blocking then they will probably only need one more round of primer.  I took care of the flaws before I primed them so they should be pretty good already.
Title: Re: LP 640 Autopro
Post by: autopro on February 15, 2018, 12:37:16 PM
Rear bumper and wing done, moved on to the left quarter panel.  Lots of sanding still left on this.