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Another Super Seven (Part 4)

Kit / Model  

Seven Based Custom



Item Code  

Scratchbuilt Seven




I decided to make the rear fenders next, but I also decided not to simply stop there and instead I thought I’d add a full rear body section including a trunk. I know, this is not what a Caterham or Lotus Seven would typically have, but since many of the real vehicles are built as kit cars in home garages, I figured why not have some fun? (Not all Seven based cars are Lotus or Caterham…)

Originally I was planning to make the fenders as separate left and right pieces to bolt onto the sides and the center section as its own piece too. But the more I worked on it I decided it will be a rear clip. You can see the mounting flanges on the inside (and the scribed lines on the rear panel) where it was originally going to be three main pieces.

It’s still a little rough on the inside, I may leave some of that as it is the way some 1:1 fiberglass work looks on the inside. It will still use the same mounting points I put on the front sections of the fenders, but the rear will mount to the frame (that I still need to make…).

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As far as the styling, I’m going for a 60’s or early 70’s sports car look.
It is all styrene except for a little resin and a lot of CA, no “real” filler or putty at this point.
The deck lid has been cut out...
I cut the hole for the taillight panel out; (this will make mounting the deck lid easier).
I made the taillight panel and added the ledge for the inside of the trunk…
Taillight panel set in place.
I made the understructure of the deck lid from two layers of sheet styrene. I acid etched the hinge set from brass using artwork I designed.
It is temporarily pinned together with a paper clip