Chavant Photo Gallery

Selected examples of Chavant products


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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #21This is the clay model ready for a female mould to be taken from it. Note the building up of a flange area, particulary the top curved section on the highest point of the model. This is to poduce a two-part mould, so that the mould will release from the model, allowing for the undercut produced by the tread pattern.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #22The main section of the GRP mould laid up with a strengthening piece bonded in to support the side flanges.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #23This view shows the temporary flange piece removed to allow the second section of mould to be laid up.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #24Second section of the mould laid up.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #25The mould cured, trimmed and the side bolt holes jig-drilled for later use on the final mould sections.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #26The mould partially stripped, with the main section left in place so that additional sidewall sections can be laid-up. The sidewall section shown here has a plain surface.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #27The clay model is now prepared for the next section which incorporates the sidewall lettering. This raised lettering (2mm) was cut and bonded to the sidewall area. The sidewall plates were replaced and another lay-up carried out.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #28After a further moulding was completed with the tire size featured, this was the basic mould from which the final model would be produced.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #29It was decided to incorporate some silicon change pieces in the final model so that there would not be any problems with the lettering. This image shows the fixing bolts for the silicon insert jigged into position before the silicon is poured.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #03The framework is now ready to have the styling clay applied. ...........end of Framework
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #30The insert cured with the fixing bolts in position.
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Bunt's Concept 400 Series Tire #31Three inserts were produced : plain face, bunt's name and the tire size.
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