Fiat twin engine coupe
Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:27 PM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:28 PM
Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment. I'm getting the valve covers printed (from my 3d model) so I can mold and cast them in metal.
I have had to slow spending on bits as it seems like the industry I work in is taking a long break........:-(
A lot of pieces are finished and waiting to go on as soon as I get more fasteners that are the right type and scale.
Also printing the front Avon cycle tire to be period correct. Will cast in black urethane.
thanks again...pix soon.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:52 AM
Where can I find pics of your rat rod project?
Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:37 AM
Stunning! Building in such a large scale and with this level of precision, skill and detail, must come close to "modeling" the experience of building the 1:1. Can't wait for more, more, more...
Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:22 PM
Thank's all for reply.
Ognib, the rat rod is :http://www.modelcars...showtopic=51823
Bernard Kron, the 1/4 scale stuff is almost like parts of 1:1. The car in my avatar is the last build for street use. I drove it for many years. 454-LS7.
Hope to have more work soon so I can "justify" spending on the rest on the materials like fasteners, molding and casting.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:49 PM
very cool build! cant wait to see more of it. nice work
Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:35 PM
I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted in this thread. I have almost finished another car besides this one.
The rubber molds I made for the fiat body were intended for a brush on urethane but the material wouldn't play.
I ended up using vinyl ester tooling gelcoat and VE resin for the layup. Minimal shrinkage with maximum cost.
The body is just placed on atm. It won't be green, that's the gelcoat color.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:49 PM
With this build it appears nothing is impossible!! Great work and quite the accomplishment.
Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:00 AM
Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:55 AM
Thanks to all who commented, it's great to get acknowledgement for the work it takes to build these beasts.....
Edited by dpride, 26 September 2013 - 11:58 AM.
Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:07 PM
you are right David, nothing easy about this stuff, this thing is wicked cool, fabulous work!