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#1 slowlylearning

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

The vans giving me the poopies, still trying to get the front end 'right'. So I pulled this out and just started hacking at it... The inspiration is a scratch-built trike/chopper I saw in the scratchbuilding thread a while ago... Going for a deco-steampunky look, its TINY compared to the van, which is just what I need I rekon.

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#2 Gldknght7

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

I bet that thing wouldn't actually work in real life.  Thinking that any left hand turns made with any speed would have to right front diggin in and doing summersaults.  Would be an interesting ride.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

Man, that thing sits loooww... I dig the trike idea, but that design would look way cool with 4 wheels. Either way, keep at it.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

As Doug said, it may not work as a 1:1 vehicle but it sure looks like it will be cool !



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

Sorry guys, should have specified it will have 4 wheels, I just lazily only mocked it up to be viewed from the one side, Itll be symetrical. My bad, havent had enough sugar today 8)



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

Still thinking of ideas :P

 

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#7 Jantrix

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:00 AM

Do a Google search for quarter eliptical front suspension. It would be perfect for this build and the stretched out wheelbase, you are looking for.

 

Edit: Like this.

 

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Edited by Jantrix, 16 April 2013 - 04:03 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:08 AM

Interesting concept Rob, I like it.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

i like that too rob. them amt's 25 ''t'' kit is a small car .got the small kit im thinking a sit of ur pants car low riding t buckit.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:10 AM

I really like the overall 4-wheel mockup look KC, and Jantrix is absolutely spot-on with his front suspension suggestion. Good call, Rob.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 16 April 2013 - 04:12 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:12 AM

Great Start KC!

 

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:34 AM

looks very cool :) really love the looks already !



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:54 AM

Cool little hot rod...



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:05 AM

Do a Google search for quarter eliptical front suspension. It would be perfect for this build and the stretched out wheelbase, you are looking for.

 

Edit: Like this.

 

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VERY nice there! But I think thats a bit out of my skill-level aye, I was thinking an all-out scuiside front end... Can I have a link to that topic though? Id very much like to see that one :)

 

i like that too rob. them amt's 25 ''t'' kit is a small car .got the small kit im thinking a sit of ur pants car low riding t buckit.

Sweet! There's so much you can do with these 'base ' kits aye!

Thanks to the rest of you guys! :D :D :D Comments like those keep me goin' :)

Here's my start on the engine (from a 36 Ford coupe)... It was the wierdest distributer I have EVER seen, Iv seen the crab/scallop type ones, but never this sort, its like a dome on each side of the front-end of the engine :S

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You can really get a sense of scale when theres an engine in it, that and the markings on my cutting mat :P Has anyone else done this kit and used the Lincoln V8 that it comes with? Its horrible! It would have been such a nice setup if it werent so... bad.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:38 AM

VERY nice there! But I think thats a bit out of my skill-level aye, I was thinking an all-out scuiside front end... Can I have a link to that topic though? Id very much like to see that one :)

 

I doubt it's outside your skill level, there isn't much to it, just making some brackets and connecting rods from styrene stock. If you can "Z" a chassis, this should be no problem.

 

Anywho, that build topic is a few years old and the search function has been hit or miss for me lately, but you can see the WIP shots here.

http://s53.photobuck...t?sort=3&page=1



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

Yes! Very cool idea...

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:37 AM

 

I doubt it's outside your skill level, there isn't much to it, just making some brackets and connecting rods from styrene stock. If you can "Z" a chassis, this should be no problem.

 

Anywho, that build topic is a few years old and the search function has been hit or miss for me lately, but you can see the WIP shots here.

http://s53.photobuck...t?sort=3&page=1

You know what? I rekon I will give it a try, just to say Ive done it :D

 

Yes! Very cool idea...

Thanks man! :)

Z'd up front gotta chop it up a bit more
stance is a little off I just noticed on this mockup, I really need to do something so the body mounts the same way each time
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

Hmm. I've never heard if quarter elliptical suspension used un a z'd frame. It might be too high now. Do some photo research on it.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

I wasn't referring to accuracy. I meant physically, mechanically possible.

See this thread on the HAMB.
http://www.jalopyjou...39121&showall=1

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Built a 1;1 T when I was 24.Buick 455....looking nothing like yours................. :P looking goodddddddddddd.