Thanks for the ideas on the dash. Photo Etch would look the nicest but $ and resin casting emblems would probably age me prematurely and shelve this build. Dave's idea had me do a google search and I found an image to mess around with. It might work.
The interior of the Gigahorse is coming along.
When the interior was curing I worked on the radiator shroud. The frame is .060" sheet, the vertical bars are .040 x .080" strip spaced .060" with 5/32 tube added to the sides .
Thanks for the help and for looking. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks guys. I am still building up the interior. The roll bars are incorporated into the ceiling so I started with that first. I also don't see a way of replicating the dash and lower door panels but would be interested in ideas for some kind unique look or finish.
and trying to figure out the fit and look of the middle roll bar-still a work in progress.
I did liberate a hinge from an old eyeglass case and finished the door.
It is getting a little challenging again and I have a feeling I will be finding out what doesn't work much quicker than what does. Thanks for looking.
Been a little under the weather so progress has slowed. First off here is a link to info on the 1:1. http://madmax.wikia.com/wiki/The_Gigahorse The interior is boxy sheet metal in many pieces so here's a start.
The door panel is sheet metal also so all detail was removed and it was extended to the back.
Also built a pan under the upper trunk and did a quick test fit. I'm liking it.
Thank you all for the encouragement, and that is some go info Tom on the Sharpie. I was using a mechanical pencil but I was having trouble with my own eyes and photos in seeing my marks. I hope there are no problems. Not much new but I have been doing a lot of work and sometimes you need to do quick mockup for perspective as well as motivation. The engine bay as of now looks very big but I am confident it will be right when it gets filled in. These photos get me excited for whats to come.
I am still open to any ideas on sources for engines,superchargers, and air filters. This project is the proverbial - How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. But it is a big and fun challenge. Thanks for looking.
I have to agree Simon, you have a nice collection there. Thanks for sharing. Since I'm here- a little update. It needs a little clean up and detail and the door needs hinged and a peep hole but the rough framing for trunk area is done. Well also all the weaponry and floor mat and... but it is good progress. Next though is interior framing. Thanks for looking.
Thank you Wayne, that is some good stuff there. This project is still on my mind but I'm still trying to source materials and I'm in the middle of a big build at the moment. I will let you know when I decide to tackle this. Thanks again.