Slowly's Model T

59 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

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.

20130417.jpg

20130418.jpg

20130419.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Still thinking of ideas :P

20130421.jpg

20130422.jpg

20130423.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

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.

100_1574.jpg

Edited by Jantrix

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Interesting concept Rob, I like it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great Start KC!

B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

looks very cool :) really love the looks already !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Cool little hot rod...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

100_1574.jpg

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

20130424.jpg

20130425.jpg

20130426.jpg

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.photobucket.com/user/Jantrix/library/50%20Ford%20Rat?sort=3&page=1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yes! Very cool idea...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.photobucket.com/user/Jantrix/library/50%20Ford%20Rat?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

20130427.jpg

20130428.jpg

20130429.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

"http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239121&showall=1 "

Just the photo reference I needed! Also, none of my builds would work in 1:1, theyre all plastic! :P lol Making silly stuff that wouldnt work in fullscale is half the fun I rekon :D



I think it's looking cool.. Geez models don't have to be 100% realistic or accurate!!! keep up the good work.. I think is a good start for a nice show rod.

Thanks mate :D

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

Wouldnt happen to have any piccies of your 1:1 would you? specifically inner doorskins and the body without an interior??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Just having fun shaping up the chassy :) found a front axle to use!!!

20130430.jpg

20130431.jpg

20130432.jpg

Still have a HEAP of adding material to the chassy and shaping it...

20130433.jpg

20130434.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wouldnt happen to have any piccies of your 1:1 would you? specifically inner doorskins and the body without an interior??

,,sorry no piccys,,,,,,got it as a bare steel tub woth no wood framing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and a bare frame that needed a ton of work to hold together when i punched the peddle down :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Its been quite a while.

Finished a bunch of tafe work so I allotted myself a little time to make a mess at the bench. Rescued this thing from under a pile of random desk-mess and did a bit of a mockup. Then got straight back to tafe work :/ Hoping to have the time to do little bits and pieces on this one. Still undecided on the front grill situation. Maybe a tractor-style...

20130823_142527_zpsd9e4323a.jpg

20130823_142340_zps8accd1fa.jpg

20130823_142242_zpsd73b8114.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very cool, Which rims and tires are you going with ? I really like the spokes ,it would be so unique :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now