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Old 04-09-2009, 09:42 AM
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Its gonna be a long weekend If all goes well, I should be able to put in about 40 hours.

It should look a whole lot more like a real car after this weekend. .....that is, if I don't change my mind about what I'm building.....again.
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Its gonna be a long weekend If all goes well, I should be able to put in about 40 hours.
40 hours? Flipper, you're an animal!

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:40 AM
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Every aspect of this is fascinating, proportions will be tricky
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Did some to the cowl today. Dash is gonna be high (33" from floor in center). I should be able to get away with a 4 inch tall windshield or however tall these little things are....just enough glass to call it a windshield.



Dealing with dial-up at parent's house. Only three pics for now. Kinda hard to tell what is going on, but the body flares out at the dash. Dash is 49" at widest point. Firewall is 43" wide.





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Old 04-11-2009, 06:37 AM
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:22 AM
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Saturday morning, I played with a roll of masking tape.....trying to convince myself that the shape was right.









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Old 04-12-2009, 02:43 AM
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The door cut out didn't seem quite right. Played with that some more. Drivers side seat has been cut back 6 more inches or so.

This is what we ended up with. Dad thinks it looks like a WW1 airplane







Looks better. Had to see how it felt.



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Old 04-12-2009, 03:08 AM
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So now that it starts to look like a car....what are you supposed to do?



Tear it all apart and work on the frame.



Did I mention that I was thinking about building this car as a unibody?

All of the 1x1 will be boxed in with sheetmetal.









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Old 04-12-2009, 06:46 AM
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This is looking awesome Flipper. You guys really have a good eye for an artful style. May I offer a suggestion? I'm thinking the flow of the body would look sweet if you swept the bottom of the tail up a little. Starting from just behind the cockpit and maybe finishing with something like 4 to 6 inches up at the tail. Just a thought for you.
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I like this post alot, for some reason it remind me of soapbox racing. Too cool,......
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