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CAD,DWG,DXF files of frames, bodies?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintagesurvivor, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. vintagesurvivor
    Joined: Mar 12, 2006
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    vintagesurvivor
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    from detroit

    Is there any source for these types of files with regards to engines,frames, suspension components, and early car bodies? Seems like it would make getting a setup right a lot easier, and you could see how it all looks once together to see stance, fit, etc.

    For instance, if I had the side layout for '32 rails, 3" dropped axle, 9" rear, and a '32 3 window, I could set the channel, chop, angles, engine, ride height, etc and see how it all looks. Even if they were simple outline drawings, it would help.

    If there isn't a common library for these items, maybe we should start one....
    I am proficient in Illustrator, I could start doing some drawings, but I'd need basic dimensions, and a common scale, say 1"=1'
    Mark
     
  2. I can Email you an Autocad "dwg" file of a small block Chevy if that would help.
     
  3. vintagesurvivor
    Joined: Mar 12, 2006
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    from detroit

    Yeah, that would.
    I think what I will do is start drawing these things out , and compiling them. Maybe sometime someone will host them for download from here.
     
  4. The big hotrod shops have all the CAD stuff. I know of one in particular the builds Willys. I really don't think any of 'em would give files away so people could build their stuff for free.
     

  5. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
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    Someone posted them here about a year ago and they went in Tech archives. I remember a '32 frame. I'm short of time now so post a link when you find them. For those without Autocad, if you attempt to open it your computer should find cadviewer (free) for you.
     
  6. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    Brianangus was who posted all that, if I recall. There were several involved but the put a suspension and a full small block together with that frame.
     
  7. 4tl8ford
    Joined: Sep 1, 2004
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    from Erie, Pa

  8. I posted a lot of 3D cad stuff, but the stuff I posted was not something that you can use with 2D Autocad format. I used to work with Autocad .dwg files, but the industry has moved on now to the point where you need to work in 3D solid models to stay competitive. I use Solidworks software. www.rupnowdesign.com
     
  9. 40Tudor
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  10. WrazedWrong
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
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    Can you email me that file too?
    Is it an autocad 14 file?
    My email houseplanz@yahoo.com
     
  11. Rix2Six
    Joined: Jun 24, 2003
    Posts: 806

    Rix2Six
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    from So. Cal.

    Are there any inexpensive or better yet freeware programs that let you mess with this stuff?
     
  12. Yep....r14. It's in your Email box,

    SJF
     
  13. Are there any inexpensive or better yet freeware programs that let you mess with this stuff?

    You can download free programs to view it, but they will not let you alter the files nor manipulate them. You either need a copy of the licensed software, or a pirate copy of it to do that.
     
  14. junkmonger
    Joined: Feb 9, 2004
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  15. Rix2Six
    Joined: Jun 24, 2003
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    Rix2Six
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    from So. Cal.

    Thanks for the info. I think my daughter would qualify for he student copy of AutoCad. Either that or I'll try intellicad.
     
  16. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
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    Chaz
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    Can you send me the cad drawing of the SBC, please... thanks, Chaz
     

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