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Childs play... Blown & injected A coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hellblue, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. I have been building this tot rod for my boy, he is almost 11 now & has been driving his last one since he was 5, oh & if that lump in the front looks to real for any one it has a quad bike engine in the rear....


    Its all home built & i had to teach myself new skills to build it here a run down
    The start... the making of the plug to make the mould for the body


    The filling & adding swage lines



    The primer



    The mould being made (i wanted the visor as part of the roof so the top of the screen is a mould on its own)



    At this point, as it was my first fibreglass attempt i didnt know if i had made one big mess or a mould for the body !! but it was fine & came apart easy


    Having bolted it back together & laying up the body we left it a week or so (again not knowing if i had mad a big mess or a body) & then removed the mould to find a body !!




    The windows & trunk opened up & we have a body to build around !!!

  2. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    Unbelievable, very cool and it doesn't look like his smile is coming off that face anytime soon!:D
  3. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 710

    from Oregon

    I think you just won the Father of the Year award. Very cool.
  4. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,637


    Coolest thing on the HAMB all week! My 4 year old digs it!

  5. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,087


    Splashed A coupe! Looks great, The smiles will last...
  6. As a guy who has built more than my share of fiberglass molds, I want to give you a big thumbs up on your project.
  7. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 919

    from FLORIDA

    Awsome I want one.How much for a body?
  8. Just too F'n cool :):cool:
  9. LIL.TIMMYUser Name
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 741

    LIL.TIMMYUser Name

    wanna adopt another kid?:)
  10. Now that's awesome......Wouldn't mind on myself!
  11. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    from Auburn WA

    you should build a real car outta one of those!

    looks like a v8-60 is about perfect!
  12. Build time ! first in was the thin wall tube cage

    I wanted rear suspension as well but because the engine & axles are what they are a bit of thought was needed, i went for a wishbone rear & mounted every thing on a subframe simple


    The fuel tank needed to be above the engine (gravity feed) & had to look the part, the shocks are at the rear of the subframe, a panhard rod to hold it all in place, the axle will be split so 2 calipers & a handbrake is needed these are from a vw car as the cost was a lot cheeper than gokart brakes !




    Here is the rear subframe made up


    And here is the split rear axle, with a diff ! which is as simple as it gets .. a cars front wheel drive, front wheel bearing (one case & two races) this can all be bolted together as a locked axle via the two plates each side of the bearing (for when jack goes drag racing )


    if anyone wants to see a more detailed build upyou can see it here
  13. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 579


    Amazing 100% pure badassness
  14. SOB, send me one of those bodies ! !
    How much?
  15. harrington
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 421

    from Indiana

    You are a fuckin ruler!!! That is awesome, great work for your first plug and mold. Your have a lucky boy there, he will be pickin up all the middle school chicks!
  16. CH3NO2JAY
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 244

    from Chicago

    What's not to love about this thread, keep us updated if and when possible...
  17. 47 ford
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 234

    47 ford

    this kid has got it made lets see the rest
  18. shainerman
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 820


    this is AWESOME
  19. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Wow!!! Very cool!
  20. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 643


    AWSOME lucky little fella....
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 184


    UN-FRICK'n believable...the picture of your kid and that smile is AMAZING, you just made a hot rodder out of him for life. You deserve an atta boy Scott
  22. Absolutely first class!!!
  23. rc.grimes
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 698

    from Edmond, OK

    I want one. I'm positive I won't fit in it so can you just deliver one to park in my living room?
    Then again I can't even let my kids see this or they'll want one.
  24. OMG, how cool is that, man I want one.
  25. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Wow thats one lucky kid and one cool dad
  26. Fantastic!
    Your'll never get that smile of your boys face.
  27. me too, how much?
  28. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 894


    I love it.Hopefully you have created a monster and he will want a real one in a couple of years.I bet his Friends dig it to.
  29. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

    Wish my dad built me something half that cool when I was a kid

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