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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....

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    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

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    The filling & adding swage lines

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    The primer

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    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)

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    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

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    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 !!

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

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

    truckncoupe
    Member

    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

    Sinister
    Member
    from Oregon

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

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

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

    pitman

    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

    5wcoupehunter
    Member
    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
    Member

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

    Dynaflash_8
    Member
    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
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    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

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    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 !

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    Here is the rear subframe made up

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    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 )

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    if anyone wants to see a more detailed build upyou can see it here
    http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/garage/junior-tot-rod-model-coupe-22931
     
  13. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 579

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

    harrington
    Member
    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

    CH3NO2JAY
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    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
    Member

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

    shainerman
    Member

    this is AWESOME
     
  19. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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    wlspdshop
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    from Missouri

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

    76cam
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    AWSOME lucky little fella....
     
  21. BLUECOLLARKUSTOMS
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 184

    BLUECOLLARKUSTOMS
    Member

    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

    rc.grimes
    Member
    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
    Member
    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

    wingedexpress

    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

    Mnhotrodbuilder
    Member
    from Afton, MN

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

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