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Making a Beautiful Roadster (progress pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ThirdGen, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. what they all said....
     
  2. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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    scootermcrad
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    Killer update! August 13 is right around the corner! GO GO!
     
  3. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    ThirdGen
    Member
    from Wales, ME

    Razin Cain - Thanks. Not an engineering student, I'm an Industrial Design Student (product design).

    Mindover - I will be working with Ray to make the panels. I had two semesters worth of internships with him, so I guess you could say he's my mentor and I'm his apprentice.

    Got a few things accomplished. Doesn't look like much, but its on its way.

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    Tacked some rod to stabilize the grill while we work the hood and side panels.

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    Hinge rods were stubborn. Nothing a cut-off wheel can't fix. I cut the hinge apart to get the hood and side panel separated
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    We than took some snips and "fit" the hood to the cowl, leaving it tight for final fitment later on.

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    Its unbelievable how similar the contour of the hood matches with the cowl, considering they are two complete different brands, the hood is off a luxury coupe and the cowl being off a commercial truck, and then the two parts being 4 years apart. Crazy!

    Ray and I than brought out the template paper and went over different ideas for the side panels. I outlined the side panel shape in red. The side panels will be fixed to the body and grill. And the hood will turn into one piece held on by Zeus fasteners (if this is era correct- pre '60. Anyone know when Zeus style fasteners came into existence?) I will be keeping some of the vent treatment on the hood sides, but not sure how much yet. The initial plan was to keep only the top row, because having all of it looked to heavy. And I am definitely keeping the front portion of the vents.

    Style 1
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    Style 2
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    Style 3
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    Quick photo-chops to give a better understanding of the vents and side panels(very quick)
    Style 1
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    Style 3
    I'm digging this look because it holds true to the "Bonneville look" less space for air to get in
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    And what Ray mocked up after I left. Loving the pipes!
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    I'll be coming up with a conclusion for next week.

    Let me know what you guys think.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  4. 29 bones
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    29 bones
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    from so cal

    style 3 looks killer....love the idea...keep us posted....
     
  5. rokcrln
    Joined: Jan 22, 2009
    Posts: 175

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    Looks great! I am already starting a build in my head for when all the others are done. I am starting to think I need a roadster here in Cali;)

    Here is what I found real quick on Dzus fasteners. http://www.dfcis.com/history.html

    Kevin
    LFD Inc.
     
  6. zmcmil2121
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 625

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    Style 1 really fits to the blue print. But it is up to you. I can't wait to see this thing done!
     
  7. harley man
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
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    Can't wait for more.Nice work.
     
  8. how come i can't see pics all I have is squares with photobucket band width exceeded
     
  9. borntoolate
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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    Looks like Photobucket has you on the hook for some moolah. Must be some good stuff with all the comments I've seen. Hope you get the pics back up.
     
  10. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
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    PLEEZE! For the love of humanity, bring the photos back!!!! :eek:
     
  11. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    Damn photobucket! Everybody wants your money. Well sorry about that guys. I moved all the photos over to facebook and used that as a host, the only thing that site is really good for haha.

    Back up and running!

    rockcrln thanks for that research. much appreciated.
     
  12. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
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    im really digging style 3 with the last pic of the exposed exaust...then again I think that might be too conservative....it is like you say a more bonneville look and I really love it!, reminds me of the barney navarro roadster in a wierd way, but hell, the whole car is a different aproach. its a side pannel, if you get board of one you can always make a new one...hell, make all 3 and interchange them like tires and wheel combos....either way, looks amazing great work...looking forward to more pics!
     
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  13. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
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    erlomd
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    awesome! Love the fastners!
     
  14. SHANTZ
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    SHANTZ
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    from Surrey

    Wow... looks awesome!
     
  15. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
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    looks like the head from aliens...kinda...looks killer! literaly

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  16. Subscribed. I love this type of build - instead of throwing money and the "right" parts at a bellybutton project, this combines a real eye for proper design, proportion, etc. with assorted panels that complement one another and contribute to the overall flow of the piece. I can see this as a very successful design and am really enjoying the progress.

    Steve
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  17. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    Another subscriber here! The project looks really cool, and I look forward to follow the build!!
     
  18. Tank
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
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    Tank
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    I'll subscribe also. Want to watch this one myself.
     
  19. potshot
    Joined: Jul 15, 2005
    Posts: 67

    potshot
    Member
    from MT

    Very creative, I'm inspired.
     
  20. very inspiring build, keep up the good work!
     
  21. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
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    Subscribed. I dig the direction that this is going!
     
  22. kool32
    Joined: Nov 9, 2006
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    kool32
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    from Kentucky

  23. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    No_Respect
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    from So-Cal

    Nice Chassis The car will be killer!
     
  24. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Hey mate how do you link FB pics to here?
     
  25. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    ThirdGen
    Member
    from Wales, ME

    I like that idea, that way I don't have to make a decision! haha

    Thanks again guys for all of the kind words. I'm back down in Boston (still have other classes unfortunately ) so there won't be as many updates till the weekend. I have a final design presentation on Thursday, so i'll be working on getting that together. I'll post some pics of that presentation when i get it finalized.

    panhead_pete - if you right click (or hold control and click) on the picture and choose copy image location, than paste it here with on either side of the location address.
     
  26. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
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    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    Is it tomorrow yet?
     
  27. Great ideas !
     
  28. rokcrln
    Joined: Jan 22, 2009
    Posts: 175

    rokcrln
    Member

    Any weekend progress?

    Kevin
    LFD Inc.
     
  29. pugh433
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 88

    pugh433
    Member
    from toledo

    very nice work, I enjoy your build.
     

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