32 Boss Rod Model Only

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  1. mad_mic3

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    Hi Everyone

    The birth of a new project, Old school meets New automotive theme

    “32 Boss Rod”

    The Concept,

    Make a computer based on a model car theme, lights must work, suspension must work, engine bay must have a model motor in, wheels must rotate, removable body

    “This is not a remote controlled car”

    The 32 Rod, these pics are not mine & I make no claim that they are, all rights to the pics belong to their right full owners, I am just using them as a visual guide

    Originally was going with the AC Cobra theme, Genuine factory 12 second quarter, 150 mile hour performance

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    But the 32 has always been a favorite also, just some of the different styles


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    Motor configs, Injected, Blown, Blown & Injected


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    The Body work:
    Could be any of the following: Alloy, Timber, Steel, Fiberglass, Plexi or combination of them

    Body Finish:
    Any 1 of the above Styles/Themes, Rat rod, Bonneville racer, Show, Bad Ass, Street cruiser.Sleeper

    Chassis:
    Steel, Alloy, Plexi, Timber

    Wheels:
    Billet Alloy, Steel, Wood

    Start time, ??? May 2015
    Finish= no set time

    Why, To keep the blood flowing

    So after checking the some web site out, i can get adjustable coil over shocks in different lenghts for the suspension:thumbup:

    For the computer components, mitx board size, ill update that side once ive made a good start on the chassis & body

    Ill add more details when I sort out what materials are a definite

    Thanx for looking & welcome to the ride

    mad_mic3:)
     
  2. d1ng0d4n

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    If water cooling was on the cards, I'd say hunt down some sort of small tube-res for ITB's and make your own "engine" out of some of the components/water bits.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the end :thumbup:
     
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    Hey d1ng,
    yep w/c is on the cards,
    that way a rule rad sits behind the grill
    if you check out the modding section ref: modding concepts
    ;)
     
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    Subbed for awesome..

    What scale are we looking at?
     
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    Hey Hater, :o above my skill level
    @ komm, a bit bigger than a roccat keyboard ;)
     
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    Hey BD, checked out that 57, looks a kool ride:)
     
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    Ill get some drawings up with approx sizes up in the next day or 2
    keep in mind that nothing will be final till i start in the shed;)
     
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    Taking notes :)
     
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    Hey Everyone & Zenator

    Ok, i sat down & started drawing last week, after a couple of hours i got board with the drawing process

    So i went down the shed today to check out some raw materials

    Body work think, lead wipping & fibreglass, your probly thinking wtf:eek:

    wheels will be billet 3 piece

    so check back the end of next week for some pics, maybe;)

    measurements approx
    Length : 425 > 450mm
    Width : 250mm
    hieght : 150mm
     
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    let the modding madness begin :cool:
     
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    Hey BD, a front seat or dickie seat for the ride;)
     
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    At my age mate I'm glad for either :lol:
     
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    Let the Build Begin

    Hi Everyone

    Got a couple of spare days, so what better time to get a start

    M/B, ram, & pwr suppo are on the way:thumbup:
    Ill post some pics when they arrive

    Heading down the shed, check back on sunday nite for some pics

    ???? body work or rims, i guess you will have to wait & see:tongue:

    Thanx's for looking

    mad_mic3;)
     
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    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :thumbup:
     
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    Lets Rock

    The Build begins

    @ Ma, classic old skool;)
    @ BD, pack your bags, gotto go by canberry to visit Zen baby:thumbup:


    Just a couple of pics to work from, do the scale by eye, old skool style:thumbup:


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    The Body material, 0.9mm gal sheet, just some different tools used to cut the shapes, air nibbler, tin snips, air shears & bench shears


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    Making the curves, use clamps & blocks for a 1 person operation


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    Cut to the desired shape


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    Use the rolls to get the desired rear curve


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    Put a fold in the rear apron


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    Time to put the roll in the top body edge


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    Use the trusty cross peen & Ball peen hammer on the home made anvil


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    Using the ruler to show you's the curve in the rear boby tub


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    Overall tub tapper view


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    Time to make the rear side panels


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    Allready for tacking together in the morning


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    On the list for the weekend ??????

    I guess you will hava check back:tongue:
     
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    Not done yet what"s going on ? :p

    Looking good Mic, Wish I was there helping with the body work looks like fun. and just my kind of work. :)

    And your using gal steel, that painter is not going to like sanding that off.
     
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    I'm impressed mate :thumbup: :cool:
     
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    Rear Tub

    Hi Everyone

    BD ;)
    Zen :) only if you lived closer

    Ok, so here’s where I got up to on Saturday arvo
    File Finish Baby, old skool habits

    Lets start by making the wheel wells, trace out the wheel arch back plate, maybe run cheese cutters


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    Cut a strip of metal or use a bit of scrap, will be trimmed to size once welded


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    Whoops, got so carried away, forgot to take pics:o
    But heres the filed up body after welding it all together


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    Inside tub shoot, just cause you dont see it, dont mean you leave it neglected;)


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    Next trip down the shed
    make firewall, dickie seat lid, seating area, tail light recesses

    Thanx's for looking
    any questions just ask before the lites turn green:tongue:


    mad_mic3:)
     

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