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A Bit More Progress

Discussion in 'Bodies' started by choppinczech, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. choppinczech

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    Around last Thanksgiving I started working on my deck lid.

    The first step was to lay it out and add brackets with clecos so every time I took it off and on, it goes back in the same place.
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    Then made a backbone to hold the lid's shape. Flipped over, it supports the lid during all the work ahead.
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    And cut.
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    Then made a steel brackets to hold the BMW trunk hinges and latch.
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    Then started this drop in mold. It was held in place with the same cleco holes made before.
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    After weeks of work, it ended up like this.
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    With the mold fastened in place and everything flipped over it was time to lay up.
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    The mold popped out much easier than I thought it would. I was expecting a fight.
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    The deck lid's underside.
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    During that time I finally got this thing rolling.
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    Came out pretty good. These OEM BMW hinges and latch are super smooth.
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  3. Indycars

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    Wow, I don't know what to say......but wow!!

    Is there anything you can't make... Foose look out!
     
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    As always "A work of art".
     
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    Good work!
     
  6. EX JUNK

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    UNREAL craftsmanship!!! Hats off to you.

    Jim
     
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    Thanks guys.

    This was good training for making the full sized doors. They're going to be a real challenge.
     
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    WE love it.
     
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    I can't see me posting my glass work until Choppinczech is looking! He is my hero! Curse you for setting the bar so high! LOL
     
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    Did you make the whole body from scratch?
     
  11. choppinczech

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    99%.

    The only original part left are the rear quarters of the tub. Right in front of the back tires on both sides.
     
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    I am very impressed with your workmanship. Do you have a actual plan you are building, or what is your inspiration? It's very cool, and different, I always like different, just wonder what you envision the end result to be. One thing for sure, you will have the only one at the show!
     
  13. choppinczech

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    I like different too.

    I've had this car in my head since I was a kid. The goal is a T roadster with modern styling. I guess my inspiration comes from all the high end sports cars and super cars I see that I'll never be able to afford.
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    I'll just build my own poor man's super car.
     
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    Anything cool and different. Even well built rats.
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    This car has amazing engineering like self leveling suspension.
     
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    I like all things cool, not real big on brand loyalty, I have love hate feelings for some of most...I can find things I like about most machines. I always liked the cars that people built, nothing against production cars, I just don't want one that you can go buy just like it... And I grew up with more energy than money... I thought rats were junk until a guy at our local weekly car show brought his model a with a blown 454 in it... It was all original paint, looked ruff, but he had put some serious work into it and it worked well. I still struggle with leaving them look like that, but not being all dressed up doesn't make the girl less attractive, lol. I used to run a Pontiac, it was different than anyone else where I roamed, and faster than most. I wish I would have kept it. There is something about a 455 4speed in a light car that gets my blood flowing. I still can't believe I drove it daily...gas was cheap then. I must admit that watching your glass work has made me think about my project... I am not going to make any major mods, but feel it deserves to be brought out of its production state. I won't go into detail now, but your talent has inspired me to push a little past what I was going to do. Keep up the good work!
     
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    That's me to a T. I've waited 5 years to see it like this. Maybe another 5 to go?

    Here's a better pic of the car's stance. I think I figured out how to get rid of my camera's barrel distortion. It was looking like I was using a fish eye lens most of the time. Even so, I just doesn't capture what your own eyes see.

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    Get back to work, we want to see a finished product!!! We are all so impatient. ;)
     
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    I am sure that this has probably been asked before, but where did you get that body?
     
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    If you go back about eight posts and you'll get the answer to your question.

    Jim
     

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