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Forum: Automotive Projects 07-16-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Superleggera
The problem with many of the 3D CAD models out...

The problem with many of the 3D CAD models out there mentioned is that they are not correct. If you are willing to spend a few thousand hours of your labor and money to recreate your ideal dream...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-14-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Superleggera
Cobra Chuck has roadster and coupe plans, etc. ...

Cobra Chuck has roadster and coupe plans, etc.

http://www.chuckcobra.com/construction-drawings/construction-drawings-01.html
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,530
Posted By Superleggera
I can just imagine all the strangers at gas...

I can just imagine all the strangers at gas stations asking "what is that on the trailer..." and the inevitable discussion that follows!
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-12-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,530
Posted By Superleggera
Glad to see you have properly done your homework!...

Glad to see you have properly done your homework! The devil is in the proverbial details and engineering long before actual construction begins (and as part of rough mockup confirmation). Thank you...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-11-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,530
Posted By Superleggera
I'd just lengthen it -- or maybe just add width...

I'd just lengthen it -- or maybe just add width from the waist down given your use of modern tires (width) and gaining an inch or two on each side. (but keeping the stock width from waist up) You...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,530
Posted By Superleggera
Factory wheelbase is 2500mm. 2nd version is...

Factory wheelbase is 2500mm. 2nd version is 2700mm. @125mm is in the area behind the door to the rear wheel opening. Rest is in the door opening. If one makes the doors too long it gets kind of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,530
Posted By Superleggera
http://modenawest.com/HAMB/JoelMuira.png ...

http://modenawest.com/HAMB/JoelMuira.png

Here is a quick example via digital restyling of lengthening the wheelbase on a Miura. A few inches in the engine bay (offsetting the internal...
Forum: Announcements 04-25-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By Superleggera
Fortunately the rumors of the death of...

Fortunately the rumors of the death of AllMetalShaping have been greatly exaggerated...

please make sure the automatic renewal works next time! (thx)
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-19-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,649
Posted By Superleggera
Note: mockup your new rear wheel opening with...

Note: mockup your new rear wheel opening with tape, cardboard and marker pen per you design illustration.

Why? Your c-pillar reflects elements of the original curved rear wheel opening which you...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-18-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,649
Posted By Superleggera
Eyeball engineer and measure many many times and...

Eyeball engineer and measure many many times and lots of cardboard templates! Good progress so far as well as thinking out loud what you are doing.

Reminds me a bit of a Facel Vega roofline and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-26-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By Superleggera
Take a look at the T55 fenders / cowl structure...

Take a look at the T55 fenders / cowl structure proportions as some of that is applicable to the T41 resize you are doing given the original designer.

This should be an interesting project to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-16-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,682
Posted By Superleggera
a 3-window coupe instead of a sedan -- I like it!...

a 3-window coupe instead of a sedan -- I like it! I've seen two done like this over the years and they looked good amongst the sea of regular chopped Merc's. Are you going to post the artwork for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By Superleggera
Item of note for yourself -- a Lamborghini Miura...

Item of note for yourself -- a Lamborghini Miura SV is a very small cockpit vehicle. (and small wheels) Thus if building one from the ground up, you might consider making it 110+% in size and nobody...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By Superleggera
Customer I talked to a few months ago was...

Customer I talked to a few months ago was thinking of a project similar to yours and we discussed using the Ford SHO V6 engine given its transverse mounting and transaxle setup (just mounted...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-11-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 257,850
Posted By Superleggera
Are you going to add the new parts on the old...

Are you going to add the new parts on the old frame -- or just build a new chassis and integrate everything that way?
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-16-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 342,940
Posted By Superleggera
Note: Paint beneath the hinge and on the door...

Note: Paint beneath the hinge and on the door jamb itself will change the door gap given this style of hinge setup. Lesson learned numerous times over the years. Thus when doing I usually mockup...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
Posted By Superleggera
Tom Lipton -- Helve Hammer part 1...

Tom Lipton -- Helve Hammer part 1 (http://oxtool.blogspot.com/2012/08/helve-hammer-part-1.html)

Tom Lipton -- Helve Hammer part 2 (http://oxtool.blogspot.com/2012/09/helve-hammer-part-2.html)
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Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 12-03-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By Superleggera
Questions: Which media did you use -- PLA, ABS...

Questions: Which media did you use -- PLA, ABS or other? Did you utilize 100% infill? Layer height?

Interesting thought is one could engineer (and print) upper/lower wheels with different...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By Superleggera
The coachwork is by Carrozzeria Touring (of...

The coachwork is by Carrozzeria Touring (of Milan) and is named "Ala Spessa" (basically "thick wing"). It was a Felice Anderloni's concept to create an aerodynamic shape to slice through the wind...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By Superleggera
Here is it now. Picture from Scottsdale Cars &...

Here is it now. Picture from Scottsdale Cars & Coffee

http://modenawest.com/AMS/ScottsdaleSmall.jpg
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 77,262
Posted By Superleggera
That is the ONLY air intake for the cockpit. One...

That is the ONLY air intake for the cockpit. One sits so for forward in the LM that the door sliding windows does not help much with ventilation except for acting as an air exit. I've spent more...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-02-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 77,262
Posted By Superleggera
Here is from the 250LM (Scaglietti coachbuilder...

Here is from the 250LM (Scaglietti coachbuilder same as GTO). Difference is they put a screen mesh within and painted the mesh body color. I found the screen material in McMaster Carr. Going to do...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-25-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 257,850
Posted By Superleggera
This is the Cadillac at Boyd's (in @1997?) --...

This is the Cadillac at Boyd's (in @1997?) -- only construction photo I took of the bumper itself. Project was never finished and I do not remember the details. Someone else finished it later and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-22-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 77,262
Posted By Superleggera
Just be careful tightening the bolts as the...

Just be careful tightening the bolts as the plexiglass (especially headlight covers) can create a radial fracture from the hole outward. Common problem. Thus usually after drilling them, I take a...
Forum: Introductions 09-22-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Superleggera
That fiberglass stuff makes me itchy!!! I...

That fiberglass stuff makes me itchy!!!

I have my own 250LM inspired project underway now. Tubular chromoly chassis oriented like original but modern suspension. Bodywork will be as per Sergio...
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