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Old July 9th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #151
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Nice progress [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Sawzallsmiley.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Sawzallsmiley.gif[/img] Keep the pics and the ideas coming [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Old July 9th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #152
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Inspired by Nick, this is my plan for the steering wheel of the Lead Sled. I have the wheel, but haven't done anything with it yet. This is just PhotoShop of the plan.

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Old July 9th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #153
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I'm guessing the factory would put heavier steel in the rim
when they make a single spoke steering wheel.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #154
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John, the car looks like it's coming together quite nicely. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img] At least you're learning from your mistakes. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] You know, if you used a filler panel between the rear window and the deck lid, you could use a ghia rear hood for the louver opening and with some ducting tie it into the stock set up. This would allow you to fill in / smooth the sides, and still get air to the engine. I'm not sure if the opening would be large enough, but it's probably at least the same amount of square inches that a Notch uses. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif[/img] Other than that, you'll have to duct air in from under the car, which limits how low you can go. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif[/img] Just some food for thought.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #155
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ive never seen your car before jaranson but it looks like its going to be focking sweet when its done i cant wait to see the finished product
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Old July 10th, 2005, 06:18 AM   #156
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Progress is coming along nicely [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]

I like the steering wheel [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] Just to let you know though, the half circle ring won't work like that unless you cut some grooves in the arm (or raise the ring around the arm). Just an FYI. Leeme know if you need any help with thar (or I can make you one too).
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Old July 10th, 2005, 07:17 AM   #157
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'56 ford trim?

http://www.customcruisernova.org/Lanny%20&...%20Victoria.jpg

Just a thought since you were thinking about the the fender tops and beltlines. Since the ford is much bigger, you could probably get the trim to sit proportionally lower on the side of the rear of the car similar to your photochop.

Since you need to do so much work on the back of the car surrounding the trunk, could you add some sort vents on the inside or the rear fender tops and maintain your smooth sides?

Looks awesome. I vote for the integrated visor too. It adds to that that leaned forward, massive front, streamlined rear look. Can't wait to see it done.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 09:20 AM   #158
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Here is one option I am thinking about for the side trim. This wouldnt require altering the character lines of the body panels.



What do you all think?
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Old July 10th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #159
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Nice work T3!....Have you considered putting a split in the front winsheild?

I can't wait to see the roof welded into place! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smokin.gif[/img]
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Old July 10th, 2005, 10:25 AM   #160
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love the bumper! a split window WOULD look awesome!
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Old July 10th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #161
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Split may look nice but, I think the stock window keeps more to the mid '50s styling the car seems to have. Now if you could find a small wrap-around, look out!
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #162
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Split may look nice but, I think the stock window keeps more to the mid '50s styling the car seems to have. Now if you could find a small wrap-around, look out!
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Yeah, a one piece fits the look of the car and I agree, a wrap-around would be too cool, but nearly impossible to find one small enough for the Type 3. And it would cost a small fortune to have one formed, even out of plexiglass. Fortunately the Type 3 wraps-around a little bit and standing it up a bit will emphasize it a little bit more.

I think the small visor I want to add will help with the illusion of a wrap around, too.
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This is a stock (uncut) '73 MG windshield.
It's pretty narrow,but I don't remember the exact size.
Alfa' and Fiat roadsters also had curved windshields.

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I have an MGB windshield around if you want me to measure it. I know it's wider then a dune buggy so that's a good sign for a type 3... Actually if you want the windsield it's yours, it's cracked though but free (+shipping).

Unkl Ian, what kind of car is that, doesn't look like a stock MGB windshield frame (no posts on the side, etc).
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I have an MGB windshield around if you want me to measure it. I know it's wider then a dune buggy so that's a good sign for a type 3...
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Naahhh. The Type 3 windshield already has that much curvature. I am thinking more along the lines of a real wrap-around....like this.

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Old July 11th, 2005, 08:02 AM   #166
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Here is one option I am thinking about for the side trim. This wouldnt require altering the character lines of the body panels.



What do you all think?
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The trims and bumper are really sweet [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] I've been thinking about a non full trim from just on the front fender to maybe not quite all the way to tthe rear for my Notch when, (if) I get to that stage. With thicker trim and spears of course.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 08:47 AM   #167
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The car is looking good John! I can definitely see it starting to take shape. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]


However, if you're going to wrap the windshield, REALLY wrap it!




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Old July 17th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #168
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OK, looking for some opinions....I know you guys all have them. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]

Anyway, I have been noodling around with ideas for the bumpers of the lead sled and this is what I have come up with so far.









What do you all think?

Unfortunately, no REAL progress on the car. Been too hot and humid and I have been too busy helping the mother of my children get ready to move o a different apartment.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #169
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#4 with the over rider... not sure what to call it... closer to #3 shorter and squared off slightly somewhere between the two for the over rider.
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They all look great, I prefer #3 myself as it seems to tie the whole front together the most.

I can't help but think you have alot of bumper going on for that size car. Integrating them up tighter against the body may help running the risk of too much of a bumper car look. Just my opinion, it is your car though and you are doing some great work. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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You're making it too hard they're all good. But I'm thinking the bumper in #2, with #3 as a close second. And the front side trim in #3 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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They all look great, I prefer #3 myself as it seems to tie the whole front together the most.

I can't help but think you have alot of bumper going on for that size car. Integrating them up tighter against the body may help running the risk of too much of a bumper car look. Just my opinion, it is your car though and you are doing some great work. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Believe me, that is one of the concerns that I have...over bumpering it. (is bumpering even a word? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]) It is a fine line between having just the right "look" and having it look gawdy or like a kiddie ride at the state fair.

I will be making some wooden templates and foam mock-ups before fabricating any really bumpers.

I want them tucked into the body tight. I have even lhought about putting a step in the body work to get the bumpers closer to flush on the sides.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 07:40 AM   #174
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I like the bullets on #2!
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c/f the bumpers then paint them titanium grey!
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