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Old 05-27-2016, 10:00 PM   #2041 (permalink)
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That's the same way Dean Jefferies built the Mantaray


http://www.testpilotwear.com/blog/kanons-of-kustom

....and lots of others I suppose. But that one made a bigger impression on me than Annette Funicello.

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Old 05-28-2016, 01:32 AM   #2042 (permalink)
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Nice find Aerohead #2040 if i go to a flatbed this is essentially the shape I would modify my truck to meet with an easily removable Arrow cab maybe even collapsible onboard storage while maintaining an aerodynamic profile to suit the load. Start the rear fairings at about the wide point in the body (mid door) and scoop it in at the appropriate angles maintained attached flow and take her out to the tip like a wing
Biuld a strong decking of Aluminum. And an Oratex 6000 and cromemoly (better weight = strength ratio)truss side bordswith the proper angles built like the tail of a Piper Cub.
This is a possable answer for those asking what to do for a PU with a flat bed....
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Could you draw up you're interpretation of what I have described now mind you it must have an opening hatch that you can put a refrigerator and strap the top down( maintaining some semblance of aerodynamic profile in the open position) fit a washing machine ( withthe control panels removed), the lid fully clothed as my current design is capable of.
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #2043 (permalink)
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Could you draw up you're interpretation of what I have described now mind you it must have an opening hatch that you can put a refrigerator and strap the top down...
Could you? Because your not asking for much.

Start with a piece of quadrille paper. Lay out the cross section of your cab and approximate the cross section of the Hanomag. You'll find the Hanomag's greenhouse is ~2/3rds the width of the body and much closer to the rear axle line. And continuously curved, rather than slab sided and topped.

Then move on to the open and closed position. Not even how, just what. Then it gets interesting. The solution space, not the question.
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Nice find Aerohead #2040 if i go to a flatbed this is essentially the shape I would modify my truck to meet with an easily removable Arrow cab maybe even collapsible onboard storage while maintaining an aerodynamic profile to suit the load. Start the rear fairings at about the wide point in the body (mid door) and scoop it in at the appropriate angles maintained attached flow and take her out to the tip like a wing
Biuld a strong decking of Aluminum. And an Oratex 6000 and cromemoly (better weight = strength ratio)truss side bordswith the proper angles built like the tail of a Piper Cub.
This is a possable answer for those asking what to do for a PU with a flat bed....
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Could you draw up you're interpretation of what I have described now mind you it must have an opening hatch that you can put a refrigerator and strap the top down( maintaining some semblance of aerodynamic profile in the open position) fit a washing machine ( withthe control panels removed), the lid fully clothed as my current design is capable of.
I'm gonna try to photograph the Dodge pickup project which I abandoned in 2005,when I got the T-100.
It has a plywood skeleton of an aeroshell atop a plywood flatbed.The flatbed has underfloor side pods and a garage for the spare tire,between the frame rails (as the 1st gen Ridgeline has used).
It will be better than a drawing and easier to produce,as everything about it is a compound surface,virtually impossible to render.Only KamperBob and Low & Slow have seen it.
Give me a little time to make that happen.
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I, for one, look forward to that. What would it take to get it back on the road? An whole chassis transplant?

I give up on Google books, but I did glimpse the table of contents to Shelter (Jay Baldwin, Shelter Publications, 1973). In the pages 88-93 in a section called Nomadic [something] should be the camper my friend built, to my design, in the 1970s. It had a conventional wooden flatbed with curved outer edges and a lift-off camper shell. It was an egg shape with a flat rear and a flat front notched for the truck cab. The bubble front window was narrower than the truck windshield.
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http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-unusual-fighter-plane-canopied.html

I'd only ever known about the half-toned newspaper picture. Here are Life magazine photos, a die-cast scale model and a color picture at some race track.

It's a 1954 Cadillac with a 1948 Lincoln grille, a back bumper off something with extra bumper guards. What appear to be 1950 Studebaker bullets in some other housings. Six Buick portholes on each side.

It's like a 24 Hours of LeMons car 50 years ahead of it's time.

The next story is also about the same race and era.


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/05/campaigned-2wice-in-la-carrera.html
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I, for one, look forward to that. What would it take to get it back on the road? An whole chassis transplant?

I give up on Google books, but I did glimpse the table of contents to Shelter (Jay Baldwin, Shelter Publications, 1973). In the pages 88-93 in a section called Nomadic [something] should be the camper my friend built, to my design, in the 1970s. It had a conventional wooden flatbed with curved outer edges and a lift-off camper shell. It was an egg shape with a flat rear and a flat front notched for the truck cab. The bubble front window was narrower than the truck windshield.
I don't think it's worth the effort to finish.With a weak slant six and all the mods I'd done she peaked at 21.5 mpg @ 65 mph,which is 3.5 mpg worse than the T-100 'naked'.
A long block is $1,400 and even with a fresh engine I'm not confident that she'd do much better than low 20s.
A spare T-100 bed for experimentation is $800 minimum.That's not going to happen.
If I didn't have to drive the truck I could do a wood-based bed/cover,but the Insight's been in the shop for going on 7-weeks now,so not only am I losing the use of the car,I'm spending more on fuel,and can't do anything significant to the truck unless I want to walk the 12-mile round trip to town.
September is looming ahead and all it does here is rain and storm.
It's almost too much fun.
Camera batteries are dead.I'll pick some up after awhile.Maybe I can have a photo by Saturday to share.
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No need to drown trying to get a picture.

All we'd ever see is pictures anyway, and if it looks like the picked over bones of a beached whale, so much the better.

I'm looking at 1/3-scale wheels options and it's come down to toddler bicycle or wheelbarrow wheels. I looked a a pile of wheelbarrow wheels at $2-3 each but no two matched, at least with a bicycle you get a matched pair.
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I'd only ever known about the half-toned newspaper picture. Here are Life magazine photos, a die-cast scale model and a color picture at some race track.

It's a 1954 Cadillac with a 1948 Lincoln grille, a back bumper off something with extra bumper guards. What appear to be 1950 Studebaker bullets in some other housings. Six Buick portholes on each side.

It's like a 24 Hours of LeMons car 50 years ahead of it's time.
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