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Old 07-15-2021, 10:29 AM   #3811 (permalink)
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There was a time (still is a little bit) when I would see that and think "How would I make that out of a VW Beetle".
Well, firstly, remove the body from the pan. The other existential design and fabricate stuff, I can't help you with, your new printer wont do that big, but foam and balsa works.

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Old 07-16-2021, 10:33 AM   #3812 (permalink)
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Some of the fiberglass body kits of the past required a change to the VW wheelbase. Cutting a section from the pan, and rejoining.
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I was thinking more along the lines of this:



The hardest parts look to be the crease through the door and the flushed side window glass.
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I was thinking more along the lines of this:



The hardest parts look to be the crease through the door and the flushed side window glass.
VW-Bugatti uses an all-composite body for Veyron/Chiron, so there's really no feature which cannot be produced, whereas, if in metal, there'd definitely be limits. Complicated metal components could be joined to create radical geometries.
A shot-bag, tree stump, English wheel, planisher, and bevy of body hammers and dollies could create wonders!
Then, rivets, spot-welding, MIG, TIG, oxyacetylene, adhesive bonding, whatever needed to put all the fancy bits together.
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:51 PM   #3815 (permalink)
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Some cool footage of the Rumpler Tropfenwagen in action in this video:
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Ack! You made me click a Facebook link and it had a field in the upper right pre-populated with my email address. That's free enterprise for ya. Another kilobyte for my shadow profile.

Just like the scene in Girls Und Panzer where the Panzer team cry as they watch the scene in Kelly's Heroes where the Panzer eats it, I tear up when the Tropfenwagens are stacked up and burnt in Metropolis.

Same with when GM stacked up and burnt the electric streetcars, but there's no movie of that.
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I clicked out as soon as I saw the Facebonk credit. I really wish you'd warn us about sending Zuckerberg any crumbs, until he is on camera 24-7 himself.
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Same feeling, but I added value.

One of the vicims of the consortium* was en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Electric_Railway

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The tracks run parallel to the main modern Union Pacific line between Portland and Eugene, used for freight and passenger service. The OE line is to the west, closely following the Willamette River.[2] In the 2000s, the line has been under consideration as an alternative for Amtrak's Cascades and Coast Starlight passenger lines. Removing passenger service from the clogged Union Pacific track would improve the timeliness of the trains, permit higher capacity, and allow higher-speed travel, peaking at 110 MPH.[2]
We could've had [an admitedly low-caliber] bollet train since the turn of the Century.

*GM, Firestone Tire, Standard Oil of California (through a subsidiary), Federal Engineering, Phillips Petroleum, and Mack Trucks
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Post #4476 has several note worthy entries.

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You could share the link to the single post. Or at least the link to the right page.

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