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Old 11-11-2011, 03:46 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:12 PM   #182 (permalink)
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Lupo 3L 1.2 TDI has 5 speed manual gearbox, with tall gearings 2000 rpm @62 MPH with stock tyres. Factory has build hydraulic gearswitch system to it. So it is electromechanical. It can be converted to manual if you like it that way, but then you need to make tweaks to ECU programming.

At early phase on a project you should go to car inspection etc place and ask what they require to register such car. You should always ask the answers in written and also how long will those laws be valid. This way you know what parts you have to get from some similar size car and what you can build youself if you like it that way.

I would recommend to use all the basic components from some other cars, specially the ones which are related to steering and braking. its more simple and cheaper that way. For your own safety I would build a steel tube frame and just outer shell body. If you want more high tech it will take 5 times more time, equipment and money to finish a project that is looking like that and it will cost easily over 300k$. Ofcourse everything depends what are your mechanical skills so what you have to do yourself. If you do build that big project it will take about 30000 manhours with high quality finish.

Anyway good luck with your project. I wish I would have enough money to build my own dream ecobeast from scracth. Doing CityCab was a so much fun.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:17 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Tyler, in lieu of frit dots, these people used the holes, and at a much larger scale than I would have imagined looked good.

See in the General Discussion area about the automotive X-Prize winner.

Automobile 2 - Odds and Ends pictures by kach22i - Photobucket

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:23 PM   #184 (permalink)
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What purpose do those serve? Just looks?
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They seem to be a lens on the taillight?
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Yea, I just assumed that some color light bulbs are back there, at least turn signal indicators if not brake lights.
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I went to work on the model on my Amtrak ride yesterday and couldn't find the file. That's fine because it was kind of ugly. I started another and after a few hours had something to show. This one is probably a foot or more shorter.

I also decided to make it a bit more stylish. The sketches are just some ideas so the lights and grille are still undecided. More sketching to do.


Stromlinet Vogn sketches by Tyler Linner, on Flickr


Progress? by Tyler Linner, on Flickr


Progress? by Tyler Linner, on Flickr

And for you engineers and such who may want to see an ortho, here it is. The car is about as tall as an Aygo.

new ortho by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
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I don't think thats an Aygo is it, isn't it one of those boxy things - Nissan ? Apologies if there is an Aygo in there I can't make it out.

Do you have any decent links on car sketching ? I've been a doodler but never managed to get much beyond that.
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I don't think thats an Aygo is it, isn't it one of those boxy things - Nissan ? Apologies if there is an Aygo in there I can't make it out.
It's a Scion xB as far as I can tell, so it's still sort of a Toyota .

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