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TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Good afternoon all.

I'd thought I'd post a few pictures of my 1934 Maserati R1 V8 build.
It's a hopefully simple build, plywood fibreglass box, two steel rails.
But it is a bit long...100" and that's with the end of it's tail cut off!
But it was the only way I felt I could get a sense of it's proportions.

Currently trying to shape the nose...lots of tiny bobbles of polystyrene flying around the garden.
I'll post a few more when I've got the nose done...

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Very nice, do you have a pic of the inspiration car for comparison?

I really like the all wood thing.



S'all for now!

Kelly Wood Avatar
Salt Lake City, UT, USA   USA
1910 CycleKart Great Britain "Sargette"
That's a great start there. Especially since it's in the house. Nice.

What is that black exhaust pipe made out of?



Over think it... and you'll probably fail.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
That will be a beauty!
Nevermind the length though. Get it to look right.
My Ferrari is 106". There's just no way to fake those long tails

Dave

Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Thanks guys.
Inspiration picky should be attached.
The exhaust is nothing more than black, solvent, 11/2" or 40mm waste pipe and fittings.
I will admit it took me longer than I expected to file/sand off all the manufactures' name, symbols and part numbers.
Re the tail my plan is when I've finished to make the end of the tail as an attachable extra.


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TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Good evening, afternoon, or morning CKers depending upon your time zone.

Just a couple of photos showing progress up till the end of last year, would have posted sooner but the files got lost on the camera/computer...arg technology!!!

Now waiting for welder to finish my engine mount, and I can finally fit the rails, engine, and wheels...so close yet so far.

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Carty McCartFace Robert J
Fresno, CA, USA   USA
That looks brilliant! Is the nose just sculpted foam, glassed?

Whatever, it looks a treat.

Peace,
Robert

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Glad to see you are still progressing with you build.thumbs upthumbs up
Thanks for posting!
Woody

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Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
Progress! What pressed your button?

TheGIantTribble Avatar
Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Thanks guys.

The nose was made by first cutting thin plywood formers, filling the gaps with blocks of polystyrene, then sanding to shape, and finally covering with fibreglass and epoxy.
I think the guys that use aluminium get a better look, but when I'm speeding along I won't care what it looks likes from where I'll be sitting smiling smiley

Rhys...wish it was progress, the pictures are from last year (computer died stopping me from putting up sooner), I can't really do anymore till the welding is done, and I've been waiting for that since Nov...starting to get frustrated!

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