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Old 23rd December 2014, 14:57
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Just what I thought Zag, really nice shape, only discovered it yesterday!
Brazil only exported several hundred of them, and by all accounts there are only 5 in the whole of the US, which makes it very rare.
New one on me too, here is one for sale at 17k, so not silly prices.
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/...2/1972/251326/
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Old 23rd December 2014, 16:24
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A bit silly for a car that looked okay but wasn't very good and was technically out of date when launched...
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Old 23rd December 2014, 18:32
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Maybe 3D printing is the way forward!
http://www.wired.com/2013/07/3d-printed-aston-martin
http://www.designboom.com/design/3d-...y-ivan-sentch/
Love the shape of the DB4 too.

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Old 23rd December 2014, 18:40
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New one on me too, here is one for sale at 17k, so not silly prices.
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/...2/1972/251326/
There's a link to a much nicer VW based coupe on that page -

http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/...n/1970/167407/



Here's a direct quote from the ad -

full renovate, everithing aboriginal, banjo wheel, becker monza radio, no rust.... If you want more details and fotos please email.

Must've been an Aussie import...

Although the Karmann Ghia coupe body has already been done in fibreglass, the lowlight model is very rare and sought after so it could be worth putting into production. Anyone know if the beetle chassis needs shortening for the KG body to fit? That would mean no iva if it doesn't.
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Old 23rd December 2014, 21:05
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Found somewhere on the web that the dvla now need beetle chassis and floor pan to count as 5points
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Old 24th December 2014, 08:37
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Maybe 3D printing is the way forward!
http://www.wired.com/2013/07/3d-printed-aston-martin
http://www.designboom.com/design/3d-...y-ivan-sentch/
Love the shape of the DB4 too.
3D printing will no doubt be the way forward for many things.
Here's a commercial car builder that will build you a buck, parts, or a complete car
www.3dengineers.co.uk
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Old 24th December 2014, 09:23
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3D printing will no doubt be the way forward for many things.
Here's a commercial car builder that will build you a buck, parts, or a complete car
www.3dengineers.co.uk
Just followed the links to the 3D printed Aston - 4" x 4" pieces of body shell?

Really?

Wouldn't it be quicker and easier to do it the old fashioned way with ply, foam a craft knife, a steady hand and a bunch of reference photos?

3D printing really is in its infancy at the moment, I see NASA just e-mailed the Space Station a socket set, which has become the first tool ever made 'off-Earth', but that's about the limit size-wise for 3D printing.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2...rench-in-space

Once Currys stock a 60 printer that can churn out a 356 Speedster body in one chunk then I'll start taking notice.
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Old 24th December 2014, 10:25
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Then Mr T you'll want this one. Though it's not 60 yet
http://www.3ders.org/articles/201406...ct-houses.html
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Old 24th December 2014, 11:54
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Just looked at the 3d engineers link. There is a Mitchell Special that looks a lot like the Z300S. Sounds like he went through a similar process as I did with Chris.

The bloke gave them a load of pictures of cars he liked. Ditto
He showed them pictures of what he didn't like. Ditto
He asked them to create something in the style off, but not a copy. Ditto
They created the shape. Ditto
He requested minor tweaks. Ditto
They built it. Ditto

Just seems they charged a bit more...
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Old 24th December 2014, 14:05
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Wouldn't it be easier to print a 3d replica of Chris?

You could keep him in your garage a feed him fibre glass resin (that's what he eats I think!) and throw him the odd photograph now and then.
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Then Mr T you'll want this one. Though it's not 60 yet
http://www.3ders.org/articles/201406...ct-houses.html
So they want to use it to provide post-disaster emergency housing, but it'll take eight months to print a house.

Hmm, I hope they have a good crystal ball to predict where and when the next disaster will strike. Mind you, my first (90's) computer/printer combo felt like it took eight months to print anything and inevitably ran out of ink while printing important work documents.
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Old 26th December 2014, 09:49
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Wouldn't it be quicker and easier to do it the old fashioned way with ply, foam a craft knife, a steady hand and a bunch of reference photos?
Have you see this build?

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...-project-83285

This guy's work reminds me of the old 250 SWB buck that Tribute bought.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 26th December 2014, 12:17
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Have you see this build?

http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...-project-83285

This guy's work reminds me of the old 250 SWB buck that Tribute bought.

Cheers, Paul.
Wow, inspirational stuff.

Need to thoroughly read that build (just skim-read it), did he really mould his own tail light lenses?
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Old 27th December 2014, 11:00
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And his cnc router seemed a handy bit of kit, at 500 quid not too pricey either.
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Old 27th December 2014, 14:18
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3d printers. Er...... Would it be good to be able to make panels that can be bolted on like wings and bonnets,roofs,boot lids. Wheel centre caps custom ones of course . Bonnet vents and wing vents and grills and headlight buckets and dashboards. Custom gear knobs. If they get that far in the future. If what they make can be sanded and sprayed that is.
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Old 27th December 2014, 16:02
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I've been involved in a project with Stuart at 3D Engineering (though not directly working with him. I built the 1/5 scale model of my design and he scanned this and the full size chassis / roof then scaled up the model to fit over the chassis and then produced the buck on his router.
Impressive stuff! and whilst expensive, probably not when compared to the time it takes to do the same process the old fashioned way.

3D printing certainly has its place for small components, but at this stage it's not there for the larger parts on a commercial scale, but it's only a matter of time. I recently saw film of a 3D printed chassis

Al
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Old 27th December 2014, 23:22
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Al your project sounds very interesting.

Do you have a build thread anywhere?
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Old 28th December 2014, 09:10
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It's a car called the Okrasa Special. I'm sure I've linked to it before, but here it is: http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/vie...hp?f=3&t=28047
Be prepred to loose a few hours though, the thread is over 70 pages long..... I got involved about half way through, and the 3D engineering stuff is in the last few pages.

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Old 28th December 2014, 09:49
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Thanks Al, certainly interesting stuff.

I've seen something similar over on the locostbuilders site but wasn't aware of this company who seem to offer a great service.

Out of interest do you have any idea how much they charge for their services? I work at a college and students love 'case studies' like these where they can see the full evolution of a design, but I'm never able to give them an idea of cost for example scanning a model, or turning a full scale model into a 'jigsaw' buck.
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I'm not sure, but I'd guess it will have been in the ball park of 4-6k to scan, manipulate and then produce and fit the buck to the chassis. In terms of paying an hourly rate to measure the model, scale it up, transfer to plywood and then make the buck, there is a lot of hours....

If you are interested in Case studies, I work on a few daft projecst like this (I'm an Ex patern maker / product designer) and currently have another similar old car project on the go; my own clubmans car for wich I produced the buck in my single garage at home; and also have developed (& patented) a safety rail system for van roof racks (Google 'Vehicle Edge Protection System') also in the garage at home for which I've had prototype extrusion sections 3D printed. If any of these are of interest / use in getting youngsters interested in Design or engineering, PM me and I can give you some info for future case studies

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