With it being narrowed, I could see a '36 or '40 Ford frame working. Longer wheelbase, but it looks like you've moved the front wheels out already? Stranger things have been done...
I can pictured the frame being a cross between an early Vette chassis and the homemade one under the Beatnik Bandit. What would be neat is if you used the bubble top glass from the AMT annual '69-'74 Corvette coupe kits leaving the rear portion of the roof in tact as intended. However, since you narrowed the body I'm not sure this would work out.
That's really cool stuff Ed! I considered bubble-topping it, but I'd really like to try a gullwing door, which means a hardtop and window frame.
I had similar thoughts about using a '40 or early 'vette frame with Beatnik Bandit parts. I'd have to buy another Bandit kit though, as the single Bandit kit I currently own has donated its suspension to my long-running '40 custom project. The bandit track is honestly too wide for the '40, so I'd consider swapping it to this corvette project if I hadn't already started cutting the cradle up to narrow it.
I've been looking at photos of '60s Indy cars and jag suspension and I think I'll probably do something like that.
If I can find time, I think it would be badass to fabricate a space frame like a Cheetah or GT40.
What about a "Dream Rod" frame? I used to have all kinds of kool ideas for those frames! But I can't remember any of them no more!!
I was just looking at a rough builtup of a Dream Rod at a swap the other day. too rough to restore, so I didn't buy it. But looking it over I realized the frame and suspension under there could be useful elsewhere, and I think the chassis is unchanged in the more recently reissued Tiger Shark. I have a couple of those in my kit stash so I'll have to retain that bit of info for the future.
So, with regards to this build is maybe try the Cobra like others have said, or a Tiger Shark/Dream Rod if you happen to have one in your stash.
The Dream Rod frame is pretty close to the shape I'll need, but I think I'll be scratchbuilding the frame in the end!
So I've been busy all week trying to nurse my computer back to health after trying to run Windows Update and also update my display drivers...what an absolute cockup.
BUT! Managed to spend a couple hours plinking on the 'vette. It doesn't look like much, but since last time I've: -narrowed and trimmed the roof with a staggered seam for strength. -sectioned behind the rear windows to slide the cockpit rearward and slightly toward the center of the car so it doesn't conflict with the narrowed body. -picked out an intake scoop from an aircraft kit to serve as the new grille/intake
Upcoming: -swap the (v'd and narrowed) front "mouth" onto the back of the car. -decide how much the cowl will be pinched. I actually kinda like it wide, with the front fenders angled inward so the car is "broken" in the middle, rather than being evenly pie-wedged from tip to tail. But we'll see... -decide if the front fenders (and possibly the rears) are going to be cut away and replaced with swoopy wave-like concave shapes (the "Surf" in "Surf Star"). I mocked this up on the computer, but it seems like sacrilege to cut those fender bulges out. -possibly chop the roof a little -brace up the body in preparation for measuring out a frame and the above-mentioned fender mods. -(the frame in the photo is Beatnik Bandit II; I'm not using it, just put it there to have something to reflect upon)
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
Jan 6, 2021 15:11:17 GMT -5
superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
Jan 24, 2021 18:22:09 GMT -5
spex84: Hey folks, how the heck do I change my password on here??
Jun 8, 2021 13:30:09 GMT -5
spex84: NM, found it. Thanks anyway!
Jun 8, 2021 14:42:40 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Has anyone heard from Ron Savoie (FordRodnCustom)?
Aug 28, 2021 19:24:18 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hmmmm no I will check on him
Aug 29, 2021 0:25:28 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: last time he logged in here or dpmcc was July 9th. I am getting concerned , his Facebook has nothing on it. I sent him a text message, it's late but I want to know if he's ok.
Aug 29, 2021 1:33:03 GMT -5
Kit Karson: RIP Ronald Robert Savoie
Aug 29, 2021 15:07:48 GMT -5
mrmetallic: good to see some additional activity in the bench section. Jump in everyone!
Sept 9, 2021 7:00:10 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: yeah it's nice to see ! I just dusted a few more builds off , dang it's hard to get them out and dust them off lol
Sept 18, 2021 22:26:21 GMT -5