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    Senior Member ArashB's Avatar
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    Anyone interesting in building this front engined concept?

    Anyone interesting in building this front engined concept I made?
    Im currently in the processes of completing my home built CNC machine (I had successfully made a smaller working one before) and I plan to use this design on a 2+2 (longer) Nissan 300zx.

    But, I would like this design made for other forward engine cars as well... maybe a 240sx, Prelude, Stealth or a Mercury Cougar... lots of possibilities but only some would fits its profile best, I dont know yet.

    A lowered Cougar car
    http://images.geekazoids.net/dcp02853lowered.jpg

    I wouldnt just share my 3D file right away, maybe you can post a plan if interested... maybe a group of people might want to try it. Once I finish my CNC machine and it works without flexing on foam carves, I can make a public guide on how to build one if anyone is lacking a machine to try this design in the future.

    Basically I think this design is great, Ive shown it around some forums and have got good feed back. To me it kinda looks like what a front engine Ferrari F430 would look like.
    Having this design made into actual cars would make cheap cars look awesome and also boost my designing credentials as well :P Sure this car has a copied LFA body(its rear vent can be taken out) and the new McLaren Bumper... but I think its a winner.

    Un-shrunk photo http://i43.tinypic.com/im195f.jpg

    A picture of my CNC machine so far.
    http://i44.tinypic.com/ieiids.jpg


    Edit - Other details to look into are trying to use a donors existing headlights and having the designs features make a "eyelid" cover over it.
    For the rear, I could make it so that the tail lights fit into a custom rear design.
    For my build Im planning to dig a large square pit into the ground and make my panels with plastic via a method called "vacuum forming". A very easy and cheap way to produce flexible panels in an instant.
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    It looks like you can pull that off with a C4 vette or a later BMW.

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    The only part that looks more than a standard build is the roofline. That part will will the challenge.

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    Yes, I think I can come close with the ZX though by overlapping and having blacked out window sections.. I'm not sure with other cars. Keeping it cheap and easy might be worth compromising some design features.

    Quote Originally Posted by VF1Skullangel View Post
    It looks like you can pull that off with a C4 vette or a later BMW.
    Wow, nice the Vette looks like it has the closest dimensions for it.


    I know the ZX Im planning to do should fit from my previous concept
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    nice looking car can't wait to see your cnc machine

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    cool stuff ArashB............

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    Thanks guys, here is a picture of the rear stock Lexus LFA body I used

    unshrunk - http://i43.tinypic.com/6z9aib.jpg


    Also a few pictures of the CNC build, I used two ladders, TV stands from broken LCD TV's, a $20 tile cutter for the Z axis base, and lots of skate bearings.
    http://forums.nicoclub.com/my-cnc-bu...g-t546334.html

    Edit; in this thread I just complied a long list of my concepts and prototypes. I also did a redesign on the Bailey Blade car thats popular on YouTube
    http://www.cardesignersandbuilders.c...c.php?f=7&t=46
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    Would love a DIY instruction on the CNC machine!!! What cool stuff can you make with that!!!
    Keep up the good work mate!

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    Go to CastCNC - Home and look at his machine. Might give you some ideas. I have been making some parts for him and working with one of his customers to build a table for the machine. While his machine is made for a relatively small Z axis travel that could be changed.

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    Senior Member ArashB's Avatar
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    That shiny CNC machine is crafted beautifully.
    Quote Originally Posted by dman1409 View Post
    Would love a DIY instruction on the CNC machine!!! What cool stuff can you make with that!!!
    Keep up the good work mate!
    Thanks, Ive taken photos for the most part of the build and basically the parts can be found at any big box hardware store. Only the electronic, motors, and calibrating is a bit difficult, but hopefully I can make the guide simple with some of the information I gathered at cnczone.com
    Making automotive art from these machines has to the best thing out there.
    Last edited by ArashB; 01-08-2012 at 08:00 PM.

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