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Old 01-25-2006, 02:34 AM
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Hi nice work on the design, What software are you useing to design it ?
Thanks! I'm using AutoCAD 2004 and Discreet 3D Studio Max 7, but its down to personal preference I guess. A lot of people use other 3D packages which will also get the same job done.

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I searched the web for your ´54 chevy and found this 1954 Bel Air Looking at the car from the rear, will that roof go into that trunk,
width wise that is ?
Certainly is a challenge.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:26 AM
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Will this be getting a roof chop as well ?
Red lines are roof moved forward, Green forward and lower.
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Malc,

That's awesome! I haven't had internet access for the last few months so I haven't been around HR.com much. Thanks for the PM. I'm glad to be back though.

The roof will get chopped about 3" or so and be shortened to match the roof length of the factory HT. The sedan roof is a bit longer than the HT.

I just recently got a new job as a 3D animator at a company called Omage in Johannesburg, so I've also been busy. Its strange walking past the video edit suites to the graphics department. I'll go back to video editing again I think, but I'm wanting to expand my skills into animation and motion graphics. I've been doing some sweet 3d renderings of some rods in my spare time. Maybe I'll post one.

There has been no progress on the car at all for the past six months. I go out to the garage and look at it every so often but at the moment I have no cash to put into it and a wedding to think about. Too much to do, not enough time.

Your drawing is just about spot on. Awesome.

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Here's a couple renderings of a 57 Chevy I've been working on.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:32 AM
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That´d be a neat car to have over here for the summer, looks very nice.
I was wondering about the movement of your roof, it would have to raise up before going back,to avoid leaving the occupants hatless or headless.
Would I be right, the Ford Skyliner does that ?
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Yep, first the trunk lid opens backwards (widened to the peaks of the top of the rear quarter panels, and extended right to the edge of the roof back glass). Then the whole roof pivots upwards to about 40 degrees or so while the forward most section of the roof pulls away back and tucks under the front of the main roof section. Then the back glass is basically it's own section altogether, which lifts away tilting rearwards away from the main roof section while the main roof section slides back on its rails and tucks down into the trunk, then finally the back glass section lowers down on top, and the trunk lid closes.

It sounds confusing, but I assure you it works, or rather it will work or should work... at least it does on paper and so far also on the scale 3D model. There have been some clearance problems with the wheel tubs but most of the problems have been sorted out now. To answer a previous question, yes the roof will fit width wise into the widened trunk opening, but with very little clearance. It's tight for sure.

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Yes, I can see what you are going to do.
Hope it works, it´s a huge job.
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