All MetalShaping

Go Back   All MetalShaping > Metal Shaping Projects > Automotive Projects
  Today's Posts Posts for Last 7 Days Posts for Last 14 Days  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #111  
Old 11-08-2022, 10:52 AM
A12pilot's Avatar
A12pilot A12pilot is offline
MetalShaper of the Month February 2023
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 80
Default

Thanks guys! Once I get further along and itís driveable, I set up an appointment with the DMV who sends a Trooper out to verify things. I show receipts for the engine, transmission, and rear showing they are not stolen. Then I think it goes through a safety inspection and then issued a VIN. That allows me to title it as a 1957 BMW 507ÖReplica. Itís like the Cobra guys do. They get a clear blue Texas title but it states Replica at the top and itís because itís based off of a real manufactured car. So all it has to do is meet safety regulations for that year, not present day so no emissions. I donít think they have a limit on the number of registrations.

Very happy with it so far!

More to come this week.

Cheers
Dave
__________________
Cheers,
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 11-09-2022, 02:25 AM
Fargoman Fargoman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 59
Default

In Australia that vehicle would be considered a new vehicle that must meet current emissions standards and almost all of the Design Rules applicable to any new vehicle built in 2022.

There are a few Design Rules we don't need to meet such as Frontal Impact testing, Airbag rules and Stability Programmes.

To get your car registered would cost around AU$15,000 in Engineering to certify it. So about US$10-11,000.

Boy am I jealous of your systems and common sense approach.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 11-09-2022, 04:09 AM
Gojeep's Avatar
Gojeep Gojeep is offline
MetalShaper of the Month March 2015, March 2020,, June 2022,Aug 2023
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Eastern Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,912
Default

Looking great there Dave! You must be happy with that outcome.
__________________
Marcus
aka. Gojeep
Victoria, Australia
http://willyshotrod.com

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need.
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 11-09-2022, 06:26 AM
A12pilot's Avatar
A12pilot A12pilot is offline
MetalShaper of the Month February 2023
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 80
Default

Wow. That kind of rules would decimate the kit car industry here. They recently changed the laws regarding them, but them changed them back to my understanding. They were trying to make it harder to register non-replica cars (one offs, custom built, not based on a real one).

The learning curve is more of a straight up vertical line versus a curve in regards to metal shaping. It’s so rewarding to make something from nothing!

I’m amazed at the talent on this site looking at the other projects. Simply incredible skills here.
__________________
Cheers,
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 11-11-2022, 05:52 PM
Charlie Myres Charlie Myres is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Narrogin, Western Australia
Posts: 563
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fargoman View Post
In Australia that vehicle would be considered a new vehicle that must meet current emissions standards and almost all of the Design Rules applicable to any new vehicle built in 2022.

There are a few Design Rules we don't need to meet such as ... and Stability Programmes.

....
A friend of mine started modifying an old Land Rover with a modern engine and brakes etc. in Western Australia. He abandoned the project when he was told by someone who knew, that when driveable, his car had to pass a stability test on a test track. The test is so trying, apparently, that most new cars would fail it.
__________________
Why does dust stick to everything, but nothing sticks to dust?
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 11-11-2022, 07:05 PM
cliffrod cliffrod is offline
MetalShaper of the Month January 2020, March 2022
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 2,813
Default

Iíve not been following your build for a while, but am very happy I checked in- it looks great!

For future reference, I will add a couple of things:

1. Any time you think your job looks off center, imbalanced, uneven, whatever - doesnít matter if itís the face of an angel on a headstone or the headlights on a replica car - simply reverse a pic of the concerned area on your computer. Individuals tend to prefer left or right, then use it as a point of reference, then prefer the side they are most comfortable creating & looking at- look right, see left. So flip that pic- if that angel goes from beautiful to looking drunk & ugly, youíve got more work to doÖ. Even Michelangeloís Pieta Mary goes from beautiful to looking pretty compromised if you reverse an image of her face.

2. Even if it isnít perfect, Living in America is great!
__________________
AC Button II
http://CarolinaSculptureStudio.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzSYaYdis55gE-vqifzjA6A Carolina Sculpture Studio Channel
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 11-12-2022, 06:41 AM
A12pilot's Avatar
A12pilot A12pilot is offline
MetalShaper of the Month February 2023
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 80
Default

Thatís great advice! Iíve done what you described when I was an making my portfolio for acceptance at SCAD and never applied since Ingot so discouraged about heading in that direction for a career in Art & Design after seeing all the flaws. But that was then, and being young, you tend to not learn like you should. Glad I went the route I did, but it was a good life lesson looking back.

Name:  CA1B7CDD-0B24-41C2-AD9B-27C6EE8322B2.jpg
Views: 464
Size:  94.9 KB

Iíve got it on the rotisseire and seams sealed so Iíll spray epoxy primer on it today.

Cheers
Dave
__________________
Cheers,
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 11-12-2022, 05:52 PM
Charlie Myres Charlie Myres is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Narrogin, Western Australia
Posts: 563
Default

Fantastic work Dave!
__________________
Why does dust stick to everything, but nothing sticks to dust?
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 11-13-2022, 12:59 PM
rockable rockable is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Oak Ridge, NC
Posts: 67
Default

Awesome work! How do you keep your work area so clean when doing metal work? I wish I could but all the grinding dust, etc. is hard to get up and then you just do it again.
__________________
Rock. Able
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 11-13-2022, 08:30 PM
A12pilot's Avatar
A12pilot A12pilot is offline
MetalShaper of the Month February 2023
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 80
Default

Thanks Guys!

I make it a daily end of the day routine; clean the shop, put away all tools. Now, I canít say Iíve done it every single time, but I am pretty religious about it.

Iím glad the major metal work is coming to an end soon. This has been a very fun project and itís opened the doors to new friends, which is priceless!
__________________
Cheers,
Dave
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.