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Posted · A Start on a 1/8 scale funny trike

OK...I am, and always have been a fervent admirer of Carl Casper, Tom Daniels, George Barris, etc. All those funny car guys and trikes and motorcycles they hopped up in the bygone days. I actually have a full collection of their models and such.

 

As such, I kitbashed an idea or two before. And in the computer, designed (mostly finished) a 'funny trike' to try and do something with. So, until I lost interest (No way at that time to make it real) I had most of it completed complete with a V8 Engine, Loooong exhaust pipes with a funky sound maker (glass packs I think they called it) in the mufflers and monster wheels with disc brakes, etc.

 

While a lot more of it has been built (But, not made printable), this is all I have printed so far. It is big. And the danged things would not fit all at once on the build plate. So I had to split them up. I have not cleaned the prints. These are raw. So, that also means I have not epoxied anything together yet. These are raw with no clean up on them.

 

Wheels on buildplate with Aldo Socks holding key parts.

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Wheel halves with mounting supports for body and cutaway for tire/brake works.

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Disc Brakes and feeder lines. Ok...maybe feeder is not the right term to be using, but I have no idea what to call them. Hoses maybe?

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Outside of wheel. Layer hell...why?

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Put together. Just not epoxied yet.

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Long view ;) I think I may let the imperfections on the wheel knobs stay as it looks like the way tires do look with bits of rubber sprigs poking out. Would like to get rid of the layering though....that bugs me.

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Engine on Buildplate with Aldo Socks securing vertical print. It just printed best this way for some reason, but also would not fit unless I broke it up in a much more obvious way, or broke out the exhaust pipes and manifolds. so, this printed really nice I think.....For some reason, not so layerish like the wheels got.

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Turbo charged V8 Engine. Fan Blades could use a bit of work though......

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Back of engine. Amazed it held the spark plug wires

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Front of Engine. Can really see how yucky the fan blades are on these two images.

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Side view of how the completed engine and exhaust should be.

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Long view......

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