CAR AND BIKE LOVERS THREAD - MARK II

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited February 2013

    There is a nice high poly chopper over at Rendo in the free stuff. Many MAT zones for coloring. Comes in at 5 megs.

    http://www.renderosity.com/mod/freestuff/details.php?item_id=70719

    Also, Birdman has a free low poly .3ds 1941 Chevy pickup over at sharecg.

    http://www.sharecg.com/v/67332/browse/5/3D-Model/41-Chevy-Pickup

    and he has a .3ds 1961 Lincoln Continental too.

    http://www.sharecg.com/v/67182/browse/5/3D-Model/61-Lincoln

    :-)

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  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    Sue at the Hotrod Show!

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    betsy662 said:
    Sue at the Hotrod Show!

    I really like this render.

    :-)

  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    Heres one of the local Cheby dealer showroom!

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    betsy662 said:
    Heres one of the local Cheby dealer showroom!

    Let me guess the year...ummm..............1957!

    :-)

  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    betsy662 said:
    Heres one of the local Cheby dealer showroom!

    Let me guess the year...ummm..............1957!

    :-)

    Unfortunately, you are correct! Too bad you can't walk into a dealer and buy cars that look that good today!

  • Robert FreiseRobert Freise Posts: 4,225
    edited December 1969
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  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    Sue n her shop truck!

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  • RNR_DV8RNR_DV8 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I have a question for the forum...

    I'm learning to model and attempting to make a t-bucket hotrod, I found this schematic that i'm basing my suspension off of but I don't know what this piece with the red arrow pointing at it is for.

    I can see that it bolts to the bottom of the leaf spring but it seems like it would hang very low and I don't see what gets attached to it.

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  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    RNR_DV8 said:
    I have a question for the forum...

    I'm learning to model and attempting to make a t-bucket hotrod, I found this schematic that i'm basing my suspension off of but I don't know what this piece with the red arrow pointing at it is for.

    I can see that it bolts to the bottom of the leaf spring but it seems like it would hang very low and I don't see what gets attached to it.

    Well, it looks like it bolts onto the middle bottom side of the leaf spring alright, it would help greatly if we knew where the other end also connected, I don't ever remember seeing brackets like that on real T Buckets, however it could be for some sort of radiator support I suppose, its doubtful is for suspension, as it looks like they've already got the rest of the suspension covered, it can't be for the steering, thats covered as well!

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited February 2013

    OK...RNR...what you have here is a diagram of a modified Model T frame kit (with front disc rotors and brakes). The part you have the arrow on is called a J-Bar panhard bar. It is used to help keep the very different tires and rims in line on a hot rod. The traditional "front behind" axle single leaf suspension was designed for much taller thin hard rubber tires with long spoke type wheels. On the modified version, the panhard bar works in conjunction with the drag link bar to help hold the damn thing in the road with wide low soft rubber tires...lol. You can go with a traditional frame diagram minus the panhard bar that is identical to the model T frame and drive train, if you are going to use spoke type thin tires like a motorcycle tire. I have included you one below.

    Hope this helps you on your model. If it is gonna be a hot rod with big wide front tires, I'd go with the J-Bar design. Your choice.

    :-)

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited February 2013

    again here are two pictures of model T hot rod kits. Bottom has the panhard bar with the dual front traction bar suspension with a stacked front leaf spring. The top one is a traditional frame setup with a single traction bar suspension and a regular leaf spring thickness.

    :-)

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  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    again here are two pictures of model T hot rod kits. Bottom has the panhard bar with the dual front traction bar suspension with a stacked front leaf spring. The top one is a traditional frame setup with a single traction bar suspension and a regular leaf spring thickness.

    :-)

    Thanks for clearing that up mus, I had never seen anything like that myself, but then, I never really built a hotrod either!

    The T Buckets I remember seeing when I grew up were usually built using the infamous Total Performance kit, none of those required a panhard bar as far as I know, as that is something that would be seen right out front, besides, the Model T's I actually worked on were factory stock!

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    How's this for a nice hot rod ? Modeled in 3dmax by Chris Matthews. Just awesome!!!!!

    :-)

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  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    Nice car, don't care for the headers though, but I do like the car itself, needs a little front end treatment too!

  • RNR_DV8RNR_DV8 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for the info Music,

    I don't think handling will be much of an issue with this car, :coolsmile: but I do want it to look like it would be a workable setup and pretty much conforming to the traditional style of a true tbucket hotrod. Thanks again for the help.

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    betsy662 said:
    Nice car, don't care for the headers though, but I do like the car itself, needs a little front end treatment too!

    ...and it needs some headlights!

    :-)

  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    music2u4u said:
    betsy662 said:
    Nice car, don't care for the headers though, but I do like the car itself, needs a little front end treatment too!

    ...and it needs some headlights!

    :-)

    Needs a proper V8 engine too!

  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited February 2013

    Yeah...what is that monstrosity?...still the render quality is awesome...that's 3dmax for ya! I do love the body and tires though.

    :-)

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  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    Here's a bike for a change...this was in freebies at Rendo.

    :-)

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  • Dave SavageDave Savage Posts: 2,433
    edited December 1969

    HELP!

    I need a reasonable quality 1951 Ford F1 V8 pick up like this one, any format that will import to Poser or Bryce.
    It's for a hobby render so a freebie is a must.

    Anyone got a resource or link?

    Thanks in anticipation. :)

  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    The only real good F1 that I know of is a gta pickup, but that one is a 49.

  • GLWoodardGLWoodard Posts: 3,335
    edited December 1969

    Heres a really cool mini merc, enjoy the video!

    http://www.varietyvideosllc.com/about2.html

  • Dave SavageDave Savage Posts: 2,433
    edited December 1969

    The 49 might do... depending on how it's made, I can maybe botch the front grill to look like the 51... As it's not an important render, it doesn't have to be spot on, as long as it looks close enough (the less it looks right, the more I'll put it towards the background).

    Have you got a link thanks?

  • CherokeeCherokee Posts: 292
    edited December 1969

    HELP!

    I need a reasonable quality 1951 Ford F1 V8 pick up like this one, any format that will import to Poser or Bryce.
    It's for a hobby render so a freebie is a must.

    Anyone got a resource or link?

    Thanks in anticipation. :)

    There is a 1951 at GTA Classics (2nd one down) http://www.gta-classics.net/50s.htm

  • RNR_DV8RNR_DV8 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969
  • music2u4umusic2u4u Posts: 2,822
    edited December 1969

    Here's a one of a kind 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Ranchero. I saw this body and just had to do this one. I added the frame, drive train and tires.

    :-)

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  • Tramp GraphicsTramp Graphics Posts: 2,401
    edited February 2013

    Nice Ranchero. I wish I could find the truck I was looking for—modern Ford F-150 to F-250 king cab monster truck. Something along the lines of this or this (with the same size tires as the first one).

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  • Dave SavageDave Savage Posts: 2,433
    edited December 1969

    Cherokee said:
    There is a 1951 at GTA Classics (2nd one down) http://www.gta-classics.net/50s.htm

    Thanks, but I downloaded this and it looks to me like it's just a mod pack for a regular F1 truck that's used in a game.
    There is no useable geometry file included.

    Shame because it would have been perfect... cheers anyway. :)

  • Dave SavageDave Savage Posts: 2,433
    edited December 1969

    RNR_DV8 said:

    Looks like I'm going to work with this one thanks.

    It looks good enough as is, but I've already made a massive move toward Brycifying all the mats... and now it's looking better.
    Will post a render before and after in a while.

    Now the task of chopping that front end and making a 51 grill for it.

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