What started as a rebuild of Maniac but soon took a turn to hell. I started out with the front suspension layout, then built the massive engine and header treatment. After that, the rest of the frame was built to scale. At first I was going for a smaller front tire setup but it just looks so intense with the 4 big balloon tires and moon-style wheels/hubcaps. The engine features a chain-driven supercharger with snorkel intakes and open headers. The doors are removable with suicide-position handles (couldn't get hinges to work with the space constraint - maybe next time!). Two Technic seats, a full dashboard. and steering wheel round out the interior. The straight glass puts the car in the Model T era, with a mild chop. Cone taillights are a homage to the 59 Caddy taillights that hot rodders love. Disks from an old Technic set give the car front disk brakes, as well as suspension-mounted headlights. Bone handles and the skull up front gave the inspiration for the name. 10-wide body, 4-wide engine/frontend.
Quoting Ape Fight
Good stuff - the wheels really suit it. The engine is great too. The cabin bit of the body needs some work as it's a bit square, but overall a good 4/5
yea the body is super-square. i was aiming for a more Model T than Model A look since they are more boxy, but I think it needs macaroni-rounded rear and some inverse slope on the bottom to give it that curved tub look. I think my next build will be along the lines of a T-bucket...
This is seriously cool!All these awesome rods I'm seeing are making me want to move away from the tiny turbos (none of which are on the pages) and start making my own rod!Although,what's a suicide handle???