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Hot Rod: 'Murika Powah!
Easily my favourite car I've made so far! Enjoy :)
About this creation
UPDATE: 6th February 2012



Fear not Hot Rod purists! Seeing as the use of scissor doors was slightly controversial (Actually, to be honest they were just annoying to open and shut), I have decided to revert to more old school methods of getting into and out of a car - normal hinges *Cue dramatic music*

Note: I put suicide doors on first, but they didn't look as good as this.

END OF UPDATE








As usual, lots and lots of general shots before we get into the details. I hope you're hungry! (I may have got a BIT carried away with all the pictures)

Details:
- Colour scheme and type of car reminded me of America - thus the name
- Fully detailed chassis (non-functional though)
- No radiator (It is a HOT rod after all :P)
- 11 wide, because 10 wide was too small and 12 wide was too easy.
- Scissor doors (I realize that this isn't very traditional, but there's a first for everything)
- Funky windscreen
- Brake coolers on the front wheels
- Good 'Ole V8
- Headlights turn with the wheels
- Tail light incorporated into the red stripe
- Easily separable body, engine and chassis





The good stuff! A chassis shot showing off leaf springs, drivetrain, fuel tank, etc.



A modern, sleek dash. Only the essentials - you won't be able to hear the stereo over the engine, so I didn't put one in.



The seats can fold forward to reveal a surprisingly spacious cargo area and a pipe connecting the fuel cap to the fuel tank. Yeah... the words "pour" and "carefully" spring to mind...



Engine on its fancy dancy stand.




Without the engine.




Without the engine or body shell.





Finally the compulsory artistic shots.

I hope you like this as much as I do (overused phrase I know, but I seriously love this thing! Too bad the photos don't give it justice, my camera has been playing up lately). I finished this about two weeks ago but I've been too busy with school to take photos, so sorry about the wait.

Feel free to comment on anything which you do or don't like about this little guy and, most of all, enjoy! :)



I have been re-blogged on The LEGO Car Blog!



Comments

 I like it 
  November 8, 2013
Beautiful, I like it!
 I like it 
  July 12, 2012
This is another great creation from you, excellent work.
 I like it 
  March 6, 2012
I saw the ''America F--- Yeah!'' picture on your MOC but just before seeing that pic i tought of that song from Team America. Ah god, memories. Oh right, the rod! A-W-E-S-O-M-E! It's FABULOUS!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2012
Awesome... VERY ^*%$%#&%*$% AWESOME!
 I made it 
  February 11, 2012
Quoting Ape Fight Did you know you've been blogged?! http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/america-f-yeah/ I like the revision to the doors by the way (but I liked the old ones too)
I did not know that, thankyou Ape! :D Cheers, I liked the scissor doors, but the latest ones are better for playing with (don't break or open by themselves) so I'm happy with the change :)
 I like it 
  February 11, 2012
Did you know you've been blogged?! http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/america-f-yeah/ I like the revision to the doors by the way (but I liked the old ones too)
 I like it 
  February 11, 2012
sweet ride. 5/5
 I like it 
  February 8, 2012
Was I the only one that liked the scissor doors? :( The new ones are very good also, luckily :)
 I like it 
  February 7, 2012
Lovely car. Every detail looks carefully thought out.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2012
Super omega spiffy! I like the engine bit. And the gas tank =P
 I like it 
  February 6, 2012
Wow, that's what I call a cool Hot Rod! My favourite element are the chassis and the powertrain, especially the steering with the turning headlights. I like the idea of the scissor doors, too. You could try to put the pivot point of the doors one stud more to the front, then they should be easier to open. The "normal" doors look cool, too, but the scissor doors have a unique look! Great job! :-))
 I made it 
  February 5, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Glad to know you are Australian - we can have some banter next time the Ashes or Rugby is on ;).
Hahaha yes, that sounds like a great idea. The Aussie cricket side is in pretty good shape at the moment, so look out! :P
 I made it 
  February 4, 2012
Thank you everyone for your thoughts :)
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Nice! The scissor doors don't fit with the "style" of the Rod I think... (only my point of view... ; ) ) And, because I think I'have "capture" your building style, I have the feeling you don't work the body shape as you had to do... : / (only my point of view, once time again...) But after all it's a Rod (and I love Rods) and, sometimes, changes aren't a bad thing... Than: 5/5, for this unique styled Rod! : )
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Amazing!!! Just a briliant rod!!! I like those tires. The scissor doors are awesome. The headlights are very clever. The drivetrain is fantastic. I haven't seen much people that can do that! The engine is really good! The interior is awesome too! 5/5 :-)
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
This is fantastic! I agree, it's my favourite car of yours so far too. Your first Rod was a good car, but not a particularly good Rod, however this is one of the nicest rods I've seen yet. The shape and details are what hot rods are all about, and I actually think the scissor doors are a nice flourish- the rest is good enough for you to carry them off. Congrats on an excellent build, 10/10-top quality MOCing
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Hi Rhys. I really like this. I agree with Benny Boy comments. My favourite parts are the engine (and its Fancy dancy stand), radiator, and the diff. I also really like the positive rake of the car and all the little details. Red white and blue - could be French, Croatian, Malaysian... and many many more. Glad to know you are Australian - we can have some banter next time the Ashes or Rugby is on ;).
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
There's something about this that I just find special, maybe its the doors, or the way you've done the pictures, or the little things like the brakes, but I think its how everything can be taken off and whats left looks like a MOC in itself rather than just 'a chassis'.
  February 4, 2012
a beautiful symbiosis between the color scheme of body and the paint-job in the interior. the classic triangle of red, blue and white has it power of good looks >
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
An awesome rod you got here! Lovely stripes on the side, and the scissor doors are a nice touch. Everything else is terrific as well, good eye might! (say that in your head, it's supposed to sound australian :]
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Very very nice rod!! I extremely (!) like the scissor doors, the engine, front axle, that you can go behind the seats,the dashbord. Best part : if you look at a picture from the side, man that is fantastic! I would love to see it in a diorama! Greetings!! PS: I forgot something about the great quality of the pictures :-)
 I like it 
  February 4, 2012
Nice rod mate! I like the colour scheme and the engine! Great detail too, but I'm not a big fan of those scissor doors, I think suicide doors would look better. Anyway excellent work
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Chris Melby
  February 3, 2012
DOPE! I love the steering linkage, and the red whit and blue color scene is very nice. 5/5, hands down! Chris
  February 3, 2012
Hmm...how do you write "good night" with a British accent? Gud nite? Haha
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
Nice, this is the first rod I've seen with scissor doors! And the colors are great, no matter which country they represent. But with the steering wheel on the RIGHT side, it does look strangely British... *dodges punch*
  February 3, 2012
G'day, Howdy and Good night guys ;-)
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
Very cool rod! Those are aussie colours too!
 I made it 
  February 3, 2012
Haha no I'm Australian, so I'm keeping right out of this :P
  February 3, 2012
AMERICAN! Forget it, I suppose it's not gonna work; arguing with two partiotic British. Hahaha....Rhys, you're British right? ~LB Jr.
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
They're British colours LB ;-) There are some really nice details on this!
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
Neat! I love the "American colors", and that grill is uniquely made! Not sure I like the scissor doors though - suicide would look better in my opinion, but still 5/5! ~LB Jr.
 I like it 
  February 3, 2012
Excellent work I love the colour combo! One of the nicest looking rods around i think :-)
 
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