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Hot rod - Lucky 13
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This is a modification of my hot rod pickup. It still has everything that you might like (motorized/remotely controlled driving/steering, lights, turn signals, working steering wheel, working V8 and radiator fan, working door handles, gearbox…) and some new features (wheels, suspension, engine, roof, front lights, interior, fuel tank, movable license plate, chrome details…).
About this creation
Like the old one, it is 50 studs long and 28 studs wide but it is heavier - it weighs 1285g. All the functions are presented in the video:



It has leaf spring suspension (front and rear) with height-adjustable rear:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

License plate with simple mechanism to hide it (manual):
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lights (front and rear) are manually controlled with a lever connected to a speed dial of 8878 battery (which allows you to switch between low and high beam):
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Turn signals (front and rear) are connected to a servo motor via coupled PF switches (2 switches) - automatically turns on when you steer (remotely controlled).
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Working steering wheel:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Manual gearbox – 4 gears (5:1, 3:1, 5:3, 1:1):
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Suicide doors with working door handles:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Powered by two L motors and 7.4 V (8878) rechargeable battery box, servo motor for steering:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13: Parts index

Working V8 fake engine with some details to make it resemble real V8 engine, connected directly to the driving motors so it works at the same speed no matter what gear you choose (in neutral also):
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Working radiator fan, connected directly to a V8 engine:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Rear doors can be opened:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Roof window:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Fuel tank at the back:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Front tires are from 8070 supercar, and rear are from 42000 Grand Prix Racer:
Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

Lego Hot rod - Lucky 13

I hope you like it, please rate/comment…

p.s. it has been blogged: thelegocarblog.com/2014/07/03/rod-mod/


p.p.s. Drag race with motorized LEGO 8070 supercar:


p.p.p.s. Video of driving (outdoors):




Comments

 I made it 
  September 26, 2014
Quoting Parrington Levens BEAST!
Thanks :)
 I like it 
  September 26, 2014
BEAST!
 I made it 
  August 12, 2014
Quoting jono mckinlay Awesome stuff. You have to make instructions for it. Best rod Ive seen yet. Cheers.
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! :)
 I like it 
  August 11, 2014
Awesome stuff. You have to make instructions for it. Best rod Ive seen yet. Cheers.
 I made it 
  July 8, 2014
Quoting Jacky Yang Good details.(transmission,open door design,and so on.) Amazing! I like this car.
Thanks! :)
 I like it 
  July 8, 2014
Good details.(transmission,open door design,and so on.) Amazing! I like this car.
 I made it 
  July 7, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett Spectacular! I'm glad this got blogged - it's a great model. That suspension is very clever.
Thank you very much Nick! I'm very glad you like it! :)
 I like it 
  July 6, 2014
Spectacular! I'm glad this got blogged - it's a great model. That suspension is very clever.
 I made it 
  July 5, 2014
Quoting Thomas Graafland I must say that I'm even more impressed after seeing it here again. Awesome work. The video is great too!
Thank you Thomas! It means a lot coming from you, as I already said, your Rat is one of the most impressive rods that I've ever seen! I'm even more glad that you have watched the video - It is hard to present all the functions with just photos and video is perfect for that purpose. Thank you very much for your comment! :)
 I made it 
  July 5, 2014
Quoting Sam the first This is amazing. It looks drop dead gorgeous, but the functions amazed me. There's so many of them! I like the suspension mechanism, and how you can lower it. Very Snazzy. And the door handle are very cool also. Nice work on that gearbox too! One of my favorite Lego 'Rods of all time. Tasty.
Thank you very much Sam, it means me a lot! As you may already seen, I have been experimenting with adjustable suspension recently (8297 style, rc, on my 9398 mod and pneumatic, manual pump, on my 8070 mod) and as I was also eager to try to make some kind of leaf spring suspension, this turned out as another, very simple and effective, solution for that cool function. I'm very glad you like it! :)
 I made it 
  July 5, 2014
Quoting Karol J It is awesome! Absolutely Your the best MOC ever! And the most detailed and functional. Steering suspension is just great! Also idea with license plate is nice. Amazing work! Keep it up!
Thank you Karol! Actually that license plate, and its ability to disappear, is my favorite detail - maybe because it is the last thing I've made on it. I saw something similar on one real hot rod (on youtube) and it looked so cool that i had to put it on my rod :)
 I like it 
  July 5, 2014
This is amazing. It looks drop dead gorgeous, but the functions amazed me. There's so many of them! I like the suspension mechanism, and how you can lower it. Very Snazzy. And the door handle are very cool also. Nice work on that gearbox too! One of my favorite Lego 'Rods of all time. Tasty.
 I made it 
  July 4, 2014
Quoting Henrik Jensen Excellent Hot Rod, Technic models rarely captures my interest, but this one is incredibly well designed. Engine, chassis, wheels and bodywork, everything comes together in a higher unity.
Wow, thanks!! :)
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
Excellent Hot Rod, Technic models rarely captures my interest, but this one is incredibly well designed. Engine, chassis, wheels and bodywork, everything comes together in a higher unity.
 I made it 
  July 4, 2014
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Wicked work. Radical Rod. Terrific technic. Wonderful work!
Hmmm, let me see if I get it right; "wicked, radical, terrific, wonderful" :D I like your style SS!! :) Thank you very much for those adjectives! :)
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
I must say that I'm even more impressed after seeing it here again. Awesome work. The video is great too!
 I made it 
  July 4, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Wow. The suspension looks amazing. All of the details are incredible. The fire extinguisher is a great touch. Brilliant.
Thanks a lot! :)
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
Wow. The suspension looks amazing. All of the details are incredible. The fire extinguisher is a great touch. Brilliant.
 I made it 
  July 4, 2014
Quoting Jet Best Wow, this is definitely one of the best Lego hot rods out there!
Thank you very much! :)
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
Wow, this is definitely one of the best Lego hot rods out there!
 I made it 
  July 4, 2014
Wow, Thank you guys!!! :) I'm extremely happy you like it, thank you all for the kind words! :)
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
It is awesome! Absolutely Your the best MOC ever! And the most detailed and functional. Steering suspension is just great! Also idea with license plate is nice. Amazing work! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
Awesome, definitely one of the best Technic Hot Rods I've seen. The amount of PowerFunctions you've included is incredible. The roof window is very cool, too. Great job! :-))
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
Wow! It is fantastic!
  July 3, 2014
I agree, this is absolutely brilliant, it really is an impressive build. The functions, the looks, the details and so on. Keep on the amazing builds as you probably would ;-)
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
That is hot!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
Brilliant work!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
Great job with all of the functions. Very cool hot rod. I love how detailed the engine looks, fantastic!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
killer rod! it rocks!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
Wicked work. Radical Rod. Terrific technic. Wonderful work!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
A very loving work. the car really rocks. I love the fuel tank and the engine
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
Nice job
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
That's one of your best models! The functions are superb, and the design mindblowing! It is a top job! 5/5
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
Nice mods. I mostly love the design of the fuel tank and the engine!
 I like it 
  July 3, 2014
Absolutely fantastic MOC! It has a great set of functions and it looks amazing, too. One of the best Technic car builds I've seen in quite a while.
 
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