1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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I finally got around to completing the hotrod I promised earlier to my grandson (viewtopic.php?f=24&t=19102). The assembly is only about 90% complete, but I have become bored of it by now. So, it is not likely I will add any more detail.

Here are a few screenshots of the model in perspective view:
Although the engine is an exact 1/4 scale, the rest of the model was created from interweb photos mostly 'free-hand'.  So if some of the proportions look a bit wonky it is probably due to my marginal sense of form and inability to closely 3D model what I see.
Although the engine is an exact 1/4 scale, the rest of the model was created from interweb photos mostly 'free-hand'. So if some of the proportions look a bit wonky it is probably due to my marginal sense of form and inability to closely 3D model what I see.
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Half of the body was created using PartDesign sketches/Pads, Part/intersection-of-two shapes and  then Part/Mirrored.<br />I did find a dimensioned drawing of the frame to work from which helped to determine major body proportions.
Half of the body was created using PartDesign sketches/Pads, Part/intersection-of-two shapes and then Part/Mirrored.
I did find a dimensioned drawing of the frame to work from which helped to determine major body proportions.
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I rolled the rear pan on the '32 original body to give it a more custom look.
I rolled the rear pan on the '32 original body to give it a more custom look.
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The grill was created using PartDesign/Linear Pattern Feature then Part mirrored.<br />Note that some of the front and rear suspension parts are missing such as the steering drag link, panhard bars, rear arch spring, etc.
The grill was created using PartDesign/Linear Pattern Feature then Part mirrored.
Note that some of the front and rear suspension parts are missing such as the steering drag link, panhard bars, rear arch spring, etc.
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The trumpet exhaust headers of my own design were probably the most difficult part to accurately model in 3D space.  I used Part Design sketches and multiple Part sweeps.  After several tries I finally got a fusion that passed geometry check. Thank goodness for the mirroring tool.
The trumpet exhaust headers of my own design were probably the most difficult part to accurately model in 3D space. I used Part Design sketches and multiple Part sweeps. After several tries I finally got a fusion that passed geometry check. Thank goodness for the mirroring tool.
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If anyone wants to finish the model ( :lol: ) or just wants to see more detail I can post the 36 Mb file on Dropbox. Or, if you just want to play around with the colors using Appearance and Set Colors tools like my grandson does...

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Python version: 2.7.8
Qt version: 4.8.7
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That's quite impressive! You do a good job of showcasing what FreeCAD is capable of, that's for sure! :D

I'd appreciate a Dropbox link if you don't mind.
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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Hi,
Beautiful, impressive work, one more time !
Or, if you just want to play around with the colors using Appearance and Set Colors tools like my grandson does...
No need for the that, the colors are great ! :D
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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kkremitzki wrote: I'd appreciate a Dropbox link if you don't mind.
So do I. Thanks alot for sharing.
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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Truly Amazing again :D
This would be perfect 0.17 release material, but you did it all with 0.16 tools, Amazing :)
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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kkremitzki wrote:I'd appreciate a Dropbox link if you don't mind.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6k2r2vx12xezr ... FCStd?dl=0
Download for educational use only. Model is copyrighted.

Please note that this assembly file was created by copy and pasting from two different files (body and engine assemblies) then modifying and adding several parts. Needless to say it is a bit of a mess. Only the external parts of the engine are included to save file space. The body was Draft/Clone scaled to approximately the same scale as the engine. The model is a mix of detailed parts and some simplication.
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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Wow! (I can't wait to see what you come up with next!)
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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Wonderful!

How about 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air?
Something to support yours avatar :)
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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A_3 wrote:Something to support yours avatar
Actually, it would be a C7 Corvette...I do not think FreeCAD is up to the task (yet).
Now, the squarish '57 (my #2 all-time favorite) we might be able to do something with a few lofts or sweeps...sounds like another challenge.
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Re: 1932 Ford 3-Window Highboy

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C7 or '57 will leave us speechless again ;)
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