Re: [MV] Replica vehicles

From: Patrick Jankowiak (
Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 22:57:39 PST

Hmm.. Find a 1974 caddilac eldorado. Cut the front
frame/engine/drivetrain section off, and put it in
whole, for the back frame of the replica. Fix the
wheels straight ahead. 500 cu. in. motor, AC
compressor, auto, Disc brakes and all. wrote:
> why not find a corvair van or p/u with a rear engine?if you are making a
> fake military vehicle,just put a high quality winch on the front in case
> you need to get it unstuck.if you are making a prop type thing,appearance
> is more important than the drive train.also.ask what use you will put it
> to?my plans for a fake humvee do not require a four wheel
> drive,however,there are slight mods to turn a 4wd p/u into a fake hummer
> chassis.move the engine 10 inches to the rear,and change the drive shafts
> to accomodate.this way the hood will fit over the engine.then fabricate
> a wood and fiberglass body tub measured to fit thre truck frame.a
> windshield is sinple to make out of angle and channel steel,and flat auto
> glass cut and rtv'd into place.changing basic design of a truck may
> dissapoint you when you have put all that work into the changes.however
> ,whatever you decide to do have fun doing it.mike
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