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Planning a full tube chassis, K5 3D modeled!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BorregoK5, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I've been using some animation software called Lightwave to model a stock K5 through a heavily modified K5 as well as planning a full tube chassis. I just upgraded to the newer 7.0 version and the graphics came out great. Thought I'd share:
    Sample:

    Video:
    http://www.echobit.com/video/blazer-3d-cage.wmv

    [​IMG]
     
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    Now that's cool /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Getting a copy as we speak.
     
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    Wow that's slick!
    I would relocate the rear hoop. No strength in the top of the fenderwells. Front legs are in the way of the window cranks if you got manual windows. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Hey can you give a copy of that file to me? I would like to mess around with it in Solidworks 2000. I have designed some chassis before and would like to have the 3D skin of a Blazer for future projects. If you dont want to "donate" your efforts, I understand.

    Great Job! Good detail.
     
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    this is when i can say..boy..aint technolgy great!!??
     
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    You can get the truck bodies from 3d Cafe

    Just click on the "Free Stuff" link and start browsing.

    Heres my willys frame:
    [​IMG]

    It's no where near done, and I seem to have lost all my textures in 3ds so that was rendered right in autocad, thats why it's a little jagged looking. I'm waiting for a texture cd from Discreet.
     
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    Believe it or not thats the most requested design! With the top/bottom of the wheel well plated with a 5x10x1/4. I opted to place every support over a body mount and weld it in on mine which is why the back of mine looks different. The front legs by the door are just like that on mine and don't interfere with the manual windows, e-brake or opening the vents. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    More people are interested in comfort and dual functionality in their cages, its hard to convince people on anything but removeable cross braces on the main hoops and in the back. I'll pop the removeable pieces in there a little later and post those too. I have about 25 cage designs I've been working with, just have to import them over.

    If anyone caught that custom Bronco in the latest Petersons with the split windsheild (Nov 2002, top of page 35), I've been working on a tube chassis just like that ... I might have to steel the split window idea though, looks nice!

    Heres a video with the top X'd rather than Diamond'd.
    http://www.echobit.com/video/blazer-3d-cage-x.wmv
     
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    That looks great! Lots of coverage. I haven't used my Solid Works in a while but after that I might open it back up. HAve they changed their Inverse Kinetics so you can crash test this stuff, lightwave changed everything in 7.0 and I haven't tested the IK yet.

    Heres the cage in my truck:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Now this is hardcore Sh!t! The computer age is great!
    Nice desgins too BTW! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    When ever I have an idea I just do it before I forget it! lol
     
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    I've gotten to play some w/ Adams Car. It is fun stuff. I'll be doing a handling and crash anylisis on our schools race car (FormulaSAE for those who care). There isn't much you can't do with it...but $30,000 is a bit much for a computer program!

    I have a model of a 1st gen frame in solidworks...I still have to put on all the body and suspension mounts though.
     
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    Now that second designe is close to how I built my cage. Where mine is different is my front legs are built like the rear on that cage. The forward string turns into the front leg and there is a stringer between them. Still trying to figure out where to put a cross dash stringer.
    I amy looking at getting a bender one day and scrap what I have. Then rebuild with a prerunner dash being part of the cage. Make it super ridged tied into the cab mounts so I can stiffen the body up.
     

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