Thrill of a chase or laid back touring? Here's your powerful kustom chariot.
About this creation
Flamboyant, sleek and fast, this street rod is a perfect machine for touring or racing.
Powered by a supercharged V8 engine adorned with velocity stacks, this automobile with a getaway car vibe has a dangerous stance and even more dangerous exhaust manifolds.
► V8 engine with rotating pulley and velocity stacks-adorned intake manifold (no cylinders)
► transmission (without differential)
► steering with working steering wheel and a HOG
► rear hinged ("suicide") door
► detailed cockpit with a steering wheel, dashboard, gear shifter and two seats
► "winged-boat-tail" design body with coupé roof, spoiler-mudguards and two straight, quadruple exhaust pipes
► details such as doubled rear wheels, fake brake discs and brakes, floodlights, rear lights, turn lights and bumper
Top front quarter view.
It's a long beastie. Quite corner-able with a wheelbase like that.
Top rear quarter view.
Suicide doors never went out of style.
Top rear view.
The innovative hacked and reinforced mudguards have extensions that actually act like spoilers.
Top side view.
The flamboyance and stance.
Chopped, hacked and slanted, the roof's 20% more coupé than your typical '30s coupé.
Supercharger to get you there, brakes to stop you there, floodlights to see you there.
I got 42024 from my girlfriend as a birthday gift a year back. I thought the set was a huge conglomerate of useful parts and material for many "technical" vehicles, but never considered it as a material for any kustom automobile since it lacked differential and engine. After few months I decided to try to build a street vehicle anyway and since the set contained useful linear actuators, my obvious choice was a lowrider. After many experiments I discovered, however, it won't be a good model - no matter what method of creating a lowrider I tried, the results were mediocre at best and sketchy in most cases. Besides, the lack of panels would result in a boxy, weirdly colored model anyway.
Then, my hot rod phase came and I decided to ditch the lowrider project and do something that actually makes some sense. The number of panels was good enough for a hot rod, yay! When I built the engine module and relatively sophisticated inner workings, the first prototype was a boxy and, quite frankly, butt-ugly (literally) car with a really disappointing rear end resembling more of a dumpster than a hot rod. The platform and the front of the car was perfect for a sleek yet wedgy hot rod with more of a Studebaker vibe. After some tinkering, I managed to create a more aerodynamic and narrow body with decent shape, cool mudguards and "boat tail" rear of the body. The enclosed structure (including platform) without any huge structural holes is a big plus.