Comin' in quite late, one year after the original set was discontinued, but it's still quite hot - I give you the Bootleg Belle, a monstrous desert moonshiner hot rod on steroids.
About this creation
Forget the lowering, omit the channeling, leave out the chopping. Stacking a classic 1930's coupé on top of a 1940's truck's slanted chassis, adding 9' diameter wheels and a monstrous supercharged mountain V8 created this pinnacle of the Kustom Kulture.
Bootleg Belle is a moonshine hauler at a size of a small mountain that gives you a nice sense of superiority, even if you are a modest bloke. With two meters of metal framework under your butt you know who is the king of the desert now.
► mountain V8 cammer engine with reciprocating pistons, topped with rotating pulley-equipped blower (adorned with Enderle-style bugcatcher)
► working differential and transmission
► working steering connected to steering wheel and a rear facing HOG
► detailed cockpit with a steering wheel, dashboard, gear shifter and two seats
► rear hinged ("suicide") doors with shaved handles and opening, functional trunk with fake "latch"
► individual suspension for each wheel
► girder reinforced superstructure
► ribbed hose headers and shotgun exhausts
► details such as radiator with reinforced grille, reinforced bumpers, rear view mirrors, desert safety flag
Front quarter view.
Towering mountain of steel.
Top front view.
Reinforced front would smash anything that would get in its way, be that cactus, coyote or another rod.
Joey, hand me a ladder, will ya'?
Rear quarter view.
Suicide door and roomy trunk open. Let's haul some... juice.
42000 C-model, uses more than 90% of set's parts (loose assumption).
With the poor quality camera in my phone I can't actually crop the photos right so they totally fail to show the size of the model. I had no matchstick or any common coin at my disposal to show size by comparison, but that thing is quite huge - about 45 studs long.
It'd be hard to craft the instructions in LDD, but I'll try one day.