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Postby gotowo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:47 pm

recognise the dash ;) ;) ;)

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Postby prototype4 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:08 pm

gotowo wrote:Lot of work to do - had to scan 2 consecutive originals to make sure discrepancies from accidents and modifications were eliminated...

What device are you using? I have thought about some hand-held scanners a few years back, but they required location points to be fixed to the target (tedious).
How to database the interior framework once the outer shell is "on the disk"? Removal/scan/replacement?
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Postby prototype4 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:13 pm

gotowo wrote:recognise the dash ;) ;) ;)

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Yes. Some of my braincells went, "BOOIIINNGGG" in cerebral excitation =P~ .
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Postby gotowo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:30 pm

leave it up to the pros... http://www.photoncapture.com/
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Postby prototype4 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:03 am

gotowo wrote:Lot of work to do - had to scan 2 consecutive originals to make sure discrepancies from accidents and modifications were eliminated...

A true Holy Grail to scan would be a Porsche wooden buck used by the formers to beat out the aluminium sheet panels. But does one even still exist?
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Postby gotowo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:03 am

There are still original bucks around...
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Postby Aussiespyder » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:21 am

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I have seen those wooden bucks in the flesh at the Gmund museum. To me they looked too good to have even made a car. I have the feeling they a recreations too! I have some pics - I,ll dig them up and post them.

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Postby daVinci 550 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:54 am

... and all this goes to show that if the thread topic is a little stale, there's no telling where it will end up.

Thanks for sharing those great scans Andrew. I wonder how many variations there are on the dash as I have seen at least 3 different configurations for the switches to the right of the instrument panel.
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Postby cam550 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:14 am

D_Man wrote: No comparison other than the exterior shape will there ever be.

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D_Man, if that is the goal, One can create some exterior bolt-on panels for a Fiero or, better yet, a late model Toyota MR2 Spyder. They both are mid-engined and MR2 even has ABS, HVAC, functioning top, etc.

This approach has been taken by some Lambo replica makers and these cars, though functionally and performance-wide are very very different from what they are attempting to replicate, are close enough physically to approximate a real thing.
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Postby Aussiespyder » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:16 am

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Postby YamaBice » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:37 am

cogito wrote:Yamabice, I truly appreciate your learned critique of my and Prototpe's prose. It means a lot coming from a professional writer (I have published a bit myself), and I would like to read your stuff sometime. Perhaps I will get bored with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Bertrand Russell.


cogito, there are many different kinds of writers. Fitzgerald and Russell wrote fiction. I'm not a fiction writer. In fact, I'm an advertising copywriter, a Website content writer, and a technical writer. I'm motivated by communicating in a clear and persuasive manner that will convince my readers to purchase the products/services that I'm writing about. I'm also motivated by explaining complex procedures in a manner that my audience(s) can understand.

I can also detect tone and intent in other people's writing. And, by what you wrote in the quoted material above, I detect sarcasm and arrogance. Again, that's an interesting tack, especially for a newbie. Good luck with that.
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Postby danstern » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:28 am

Since this thread long ago lost a theme.

Yama, you wrote: \"... Russell wrote fiction.\"

If you think Principia Mathematica was fiction you are a reincarnation of Kurt Godel.
I suspect Russell is most famous as a philosopher, but he really was a first rate mathematician. (Though Godel proved Russell's goals in set theory were impossible to achieve.)
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Postby Biker2 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:44 am

prototype4 wrote:Wow, I am impressed.

United Nations here you come! :)


???????? Either you are very easily impressed or I missed something.
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Postby daVinci 550 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:00 am

Aussiespyder wrote:Andrew
I have seen those wooden bucks in the flesh at the Gmund museum. To me they looked too good to have even made a car. I have the feeling they a recreations too! I have some pics - I,ll dig them up and post them.

Ken


Ken, They could very well be recreations, but I'm betting they were extra ones which either weren't used or weren't used much. I'm thinking that even though they only produced 90 or so, there was likely more than one buck for each model. [8D]
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