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MOEBIUS LONESTAR - Chopped Street Rod Semi - TOTALLY FINISHED.

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MOEBIUS LONESTAR - Chopped Street Rod Semi - TOTALLY FINISHED.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, February 07, 2013 6:06 PM

I've has several people ask me about this project.

This is a down-the-road thing, because I have several projects before it.

This is an "INSANITY" project, because it's all about the design, and has nothing to do with "Function" Cool, or even being close to reality - IT'S JUST FOR FUN Cool.

This thing will sit as you see it - ON THE GROUND. The top and sleeper have been chopped a scale 16 inches. The body has been added to on the bottom, and the front fenders have been extended to the ground, and the front wheels/tires are a scale 38 inches.

Here's a few pics of this future project.

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Posted by exesivefire on Thursday, February 07, 2013 7:02 PM

Oh heck yeah!

I have a older kenworth here I've wanted to make a fender less hot rod out of, I'll be watching this

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Thursday, February 07, 2013 7:06 PM

Dave you have a really creative imagination. I'd say it bounces from crazy to genious. But wow you do some crazy good work. I cant wait to see this one in the regular rotation. Amazing start as usual.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by modelmarc on Friday, February 08, 2013 2:26 PM

Hiya Dave,

been wanting to see this one for quite a while, thanks for posting!  Totally amazing, as is your Imperial, which I've just been checking out. Busy building the Lonestar myself, but totally stock. Look foward to progress on yours.

Marc

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, February 08, 2013 4:01 PM

CarGuy1963

Dave you have a really creative imagination. I'd say it bounces from crazy to genious. But wow you do some crazy good work. I cant wait to see this one in the regular rotation. Amazing start as usual.

Smile, Wink & GrinSmile, Wink & GrinSmile, Wink & Grin

Thank you for the nice compliments.

I have to agree with the me being "Crazy" part, especially now that I don't do contests much anymore. For me atleast, contests can be too confining.

Not being critical of contests at all, because I've had a "Blast" at many in the past, but there are "Rules", and I kind of like to build in my own world, even more as I have gotten older, and in my world there are no "rules" Thumbs Up, so I just do what I want - Giving myself the FREEDOM to build anything, anyway I want is very "LIBERATING", not to mention just plain fun Cool.

All the best,

Dave

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Lowlife ! on Friday, February 08, 2013 6:05 PM

Dave..... Really pleased to see the ol slammed Rig is back, looks absolutely stunning, i love it......Yeah you may be a little bit Crazy, but you make building fun, and with an imagination like yours im a big fan.... Awesome project mate and keep Huggin.....Yes........Lowlife ! !

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

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Posted by Phelan on Friday, February 08, 2013 6:49 PM

WOW! Insanely cool.

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Posted by gills7 on Saturday, February 09, 2013 8:02 AM

Dave

Glad to see this build back, this is going to be one mean looking truck.

Graham

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Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, February 09, 2013 9:01 AM

Dave, you really come up with some awsume builds and build ldeas. Always enjoy your builds, this looks awsume.......Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:32 PM

It's taken me a while to get back to this, and sorry for not responding to all the nice comments. Thanks guy's Thumbs Up.

Got the interior done, and I'm showing it here with the top of the interior folded back.

The interior side panels, and all vertical pieces were chopped to match the chopped roof, so everything will fit. I used the instructions for some of the paint scheme, and went online to get some other ideas of how to do the dash and a few other things.

Been really wanting to get the trailer primed, so I did that today, and the rear fenders I got on Ebay came yesterday.

Because the interior has so mucg done to it, and you'd never see it installed, I've pretty much decided to display the interior along side the truck.

I've added a bunch of mock-up shots just to get an idea of what I may do to this "Beast" Smile, Wink & Grin.

It'll be fun to customize the trailer as well as the cab. The streamlined part of the cab still needs to be designed and then built, so this will take a while, especially with the sun shining, and doing my kitchen re-model.

Anyway, here's a ton of pics. Hope ya like the direction Im goin'.

Side panels chopped. Kinda ugly from the outside - LOL

I used a can opener - Smile, Wink & Grin

 

 

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by GASSERS#1 on Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:53 PM

That truck is insane!!!!Cool

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Posted by hemi hunter on Friday, May 31, 2013 12:12 AM

totally insane . interior looks great nice detail Bow Cool Thumbs Up

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Posted by papadan on Friday, May 31, 2013 1:56 AM

WOW, love the interior, and the stance of the rig.  Great job,

WIP,1953 Bel Aire 2 dr Hardtop, WIP, 1953 Ford Victoria, 1953 Ford F-100

Have you Smiled today? Big Smile   Pass it on, 

Pappy, Pops, Paps,  PappyD. Dan, papaD, papaDan.  Pick one and that's me! Big Smile

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Posted by Old Timer 50707 on Friday, May 31, 2013 7:02 AM

This is going to be over-the-top. Great job.

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Posted by Old Geezer on Friday, May 31, 2013 9:56 AM

I'm too old to appreciate those wheels, Dave, But that's some da**n fine work !!  Smile

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Posted by gbeaird on Friday, May 31, 2013 3:05 PM

I'm with Geezer on the wheels, but the rest of this project is too cool!  When I saw the first chopped picture, I'm thinking 'chop that a little differently, throw the engine behind the sleeper with a bunch of big turbo and IC tubing, and that'll be a cool Bonneville truck!  I might have to look into this kit!  :-)

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 31, 2013 3:24 PM

Hey, That is one beautiful uinterior..  The colors are fantastic!  It's a shame to put that inside the body, and hide that beautiful work..  Superior work!  S56->

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Posted by Lowlife ! on Friday, May 31, 2013 7:33 PM

Hey Dave your back on the Lonestar build......Big Smile..... Always makes me smile this one, what an awesome truck.... personally i LUV those wheels, can you match up the trailer wheels too ??  I was going to suggest opening a door up  ( suicide style of course...)  to see that interior but i guess its a bit late now. Anyway cant wait to see it full of cars, as for paint how about a `Treehuggers Customs` Rig ???   ...  Lowlife ! !  

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

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Posted by chucky on Friday, May 31, 2013 10:03 PM

Glad to see this one going again, Dave! You know that I, too, am "too old" for those wheels in most cases, but in this instance, they belong! More of the great vision and execution that we have come to expect and appreciate. Thumbs Up

chucky

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Posted by bob29579 on Monday, June 03, 2013 11:37 AM

Very cool.   This could be a cool custom or it could also be one of those cool apocolypse models too.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, June 03, 2013 12:53 PM

gbeaird

I'm with Geezer on the wheels, but the rest of this project is too cool!  When I saw the first chopped picture, I'm thinking 'chop that a little differently, throw the engine behind the sleeper with a bunch of big turbo and IC tubing, and that'll be a cool Bonneville truck!  I might have to look into this kit!  :-)

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

Hey GeneBig Smile

I think your comments helped shape the direction of this truck project. When I read your post, a shot of
"Adrenalin" went up my spine, and these visual flashes went through my head of a rear engined twin Allison V-12 powered "Road Warrior" goin' down the street - CRAZYQuestion, yeah, but the whole thing is kinda nutzzz, so why not. All reality has already gone out the window, so lets just have some fun, and see what we come up with??Cool

After I assemble the two engines, and set them in their respective chassis, then the two chassis will be narrowed enough but still leave ample room between the two engines, and the truck is more than wide enough behind the cab, so I'll just have to adapt the chassis to the Lonestar chassis. The last of these engines were rated at 3000 BHP "stock" at the prop when they went into a few last planes, including the famous P51 Mustang.

Speaking of planes, I'm flyin' Blind, and by the "Seat of My Pants guy's" with no clear direction on this one, but it sure is fun Thumbs Up.

Thanks Chucky and Bob for your comments.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by customsrus on Monday, June 03, 2013 4:09 PM

This is really out of the box thinking. great build Dave.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 4:01 AM

Stick out tongue Twin Allisons Stick out tongue drool....................

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 9:58 AM

I'm being blown away! This is going to be awesome!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 2:52 PM

Takin' a day off from my kitchen re-model, and playin' with these Allison V12's. Got the first one started and have added a Turbosupercharger (That's what they call them and it's all ONE WORD) which is not in the kit, so I made it along with making the clutch - All very technical..

 

The engine comes stock with an integral supercharger built into the engine, but much later they developed  a much larger exterior Turbosupercharger, with fuel injection, that helped the engine be more efficient and much more powerful - 3X more powerful than originally designed for.

Got a clutch housing that controls the turbosupercharger for it too, and will be attached after lunch. Then I'll start assembly on the other Allison V-12.

This is so different for me, that I've spent hours on-line doing research on these engines. The history is fascinating Thumbs Up.

Anyway, here's some fun pics, and those are 38 inchers set into the fenders - YEAH BABY Cool

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 7:00 PM

These Allison kit engines have 45 chrome pieces - It's all chrome. Then I went to my parts boxes for more chrome pieces to replicate this version which has TWO superchargers. One is an interior INTEGRAL part of the engine, as it comes here in the box, and then there is the latest exterior fuel injected Turbosupercharger  version which I am replicating with all chrome parts - I love the "BLING" Smile, Wink & Grin. Very challenging, but way fun.

Lots of searching and delicate gluing, not to mention I had to find two of everything to replicate  and modify both engines - but I have overcome LaughLaugh SLOOOWLY. Took me all day to get this little bit done. Spent most of the day "Rummaging".

Still got more pieces to go, but I've made a good start.

Here's a pic. Thanks for lookin' Cool.

 

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 9:51 PM

I can see the grin on your face in your reflection! Laugh

chucky

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:49 AM

Well, the craziness continues Smile, Wink & Grin.

Got both Allisons to the same stage now with their added Turbosuperchargers conversions Thumbs Up.

Still a bunch more chrome pieces to add including the exhaust and wiring, but hey, I'm making some major progress here - YEAY Cool.

My kitchen re-do is calling me now - LOL

After I get done adding the rest of the pieces to the engines, then I have to start narrowing the two frames and deciding how this will fit into the truck chassis??? Question

6000 horsepower - WOW Tongue Tied

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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