After a really long time, I finally managed to get a new build! Technic, off course. This one is a generic, late twenties pick-up.
The rear. Lots of long connectors, but I tried to improve playability fo my six-year old son:
The front again:
The top, I am pleased how the fenders came out:
Ok, some detail. The engine has a triple carburator system:
And an exhaust you normally don't use in a full body hotrod:
Air intake. (There is also a working fan ran by a rubber band, but no picture showing):
Opening doors. Here you can already see the idea for which I wanted to build a new moc. (explained later on). The main chassis is only three studs high, but the vehicle is very very stiff. (It is kind of heavy though):
Now some details on the technics. Here's the moneyshot. Independent suspension front and rear. One can notice a discontinued chassis, needed for the technic solutions:
Ok: some explaining. Top left system is for the steering wheel, top right for the gearchange, whole bottom system to manage a hand-of-god steering. That one took a lot of thinking over. Much much gearwheels, I used 16 of those blocky small ones:
And here you can see which idea I had and wanted to build in a vehicle : column change! Simple front-neutral-back gearbox. Front:
Yeah we must admire the HOG steering solution - complicated but you make it look so simple. Hi Joost, thanks for your comments (a few weeks/months ago now). All is well but super busy with work so struggling with personal builds and keeping up with MocPages. It was my third son's 1st birthday today - how time flies when you are a father of 3 ;). Hope you and yours are well. Joe :)
Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Joost so sorry for the delay in responding to you.
Hi Joe, really nice to hear from you, please no apologies, it is me who should understand the business you got from three, and I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Quoting at first I thought it was a very simple design (especially for you)
I was struggeling a lot with the bodywork, Those technic bodywork parts arenīt my best friend. but it turned out reasonably ok.
Quoting and great work transferring the HOG system around the gearbox.
That was a real pain. I badly wanted a roof, but I wanted playability also. 16 gearwheels to bring steering to the roof.
Quoting The whole thing looks great too.
Thank you very much! this means a lot fo me!
Quoting RIP your 8070?
I never even build the 8070, Those parts were always intended to be used for moccing. But yes, most parts from the 8070 are used, and lots of parts from 9394, and lots of pieces from my īfailure, snif snif...ītrial-trial :-) For now: my next little project will be ok, and then for the next big project, I will use 8043, 8285, 8436, and probably some parts from 8110 and 42000 :-)
@ Nick - Geartasticness is a great word and explains this moc perfectly. Joost so sorry for the delay in responding to you. It is so good to see you on the pages again, shame I am so busy at the moment with my new little boy but I will be back in full swing soon. I really like this, at first I thought it was a very simple design (especially for you) but when you start looking in more detail you can see the complexity. Love the gearbox and shifter Ė I have not seen this before, and great work transferring the HOG system around the gearbox. The whole thing looks great too. RIP your 8070? Talk soon buddy :)
Thanks folks, I really appreciate you comments! I think a missed the start somehow, as I uploaded on Friday night, and only today the latest minor imperfection of mocpages was resolved. Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with it myself, it wasn't an easy build at all :-) @ Thomas, bedankt man, Ik apprecieer je commentaar en je steun!