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Author: Subject: Tiki grille/air vents
Alan B

posted on 15/12/08 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
Tiki grille/air vents

As always feedback welcome. The bonnet vents are just photoshopped for now but the grille is made.


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tomgregory2000

posted on 15/12/08 at 12:59 PM Reply With Quote
not my cup of tea those bonnet vents
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Mr Whippy

posted on 15/12/08 at 01:00 PM Reply With Quote
hmm I'd maybe have gone a different way Rescued attachment front.jpg
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hughpinder

posted on 15/12/08 at 01:16 PM Reply With Quote
hmm,

I think you should curve the front of the grille to follow the front chassis rail - it looks odd being flat when youve gone to all the trouble of curving the chassis rails.
I'd also go for an oval/comma or teardrop shape for the vents, rather than the squared look which doesn't sit quite right with the rest of the curvy design

Just my view
Regards
Hugh

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Alan B

posted on 15/12/08 at 01:34 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks guys...good feedback so far
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Mr Whippy

posted on 15/12/08 at 02:01 PM Reply With Quote
ever thought of fitting a nose cone? maybe a small pointed one with nascar intakes on the sides...you could even fit a front spoiler as on nitram38s old car?

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or use a rear one on the front like that nutter Macnab did on his saloon car

(I miss him he was just great equalled Einstein in his genius...no infact he surpassed him by miles )

just look at that below who else could have thought so outside the box as Macnab?!?! Rescued attachment old blue.JPG
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02GF74

posted on 15/12/08 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
nope, neither of those are nice.

I can't really do it but try horizontal tubes, like the ones already there, for a grille -with the length changing - best I can manage is below.

For the nose vent, look at the vented Westfield nose cone and utilise that. Again I can't really do that. Rescued attachment tiki.JPG
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Mr Whippy

posted on 15/12/08 at 03:26 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by 02GF74
nope, neither of those are nice.



na he wants something taster than that Rescued attachment new grill.JPG
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stevec

posted on 15/12/08 at 04:06 PM Reply With Quote
What about a curved scoop rather than grills? It may break up the curve of the bonnet and look good.
Steve,

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skodaman

posted on 15/12/08 at 09:22 PM Reply With Quote
Flat forward edge of bonnet makes it look unfinished. Some sort of grp cowling like a much smaller version of the locost nose would finish it off nicely. BTW that's one mean looking machine.





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ettore bugatti

posted on 16/12/08 at 12:31 AM Reply With Quote
My idea


Just like the lastest Donkervoort

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Dick Bear

posted on 16/12/08 at 01:52 PM Reply With Quote
Similar suggestion ....
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Alan B

posted on 16/12/08 at 02:45 PM Reply With Quote
Dick, something like that is doable...would have to be in 2 pieces, but would work I think.

Thanks, everyone.

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Alan B

posted on 13/1/09 at 01:01 PM Reply With Quote
I went for the horizontal bars idea utilising my Tiki logo...I just couldn't face more grp work at the moment...I guess maybe for future.

The two large plates are welded to the frame between the upper and lower front tubes. The bars assembly justs bolts on.

Comments welcome as usual.

Alan


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neilj37

posted on 13/1/09 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dick Bear
Similar suggestion ....
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Not sure about that it looks to much like jar-jar binks out of star wars and that is just wrong.




[Edited on 13/1/09 by neilj37]

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Alan B

posted on 13/1/09 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
Rendering of the bars in position...hopefully it looks mean and purposeful as opposed to pretty...(pretty is fine, but without a lot more grp work it wasn't going to happen IMO)

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neilj37

posted on 13/1/09 at 01:10 PM Reply With Quote
Personally i would have put the bonnet vents further up and closer to the driver.
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Alan B

posted on 13/1/09 at 01:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neilj37
Personally i would have put the bonnet vents further up and closer to the driver.


Neil, you may be right from an aesthetic viewpoint, but they have to be in that location for functional purposes.....still it's more to think about..cheers

[Edited on 13/1/09 by Alan B]

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stuleah

posted on 13/1/09 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
that looks great

i hope your going to bolt the drivers side shock up before you drive it. LOL

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Alan B

posted on 13/1/09 at 07:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stuleah
that looks great

i hope your going to bolt the drivers side shock up before you drive it. LOL


Thanks, and well spotted..

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Alan B

posted on 19/1/09 at 12:24 PM Reply With Quote
I went ahead and cut the vents.....I think they they turned out better than the photoshopped version...

Ignore the clamps and the grill bars under construction...

Vents front
Vents front



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Vents side



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neilj37

posted on 19/1/09 at 12:37 PM Reply With Quote
Still think it looks like jar-jar binks out of star wars
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Alan B

posted on 19/1/09 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neilj37
Still think it looks like jar-jar binks out of star wars


I can't deny the passing resemblance.....

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skydivepaul

posted on 20/1/09 at 03:43 AM Reply With Quote
looks great now they are cut out for real.
carbon fibre or polished ali trim around the edges would finish it off nicely.





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Alan B

posted on 20/1/09 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
Hey Paul......yeah that's something to consider....I'll have to research what's available here.
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