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    Side view sketch

    As I've posted in the "Project" section I'm going to make a 3d model of the Nova. I've made a start by doing a little profile sketch, which I thpought you might like to see. I'm not too confident about dimensional accuracy as it was produced from a photograph.



    Cheers

    Chris

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    Re: Side view sketch

    Hi Chris, It looks great.
    Now to be picky, it looks too tall and not long enough. I don't know if what you were looking for earlier was something like this. If so, sorry I didn't post it sooner.



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    Re: Side view sketch

    That's interesting, the main reference was this drawing




    Which looks similar to the second one in your post. I'll overlay those drawings tomorrow and see what we come up with.

    EDIT: The problem could be the wheelbase, I got 96 inches which is 2438 but your third drawing has 2138 - 300mm difference. I need a definative answer - anyone have a tape measure?

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    Wheelbase is definately 96 inches center to center on the axles; the error is the paralax in the initial drawing - look at the wheel/tires. They should be round, not oval. If your wheelbase is right, then squish the height until you've got round wheels! Sounds silly, but it is the way to go. As a designer and sign artist, I work directly from client's photos, so I have to account for as much inaccuracy in a photo as I can!

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    And don't use that top view - it's amazingly inaccurate!
    It's a 50 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    Re: Side view sketch

    Ok - second attempt!

    I think this one is closer



    I did a little comparison, the basic outline of the red version super imposed on the orange one.



    Looks like you were right Letterman, have a gold star!

    Cheers

    Chris

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    Re: Side view sketch

    MUCH better
    Thanks,

    Nic.
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    Re: Side view sketch

    Thanks Nic, I'm going to do front/rear now.

    Thanks to all for the feedback

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    Possibly the ground clearance is a bit excessive (even with the monster wheels ) though otherwise a fine job!
    It's a 50 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    Re: Side view sketch

    can i borrow this picture
    this is a really good start good start
    -thestevie

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