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Plus the order you do things in may be logical (to you) but not to the 3rd party?Pete wrote:Same reason I made a cutlery rack for the galley drawer of my boat before finishing the fuel system? Sometimes you just feel like doing the thing in front of you, regardless of the strictly logical priority order.
I could be wrong, but Nik doesn't strike me as a CAD kind of guy. Richard possibly slightly more so, but Nik's clearly the driving force on the restoration itself.timberwolfz28 wrote:did they draw it in an as yet unseen actual CAD software, flatten the part and then print a pattern to trace?
-Entirely true. For example, the wheel arches technically could have come much later in the build, like after the car's running, while they're in the "chasing bugs" stage.Pete wrote:Same reason I made a cutlery rack for the galley drawer of my boat before finishing the fuel system? Sometimes you just feel like doing the thing in front of you, regardless of the strictly logical priority order.
-I very much doubt they're "secretly CAD-ing" anything.timberwolfz28 wrote:I'm a little curious how much cutting and folding they did before they got to a workable design, and THEN traced it into a new flat pattern. Alternatively... (and how I would have - and have many times - done it) did they draw it in an as yet unseen actual CAD software, flatten the part and then print a pattern to trace? Would make them look like a genius on camera.
I'm also a design engineer, with an emphasis on software design. When I report my progress to my project manager I almost never report the "trial and error" phase of my assignments. Just the results.timberwolfz28 wrote: yeah I don't think there's off-camera CAD work going on. It just struck a chord (being a design engineer myself) how they had a perfect flat pattern for a pretty fancy piece.
Accessories. With its power trunk lock, motorized hood, automatic wipers, and working air conditioner, it already has more features than anything I've ever owned, so it seems reasonable that that trend will continue. So what else can they cram in? Stereo, obviously - maybe even a whole entertainment center. GPS, seat warmers, electric kettle, bit that goes "parp," machine that goes "bing" . . . .DocsMachine wrote: Now, I think we asked this last time, but what else needs to be done?
Wiring, obviously, which also presumes the headlights and taillights, plus sorting out the gauges and dash controls. The interior in general (padding, sound-deadening, carpet, upholstery, etc.) but I suspect that'll come near the end, after the thing's been painted and close to final assembly. Turbo and intake plumbing, that one power steering line needs to be properly fabricated as well as some proper wheels, there's still some underhood sheetmetal that will need to be worked on (like the heater intake ducting, which I suspect will eventually get routed around towards the front)...
So. First test drive by, say... episode 25? (Which will probably be roughly mid-2020? )