Kit Profile/Lofting Information

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Postby Oldragbaggers » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:04 am

reo-ron wrote:The full size profile will not help. I need a CAD type fill to program the computer controlled router to cut the sides exactly. The precision cuts and gaps would sure speed up the build.
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Cutting the sides takes about 10 minutes each once you have it drawn out (from Grant's handy profile or whatever other source you find). It won't speed up the build too much if you spend a month looking for a program to do it for you??
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Postby reo-ron » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:07 pm

This build will be a little different, It will be made using no wood. I have some corrugated aluminum(think metal cardboard) for the floor and some pvc clad with aluminum for the side walls. I want precision cuts and gaps so I don't have to do any sanding. I have access to a shop-bot to cut all the side openings and profile. I'm building this to be very light and VW inspired. VW windows in the doors and modified early VW fenders and lights. To be pulled with the wife's TDI Bug. It will be sorta ol' school look with modern tech construction. The frame is built and one fender is built.
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Postby Oldragbaggers » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:11 pm

Oh...I see!! :o

That sounds very interesting (and high tech!!). I will be anxious to see pictures of the build as it progresses.

I never cease to be amazed at what the folks on this forum come up with. Good luck to you with your new technique. Who knows, you may be coming up with the next "big thing" in production teardrop building. Very inventive.
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Re: Kit Profile/Lofting Information

Postby SC Campbell » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:12 am

Hi all,

Did a Kit profile ever make it onto CAD?

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Postby powelly78 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:21 am

tinksdad wrote:I've got a Kit profile done in Sketchup if it will help. It may not be exact to Grant's full size; but it's darn close. It wouldn't be hard to overlay a grid and get some measurements.



Hi,

Do you still have the Kit Profile in Sketchup? I would be interested in a copy.

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Re: Kit Profile/Lofting Information

Postby powelly78 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:34 pm

Found a set of plans!
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Re: Kit Profile/Lofting Information

Postby powelly78 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:01 pm

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Re: Kit Profile/Lofting Information

Postby powelly78 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:11 am

Hi all,

So after waiting over 2 months with no plans, and after sending several emails with no response, I have filed a PayPal claim on this purchase.

This was my experience with this seller.

I would not recommend anyone purchase form Desert Tears http://www.desertteardrops.com/ . Perhaps he was in hospital or on extended vacation in his own teardrop............who knows.

I have since found a set of plans on Kit Plans and template Ebay and are waiting for them in the post.

I look forward to starting a thread on my new build!

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