So Asya wants us to build a florist's store once we're done with our current big project - and that sounds like a fun build. But then we thought that just keeping those flowers locked up in a shop would be a crying shame... so we decided that we'd let our florist have some help in the form of a delivery guy who would drive one of those cute little snub-nosed trucks.
We haven't even started with the florist's store yet, but we're already done with our Flower Power truck. There it is, the lovable Divco, restored to and ready to roll around the city and deliver some happiness - not in the usual (for this truck) form of dairy products, but it still caries a rather natural product!
Building this was tons of fun and I guess it shows... despite using some of my discoloured bricks (after all, it IS a truck from the 1960s!)
Divco trucks were equipped with a brilliant driving system which had the gas and brakes positioned next to the steering wheel. In that way, the driver did not have to sit down in order to operate one of these and that was a feature we wanted to bring to our creation. The reason for that is that these ones were usually used as milk distribution trucks, so they had to make multiple stops every other second - and having the driver sit down and stand up all the time was quite impractical for that.
The traditional windshield design is complemented by the side windows' form. A big issue with this one, however, is the gap which remains between the "windshield" and the side window. Owing to the fact that the latter actually swings open, I could not think of any way to close up that gap. I would be extremely grateful if any of you guys could come up with a solution of that problem...
Coming up next: The florist's shop. More pics of our snub-nosed friend can be seen @ MOCpages.
P.S.: Chopper Otters? LOL!!! Thanks guys, I love our new nickname :D
Edited by Phred, 14 May 2012 - 06:55 PM.
Fixed broken images.