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Hey all,

currently I am building a '74 Dodge Monaco.
I've build one almost two years ago, but that one wasn't really nice to me. I also made a smaller one, which has been on ideas.

The car is controlled using one S-Brick unit for steering, driving and shifting first/second gear.

Functions:

  • Steering using a servo
  • Driving with two m-motors
  • 2-speed gearbox, shifted using one m-motor
  • Opening doors
  • V8 driven by two m-motor
  • Independent front suspension, rear fake leaf springs

Pictures:
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These are my fake leaf springs. Will make a better picture:grin:
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I already started building the exterior of the car and found that it was to short. It was 6 studs shorter then it should be.800x600.jpg

Rear doors are already openable.
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This is what the car looks like at the moment.
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The next step is to complete the exterior and make the interior.
I also want to put on all the lights, but I need to order an extra S-Brick and some lights.

Hope you like it, comments are welcome.

More pictures: http://bricksafe.com/pages/nick97/dodge-monaco#

 

Model is finished: 

 

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Really nice rear suspension idea. Is it works as good, as it looks? Last photo looks very promising, i like that overall shape)

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The rear suspension is based on the rear suspension of the Mercedes Arocs. The fake leaf springs actually keep the axle in place.
I think I make a video of the functions. Then you can see the suspension work.

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Hey, here is some progress:

The front suspension got an extra spring, as one wasn't strong enough to hold the car.

This is how the exterior looks like at the moment.
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All doors are openable
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And a better picture of the rear suspension:wink::
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For more pictures, use the link in the first post

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Nice project, the 74 dodge Monaco is a car I've started to build many times, but never got as far as doing the bodywork. I really want to build a 1:8 scale one eventually because a police 74 Monaco is what the bluesmobile is built from.

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29 minutes ago, allanp said:

Nice project, the 74 dodge Monaco is a car I've started to build many times, but never got as far as doing the bodywork. I really want to build a 1:8 scale one eventually because a police 74 Monaco is what the bluesmobile is built from.

The bluesmobile is the reason I build one a few years ago, also only bodywork. And now with more experience and parts I try it again.
I'm also using a blueprint of the police car for building. But I don't have many panels in black, so I use dark blue.

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This car is starting to take proper shape. Despite I'm not a fan of such limos it looks really good :thumbup:

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I like it, but the wheels seem a bit on the small side. I don't see many other options though. Curious how this will progress further. Dark blue is a hard colour, but I like the choice.

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13 hours ago, Erik Leppen said:

I like it, but the wheels seem a bit on the small side. I don't see many other options though. Curious how this will progress further. Dark blue is a hard colour, but I like the choice.

I used sariel's scaling tool, where I used the wheels to scale it. There I used 8 studs for the wheels, but in fact they are a bit smaller. And this is actually my first project, so I wanted full numbers to make it a bit easier:wink:

Dark blue is the only color in my collection with 3x11 panels to make the whole bodywork. And I think you can guess which set they come from:grin:

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Hey all,
here is some progress

Starting with a video:

A few pictures:
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What has been done:

  • All lights are installed and work via a second SBrick.
  • Front and rear are almost complete, only need to fill some gaps in the bodywork.

Some changes:

  • Gearbox got new gears. It is now 3:1 and 1.66:1 (was 1.66:1 and 1:1)
  • Drive is now done by two L motors.
  • Front wheels have both two yellow hard springs.
  • Rear axle got also two yellow hard springs on both sides.

To do:

  • Filling the gaps in the bodywork.
  • Building the roof of the car.
  • Building the interior of the car.

A video of the suspension is in my BrickSafe folder: http://bricksafe.com/pages/nick97/dodge-monaco

Thanks for reading, comments are welcome.

 

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This is coming along really good! Nice job with the hood, and I like the anniversary brick in the front bumper also.

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Thanks everybody, glad you like it:thumbup:

I try to make it look as good as possible.
And the anniversery brick is the only part that looks like a license plate:wink:

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Hey all,

The last details have been build and now the car is almost complete.
As you can see in the pictures there are some things I want to change, mostly about colors. One of those is the roof.

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A few more pictures of it are here: http://bricksafe.com/pages/nick97/dodge-monaco

Comments are welcome, especially for improving it.

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