Tag Archives | Fabrication

…The Splinter is real?


Remember the Splinter, the all wood supercar that looked like nothing more than a clever design mock up?

Apparently it’s quite a bit more than that, as Joe Harmon Design has begun fabrication, and the body is already starting to take shape.

The car’s frame and driveline are based on a central rigid tube section with the suspension and other necessary parts from a C4 Corvette mounted to it. However, as much as possible will be kept in wood form for authenticity’s sake.

The engine is a Northstar V8 run backwards, with the exhaust and intake sides switched around. Intakes sit underneath the cylinder banks, and two roots style superchargers feed air in through individual intercoolers

The wooden component fabrication process includes building a mold/frame, and then laminating layers of veneer into the desired shape.

Check out the site for more details, including live webcam shots and a building blog.

[Joe Harmon Design – Splinter]

[Building The Splinter]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Divers Street Rods?


What do you get when you combine a 1960 Rambler Wagon Estate, a wrecked 2002 Ferrari F360 drivetrain, suspension and interior, some amazing fabrication skills, and a dream? You get the Ferrambo, a project that is underway over at Divers Street Rods.

Ferrambo Composite

Though it’s currently in a pretty rough state, the end result should be amazing, with the prancing horse lending quite a few cues to the final design.

Ford GT Street Rod

If that’s not enough, Divers is also working on a ’39 street rod that they’re installing a Ford GT engine into. Amazing.

[Divers Street Rods]

[Via: Jalopnik]