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hate_Fakes 34M
1966 posts
10/13/2019 8:31 pm
Our next Purchase............



a three-D Printer



A Colorado physicist is putting his scientific expertise to a practical purpose -- using a 3D printer to build a Lamborghini with his 11-year-old . Erie, Colorado resident Sterling Backus and his , Xander, 11, started work on their full-size, working model of an Italian supercar -- specifically the Lamborghini Aventador -- when the boy asked his father if it was possible.



"One day I said to him, hey can we build one of those?" Xander Backus told WCNC-TV.



Sterling Backus said his background as a "gear head" has thus far been more helpful than his training as as a physicist.



The car won't be a proper Lamborghini, it contains a Corvette V8 engine and various parts procured from a junkyard, including Porsche components, but Backus said it will look like the real thing.

The father and recently posted video of the vehicle going for a short drive test.

hate_Fakes 34M
6570 posts
10/13/2019 8:37 pm

When asked if it would exceed 200 MPH he answer "I'll have to find out!"


hate_Fakes 34M
6570 posts
10/13/2019 8:38 pm

165 MPH is the fastest I've been in JD's Beemer.


hate_Fakes 34M
6570 posts
10/13/2019 8:39 pm

Sorry so late we had company over for dinner and drinks....


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4530 posts
10/13/2019 9:18 pm

What are you going to build with the 3D printer? A John Deere corn husker? LoL!! I think it is a bit early to be investing in that technology. It has a lot of room to improve over the next few years.


jrodd 60M
3154 posts
10/13/2019 9:57 pm

Yes they used to be aftermarket KIT CARS ! They were auto chassis built by third party small businesses to let's say build a Corvette on the cheap or mayby a cheap jaguar .I could see the possibility of the comeback of the KIT CAR ,not sure how well it would take though.


hate_Fakes 34M
6570 posts
10/13/2019 10:28 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    What are you going to build with the 3D printer? A John Deere corn husker? LoL!! I think it is a bit early to be investing in that technology. It has a lot of room to improve over the next few years.
As it is I want a Lambo and turn up just a little shy of funds for one. IF I am not IN or posting... Max's mom got run into the Hospital and we might have to make a flying trip into Chicago.


hate_Fakes 34M
6570 posts
10/13/2019 10:30 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Yes they used to be aftermarket KIT CARS ! They were auto chassis built by third party small businesses to let's say build a Corvette on the cheap or mayby a cheap jaguar .I could see the possibility of the comeback of the KIT CAR ,not sure how well it would take though.
Looks like they used a Vette chassis for theirs ... just have to look into it for a winter project




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