I'm not a user of Autocad or really any 3D stuff, but as a graphic
artist, I know who to ask for help.
I'm also a backyard hotrod builder and have a project that is at a point
where I need to cut & join halves of two different chassis. One is a
1988 Toyota 4x4 1/2 ton PU and the other is a 1950 Willys 4x4 Wagon.
What are your suggestions for finding someone who can measure the frames
I have and make 3D renderings of them so I can get nice accurate options
of where to make my cuts & other considerations (like gas tank
placement, etc). I was thinking some local trade school, but they might
not get around to doing something along those lines in a classroom
setting for months. I don't have the kind of money that I'm guessing it
would take to hire a mechanical engineer to do this professionally, so
any ideas where I could turn are greatly appreciated. If anyone here is
in southern Wisconsin, I'll buy beer & pizza if you want to give it a
whack. I'm not looking for mil-spec, just reasonably accurate 3D models
of 2 frames that I can overlay each other and see where crossover points
might be to speed things up as well as having detailed documentation of
how this particular build was done (possibly to help others). I guess I
could completely strip both chassis in my driveway (major mess) and
physically lay one on top of the other, but I'd prefer to do it on my PC
if I could. I don't need full chassis Autocads or anything, just the
frames themselves. I'm sure Toyota has 3d models of their stuff, but I
doubt they freely share them with anyone. Thanks for reading this far!
- Jeff G