Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fiat Topolino Mechanical Details

These are a few of the various mechanical sketches Jack did for the Topolino project in Sketchbook #4.

Fiat 124 Spider front suspension and Saab 99 steering rack. This basic setup actually made it to the final product:

Jack ended up building a simple roll cage following much of this early design:

More cage details, including doors beams:

Window winding mechanism and handle/lock details:

Brake master cylinder mounting details:

The Topo came equipped with a 124 rear diff, setup with leaf springs, per this sketch. The final product uses coils and modified Saab 99 rear trailing arms:

Jack had grand visions of driving the Topo in 100-degree heat, so some of his earliest sketches included details for mounting air conditioning:

Highly detailed HVAC setup:

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