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Arvil Shepherd 'Shep' is the creator of the Scorpion, a Vortex derivative.
This is an approximation of his website, reconstructed from available information, and is in memory of him.
We lost Shep 10/2/2007 to his death from prostate cancer. Here is a photo of Shep and his wife Donna:
And here is Shep on 5/14/2007 in his completed vehicle, a labor of love that took close to 12 years to complete.
Afterwards he began modification to put in a small block Chevy V6
engine/transmission into it and converting
into four wheeler. The 4-wheeler conversion was never completed...
The next couple of pages show pictures that were originally on Shep's website, as well as a couple of pages
of pictures that were not. These pictures are show because they show additional detail that are very informative.
As time progresses and more photos are made available, this website will be updated.
Fitting "Bike" to Chassis
Some of the Urethane Foam installed
A lot of MDO was used here..Bike Instruments installed
Aluminium Dash with Computer, Radio, Switches, etc
"Chassis" complete...Fabricating Motor Supports
Motor installed ..Some Fiberglass applied to Chassis..Wiring Started
Fiberglass applied to Foam..Spoiler built...Lights Installed
Rear Hatch Operational with Struts Installed
More Fiberglass applied
This was the First Outing.....A TV Station filmed a Segement for a Future
Documentary..........To be aired on FOX TV
Showing Interior and the Door Opening Cylinder
Operated with a solonoid....( Push Button )
Electric Reverse....Engineered by...Walt Leftwich, Estees Machine Shop and Myself
Notice the Top of the Car is lower than the door handle
of the 1987 Chevy Pickup
Modifying rear hatch for airscoop
Side Scoop installed and slots cut out for Cool Air intake and Exhaust for heat buildup under Hatch.....Some "Bondo" applied..
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