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#1 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

Guys, this thing can't make up it's mind what it wants to be...........what would you like to see happen?
Just a few pics of the parts...........
I used the cowl from a T kit and scratch built the rest of the body, a kit T frame as a starting point & a VW engine from a Manx kit.
The engine will have dual port heads & more than likely a couple of Weber's or fuel injection?

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#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I like where it's headed so far......

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

very cool!

some big fat tires on the rear, and skinny ones up front would look cool........

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Perhaps wire cycle wheels up front, the gas tank & battery could hide under a hood and fake radiator.............dunno yet, still ciphering.
The engine won't be readily visible "enclosed" in the back of the C-cab so it could look like a custom C-cab street rod.
However, I can't seem to shake the idea of kicking a springer way out front and making it a wild trike.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

oh yea, cycle wheels on the front would look great.......ha! i thought of the "trike" idea too!

cheers
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

GREAT PROGRESS!!!

The Trike idea sounds like fun... :)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

So many choices,might have to build 2!!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

be different, put the flat four in front of the firewall replace the transaxle with a 4-speed tranny and fit a third member from a TR4a in the back end.

then you could whip up an external oil cooler to put in a shortened Model T radiator shroud.

or you can forget all that and I'll just have to do it later myself with a Corvair engine I've had sitting around for a while. ;)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

When I saw this I Thought "Vee Rod". You could run a torsion bar front end, most any of the front engined dragsters used them. Full Model T hood and radiator shell. Spindle mount front wheels something like Halibrand 12 spokes, rear no more than an 8 - 10 inch wide tire/wheel. Fuel tank in the front like most of the Vee Rods used, presumably to keep the front end somewhat on the ground.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

cool , really like the start !!! a trike would be cool yes :P

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

I thought the same thing as Mike, stick the engine in the front!

#12 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Problem with putting the heater in the front is that the ring and pinion would have to be flopped, run backwards or regrind the cam to run the engine in the opposite direction.
Yes it could be done but I think I'll leave it in the rear.
It would however look pretty kool with a valve cover and headers hanging out of each of the hood sides.
At any rate, many thanks to all you guys that have offered suggestions.
One thing I have decided to do is slap some wood on the sides of the top and use a vinyl or fabric roof covering........also some obscenely wide rear tires.
Whether it's a Volksrod or trike, wire wheel(s) on the front.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

I wish you would have brought this thing to today's FAST meeting instead of that giant Willys, Don.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

what would you like to see happen?


I'd like to see you toss it in a box, slap some postage on it and send it to me! That c-cab looks groovy!

I love it, keep it going.

#15 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

I wish you would have brought this thing to today's FAST meeting instead of that giant Willys, Don.


Next meeting Jim, I want to give you time to cast some of those air filters.....one for each side.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

I'd like to see you toss it in a box, slap some postage on it and send it to me! That c-cab looks groovy!

I love it, keep it going.



Heck Rob, grab a chunk of styrene and cut a couple out....they're easy to make.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

A woodie trike!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

Problem with putting the heater in the front is that the ring and pinion would have to be flopped, run backwards or regrind the cam to run the engine in the opposite direction.
Yes it could be done but I think I'll leave it in the rear.
It would however look pretty kool with a valve cover and headers hanging out of each of the hood sides.
At any rate, many thanks to all you guys that have offered suggestions.
One thing I have decided to do is slap some wood on the sides of the top and use a vinyl or fabric roof covering........also some obscenely wide rear tires.
Whether it's a Volksrod or trike, wire wheel(s) on the front.


no need to do all that...just make the tranny with four reverse gears and one forward gear and yer all set. 8)

I guess I will get to build that beastie myself with a flat-6. ;)

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

Liking the obscene rear tire idear..
maybe a widen track nose or tractor front piece.

#20 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

no need to do all that...just make the tranny with four reverse gears and one forward gear and yer all set. 8)

I guess I will get to build that beastie myself with a flat-6. ;)


Go for it...sounds way cool.