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Old 01-20-2015, 11:06 AM   #337
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Yep, that's another Deuce. How about the negative Brit term "What the Deuce is that?" aka what the he!! is that.....


And one more.... The 1932 Ford "Deuce" was a one year wonder. Back in the day the Model "A" that preceded it, and the 33-34's that followed it were never as popular as the 1932's. It was, I believe, the first mass produced car that used a body shell for only a single year, something not seen again until the 1958 Chevrolet.
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:28 PM   #338
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I like your connection.
Nest \n(e)-st\ as a girl's name is of Welsh origin. It is a variant of Nesta (Welsh): variant of Agnes.
Nessie \n(es)-sie\ as a girl's name. Diminutive of Agnes (Greek) "lamb". Also the name of the Loch Ness monsterD

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The name agnes is from the Greek Hagnes which means pure or holy
The lamb is Latin and is Agnus not agnes as in Agnis Dei - lamb of God.

Now enough of names and back to hearing of the Nest build

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Old 01-20-2015, 01:30 PM   #339
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Sorry small iPhone keys should have said "Agnus Dei"


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Old 01-21-2015, 10:37 PM   #340
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And now, back to the build...

Here's a look at our nosecone storage box. (Think we'll start calling it the "beak.") Inside we'll keep the double propane tanks, and room for tools and other goodies. The spare tire winch is built into the back, and pulls the spare up tight between the towing rails and into a recessed area within the lower shell.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:41 PM   #341
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In the rear, we feature a receiver hitch with a removable bumper. Pull the bumper out and replace with your bike carrier...

Also mounted to the undercarriage is a BAL stabilizer.

And here's a peek at our taillight assembly.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:42 PM   #342
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Do I spy a second Nest shell in those photos? Thanks for the shots. Still think that bikes off the back will inconveniently block the door...
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The beak is a really nice setup.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:52 PM   #344
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:12 PM   #345
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Still think that bikes off the back will inconveniently block the door...

Not with a swing away bike rack like that from Yakima and others!


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Old 01-21-2015, 11:16 PM   #346
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What size are the dual propane tanks?
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Those small tanks are $$$$$ I bought one for the tent trailer I rebuilt for my son. $85. Ouch for a tiny tank.
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Robert, really looks nice.

Is there room for a 30a shore power cord and a 25' water hose. Maybe they could be wound around the propane tanks?


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Curious about tank size too. Does two nest's on the way mean you are open for orders? Wow the Beak turned out so nice. Great work. Where are they built at Composite our your own shop? I wondered if folks will be able to stop by and take a peek at the build process, and try and stay out of your way at the same time
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We are going with the two 11# "squatties" for the prototype, but are also considering a 20# horizontal. Need to see what makes most sense for us and our design. These tanks are more money, but provide us with more flexibility. Plenty of additional room in the "beak" for cables and hoses.

Yes, anyone that would like to visit us while we sort out the final details of the prototype is welcome to stop by. I'd be happy to give you the tour.


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