Horseless carriage replicas - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
Name: Norm I want to thank all the Kings horses and all the Kings men
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Horseless carriage replicas

I always wanted to build a miniature car for the kids to play with. Well the kids have all grown up but a couple years ago I finally got around to building one. I bought plans for what is supposedly a pre model T replica. There were a lot of things I didn't like about the original design so I designed my own. I used an 18 hp Briggs and Stratton engine and a hydrostatic drive to power it. I built the frame out of box steel and the body of 3/4 plywood which was similar to what the early cars were made of. I had a lot of fun giving the grandchildren and our 90 year friend rides. Kinda wish I would have kept it now. Maybe I'll build a better one once the Scamp is finished. Maybe I'll learn to set the date on the camera by then too
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Nice work. Where did you source the wheels?

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
Name: Norm I want to thank all the Kings horses and all the Kings men
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Hello. I I got them from Northern Tool for around $40 each. If I do another I think I'll get some better ones. I noticed our local Big R store now has the interlaced spoke wheels which are much stronger on a side hill. If you go to this following site, he has a link to where wheels, springs etc can be purchased. They have holes in the hub that make it much easier to attach a sprocket or a transaxle like I did. Horseless Carriage Replicas I spent a lot of time on the Replicars yahoo group when I built mine. If I ever build another I think I will use an electric motor since I still have a spare one from some electric vehicle conversions I did.
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