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« Reply #525 on: August 03, 2019, 12:09:38 AM »
Wow!  That looks great from here. Keep up the good work.

P.S.  I live less than half an hour from where a lot of the "horsless carrages" were built and sold. If you based yours on something from Detroit I can probably pin point where it was built.


Hello Steve and thank you,

My final design was not based on a single Buggy. It was based on a culmination of about three years of researching all Horseless Carriages to achieve the overall outward appearance. The Chassis and all the Running Gear I designed from scratch to utilize current critical components such as the engine, wheels, transmission, etc.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #526 on: August 04, 2019, 12:28:24 AM »
Hello everyone,

I have uploaded a new video showing the Buggy now with all the panels from the seat area to the back installed and riveted in place. With the internal support and bracing installed the Buggy now has the strength of a tank.

Have a great day,
Thomas


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« Reply #527 on: August 04, 2019, 01:05:39 AM »
Nice work there, Thomas.  :ThumbsUp: Enjoy the videos on the progress.
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« Reply #528 on: August 04, 2019, 01:26:52 AM »
Terrific progress, really looking great!




Will you be adding some sort of sound insulation in the engine bay walls?




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« Reply #529 on: August 04, 2019, 01:46:39 AM »
Nice work there, Thomas.  :ThumbsUp: Enjoy the videos on the progress.


Hello Brian,

Thank you very much.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #530 on: August 04, 2019, 01:55:38 AM »
Terrific progress, really looking great!




Will you be adding some sort of sound insulation in the engine bay walls?




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Hello Chris,

Thank you, and right now I am looking at the sound proofing material that is also a heat shield. It has a self-adhesive material on one side and an aluminum reflective film material on the other side. However I am still looking for other options. I will for sure use the Heat Wrap on the entire exhaust system and after I do a test run with the exhaust completely installed, I am hoping that the noise level will be so low that the insulation will not be required.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #531 on: August 13, 2019, 07:21:19 PM »
Thomas,

Your knuckles look like mine do after a day of futzing with sheet metal.  Lotta blood sweat and tears in the project so far, but it's looking great as a result.  :popcorn:

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« Reply #532 on: August 13, 2019, 08:55:20 PM »
Thomas,

Your knuckles look like mine do after a day of futzing with sheet metal.  Lotta blood sweat and tears in the project so far, but it's looking great as a result.  :popcorn:


Hello Bent,

Yeah this little Buggy has whooped me more than one time :ROFL:. I thought that I was going to need a transfusion this last time :lolb:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #533 on: August 30, 2019, 04:08:05 PM »
Hello everyone,

Not much progress on the Buggy this month but I now have the Dash panel (photo-1) installed. The cutout is for a piece of Red Oak to make the Instrument Panel.

I also got the Floorboard removed from the Chassis and all the 1" x 3" support timbers installed on the outer edge (photo-2) and all the interior cross members. These timbers will reinforce the Floorboard and raise it 1-inch over the Chassis. One more coat of paint and it will be ready to reinstall on the Chassis.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #534 on: August 30, 2019, 04:14:09 PM »
Coming together wonderfully!


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« Reply #535 on: August 30, 2019, 06:24:26 PM »
Great to see some progress Thomas. Things are really starting to come together and that oak dadk panel should look terrific!!

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« Reply #536 on: August 30, 2019, 06:38:20 PM »
Hello Chris and Bill,

Thanks fellows, should get the Floorboard reinstalled tomorrow and then the Body can be set in place.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #537 on: August 30, 2019, 07:13:40 PM »
Better chain it down so the shop elves dont go out for a midnight ride!

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« Reply #538 on: September 03, 2019, 08:55:49 PM »
Looking sharp Thomas! :popcorn:

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« Reply #539 on: September 03, 2019, 11:12:17 PM »
Looking sharp Thomas! :popcorn:

Hello Bent,

Thank you, I am really happy with the looks of this Body and with how well it has gone together.

Have a great day,
Thomas