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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #150 on: October 02, 2018, 11:00:38 PM »
The sandblasting and primer really make it look good Thomas. Likely a lot better than they looked back in the old days!!

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« Reply #151 on: October 02, 2018, 11:06:50 PM »
The sandblasting and primer really make it look good Thomas. Likely a lot better than they looked back in the old days!!

Bill


Hello Bill and thank you,

Not even sure they had primer back in those days. I plan to paint the entire Chassis in a base Black Enamel and that should make it look original.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #152 on: October 03, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
You've made a lot of progress since I last looked in  :praise2:  :praise2: I await the first road tests  :wine1:
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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #153 on: October 03, 2018, 07:20:11 PM »
You've made a lot of progress since I last looked in  :praise2:  :praise2: I await the first road tests  :wine1:

Hello Roger,

Well get your pair of goggles and duster and get ready.....you will be one of the first in the line.  :Lol:

Thanks for following along and have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #154 on: October 08, 2018, 09:37:28 PM »
Hello everyone,

Wahoooooo   :whoohoo:  :whoohoo:  :pinkelephant:  :cartwheel: I got my wheel and tires in today and boy do they look great. The wheels are 21-inch 60-spoke motorcycle tires with boulevard tires. Now I cannot wait to design the rear axle and get it on order, make the front spindles and boys and girls we will have a stage-three rolling Chassis. I think these will just highlight the Buggy.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #155 on: October 08, 2018, 09:47:05 PM »
Those look very nice Thomas!!

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #156 on: October 08, 2018, 09:49:40 PM »
Those look very nice Thomas!!

Bill

Hello Bill,

The photos do not do them justice, the hard chrome plating is really beautiful. I will be spending every Sunday cleaning and polishing on them.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #157 on: October 08, 2018, 10:49:36 PM »
Boy do those look great! Really changes the look of the machine.
But, motorcycle tires? Does that mean you will be up on two wheels a lot!?!?   :o
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« Reply #158 on: October 08, 2018, 10:54:34 PM »
Boy do those look great! Really changes the look of the machine.
But, motorcycle tires? Does that mean you will be up on two wheels a lot!?!?   :o
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I sure hope not  :noidea:

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #159 on: October 08, 2018, 11:08:45 PM »
That much polishing will detract from shop time though  :LittleDevil:

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« Reply #160 on: October 08, 2018, 11:33:37 PM »
That much polishing will detract from shop time though  :LittleDevil:

Bill

Guess I will have to let the wheels go, because I'm behind schedule as it is  :facepalm:

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« Reply #161 on: October 09, 2018, 06:16:39 PM »
Yup, they look right.  Liking how this is coming together!

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« Reply #162 on: October 09, 2018, 06:31:16 PM »
A fascinating build Thomas,  I look forward to seeing it run. :popcorn:                Terry

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #163 on: October 09, 2018, 06:40:08 PM »
Yup, they look right.  Liking how this is coming together!


Hello Bent,

I am so pleased with the looks and the quality. I also think they meet the requirement for the time period and what you see on other automobiles of that day.

Worked about four hours early this morning on designing the adapter flanges and the rear axle, still not finished but getting closer.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2018, 06:44:10 PM »
A fascinating build Thomas,  I look forward to seeing it run. :popcorn:                Terry

Hi Terry,

I will be glad to take you for a spin in it if you will take me for a ride in your machine. Both would look good at an old fashion barn raising.

Have a great day,
Thomas