Man builds working car out of wood

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 06-03-2013 12:06 AM 5690 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An excellent effort by a wood enthusiast from Hungary

Here is a link to the story, thanks Andrew

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 12:44 AM

Pretty cool Grumpy! He should build some wooden shocks now, the ride looks kinda bumpy.

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 04:21 PM

I thought that photo looked kind of familiar. I think it might have been built from these plans (plan 1 & 2). The bottom plan is one from a 1950’s Mechanix Illustrated magazine. I was a teenager then and I badly wanted to build this! If anyone wants to have a go at it, I have the magazine plans. Just e-mail me.


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#3 posted 06-04-2013 12:51 PM

wowza! a 21st century stagecoach.. :)

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 01:22 PM

Bravo for that guy! Like his wife said, it’s better than hanging around the pub. She seemed to like the car as much as he does. Anyways, thanks for the post.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 01-06-2016 06:01 AM

That really looks very intricate. Definitely something that the owners will be proud to ride out after it’s completed eh! For me, I’d rather go the tried and tested way. Financing a metal automobile seems a lot easier to do in comparison to be honest!

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#6 posted 01-06-2016 11:36 PM

I agree Webbrowan

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 05:45 AM

I have seen the video and the” car did look good. It is the passion of wood has driven him to build with wood. I wanted to test drive it. Thanks for sharing it.

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#8 posted 03-03-2017 12:14 AM

My pleasure Abhived

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