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1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-15-2020 01:28 AM 966 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III I built for my son Chris. This is the third of the RR Phantom lll cars I built. Each one is a little different. This one has wooden spoke wheels with the spare attached to the trunk lid. After purchasing the mini lathe I started making my own wheels. There are 4 parts to the wheel but many steps to get there. The parts are cut with a hole saw in the drill press and trued up on the lathe. Spokes are bamboo skewers i swiped from my wife kitchen.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho





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#1 posted 07-15-2020 02:07 AM

A lot of nice detail but the bestest is the cowl vent – nice touch

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-15-2020 02:07 AM

Double post

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 07-15-2020 02:26 AM

Looks Great Nice Work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 07-15-2020 04:25 AM

Great job!!!
Would love to see more of your projects.

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#5 posted 07-15-2020 05:31 AM

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#6 posted 07-15-2020 05:35 AM

This is my 1930 Ford Coupe street rod. I call my 300 win mag for the manifold is made from a 300 mag rifle cartridge.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#7 posted 07-15-2020 10:51 AM

Great work on all of your cars.

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#8 posted 07-15-2020 11:38 AM

Lots of details, talent and patients to but those together. Are these built from kits or plans? You have lucky kids in the family. Great Job on all.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 07-15-2020 03:59 PM

How do I remove photos from one project and have the stand as a separate project.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#10 posted 07-15-2020 04:15 PM

Eric, No kit, no plans. When I start I have no idea what the finished product will look like. Plans are too restrictive and spoil any creativity. I start these projects to use up small pieces of wood that I can’t stand to throw out. I just can’t use it up fast enough.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#11 posted 07-15-2020 07:12 PM

Ed,
Nice projects, that is cool that you can do that from scratch. I understand about throwing out the small drops, but good that you find a great way to use them. Do you mill all of the parts? Or are some purchased like the wheels.

Years ago I designed a train set for my kids, 6 cars total, about 9” x 4” each. At that time I used pallet wood. They played with that for years. Looking forward to getting my shop finished and set up. Building small projects either for the house or stuff for the grandkids.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 07-15-2020 07:56 PM

I did purchase wheels when I started but soon found that I could make better ones myself. My next door neighbor who is an engineering professor at the University of Idaho, has a mini metal lathe which I borrowed. I since have purchased my own and make many of the parts for my cars. Wheel, headlights, horns and hood ornaments are some of the main parts that I make. I have only had it for 4 months so have not reached my potential yet. It take me much longer to make all the parts but the satisfaction is so much greater. I like to say I made the entire thing.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#13 posted 07-15-2020 09:55 PM

Always a good feeling to say, “I did that myself”

Great projects. I have a lathe but never thought about metal turning.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 07-20-2020 03:26 AM

G’Day Ed, I hope your son appreciates the finer things that came out of old England, gorgeous model sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 07-20-2020 07:47 PM

Now that I have a better understanding of how to work this site, I have added more photos and comments about this project.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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