Wooden Horseless Carriage Body

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Project by westok posted 03-02-2014 04:39 PM 4718 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hope this qualifies for the project section, if not just remove it.
I built this over the last couple of years of spare time on a “tight” budget. This is not a specific horseless carriage but more of an era replica. My grandson loves to ride in it, although the taxi horn maybe too loud for him. The wood is just big box company lumber. It is painted with leftover latex house paint.

-- Mark K, Birmingham, AL, "The rusted bolt will not move until you utter the "magic word", unfotunately, children are usually present."

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 04:45 PM

What does it have for an engine?

My daughter wants a car, wonder if she would go for this?

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 05:14 PM

cool and crazy!

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 05:24 PM

Very cool. I’d be real tempted to figure a way to but a little 5 horse or so gas engine in that. Be a real fun project.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 05:33 PM

this is very cool. I would love to see more pictures and plans or maybe a blog,

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 06:12 PM

You’ve done what I have dreamed about doing since I was young, way to go. Maybe this will give me motivation since I now have the woodworking tools to do so and my son recently picked up a metal lathe. Where can I get plans? Thanks

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 08:42 PM

You built a car and asked if it qualifies? WOW! That’s a project we’d all like to be a part of. I’m like RickM, what kind of engine did you use? How about some more detail? Good work!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 09:06 PM

Does it have a reverse. A friend built a car somewhat like this. He used the wringer mechanism from a wringer type washing machine. It had a revers and a forward. He used bicycle wheels. He says they collapse when you turn too fast. Spokes were made for leaning. This is a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 03-02-2014 10:01 PM

Amazing build,it looks fantastic.


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#10 posted 03-02-2014 10:48 PM

Fantastic project!!!! Excellent job!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#11 posted 03-02-2014 11:55 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. It is electric, powered by a 36 volt 1000 watt motor. It has 4 forward speeds and 1 reverse (riding lawn mover transaxle). There is a group on Yahoo Groups called HCR (Horseless Carriage Replica) Builders Group. There, once you join, you will be able to find links to plans.

-- Mark K, Birmingham, AL, "The rusted bolt will not move until you utter the "magic word", unfotunately, children are usually present."

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#12 posted 03-03-2014 12:15 AM

Wow, this is really cool. Looks like a lot of fun to ride around on :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#13 posted 03-03-2014 12:51 AM

Growing up I spent some time in Tucson, AZ. Great place. There was a termite control company named Truly Nolan that used antique cars are his advertising at corner gas stations. His garage where they restored them was just across the field from our house. I spent many a day over there watching them work on them and bring them back to life. The first car I drove was a 1903 Merry Olds. Your vehicle resembles one greatly and reminded me of my time in AZ. Great looking vehicle.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 03-03-2014 03:00 PM

Great looking project.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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#15 posted 03-03-2014 04:22 PM

More photo’s Please …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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