Replicar from early 1900's

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 12-30-2013 09:11 PM 3722 views 12 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you just have to do a fun project. My Dad called me up with this idea of building one of these. There are kits out there in the marketplace, but with his mechanical ability and my wood working skills, we tackled this ourselves.

The body is made from quality oak plywood and lots of real oak trim and bracing. Dad gave me the dimensions he wanted to fit on a chassis he was building.

1st pic: Is the maiden voyage.
2nd pic: The wooden body.
3rd pic: Pushing the car out into the sunshine.

But again, this was just a fun filled project with my Dad!!! Wasnt hard, but plain ol fun!

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

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 09:15 PM

now THAT is uber-cool!

What’s under the hood?

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 09:26 PM

If I recall, its a 12hp Kohler or Briggs with a hydrostatic tranny. I think thats what you call those. No gear per say… just move that lever on the side of the cab… forward and reverse. Works great for parades. He and Mom have a great time in the parades.

Motor actually is underneath the seat. We put some insulation under the seat and behind the leg area to keep your butts and legs cooler on those hot summer days. And its just a sprocket / chain drive to the rear wheels.

Some builders use real wooden spoked wheels, but Dad didnt want to spend $1000 on a set of those so we used old motorcycle wheels. Finding those were fun too. LOL

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

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 09:29 PM

That’s so cool, I also wonder how you power it. You guys must of had a ball building this.

-- Billp

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 09:54 PM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 09:56 PM

That’s one fun looking project, not to mention the memories love it.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 10:41 PM

That was the first thing that came to my mind…....”awesome parade car”
Looks like so much fun.
Well done.

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 11:03 PM

Looks like great fun—especially after the build. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 12:30 AM

Very cool project

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 12:51 AM

I can see that tooling down the old country roads and reminiscing about the good ol days. Beauty

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 03:36 AM

Very cool! Well done.

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 09:38 AM

Very Nice, I could use one to get around the development…

-- arnies

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#12 posted 12-31-2013 10:32 AM

Very nice car you both build. How many horse power is it, or is there no motor?


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#13 posted 12-31-2013 11:40 AM

Great build, but the best part is you did it together.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 12-31-2013 12:58 PM

Very Cool! Really like this jewel!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 12-31-2013 01:11 PM

Thanks everyone… it was a pretty simple build but the best part was spending time with my Dad.

Dutchy, its a 12hp motor.

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

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