I am in the process of fabricating cycle fenders exactley like the ones on this 1920 Bugatti,what I want is some opinions on how you experts think they would look on my 24 Speedster,would they look like they belong on it or not. Fritz
I think they would look fine. I'm doing the same thing on my '23, only different. Mine will hug the tire and be connected to the spindles/rear axle. I'm using a spare tire ring off of a later(mid '30's) car.
I would need a photo of your speedster to compare to in order to have a valid opinion. I tend to prefer speedsters be fenderless. One of the boat-tail roadsters I had did have fenders and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Some speedsters look great with fenders. Some do not.
Drive safe, W2
Post a photo of your speedster and I'll photoshop fenders on it.
I think they look good on a bodied speedster like the provided photo. I don't believe they would look very good or be of any real function for an opened bodied speedster. Course keep in mind, the beauty of the speedster is it is your own creation. Go to Northwest Vintage Speedster web site. There is at least one car that is set up the way you are talking.
From my File:
Those appear to be Mercury fenders, Ralph.
See also Fred Houstonís excellent article on building cycle fenders for a speedster at the Tulsa Tech site at: http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=mtfctulsa
Hap l9l5 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and l907 Model S Runabout Sumter SC.
Also from the Tulsa website:
Almost anyone can appear at the Model T Garage. Here is Fred Houston with Jim Roof, grandson of Robert M. Roof
Thats not the right link.
Go to "What we do" on that website.
There is a picture of a car with those fenders at the bottom.
Jim Roof makes all the speedster events at Speedy Bill Smiths Museum of Speed, he was also at the Indiania Bridge tour this year at the swap meet, nice fellow