Still a lot of work to do, but I rolled it out today.
It looks a lot like my Dad's #22 from that angle
Bill: his was one of the pictures I saw when looking for ideas. Mine is lower, and I'm thinking of putting in a small rumble seat.
The desk is mahogany from a recycled pallet.
Very nice Chris
That is a nice one Chris, are you going to put a stem plate on it ?
It has come a long way and it is looking good! You might even want to put a before and after photo in your profile. As clearly it is no longer "Iron oxide, mostly." Thanks for posting the progress.
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Frank: I'm not familiar with the term stem plate. Do you mean a cover on the trailing edge of the tail like on a boat? If so, I was thinking about it, but I haven't decided. There will be trim along the bottom edge of the body. I was thinking of changing the green to a dark royal blue, and red trim.
Hap, photo added ;-}
Chris - Frank Harris is also into "things nautical" and I believe "stem plate" refers to a stainless steel plate commonly used to protect the bow (pointy front end) of a boat. Adds a very finished look as well as protection,.......harold
That piece in reference to the edge protector is called a CUT WATER. It ads a bit of finesse as well as being installed with bedding compound seals the stem from incoming water.
Those two are true boat tail speedsters. The others with rounded rears like track speedcars are what I call bob tails.
My boat tail has rear decking of mahogany inlaid with yellow hoop pine between each board. The whole deck is hinged to cover a huge trunk which hides the spare wheel and holds all sorts of travelling stuff.
Sorry. Cant post photos as it is in pieces having a broken crankshaft replaced.
Allan from down under.
I like both of your Speedsters especially the one you are showing of your dad's Bill Harris