Just though I send a couple of pics of the progress on my hack. I used basic plans, but loosely copied an original hack in a museum in PA. The folks at the museum were awesome; they took pictures for me even though the hack was in storage.
Nice work Mike. Outside of driving them, having one in progress is as good as it gets. Thanks for sharing your good work with us.
Hi Mike. Good looking hack in progress. I am also building a '24 hack/utility. My body work is less extensive than yours as I was going more for a utility vehicle. Getting down to finishing the wiring and finding front fenders. $1K for new ones is a big leap. Keep posting pictures of your progress.
Thanks Richard and Gary!
Gary, yours is looking great!! Especially like the firewall and hood former! You have a fine looking roof and roof line. I hope mine turns out that well. That's not an easy piece to reproduce.
I was lucky in that the sheet metal parts came with the chassis except the rear fenders, so I bit the bullet and bought new ones. Should have gone with the trailer fenders.....would have saved money for something else, and they fit right in with the hack look!!
Always good to see others who enjoy the wood bodied T's and A's.
Looks good Mike.Are you going to paint it or go natural?
Looking good Mike. I built a Huckster, years ago. There is a lot of work that goes into building them. Gary, yours is looking good also. Im glad to see someone elses project. I was starting to think my Speedster project was the only "winter project" being worked on.. Keep us posted ... and lots of pics ...
They both look great!
Gary - I like the rear fenders
Thanks for the comments. The rear fenders are trailer fenders. Thought they were a bit wide but then it goes with the "Utility" theme. Progress has been kinda slow, about thee to four years now, but the object is to get me out of the house for a couple hours a day during the winter. Also at 76 I don't work as fast or as long anymore. A couple more pics.
Let's turn on the lights.
I really enjoy seeing pictures of others projects.
And, Jack, no, not going to paint it. Keep it natural. Also, Jack, make sure you have a spare tire carrier built up for 30 X 3 1/2 demountables How about early next week??
I've added a couple of pictures of the windshield setup - not authentic for a hack -but easier to make more weather proof.
Also, I moved the gas tank back 4 inches to allow for more leg room. No jump seats either - more room in rear seat. My "A" Station Wagon is a "bit" cramped for me.
Gary - trailer fenders work slick. I used a set on my truck. Cheap too - just the way I like it
I did find that they looked a little long on the back, so I trimmed them a bit.
You rogue you... You are really going to like your decision to only go 2 row of seats.
I got to the point in my '15 that the tummy and the steering wheel wanted to occupy the same place...so my '19 Hack has lots of clearance, and only a single back seat, not two...the folks in the back have lots of leg room and don't have their knees in their chest...
One of these days I'm going to redo the back seat so that it is easily removable and still mounted strong when in. We always had a pick-up truck somewhere between me and the boys, and then we just went through a patch where none of us had one...makes trips to HD and Lowes difficult....lol
So glad I did! I'm at that same point in life when my tummy wants to drive.
I thought about a removable back seat my self, and may still figure out a way!
I considered moving my tank back for more foot room but decided I could make do with a wider (front to back) seat and a back rest I could move back if needed. It is mounted to the side boards by design so I can move it back by drilling two new holes back and inch or two. Now to make the four holes look intentional so it doesn't look like an after thought. That is some nice looking wood work Mike. What wood are you using?. I used hard maple because I had a lot of it for free.
Steve, Thanks for the pic adjustments.
Greg, Had to trim my fenders a bit also.
Well. kind of wood is a really interesting question. There are actually 6 different kinds, but what you see is mostly ash, oak, and birch. The tailgate is poplar, there is some maple paneling (not much) and pine.
Why you may ask - the "warden" was holding me to a budget So, I used mostly what I had accumulated. After the divorce , maybe I can use one kind like Gary!!
Mike,good luck with that.I tried to respond,but it got lost in cybermail.I have tire carriers,just shout when you're headed this way.
Merry Christmas to you and Sue!! Is any day next week better than any other?
Skip Monday,I have a DR appt.