Sharing some pictures of my 1920 Laurel Speedster Body that I'm making from scratch.
I'll be uploading as many pictures as I can here as well as my website www.westcoastmetalshaping.com
I hope you all enjoy it- body will be for sale once complete
Now that will be a winner.
Are you going to build the radiator also? Someone had previously mentioned a good radiator shop in Sacramento for brass radiators. Maybe he could build you a core.
I always wondered, how does the core even work on a tapered radiator like that?
Tim, the top tank goes down each Sid quite a ways to reach the shorter tubes that are on the sides.
Radiator Shell - patterned off an original
Bead detail on radiator shell
Radiator Shell complete put together just like the original.
That my friend is a work of ART!
I like your approach to the rad shell
You probably already know, but in case someone one else is looking to construct a speedster radiator shell, I would like to encourage them to be sure the front frame member has the correct distance between the radiator mounting holes. The front cross member is often stretched/deformed a little wider. For anyone else thinking of using a frame to fit the parts to, the posting by John Regan on his Fun Projects shows 21 1/2 inches between the radiator hole centers for 1909-1925 frames (should also be that on the 1926-27 frames) see: http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/FPIframe.pdf
Again, beautiful work! We look forward to photos as you continue your progress.
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Andy great start I'll be staying tuned
Underneath of the floor- Total Thickness is 1 3/4
I really am not a purist alert!
I really am glad to see someone besides me build a speedster floor/frame the right way instead of modern type plywood!
Thank you for the update pictures.
I do have to admit, however, that I do not know exactly how Laurel Motors assembled their floors originally. But yours looks great!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2