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Carriage or car body?

Post by agriscience » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:22 pm

Please help with an ID for the 2 seater body I have purchased.
IT is 100% wood (except nails and 4 hinges)
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Carriage or car body?

Post by RajoRacer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:58 pm

Looks nice a really nice buggy or sleigh body.


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Re: Carriage or car body?

Post by Dropacent » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:01 pm

In that era, they were pretty much interchangeable. The early autos had carriage bodies with pedals and shifters and steering wheels or tillers added. Looks like it was always a carriage body so far, but would make a beautiful thing to assemble a horseless carriage around.

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Re: Carriage or car body?

Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:10 pm

It sure looks like a tulip body Cadillac. Point well taken about buggies having the same coach work. The cutout in the floorboard looks to be for steering column.
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:34 pm

Ray Wells in El Cajon, CA would probably know.

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@ http://www.the-craftsman.biz/contactus.html


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Re: Carriage or car body?

Post by agriscience » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:55 pm

Could it be an early sleigh?

No steel only nails and hinges!
Thanks!
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Re: Carriage or car body?

Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:30 pm

I'm going to stick with my first impression which was a sleigh. That Caddie ad gave me a turn but no.
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Re: Carriage or car body?

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:33 pm

Yes it could be a sleigh body. It was not uncommon to use a body of that type on runners in winter, and on a carriage running gear in summer. Many similar bodies were used on automobile chassis in the "oughts" 1900-1906 especially. Lack of a horse-drawn type dash and the cut out in the toe board suggest an auto to me.
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