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Speedster plans

Post by DonH » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:03 pm

I want to build my own speedster after looking at others. Need plan or blue prints for the base. The rest I will sort out. Like a base similar to rootrliebs but then do my own build. Does anyone have some plans or blueprints? Help! Thanks or any an all your help Don Hanson


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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Kevin Pharis » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:30 pm

Welcome to the speedster crowd Don! It’s your car... built your way... to fit you! Put the seats where they are comfortable for you, and don’t forget to make em wide enough to fit you too. If you use a stock firewall... you already have a starting point, then taper the platform back to fit the seats, then back to frame width or just wider for as far back as you want. I’ve always felt that a T speedster starts lookin kinda wide after about 38” at the seat... but I’m a narrow guy, and any narrower and the passengers start lookin like french fries pokin out the top. Have fun, collect lots of pictures, and make a few sketches before you start👍

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Re: Speedster plans

Post by TRDxB2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:58 pm

The "base" is dependent upon how you want the upper part too look. Also single or pair of seats. Some have simple seating bucket seats and a firewall with a cowl/dash, gas tank and tool box (some with fenders). Other's plan on a boat tailed body style like a Fontenac, Mercuray, PACO etc. The Rootlieb setup is the simplest/- just a deck. Boat tails more complicated. Here is a good site to get you started on your thinking https://www.nwvs.org/Technical/MTFCA/Construction.shtml Also what year frame are you starting with?

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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Henry K. Lee » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:16 pm

One of the main things to look at in building is there is a big difference in then and now in the human stature. A man in those times was approx. 5' 6" and 140 pounds max. Today 5' 10" 200 pounds. Build for your comfort and possibly a future person. Can be a deal killer if you are ever going to sell. I put a hidden, low profile, adjustable seat in all of mine.

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Post by elliott1936 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:21 pm

Don: I have a set of plans for a frame built body with a covering like you would do in the early days for covering and airplane the plans a very good and detailed. I charge $25.00 for a set. There is about five drawings in each set. E-mail me if you are interested. Tom

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Re: Speedster plans

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:14 pm

TRDxB2 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:58 pm
The "base" is dependent upon how you want the upper part too look. Also single or pair of seats. Some have simple seating bucket seats and a firewall with a cowl/dash, gas tank and tool box (some with fenders). Other's plan on a boat tailed body style like a Fontenac, Mercuray, PACO etc. The Rootlieb setup is the simplest/- just a deck. Boat tails more complicated. Here is a good site to get you started on your thinking https://www.nwvs.org/Technical/MTFCA/Construction.shtml Also what year frame are you starting with?
This link from search the above ones gives the plans example picture below
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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:54 am

Hi Hank, Can you send me some info or tips how you made your adjustable seat by emails? I'm ready to install my seat by now.
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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Model T Tom » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 pm

I sent you an email I have dimensions you need. I've built 80 or more bodies.


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Re: Speedster plans

Post by DonH » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:03 pm

Wow! you have built 80, that is huge. I wanted to come and visit you but the distance to you, me in MN and you in Fl was just too great for me. What I need is a plan for the main deck. I think then I can figure out seats gas tank and other stuff. I appreciate your contact. Don Hanson


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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Model T Tom » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:46 am

Don send me your e-mail and I'll send you a print of all dimension you need .
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Re: Speedster plans

Post by DonH » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:44 pm

Thanks for your help and reply. Email is don2274@msn.com Don Hanson


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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Charlie » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:59 pm

elliott1936 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Don: I have a set of plans for a frame built body with a covering like you would do in the early days for covering and airplane the plans a very good and detailed. I charge $25.00 for a set. There is about five drawings in each set. E-mail me if you are interested. Tom
Tom I am building a speedster I have the frame lowered 6 inches and trying to decide on the body. Due you have a picture of the speedster you made with these plans. I might be interested in purchasing a set of plans. Thanks Charlie


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Re: Speedster plans

Post by elliott1936 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 pm

Charlie:
The plans are the ones show in this form above. I have a nice set of plans that I have sold many times.They are well detailed. The plans maybe a little short in the setting area for taller people. You can adjust this distance to suit yor height.


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Re: Speedster plans

Post by Model T Tom » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:04 pm

Charlie send an e mail or call me
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