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Old 01-29-2016, 09:37 AM
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Default My Woodin Roadster

Hello,

It's a year, since I began my second velocar project , so I want to show the results so far.
The Roadster is not ready yet, but I hope to complete it in early spring.
Recently I'm 50% through the construction of the front hood.

Specs:

Quadricycle
Capacity: 2 adults (sociable) + 2 small childs
Length: 300cm+/10ft
Width: 113cm/3ft 8inch
Height: Body 79cm/ 31inch, Soft top 115cm/3ft 9inch
Frame weight: 15kg
Chassis weight (with suspension/axle parts, complete wheels (2x NuVinci) and steering, transmission still missing): 37kg
Overall weight: 65-70kg (I hope so)
A hub motor instead of Nuvinci and Lifepo4 battery+controller may add 6-7kg

Frame and body parts are build from 4mm Okoume/Gaboon plywood with spruce girders.


The box frame, top panel still missing


Mockup family ride and future body lines


The chassis is standing on it's own wheels !!!


Somewhat transformed Ackermann (or better Lankensperger) geometry


Early stage of tail construction
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:41 AM
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Second row of pics



Size comparison with a middle class estate


Determining the shape of the front hood


Drawings of different body versions


Sides cutted and clamped in place
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:45 AM
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Dashboard frame is glued


Future front luggage compartment


A first test with cheap poplar plywood, to control the right shape. Thanks Steffen


Knee clearance is a bit tight, I have to shift the dashboard 5cm forward


Additional cutouts for the knees of the riders.
I'm dreaming about a very old brass clock in the middle of the dashboard
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:46 AM
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I like it !
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:21 PM
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Ya that's Kool ,like it.............Curt
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:38 PM
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:21 PM
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This is what I've dreamed of doing since I was a kid. I'll be following along on this. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:43 PM
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Very cool project...
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:15 PM
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I could see Anne (Intrepid) breeze'n down the street in a flapper hat!!

Look's great! Paint the rear arch a different color and call it "Dela-Hey-Hey"!!
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for your comments.
My favoured paint scheme is green, black and wood.
Most edges of the body will be painted dark green after filling all screw holes.
I want to paint black lines on the borders between green and clear finished wood.
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