My Woodin Roadster

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by plycar, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. vaynhanh

    vaynhanh New Member

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    I love it! :)
     
  2. Russell

    Russell Active Member

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    Great engineering & craftsmanship!
     
  3. Chaz

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    This project is very cool. I can't wait to see it finished.... please hurry.
     
  4. ElGallo

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    A+
    That's awesome
     
  5. plycar

    plycar New Member

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    Recent stage of construction:

    Old & New
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    Fenders under contruction
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  6. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely beautiful. To me it has all the lines of a 1920 roadster built by the best auto body builders of the time.

    Steve.
     
  7. plycar

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    Thanks, Steve.

    The front is nearly ready built, now.
    Here are some pics:
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    The massive board "bumper" will be replaced by a refined and lighter version later.
    It was rather a fixation beam for the wobbly loose panels during the build.

    Cheers, Kai
     
  8. plycar

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    Christian from the local steampunk community made some color simulations.
    Quite useful, I think.
    Better than paint it first and hate it afterwards.
    He also suggested to change the grille from oval to a horseshoe shaped one.
    Now it looks more like a Bugatti or Morgan, than a Jag.
    My wife just giggled, when she saw the photo, so I have to go for it. :D
    The curved windshield is also suggested by him, but the real one will be a bit higher.

    Bordeaux is now our favourite color
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    Bugatti blue is on second place
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    British racing green would be another option (for one of the next builds...)
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    I'm still thinking about a 2 tone scheme, all colors above can be combined with creme white.
     
  9. sbest

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    Oh, that burgundy is awesome. Love it

    Steve
     
  10. curtisfox

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    Oh, that burgundy is awesome. Love it, Me too really looking KOOOl........Curt
     
  11. xseler

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    Burgundy as the accents with clear over the rest!
     
  12. plycar

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    The roadster is driveable since a few weeks, although just the left drivetrain is installed.
    Here are some impressions from our latest ride across an old airfield.
    Because I'm posting from my phone, I have difficulties inserting pic URLs.
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    For more pics and videos, click the link to my blog!
    http://plycar.blogspot.de/2016/10/cruising-tempelhof-airfield.html?m=1
     
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  13. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    That is lookin' wicked cool! Nice job!
     
  14. Chaz

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    A work of art. Will a motor be installed at some point?
     
  15. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Fantastically beautiful build. Keep in mind that I spent a large part of my life restoring antique furniture but in my mind the natural wood and the maroon colour of the fenders is a perfect match. The build is indeed a work of art.

    It is an inspiration for those of us who wish to build a velo car like you did.

    Thank you.

    Steve.
     
  16. plycar

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    Thanks all, for your words.
    I'm curently planning the E-assist.
    Bought a 36V/20Ah LiFePo4 a few weeks ago and tested it on a friends bike, in this case a rather heavy pedal quad with a 350watt mid drive motor.
    It was real fun to pedal uphill and feel the airstream around my ears :)
    Once i was used to the assistance, switching the motor off feeled like driving with brakes.
    I pedalled 10km with around 250metres/775ft of elevation for testing.
    Judging on the voltage, the battery was still 75-80% full after the test.
    Now I'm searching the best solution to include an e-motor into the left drivetrain of the Roadster.

    Cheers, Kai
     
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    !! WUNDERBAR !! Fantastic work! Brings out the kid in all of us. :) Merry Christmas
     

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