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Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by plycar, Jan 29, 2016.
I love it!
Great engineering & craftsmanship!
This project is very cool. I can't wait to see it finished.... please hurry.
Recent stage of construction:
Old & New
Fenders under contruction
Absolutely beautiful. To me it has all the lines of a 1920 roadster built by the best auto body builders of the time.
The front is nearly ready built, now.
Here are some pics:
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.
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.
The curved windshield is also suggested by him, but the real one will be a bit higher.
Bordeaux is now our favourite color
Bugatti blue is on second place
British racing green would be another option (for one of the next builds...)
I'm still thinking about a 2 tone scheme, all colors above can be combined with creme white.
Oh, that burgundy is awesome. Love it
Oh, that burgundy is awesome. Love it, Me too really looking KOOOl........Curt
Burgundy as the accents with clear over the rest!
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.
For more pics and videos, click the link to my blog!
That is lookin' wicked cool! Nice job!
A work of art. Will a motor be installed at some point?
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.
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.
Love that design, it reminds me of my old 59 Austin Healy Sprite.
If by chance you look for a lighter body, you might check out the foam travel trailer builds in this link. http://tnttt.com/viewforum.php?f=55&sid=761ce8fff61b0ce8784f263cab17ad4e
!! WUNDERBAR !! Fantastic work! Brings out the kid in all of us. Merry Christmas