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 Post subject: 1959 Locost tribute car
PostPosted: February 20, 2014, 12:15 pm 
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My car has been done since september of last year but I've been busy getting a new hip and building a new shop. My little tribute car was a hit at the British Invasion car show at Stowe VT. Real smart building a whole new state-of-the-art workshop AFTER building my car.


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PostPosted: February 20, 2014, 1:59 pm 
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Congratulations, JD! I guess there hasn't been to much driving weather lately, but the car still looks like a lot of fun just sitting there. When can you get back in it? And what's next on the build plan?


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Well done! Poetry in motion for sure. And congrats on the new shop.

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The wire wheels and curved rear fenders look great! You have done a great job. :cheers:

They have regular car shows and special British car shows at Larz Anderson museum in Brookline Ma. all summer. I think they have a special weekend just for Lotus cars, because one day I saw a Lotus 11 drive by my house, on the way home presumedly. It's a nice place to visit with many acres of surrounding parkland...

We probably have enough completed cars to gather at one of these shows and have a BBQ or cookout. It would be fun.

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Yo JD!
The car looks great! Looks like it just stepped out of 1959... Very nice!
Well done, Sir, well done!
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signbandit55 wrote:
. . . <SNIP> . . . Real smart building a whole new state-of-the-art workshop AFTER building my car.


As I've said before, congratulations. I still smile when I think of the "Santa & presents" photo you posted last year.

From the quote above, I sense a new project in your future. :mrgreen:

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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The wire wheels and curved rear fenders look great! You have done a great job. :cheers:

They have regular car shows and special British car shows at Larz Anderson museum in Brookline Ma. all summer. I think they have a special weekend just for Lotus cars, because one day I saw a Lotus 11 drive by my house, on the way home presumedly. It's a nice place to visit with many acres of surrounding parkland...

We probably have enough completed cars to gather at one of these shows and have a BBQ or cookout. It would be fun.

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My daughter is getting married in my barn. I have to build four 6 ft. dia chandeliers using canning jars to go the length of the space. I also need to wire the whole place, landscape and do whatever I'm told. That's AFTER I rebuild my tractor motor.

After that I plan on learning to use my new english wheel, stretcher and shrinker. I may try to make a real aluminum nose and fenders for my Locost. We'll see.

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My daughter is getting married in my barn. I have to build four 6 ft. dia chandeliers using canning jars to go the length of the space. I also need to wire the whole place, landscape and do whatever I'm told. That's AFTER I rebuild my tractor motor.

After that I plan on learning to use my new english wheel, stretcher and shrinker. I may try to make a real aluminum nose and fenders for my Locost. We'll see.

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We probably have enough completed cars to gather at one of these shows and have a BBQ or cookout. It would be fun.


sure would, if you don't mind a morgan-ish 3 wheeler joining in... ;-)

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3 wheels? 4 wheels? who cares?

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horizenjob wrote:
We probably have enough completed cars to gather at one of these shows and have a BBQ or cookout. It would be fun.


sure would, if you don't mind a morgan-ish 3 wheeler joining in... ;-)

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My wife just finished making the interior. Given that she is a physicist, I am very lucky that she can also sew. Notice how my big butt has already stretch the bottom seat, while hers (she weighs a hundred pounds less) looks untouched.


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Yup, that looks like some definite "triple cheek" imprints there to me. I think that's the facial equivalent of a double chin, right? :mrgreen:

That's is a very nice job on the upholstery, however. The more I see you car, the more I like it. I really like the (even more) retro look with respect to a typical Locost, which I like a lot already.

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Wow! That means she can do rocket surgery, right? Very cool... :mrgreen:

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This is really a work of art. The wheels are fantastic. Where did the windshield come from? The whole package is very sweet!

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