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PostPosted: February 6, 2020, 11:38 pm 
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Three wheeler frame bracing
Three wheeler frame braces. I know, it looks like someone lost a game of Jenga, But these blocks will help hold the frame strait and true during the welding. The blocks are 1"W x 3"L x 7/8-15/16"H. Used a scrap piece to show how they hold.

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PostPosted: February 7, 2020, 7:19 am 
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Yep, many of us have used wood jigs. Works great!

Here are a few of the split screen designs used over the years. The ev design screen looks like the supersport design from around 1934, essentially two brooklands.

A straight-on view for scaling/symmetry.

Not that many good pics of a barrel back but here is one. Most are beetle back. There have been many different styles of beetleback. I like the fully skirted style they use now; very clean.


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PostPosted: February 7, 2020, 7:53 am 
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morgan display at Geneva motor show 2017

I dont have a good pic, but one was painted like a WW2 spitfire - really cool!


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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
Yep, many of us have used wood jigs. Works great!

Here are a few of the split screen designs used over the years. The ev design screen looks like the supersport design from around 1934, essentially two brooklands.

A straight-on view for scaling/symmetry.

Not that many good pics of a barrel back but here is one. Most are beetle back. There have been many different styles of beetleback. I like the fully skirted style they use now; very clean.

Not the first two, but the others are exactly it.

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Sean in CT wrote:
morgan display at Geneva motor show 2017

I dont have a good pic, but one was painted like a WW2 spitfire - really cool!

That's it in the background

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PostPosted: February 8, 2020, 5:58 am 
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Morgan Frame Begins
Finally cutting metal for the frame, feels good to see....
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PostPosted: February 8, 2020, 12:10 pm 
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Morgan Frame progress
I couldn't stop until I got one whole section cut out....
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PostPosted: February 8, 2020, 2:09 pm 
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How did you come up with the layout for the frame?

It is interesting that you can buy plans for these:
http://www.spitfireart.com/tally_ho.html

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http://www.bra-cars.com/html/plans.html


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This article shows the rear bulkhead /spare tire arrangement. You can also see the folding top.


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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
How did you come up with the layout for the frame?

It is interesting that you can buy plans for these:
http://www.spitfireart.com/tally_ho.html

similar
http://www.bra-cars.com/html/plans.html


https://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewto ... 39&t=18297

This article shows the rear bulkhead /spare tire arrangement. You can also see the folding top.


Wow, great article. Yes I got the frame dimensions from someone who build an old BRA CX3. But mine is a little longer , wider, and taller.

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PostPosted: February 9, 2020, 1:30 pm 
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Morgan 3 wheeler replica build table is Part 1 of my build. This will be a multi part build series from build table to registration
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PostPosted: February 11, 2020, 3:53 am 
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Christmas in February
It was Christmas in February down here in South Georgia. A member of this group, Was nice enough to let me have some items he wasn't going to use, at a very reasonable price. My two favorite items are the pair of matching Motorcycle headlamps, and the Banjo steering wheel and steering column. But almost all of it is stuff I need to complete my build. I'm very thankful for this members generosity.

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Sean in CT wrote:
...I dont have a good pic, but one was painted like a WW2 spitfire - really cool!

Leno has one like that, Google "Leno Morgan"

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KB58 wrote:
Sean in CT wrote:
...I dont have a good pic, but one was painted like a WW2 spitfire - really cool!

Leno has one like that, Google "Leno Morgan"


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More Progress on the 3 Wheeler Frame
More Progress on the 3 Wheeler Frame. Got the top welded together and bottom section pretty much done, now to put them together. Started with 4 main uprights, and plumbed it up. It is great to see it start to come together...:D

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Yes it is! You've set the bar high. Anybody who puts that much effort into a build table should have a great build. Considering your knowledge of wood, I'd be surprised if you didn't have any in the build. It is morgan inspired. Maybe a deep clear epoxy exotic veneer dash?

Can you post bigger pics? 800x600 works really well.

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