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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, Washington, USA   USA
I bought a wheel, so I guess that means we have to build a second car! smileys with beer

I've been searching for a unique inspiration car and finally settled on the Kirk Jones built 1927 Nash Modified: The Legion Special.
This time around were going to do a much better job of making a video build series for your viewing pleasure. Ill try to post some pictures here as well as sharing the link to the youtube video.

Forgive my grammar..... I like beer.


Since we've got more than 60 days until Tieton this time, I decided to do a couple scale drawing to get an idea of how accurate I can get the build to the original. I couldn't find any side profile pictures on the internet, but I was able to find a Jan 2011 copy of Street Rodder with it being the feature car so I had to buy it! It has the profile photos i was looking for, so I scanned both pages and cropped them together. I got graph paper and began to trace it ( im far from an artist!) Each square represented 2 inches. I couldn't have been more pleased, it translates almost perfectly! just about 100" it total length and the wheel base is 76", so by shortening the wheelbase itll get me to under 100" which is where I want to be. the height translated to 28" tall with ground clearance being roughly 4" in front and 5.5" in the rear, im going to lower that to 3" I think and change the profile a little to make it a bit sleeker. Shooting for closer to 24" total height.

Anyway, im sure ill go into more detail in the video. Were going to do a test "intro to the build/ our history" video to work the kinks out of the video/editing process. Here's some pictures of where im at as of now.

Cheers dudes!


Here's a link to the youtube channel where all current 1929 Fiat Gipsy videos are and where the Nash's build will be
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClVtB6umqRiuH2LY__E6biQ



"Magic Man"
"Cole Trickle"
"NightHawk"
Team Doin It Wrong

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special

1929 Fiat Gypsy
"The terror of Tieton"
"The 1965 911 of cyclekarts"



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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I have the mate.
Woody

Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, arizona, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Looks like the "American Team" will be getting stronger in the near future!
Woody

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, Washington, USA   USA
What did you mean by mate?
Steel should be in next week to get started on the chassis



"Magic Man"
"Cole Trickle"
"NightHawk"
Team Doin It Wrong

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special

1929 Fiat Gypsy
"The terror of Tieton"
"The 1965 911 of cyclekarts"

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 26679 by JTremain What did you mean by mate?
Steel should be in next week to get started on the chassis
I too have one used front wheel that looks like that.
Looking for one more for project # 2.
Woody
PS
I do love your choice, it is nice to see the American Hot Rod theme crossing into the CycleKart hobby.

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, Washington, USA   USA
In reply to # 26680 by Woodysrods
In reply to # 26679 by JTremain What did you mean by mate?
Steel should be in next week to get started on the chassis
I too have one used front wheel that looks like that.
Looking for one more for project # 2.
Woody
PS
I do love your choice, it is nice to see the American Hot Rod theme crossing into the CycleKart hobby.

Ah, that makes sense! I should have the full set here in a couple days.
Yeah I really like it! One cool things is that it's a single center seat, so it's already like a big cyclekart



"Magic Man"
"Cole Trickle"
"NightHawk"
Team Doin It Wrong

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special

1929 Fiat Gypsy
"The terror of Tieton"
"The 1965 911 of cyclekarts"

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes, one back & one front to find mates for.
But I am just at the gathering stage right now.
Concentrating my efforts on # 1 at the moment.
Woody

Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
I followed the build of that car on the HAMB a few years ago but I checked and could not find any of the build thread left.

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, Washington, USA   USA
Today I was able to track down the builder, Kirk Jones, and he is going to send me a usb drive with all the build pictures. I couldn't be any more excited! Haha

In reply to # 26684 by Dave 46 I followed the build of that car on the HAMB a few years ago but I checked and could not find any of the build thread left.



"Magic Man"
"Cole Trickle"
"NightHawk"
Team Doin It Wrong

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special

1929 Fiat Gypsy
"The terror of Tieton"
"The 1965 911 of cyclekarts"

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 26686 by JTremain Today I was able to track down the builder, Kirk Jones, and he is going to send me a usb drive with all the build pictures. I couldn't be any more excited! Haha
What a leg up that will give you!
Woody

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