CKC

CycleKart Tech Forum

The w154 "Vulture" build project

AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor

dBlast Avatar
dBlast Vince De Blasi
Maple, ON, Canada   CAN
This is a picture of what Victor was talking about:


. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
dBlast Avatar
dBlast Vince De Blasi
Maple, ON, Canada   CAN
Brian,

Here is a good article on fabricating a wooden steering wheel from one of the sister sites "MG Experience":
https://www.mgexp.com/article/diy-wood-steering-wheel-3.html

Vince.

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Vince
That was a great read. And as I have never used a router, the pictures helped me understand the process and the terms.
So, I have a pretty good idea of what I need to do now to achieve my goal.
Brian

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Vince, what is that car that you've posted the picture of?
dg

dBlast Avatar
dBlast Vince De Blasi
Maple, ON, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 30579 by Denny Graham Vince, what is that car that you've posted the picture of?
dg

Which picture? The car in my avatar is an Amilcar C6. The picture of the wooden steering wheel blank is from the article from the MG forum I posted above.
Vince.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
A C6......of course it it, for some reason it looks different when it's not
all dressed up, thanks.
The steering wheel I got, in fact, I down loaded all 6 parts
of the build for future reference, including the 693 comments
to the series.
dg

dBlast Avatar
dBlast Vince De Blasi
Maple, ON, Canada   CAN
Here is the same car finished. I liked the picture of the car unpainted from during its restoration because it is a lot closer to how I envisioned what my final cyclekart would look like.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
Amilcar C6 a.jpg    56.3 KB
Amilcar C6 a.jpg

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Would make for one beautiful Cyclekart. Lots of room in it's tail.
I've got a file with several hundred pictures of Amilcar's and I
have several pictures of it in its bare form.
Google is great......when it works.
dg

andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Going to do it slightly differently. I will take pics and explain, and we'll see if it works!



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Work has begun in earnest on the steering wheel!

I'll explain how I did it if it turns out well.



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela


Attachments:
20180317_142354.jpg    33.3 KB
20180317_142354.jpg

20180317_142400.jpg    29.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180317_142408.jpg    24.9 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180317_143130.jpg    21.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Finished routing the sections this afternoon.

Tried to cut the sections in half with the router with not a lot of success. Then I rigged up this little contraption. The first cut went ok, but not great. The second one was going much better till my battery died.

Mixed success. So not a bad afternoon.



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela


Attachments:
20180318_143834.jpg    28 KB
20180318_143834.jpg

20180318_160727.jpg    38.6 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180318_160733.jpg    27.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
The shop got a new shelf for the odds and sods, and a few old friends went back up on the wall.



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela


Attachments:
20180401_143552.jpg    46.7 KB
20180401_143552.jpg

20180401_143244.jpg    32.3 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180401_143234.jpg    41.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180401_143220.jpg    45.6 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
With Van Halen at full crank, I finished the steering wheel spokes. The speakers survived.



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela


Attachments:
20180401_172402.jpg    30.1 KB
20180401_172402.jpg

20180401_165251.jpg    29.9 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Just got these tires, with rim strips and tubes for The Vulture. $205CDN, taxes and shipping in. Not bad!

https://fortnine.ca/en/duro-hf319-tire



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-09 03:09 PM by andrewroudny.

andrewroudny Avatar
andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Not that this is news important to anyone but me. But I use this forum as a build record as well as a way to exchange ideas.

Building on the CK can commence again! I have finished my exam for my master electrician license (you Americans can thank your lucky stars your government isn't as over-reaching as mine. The number of hoops you have to jump through in this province just to pull a permit for electrical work is truly ridiculous) , AND yesterday just checked off two serious items from the "honey-do" list: spice rack and coat hooks.

So it's back to building for me this weekend. Gonna glue the steering wheel and go from there. My goal is to have the frame on tires and drivable before the snow flies again. That way I can spend the winter working on the body.

Cheers!



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

To add your reply, or post your own questions




Registration is FREE and takes less than a minute!


Having trouble posting or changing forum settings?
Read the Forum Help (FAQ) or contact the webmaster





Join The Club

Sign in to ask questions, share photos, and access all website features

Your Karts

1932 CycleKart Custom

Text Size

Larger Smaller
Reset Save

Sponsor Links