Forget all those foo foo steering wheels!
THIS is what a MAN's car has for a steering wheel...
You will be working on the chain gang
I really miss suicide knobs before power steering, especially the ones with hot chicks in bathing suits,WOOOHOO
The chain steering wheel has been fine through the decades, but then there is that mess with the lube all over the place ...
...plus a Gold Star on your 'Man Card' if you use only your cheek and shoulder to shift it! @ALB
More pictures from the lovely and talented Mr. Hines. He tells me it should be in paint soon.
Somehow they were able to salvage the headlight buckets from my Speedster, despite the front end damage, and incorporate them here.
The gas cap opening incorporates a spill tray.
New engine lid (really a trunk in this car) hinges from the laser cutter, freshly assembled.
Looking good, Lane! Those hinges could use a few holes, though...
Is the guy sitting in the back seat area going to be your "motor"??
I remember that I hand routed those headlight openings way back in 2006!
Like Mike, I think it's really cool to incorporate some parts from the Speedster.
The "hand-made" tradition continues!
Agreed with others Lane, I didn't know they were using parts from your old car. Do you have an idea of how much they are actually using of it?
That is really neat. If in the same situation (fingers crossed I'm not) but I would probably want to do the same thing, as much as possible; where possible.
The rest of the Speedster's front was badly damaged, and from the windshield back it's now Pete's car. Still, I like having the link to the Speedster. I suppose I could try and straighten the Speedster's steering wheel, refinish it, and reuse it, but I think I want something new.
For you "Newbies" in here, Lane's car being built at the Carlisle show, 2006. AFAIK, this was the only car ever built at the Carlisle Kit Car Show to this level. 14 "builders" from the SOC, 16 hours, lotsa swears, one happy customer:
The awesome build team (a few more guys were elsewhere). Any of you who want to meet Carey from Special Editions, he's in there, but help me out, guys, left to right:
Bill Drayer, Greg ?, Gordon Nichols, Rocky Cimbrec, Tom Buchanan? (or is that "Schu"?), Bruce Stumpp, Guy in back ??, Chris Nichols, Carey Hines, Danny Piperato, Karl Macklin, Lane in the driver's seat. I know we're missing 4 or 5 people here.
Bob: IM S6 posted:
Is Mike Lempert making you a wheel still, Lane?
If so, have you decided on the wood to be used?
Maybe he needs to use better wood ... just kidding of course so it springs back .
A couple more pictures from the erstwhile Mr. Hines (I'm running out of adjectives).
"dash is in and it is in line for final primer. QC will go over the body and then we’ll know if it is just a light scuff before paint or if anything else needs addressed.
Love seeing a hand built car come together!