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Dodge baquet ish build.
« on: 21 November 2019, 06:57:26 am »
So I thought I would build a cyclekart. Something simple that wouldn't take too long. The inspiration was a 1935 Dodge baquet.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #1 on: 21 November 2019, 07:04:06 am »
This is my original sketch of what it might look like.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #2 on: 21 November 2019, 09:09:13 am »
Nice choice, something a bit different again for the ranks.
And from your sketch it would appear to scale very well for a CK.
I approve :-)

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #3 on: 21 November 2019, 02:28:20 pm »
That's a nice looking car. I would suggest spending a bit of time on figuring how you get you, and the drive package in there though.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #4 on: 21 November 2019, 05:38:54 pm »
I had some 2mm sheet cut to my graph paper drawing which was just measured off the sketch. A few strips of 30mm x 2mm for the top and bottom of the chassis. I used some old shelving brackets to jig it.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #5 on: 21 November 2019, 05:56:01 pm »
Keep it simple went out of the window, there's gonna be miles of welding ahead. Tacked up with front cross member and a rear which will be the seat support.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #6 on: 21 November 2019, 06:24:29 pm »
Front leaf springs fitted. 1 1/2" × 3/16 × 20" They feel like the correct poundage.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2019, 07:18:29 pm »
Front axle halfway through and rear leaf springs fitted.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2019, 11:09:10 pm »
Love it....rear springs too?!

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #9 on: 22 November 2019, 06:20:46 am »
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I have no idea if the rear leaf springs will work properly or just keep chucking the chain off. I had a look at a few chain driven cars with leaf springs at the nec classic car show a couple of weeks ago so  it can be done. The diff is done and now almost have a rolling chassis. Why didn't I just keep it simple.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #10 on: 22 November 2019, 09:31:09 am »
Impressive progress indeed.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #11 on: 22 November 2019, 10:33:38 am »
very nice work Jim, looking forward to your next report!

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #12 on: 22 November 2019, 11:40:22 am »
Hi Jim. I've not commented previously but thanks for taking the time to post regularly and share your skills and ideas. I love what you are doing, keep them coming please.

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2019, 07:24:39 pm »
Wow! that is amazing

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Re: Dodge baquet ish build.
« Reply #14 on: 24 November 2019, 10:58:18 am »
Thanks again for the nice comments. Hub adapters done and mocking up the rear brakes.