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#1 Gtractor ONLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 05:45 PM

This is a homemade car that is supposed to look like a Mr. McGoo car. It was built in 1980 and the main body was a refrigerator. The steering colum and hood are Model T Ford and the front axle is also Model T, but narrowed. The rear axle is from a Cushman Truckster or a golf cart. Power is from a 1957 Onan twelve and a half horse twin cylinder that started life as a ThermoKing unit and the tranny is a 1929 Chevrolet three speed. Wheels are from motorcycles and it had motorcycle fenders on it when I bought it but I made Model T look alike fenders to go on it and they look much better. There was a chrome grille of some sorts on the front but it didn't fit the hole so I put in a radiator from a 1969 I-H Scout and it fit the opening perfectly. The headlights came with the car but were never mounted so I found "L" brackets to mount them and they look decent as is. The lights are stainless steel and had louvers in front of the bulbs. I think they were driving lights for semi trucks many years ago. I did away with the louvers and moved the bulbs to the front of the housing. With an exposed radiator, it looks like a small Model T.

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 06:33 PM

Now ya done it, went & told on yourself! :D

Didn't know you were into these sites! ~~ grnspot110

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 07:20 PM

I was wondering what that was when I saw it in one of your other posts.That is really neat,thanks for telling us about it.

Edited by mjodrey, July 21, 2010 - 05:32 AM.


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Posted July 20, 2010 - 07:21 PM

Thats an awesome build! :dancingbanana:

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 08:39 PM

That is pretty neat looking! Nice job on fabricating the fenders.

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Posted July 23, 2010 - 12:47 PM

That's very cool! now just z the frame, channel the body and chop the windshiel, for a cool '50 style hot rod! (just kidding, that's a very cool small car the way it is)

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 07:59 AM

Now that is just plain COOL!!

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Posted July 28, 2010 - 07:03 PM

Oh McGoo, You've done it again! Sorry! Had to quote the old show. Very nice indeed.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 12:47 PM

NICE. I have a friend who lives in Chillicothe MO. Last name Riedeman. I have to go thru MO to get to Atlanta and I was thinking of stopping for a visit if she will be home. How many hopurs in the car? OOPS, gotta go.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 06:20 PM

I like it... Could you tell us how the wheels are hooked to the axles???




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