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#31 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 09:29 PM

It looks like the rebuild is off to a great start Will! I have a fantasy style skull and flames on the side of my hood LOL! It depends on the day as to whether or not it helps with the skill though.


It's the rod that makes the difference. 7014. My favorite.
As for the helmut, if I get bored one day this winter, I might paint it yellow, and put some MF decals on it.



Big exciting day today.
ELF's head lights arrived. I started looking for a good set, back in April. Finally got some off
Germany ebay, 3 weeks ago.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Excellent job thus far Will! You've got some mad skills as a welder/fabricator too!
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Congrats on the headlights Will! Another prized part of the project! :thumbs:
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Congrats on the headlights Will! Another prized part of the project! :thumbs:


Member "Coldone" clued me in back in July, that the Wheelhorse D250, was also built by Gutbrod.
I also looked down that avenue, but every time I found a D250 being parted out, the lights where
in bad shape, or more expensive than a Porsche.
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Glad I could help on such a wonderful project.
Im really enjoying the resto!
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 05:02 AM

Yes,congratulations on getting your headlights.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Nice headlights. Those look to be in great condition.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 01:52 PM

That Elf sure has some nice "Headlights" :dancingbanana:
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Oh, yes, that front axle, is a solid casting.

Are your front wheels cast also? Mine are, they were so heavy I thought the tyres had been water filled when I first took one off.

Nice fab job on the frame, The holes not copied over don't look like they have ever been used on mine, apart from the front right hand one which has a small bracket which I think may have been to hold a hand crank for starting. I see you have the front the same height as the sides, mine is about 1/4" lower to allow the front grill surround to bolt to the inside of it.

Nice lights, are you planning to put the indicators and rear lights on too, I believe these are still available new.

Looks like your Elf will be flying long before I finish mine.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Are your front wheels cast also? Mine are, they were so heavy I thought the tyres had been water filled when I first took one off.

Nice fab job on the frame, The holes not copied over don't look like they have ever been used on mine, apart from the front right hand one which has a small bracket which I think may have been to hold a hand crank for starting. I see you have the front the same height as the sides, mine is about 1/4" lower to allow the front grill surround to bolt to the inside of it.

Nice lights, are you planning to put the indicators and rear lights on too, I believe these are still available new.

Looks like your Elf will be flying long before I finish mine.



Thanks Gav.
Yes, I messed up on the front of the frame. I'll fix that yet. I noticed it after it was done. I get going on something, and
sometimes I forget to think. Like a bull in a China shop.

Oh, yes it will get as many lights/horns/bells whistles as need be, to make it a fancy Elf.

I've got a long way to go, but I'm hoping Elf will be ready, to help make toys for Christmas. Probably not, but
it's a goal to shoot for.

Your front rims are cast?? Talk about unique.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Looks like you got your nose to the grind stone on this one, Good Stuff.

Nice lights, are they single or 2 beam, hi+low?

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:00 PM

Looks like you got your nose to the grind stone on this one, Good Stuff.

Nice lights, are they single or 2 beam, hi+low?


I haven't played with them yet, but, with the 3 wires, they must be hi/lo

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:03 PM

Did ELF come OE with a horn? Most things across the pond did didn't they?

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Yes, it shud be getting a horn. I noticed that last night, looking at the parts book.

What sort of noise does an Elf make?

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:10 PM

What sort of noise does an Elf make?


Magical sound of course! :smilewink:




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