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Author Topic: Am considering a wooden engine for my Lancia.  (Read 5181 times)
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« Reply #15 on: 25 May, 2016, 08:17:47 AM »

By the way - that wood-bodied 2CV is superb.
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« Reply #16 on: 25 May, 2016, 08:36:18 AM »

From the photo I suspect it is a three wheeler but I agree, it looks superb. It's possibly on a Lomax chassis but an infinitely more elegant car.
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« Reply #17 on: 25 May, 2016, 11:25:37 AM »

Yes it is based on a Lomax, but the level of the woodworking skills is amazing.

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« Reply #18 on: 26 May, 2016, 03:43:54 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: 31 May, 2016, 06:24:42 AM »

Good to see so much interest in wood being used in automotive applications. The Mosquito-derived use of plywood in the early Marcos cars and the Costin Amigo always fascinted me. Also tales of machine tools being damaged by shrapnel in the Belgian timber used to make Morgan frames. On a more prosaic note my first recollection of wood on a car was a Morris Traveller owned by our next door neighbour in Liverpool in the mid 1950s. Once a year he would come out with a tin of green Valspar paint and give his car a coat with a 2" brush, then a few days later he would lightly sand the wood and give it a coat of varnish!
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« Reply #20 on: 01 June, 2016, 10:29:11 AM »

I remember Dame Edna Everage doing a piece about the history of England and as a Morris Traveller drove by she said "Oh look! A half-timbered car!". I also remember looking at some old car magazines from the 50's/early 60's at school and on the back of everyone was an advert for some make of paint for brush painting your car, guaranteed not to leave brush marks. Having said that, if anyone saw the recent programme about the restoration of the Flying Scotsman you would have seen the beautiful smooth finish they achieved by brush painting. The signwriter hand painting the lettering and numbers was also incredible.
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« Reply #21 on: 02 June, 2016, 01:49:39 PM »

There used to be a product available that I think was called "Repaint" which was a brushable cellulose paint. Coach painting by brush was common before the last war and would have been standard finish on high end cars like Rolls Royce. During the '70s I saw an early '30s Bentley being restored by a friend's uncle. The brushed paint was immaculate and every bit as good as any spray job.
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