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1933 RR Phantom II Gurney Nutting Faux Cabriolet - Under Construction
The biggest challenge with this model was going to be the body. Almost nothing of the Pocher kit body could be used without major modification. In contrast, the chassis would be much more straightforward. Believing in working on the hardest things first, I decided the chassis construction would come last.
However, the chassis is now largely complete. It incorporates all the changes and additions outlined in my RR Detail Notes.
Click here to download a copy of those notes.
Fuel lines and chassis lubrication lines were also added even though all that detail would be covered by the body. Notably, this particular vehicle included remotely adjustable Hartford friction shock absorbers. They were in addition to the regular shock absorbers. Knobs on the dash allowed hydraulic pressure in bladders on the back of the shocks to be changed which then altered the pressure on the friction disks. Pretty neat, eh?
Below are some progress photos ...
Note the Hartford friction shock absorber and modified steering arm ...
Hydraulic fluid tanks for the Hartfords mounted off the firewall. Fuel and lube lines not yet connected to the Autovac and Oil Tank.
3D printed handbrake lever and frame.
Chassis mounted accelerator pedal.
New brake equlaizer arms.
Rear Hartford. The hydraulic line to the rear of the shock is just visible.
An elegant fishtail ...
New hangers for the inlet and exhaust mufflers.
Braces for the main cross-member.
Click here for photos of the body
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