HORSELESS CARRIAGE REPLICA

Jimmy Woods
May/June 1999


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P.O. Box 216 Coker, Alabama 35452

While attending the Antique Tractor and Engine Show at Sardis, Mississippi, in October 1997, I saw a horseless carriage replica and, after looking it over, I knew I had to build one.

I got a set of plans with few details and started. I looked at the plans a few times and put them aside because they did not have enough details for me.

It took from February '98 to September '98 off and on building time to finish. I used a 6 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, transmission and differential from a J. C. Penney lawn mower. The wood body is cypress and walnut stained using clear polyurethane finish. The fenders are aluminum. The radius rods, tie rod and tiller are steel tubing. The seat is hinged to raise for access to the engine and transmission. I used a centrifugal clutch and only have a brake and gas pedal for simple operation for younger drivers.

I went to Sardis, Mississippi, Antique Tractor and Engine Show in October of 1998 and had many compliments.

The carriage is 52 inches wide, 82 inches long, and has a 36 inch wide seat for two. The frame is one inch square steel tube, centrifugal clutch, 8-10 MPH speed. Good for parades, antique tractor and auto shows. If you're interested in the plans, there are 20 pages of computer-drawn detailed plans, parts supplier list and photos. For ordering details, call me at 205-339-8138.








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Eric H. Smith
3/25/2010 10:30:05 PM
I have started building two of these. One is a two seat and one is the one seat. The plans are not the best in the world and someone will need a tad more than a home shop to complete these. Fortunately I have access to a Waterjet cutter and a complete fab shop as well as my own Welding / Machine shop. It can be made but be willing to modify the plans some unless you use the exact engine that Jimmy Woods used in his plans. It is a fun project and mine will be in parades and shows this summer. Feel free to email me if you decide to build one and I can help with some of the modifications you may have to make. eric@erichsmith.com

Eric H. Smith
3/25/2010 10:24:28 PM
I have started building two of these. One is a two seat and one is the one seat. The plans are not the best in the world and someone will need a tad more than a home shop to complete these. Fortunately I have access to a Waterjet cutter and a complete fab shop as well as my own Welding / Machine shop. It can be made but be willing to modify the plans some unless you use the exact engine that Jimmy Woods used in his plans. It is a fun project and mine will be in parades and shows this summer. Feel free to email me if you decide to build one and I can help with some of the modifications you may have to make. eric@erichsmith.com








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