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    Orphan of the Day, 08-27, 1929 Auburn Cabin Speedster



    This one is a replica as the original was destroyed in a fire at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 1929.

    Craig
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    Guess that car proves that weird can be pretty. hmmmm
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    Cool,

    You can see the wood bucks they used to form the sheet metal in the background.
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    That'll draw a crowd, any place, any time.

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    I've never seen that design before...it compares very favorably with some of the high end European customs of the period.

    I love the body buck in the background...I'd hate to think what that alone cost.

    Nice Woodlite headlights.
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    This link will show the original Auburn Cabin Speedster.

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...tone-concours/

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    Such a long looking car with little doors I don't think I could fit in it.

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    That's pretty darned cool.

    What is the wooden buck in the background for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by showbizkid View Post
    That's pretty darned cool.

    What is the wooden buck in the background for?
    The metalworkers formed the metal body sheets in small sections that matched that area of the form. They were then welded or riveted together to make the entire body.

    Boyd Coddington used Marcel Delay to build bodies in this fashion and it was a great watch as opposed to most of his angst ridden shows. It gave a representative view of how the old custom body works made their living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetolbob View Post
    It gave a representative view of how the old custom body works made their living.
    Woodworkers made excellent money at one time; even at Studebaker: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ght=woodworker

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    This is a repeat of previous info. The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum has the Kesling collection autos on display. You can see a replica there. Around 1953 I met Ab Jenkins and obtained his autograph. Wish I could find it!

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