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Omaha trooper pulls over wooden sports car by jmclemore
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Guess What is under all of that wood

Guys if you haven't heard this story yet,
your gonna love whats underneath the wooden exterior.
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From the link

Most of the car was made out of cedar wood, including the interior dash, frame, steering wheel and console, Price said

Or did he do like most people do, just rip the outer body panels off and put wood over it, And is the guy someone on here?

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not bad looking
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Report this Post04-29-2016 02:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for gen2muchworkClick Here to Email gen2muchworkSend a Private Message to gen2muchworkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thats neat!
I bet it smells awesome to drive.
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Soapbox derby game changer
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Originally posted by gen2muchwork:

Thats neat!
I bet it smells awesome to drive.


Sure, but have you ever seen cedar burn?Stand back!



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You beat me to it.
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So the trooper couldn't tell it had North Dakota plates before pulling it over?
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So the trooper couldn't tell it had North Dakota plates before pulling it over?


No kidding. Sounds like an illegal stop to me.

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And they called it a sports car.

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I'd like to know what the nose is made out of. Compound curves in wood? How is that done?

The rest reminds me of contact paper.
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I'd like to know what the nose is made out of. Compound curves in wood? How is that done?



BIG block of wood (or lots of smaller pieces laminated together) and a LOT of sanding maybe!

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Originally posted by Zeb:

I'd like to know what the nose is made out of.



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The main body of the car is done with stripper wood like they use to make Kayaks and canoes. They are glued together and then sanded to shape. In a Kayak or a Canoe they then cover the inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy resin. It is a great way to build a kayak. Super light and very strong. I am guessing that that is mostly panels over the sheet metal construction of a regular Fiero frame. It takes about 2000 hours of work to build a 16 foot kayak like this. So I can't imagine how much time and effort he has in this.
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Price did not give the driver a ticket.


Duh... He shouldn't have even pulled him over.

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Originally posted by Lambo nut:

No kidding. Sounds like an illegal stop to me.

Kevin


The wife got pulled over one time as she was pulling the Fiero into a grocery store parking lot, he just wanted to look at it as he had never seen one before. Hey there are 2 or 3 in town and we only have like 7,000 year round residents.

I can understand kids, under 10 never seeing one but someone who was in Afghanistan before becoming a cop, hell he was a guard at that prison that got all the news coverage.

But then who doesn't like to talk about their cars to anyone who is willing to listen or to dispel the myth that they all catch on fire?

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It is cool.
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I got pulled over in mine by a state trooper. First, he wouldn't believe such a vehicle as a Fiero existed (despite decals & my insurance card). He thought it was something I made in my garage. Then he threatened me, saying it was likely stolen. My plates & license came up clean, no reports on such a car.

In fairness, the car was painted in, um, anti-theft colors.

If he hadn't been such a jerk, I wouldn't have minded as much.

Wouldn't a wooden car be rather heavy? I wonder how humidity & moisture affect panel fitment.
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Originally posted by 84fiero123:
The wife got pulled over one time as she was pulling the Fiero into a grocery store parking lot, he just wanted to look at it as he had never seen one before. Hey there are 2 or 3 in town and we only have like 7,000 year round residents.

But then who doesn't like to talk about their cars to anyone who is willing to listen or to dispel the myth that they all catch on fire?

Steve


It's abuse of authority to pull someone over out of personal curiousity. If they want to stop & talk, fine. No lights necessary.
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Originally posted by tshark:

It's abuse of authority to pull someone over out of personal curiousity. If they want to stop & talk, fine. No lights necessary.


Actually he didn't actually pull her over, he drove into the lot behind her and just turned his lights on so he could see the car and talk to her, and well my wife is a looker. So maybe he just wanted a date?

Ether way he was nice about it and not like the other posters stop. We didn't buy them to not be noticed, if I wanted to not be noticed I would have bought a 73 Oldsmobile With a 454 in it like my dad had in 73, it would pass just about anything except a gas station. It was great at night as well being a 4 door at night just put the emergency flashers on and everyone got out of the way because at night it kind of looked like a police car. I can't even remember the amount of times I drove that thing in the middle of the night up north of here, past Bangor well over 100, no cars on the roads north of Bangor and the cops had better things to do at 2 in the morning.

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