Friday, October 23, 2015

Ihle Schottenring Car 4Sale

  Ihle Schottenring Car is a cool find that I started to restore last year. Ihle has nearly all of its original parts including the rare Hirth engine, exhaust and fuel tank. Body has been repaired with new 16g. steel floor and sides. Body was blasted and powder coated with rich zinc primer. Super hard material that seals the metal.
Chassis in great condition. The best frame or chassis I have found to date with nothing missing or cut off. Chassis cleaned, primed and coated with Extreme Chassis Gloss Black. Most of the large trim pcs. like the grab rails, nose grille, center hood trim, front fender trim and headlight housing have been chromed with Cosmochrome and ready for final assembly.  
   2 of the spinners are broken and missing a wing, 2 are complete and chromed. 4 rims are lightly blasted and ready for paint or powder coating. Some parts cleaned and ready for further work, some parts as found. Including a set of 4 new white wall tires and inner tubes, size 4x8. Rear bumper powder coated gloss black, needs rubber. What I know to be missing on this car is the seat. Just make a wood frame and upholster, very easy.
   Missing carberature and clutch for Hirth engine and some latches for the rear end. Also front signal lens and 1 tail light.
     All offers considered.  SOLD

                            Ihle in found condition.

                                   Parts restored

Saturday, August 15, 2015


 After a long absence from this page I introduce my recent build. The Skutatruck. Inspired by the Rytecraft Scootatruck of 1935. This is my version and all hand made mini pick-up truck assembled in my small work shop. I built Skutatruck using car, motorcycle, scooter and many other parts that work to create this one of a kind model.
   For the last 5 years I have been building the parts in my spare time and all came together in the last 10 months. 
   Working only from a picture and no actual blue print, allows me to take liberty with my design and fabrication. 
   Skutatruck is strongly made using an angle iron frame structure like that of the Supercar or Ihle cars. All steel panels for doors and body including a custom built all leather mini bobber seat and golf car leaf spring axles front and back.
  The interior includes simple gauges such as oil temp, oil pressure and battery level, indicator lights, horn and head light/ tail light switch. For a special touch I hand engraved the aluminum panel that overlays the steel dashboard.
  Engine is electric start 13hp and made by Lifan engines. A custom made bracket supports the mini Denso 35 amp alternator.
   A few more items needed such as trim, bumpers, plaque and final paint to complete. Hope you enjoy and come back to see the final results in next post?