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Lika accident and rebuild

Posted by jjtjr 
Lika accident and rebuild
August 06, 2014 06:09AM
Took my Likamobile steam car to a car show in 2012 on the way back home while stopped to make a left turn 2 miles from my house I was hit from behind by two young girls texting while driving they were going 40 to 45 MPH and never tried to stop just drove into me as one witness said there brake lights never went on. No one was injured the air bags saved the girls and I was fine. The car was inside a enclosed trailer and was being pulled by a E 350 van. The trailer took all the impact and so the car inside also. The floor on the trailer was crunched and the straps that went to it holding the car let go and the car bounced like a ping pong ball inside the trailer. Everything on the car was bent, all the equipment that was mounted in the trailer was rip off the walls and landed on the car. I waited 10 months for the the other driver insurance to pay up. The car was totaled. The rebuild has started. New reach rods were made, the front and back axles were pressed straight. The chassis was stretched 20" to become a surrey. The frame is done and waiting painting and the body stretch is gong now. I will post photo. This is what it look like before.
PS I can't think what the out come would have been if I was driving the car.
Re: Lika accident and rebuild
August 06, 2014 10:58PM
Hi'

That's a cute little car. Glad you are putting the energy and time into rebuilding it.

Good work.

Best Regards,

Bill G.
Re: Lika accident and rebuild
August 07, 2014 05:39AM
The project has started
First is frame stretch of 20 " Done

Next is body stretch in process

Body cut in two


More to come
Re: Lika accident and rebuild
August 27, 2014 04:24PM
The body was finished today and placed on the frame. The extended body was welded to add rigidity. The next item will be the in/out gear box.

Re: Lika accident and rebuild
September 23, 2014 07:09AM
the project moves forward


Re: Lika accident and rebuild
October 02, 2014 07:01PM
The project moves to the next step. in/out box mounted with linkage


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