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Post  jjtjr on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 11:13 am

I was at a car show with the lika this Sunday, When returning the car home inside a trailer I was hit from behind. I was stopped to make a left turn and hit by a car going 40 to 50 mph. The impact had such force that there airbags went off and destroyed the trailer and lika. Don't know how bad yet. The rear ramp has to be cut off the trailer to get inside, but from what I can see it doesn't look too good. No one was injured. That's the good thing. waiting for the insurance to look at things.

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 12:04 am

I have my fingers crossed for you that the damage is not to bad. Neutral

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Post  Mike on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 4:01 am

I do hope the insurance pays up quickly and in full. I assume the other parties insurance agrees with costs.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 8:52 am

Sorry to hear about your accident and everyone at STW is glad you are okay.

We will be more than happy to quote your insurance company on any replacement parts that you need to enable you to get your car up and running again. Obviously if we do not have them in stock we will have to look at the price and timescale to make one offs but will do everything we can to help.

Alternatively should the insurance company want a valuation or even decide to write it off then you can again always put them in touch with us.

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Post  jjtjr on Fri 28 Jun 2013, 12:59 pm

I will let you know the outcome. If all goes with the insurance company they will be looking at the car next week. I know I will need frame parts for starters. but will keep you updated on what else. Then you can quote the prices. Jake

I can't image if I were driving the car instead trailering it, what the out come would have been.

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Post  jjtjr on Mon 08 Jul 2013, 4:01 am

Dean, Did you get the prices for the kits that we spoke about on the phone. I also need a price of the basket.
Thanks Jake

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Post  jjtjr on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 4:00 am

Here is the final outcome of the car. The insurance company totaled the car. They put the value at approx. $28,000. They said that I could keep the car and would deduct $5,000.00 for the scrap value. They are sending me a check for $22,700.00. They also said that the title would be clean and not said salvage. Now I can start the rebuild of the car.

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Post  lynnr on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 4:19 am

Now that is good news. Happy rebuilding.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 2:40 pm

Great news, is there much to replace / do to it to get it back up and running?

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Post  jjtjr on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 4:08 am

I need kits 1 thru 5 to get it going again. It will most likely take a year to get it on the road again.

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Post  jjtjr on Sun 13 Jul 2014, 5:05 am

Here is the update on the car, After a long wait for the insurance company the money came through. The rebuild has begun. The frame was stretched 20". This was done to made it a four passenger surrey. The frame is done  now the body will under go the same. Since the car will change a bit. It was decided that a in/out box will be added. This was done so the engine can be disengage from the rear wheels. now the engine can be warmed up to clear water from it and boiler fill pumps can run  without driving the car. After driving the car for about a year it was discovered that their were times the boiler was low on water and the only way to fill it was by hand pump or jacking the wheels up to do so. This was not easy when on the road so the in/out box was designed and fabricated. The parts were off the shelf items that had to be machined. The first photo is the longer frame. The next photos are the in/out box parts. Then assembled engaged and dis-engaged.   




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Post  Tony King on Sun 13 Jul 2014, 7:58 am

Would love to see photos of your modifications.

Well done on the changes you are making to your Likamobile, it'll make a big difference by the sounds of things!!

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Post  jjtjr on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 4:23 am

The car was cut in two. The cut was just behind the engine. Braces were welded first to keep things straight then cut, the back section was pulled back 19.5". New steel was added and welded in place. The boiler will be under the back seat. New larger water tanks made of copper will be with the boiler. The oil burner will be part of the body and not in a basket. New springs were purchased from an Amish buggy shop in Pa. USA. They have a higher spring rate and will handle the load with no problems. The clips that were added by STW will not be needed. (The old springs were bent from the accident).








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Post  Tim Watson on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 4:56 pm

It's likamobile Jim, but not as we know it!

Look forward to seeing the end result.

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Post  mikero on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 1:23 am

Great idea Jake, I have always thought a stretched Lika could make a fair bit of money as a wedding car.

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Bigger is better

Post  jjtjr on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 4:51 am

The body was placed on the frame. The next item is to work out the boiler and gear box mounting. Photos will be posted.

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Post  jjtjr on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 4:59 am

The project is moving forward. Boiler is mounted and in/out box mounted.





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Post  jjtjr on Thu 02 Oct 2014, 4:54 pm

2014-10-02     19:48:19     The in/out box mounted with linkage. first photo in unit in the drive position. The second is in neutral position. Next is video of it operating.



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Post  jjtjr on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 2:01 pm

The mechanicals are all done. Now its just painting the body panels, The seats are being upholstered now and will be done early spring. The surrey top will be made and installed after the panels are painted. Which will also be this spring. I will post photos.

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