The engine in place

The body and the engine frame are now assembled to a unit, but some bolt connections are missing before the body can be lifted onto the underbody. But before that, the underbody must be cleaned and rustproofed.

Body and engine frame joined.

The body and the underbody stand next to each other again.

Preparations for final assembly

The power line is tested and it works properly.
The next step is to mount the body on the base, but there are some preparations that must be made first. With the help of a wheel loader, the engine frame with the engine and the gearbox is taken away. The body and the engine frame must be assembled to a unit before the body is mounted on the base.

Photographing

We have made a photo documentation of the driveline. When the body is lifted and the floorboards are in place it is impossible to see how the driveline is designed. To get better light for the photography, we hung up a number of bright tarpaulins around the wagon.

A small glimpse on the results.

Adjustment of the steering gear

Finally we have got a run on the steering gear. We have run a number of times and the total mileage is between 500 and 600 m. The steering is a type of clutch/brake and it has taken time to adjust, because just as the clutch begins to release, the brake must be applied. Therefore, a lot of time and many practical tests have been required before the steering gear was properly adjusted.

In the movie below we see one of the first test runs.

Fuel and electrical systems mounted

The fuel tank and battery are now mounted on a plate at the bottom of the frame. When the panels come into place, they are not visible, but will be easy to access.

The electrical system is provisionally connected to all functions that are related to the engine (start, stop and fuel pump). The instrument board is mounted for easy access from the driver.

Test run time

After 80 years it’s time to move for its own machine. Absolutely amazing to see. Not to mention the curve technique, a great pleasure.

Then it was time to get back into the workshop, because there is still a lot to do before everything is ready.