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I would like to build a replica of a 1908 Orient -HELP


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Morning

I am interested in building a replica of a 1908 Orient (See attached photo) and I need measurements, specifications, pictures and any other information anyone may have on this unit.  I do have some information and measurements but not enough at this point.  i.e. length of frame rails?

 

I do know it had a 95" wheelbase and a 42" tread from some info the Waltham museum had.

 

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Doug

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You may already have done so, but make sure you do the research to see what's correct for a Waltham Orient Buckboard.  The picture that you show in your post appears to be someone's cobbled together idea of what one looked like, and not the real thing......

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I contacted the museum and they claim it was built by the manufacture and not by an outside individual.  I know there are two of these units since one belongs to the museum and the other was owned by a gentleman by the name of Klieblock who died a couple of years ago.

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Interesting.  The Orient was built through 1907, after that the (brand) name of the cars changed to Waltham, so technically this would be a 1908 Waltham.  Orient was still used as a model name, but only for the buckboard.

 

If it's a 96 inch wheelbase, and four cylinder engine, then it's a Model D runabout.

 

If it's an 84 inch wheelbase, two cylinder, then it's a Model 28 (the only two cylinder with wheel steering, the others had tiller steering).

 

If I were you, I'd go to the Metz website and post the picture, asking for information. https://metzauto.wordpress.com/  

 

Good luck with your project!

 

(my information comes from the Standard Catalog of American Cars by Kimes/Clark, I have a lot of automotive trivia stuck in my head, but not this, until now!)

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