Cabin Speedster

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10 May 2005 13:45 #3109 by project1
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I read that the Cabin Speedster was based on a shortened 115 chassis. Photos suggest that car has a noticeable kick-down in frame after front axle to presumably create a lower stance.... was this effect also part of the original 115 frame, or a modification done only for the Cabin Speedster? Also, what is the original wheelbase of a 115 chassis? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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11 May 2005 12:42 #3113 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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The cabin speedster frame had the rear portion cut off, flipped over, rewelded and fish plated. The Big 8's wheel base was 130 inches, you migmight contact Pete Kesling in LaPorte, IN or Bill Woodke his restoration helper. Both are in the directory. Pete has blueprints of the original car that burned in the LA Auto Show Fire. I think we may still have parts to make the cycle type fenders. The ACD Museum has an L-29 chassis on display. There are quite a few just laying around. I don't know of any drawings with spec's included, however.
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12 May 2005 00:27 #3124 by project1
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Thanks for the prompt reply. What is "fish plated?"

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12 May 2005 03:55 #3125 by Lycoming-8
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There was a very comprehensive article in one of the "Automotive Quarterly" books about the Auburn Cabin Speedster. It had pics of the original, pics of the aftermath of the fire at the LA auto show, and many pics of the reproduction car featured in the article. Will try to find the pertinent issue number, but may take a week or two.

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12 May 2005 12:36 #3126 by project1
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AQ Vol 25-3. Thanks!

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