Duesenberg J-587 Bohman & Schwartz "Throne Car&quot

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15 Feb 2014 14:04 #26992 by auburnandyscar
The worst thing about this car is the rear axle.sadly there was an embargo on tape measures during construction, and the cats in the shop were always making a mess of the string lines and plumb bobs that were used. Additionally, the concept of making an axle wider was deemed too futuristic. I mean, you are building a custom body,AND you want a custom axle too? That is crazy talk!

(Yeah,probably 50 or so)

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15 Feb 2014 16:53 #26994 by
Car was a tad over seven feet wide across the rear of the body. Look at the interior photo and you will see the seat, plus two really thick arm rests. Those two arm rests are how much wider the body is. You can see the welded in extension on the frame where they lengthened the frame. The dash is stock length Duesenberg, with spacers on either side of the dash out to the door. As I said before, the steering wheel is like ten inches from the door, giving you a sense of driving the car from the middle. Weight was in the seven thousand pound range.

The hydraulic top and elevating seat never really existed.

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