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The motorcycle engine and rear swing arm were mounted at the rear on air lift shocks.

The motorcycle engine and rear swing arm were mounted at the rear on air lift shocks.

I started with a wrecked 550 cc Honda Motorcycle. The engine was perfect so I could throw away the twisted frame.

I started with a wrecked 550 cc Honda Motorcycle. The engine was perfect so I could throw away the twisted frame.

It was a great deal of fun for all of us.  But, my NEXT one will be electric drive.

It was a great deal of fun for all of us. But, my NEXT one will be electric drive.

If you look closely, you will see PVC pipes (cut length wise) glued behind each narrow line of the windows and doors. There are also wooden pieces glued into the roof and door sections to allow us to mount boat hardware for hinges and latches. Once the fiberglass was laid over all of these structures, the body had its own "space frame". These are boat builder's tricks that we "borrowed" from them.

If you look closely, you will see PVC pipes (cut length wise) glued behind each narrow line of the windows and doors. There are also wooden pieces glued into the roof and door sections to allow us to mount boat hardware for hinges and latches. Once the fiberglass was laid over all of these structures, the body had its own "space frame". These are boat builder's tricks that we "borrowed" from them.

This is a VERY OLD video that Westinghouse Broadcasting did on the Dream Machine back in 1987 or 1988 at Thanksgiving time.

This is a VERY OLD video that Westinghouse Broadcasting did on the Dream Machine back in 1987 or 1988 at Thanksgiving time.

Once the body had been mounted back on the frame of the Dream Machine, we could begin to smooth the fiberglass and prime it for paint. We used tape to lay out the several ideas on how to highlight the lines of the car.

Once the body had been mounted back on the frame of the Dream Machine, we could begin to smooth the fiberglass and prime it for paint. We used tape to lay out the several ideas on how to highlight the lines of the car.

While the two back wheels made it a four-wheeler, they were so close together that it was an "almost three-wheeler". It had a five speed transmission with the shifter on the left wall.

While the two back wheels made it a four-wheeler, they were so close together that it was an "almost three-wheeler". It had a five speed transmission with the shifter on the left wall.

If anyone asks if the Dream Machine was stable....or if it really worked.....or if it was FUN....Just have them click on this short clip.

If anyone asks if the Dream Machine was stable....or if it really worked.....or if it was FUN....Just have them click on this short clip.

Each day the shape became a little more like a "car".  The foam was very soft and easily broken at this point. It could be shaped by just the palm of your hand.

Each day the shape became a little more like a "car". The foam was very soft and easily broken at this point. It could be shaped by just the palm of your hand.

Once the glass was installed and the Chevy Vega bumpers were fastened into place, we could start to drive the Dream Machine.

Once the glass was installed and the Chevy Vega bumpers were fastened into place, we could start to drive the Dream Machine.

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