The EX Body
I had the opportunity to purchases the body of the EX from Louis Biondi now deceased.
He and his brother had built quite a few different models Stanley bodies from original bodies he had acquired. Most of these bodies were built over thirty years ago and were finished into complete running cars and are still in the family collection.
The original EX body is still in a storage trailer at the family estate, two far gone to restore into a finished car. I had the opportunity to go over it in detail and do several drawings and was allowed to bring the floorboard with the foot rest home for a more detailed copy for pattern work of the footrest. My EX body is as good and accurate copy as could be duplicated.
Photo of the body as received was the start of a four-year project, and learning experience of Stanley cars in general and a very detailed study of the model EX.
The body required replacement of some wood do to dry rot but in general was in very good condition. I had to build the base of the front seat. The original would have been a single seat. I built it as a two-cushion seat as the left hand side is the access to the water tank. I also had to build the entire back seat and all the hardware for the railing. I built most of all the metal parts and hardware for the car; we will get into those later.
photoalbum\rolly\body\Body side view.jpgphotoalbum\rolly\body\Body side with rear door.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\buy pass bracket.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Cross member under Dash.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Emg brake latch bar.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Emg brake bar-1.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\EX Frame flooring.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\EX Frame only.jpgphotoalbum\rolly\body\Fenders.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Fire wall side.jpgphotoalbum\rolly\body\Hood latch -2.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Rear door.jpgphotoalbum\rolly\body\Rear latch.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Rear seat hardware.jpgphotoalbum\rolly\body\Rear seat hardware-2.jpg
photoalbum\rolly\body\Water glass fitting.jpg
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