As covered here previously, Jake von Slatt is going to make a steam-powered car out of a 1929 Mercedes Gazelle SSK replica made by Tiffany Motor Cars sometime in the ’70s. Here he takes an initial survey of the car and what he’ll need to do to get it in shape for a steamy retro-fit.

Heres another thing that will need addressing immediately, the steering column. Or perhaps spearing column is a better name as that is exactly what it would do to the driver in an accident. You can also see more of the tangle of wires and a pegboard “firewall” that has to go.

Steampunk Car Project – Link


  • Herr von Slatt’s car carrier conversion – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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