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Old 09-25-2009, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion restoration

Crosthwaite and Gardiner is restoring the only surviving Fuller's Dymaxion No. 2. It'll only be a partial non-running resto but they are re-creating the Dymaxion No. 3 into a fully running model. They are also soliciting everyone's help in identifying & sourcing parts for the resto & re-creation projects.
It'd be great if they utilize the Dymaxion's aero-bodyform on a safer modern chassis to realize the full potential of Bucky Fuller's ideas. Modern safety (crash) standards may be impossible to be re-engineered but a better driving dynamics could be applied instead of its original inherent suspension dangers.


Hemmings Auto Blogs Blog Archive Dymaxion No. 2 restoration underway; your help needed

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Pretty neat stuff, interested in seeing the final product
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Optimized aerodynamic form & tricycle configuration. I wonder which one will be on the road sooner.


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Harrahs (sp?) Auto Museum,in Reno Nevada has a Dymaxion Car with full exterior restoration.The windows are silvered over to obscure the interior which as of 1998 was not restored.---------- If the mechanicals are similar,would the museum not participate in viewings and data gathering?
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've seen the Dymaxion here in Reno and its a cool looking car. Its still just silvered out windows, and is in the restoration shop IIRC.

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