Chariot frame primed and painted, Frame permanently fastened to the snowcat (finally). Subfloor and framing for bench seats installed. Left and right cockpit hinged covers/steps finished and installed in place. Bench seats fabricated with lift out covers for storage access.

Lower metal exterior facing started on sides and front. Lights supported temporarily for centering purposes.

With exterior facing in place, the lower ladder supports and removable ladders could now be measured and fabricated.

Luggage primed and painted and trim painted silver.

Scanner, solar collector, radar, B9 base and dash components currently in fabrication (next video will highlight these components).

Upper ‘translucent’ facing to be formed and applied this week.

With the work moving along at a good pace, updates will occur more frequently.

Thanks to all for the support.

Part 9

15 thoughts on “Part 9

  • May 25, 2015 at 10:50 pm
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    This is really coming together nicely and is going to be fantastic when it is completed! Of course the final test will be when you get Mark Goddard to check it out to “authenticate” it! ;-)!!!

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    • May 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm
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      Where is the “like” button? :)

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  • May 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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    I know this comment is of no value at all. But I can’t freaking believe you are doing this!! Every time I see that there is a new update, my heart just races with anticipation. I have saved all the video updates to my laptop so I can watch them over and over. I am just astounded at the quality of the work going into this thing. Obviously a labor of love. Thank you for making the dream of a lot of Lost in Space fans a reality.

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    • May 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm
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      You’re welcome Jeff. Thanks for the support and kind words. It is a labor of love for all here and I just wish everyone could stop by to see it come alive as it did 50 years ago.

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  • May 26, 2015 at 2:53 am
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    The anticipation is escalating! John, you must be getting that ‘stand back looking – tingling feeling’ everytime a familiar piece is attached! I know I did when I built my first Robot.

    I can’t decide whether it pure unspoiled nostagia, little boy inside the man purity, self-pride or just appreciation at just what a fantastic design it was…

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    • May 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm
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      Hi Phil! I agree. I walk around my shop and in between the elevator cabs, raised panels and ceilings, I’ll see the scanner housing taking shape, the radar dish, the seats on the shelf. Anyone who didn’t work on it over the weekend, walk in on Monday morning and smile with the progress.

      The best part is when it’s quiet, with all shop lights off except a few. It’s that moment when you look at the recognizable silhouette of the Chariot and relive those memories.

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  • May 26, 2015 at 6:36 am
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    This is the Coolest thing I have ever seen, to think in a few weeks the Chariot will be done, WOW, From my self and all Lost In Space fans THANK YOU

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    • May 26, 2015 at 7:58 am
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      Thanks for the support Dan!

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  • May 30, 2015 at 2:11 am
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    Any story behind finding the vintage cargo boxes that sat atop the Chariot?

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  • June 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm
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    Great job! Will there be an official unveiling or touring shedule? Sure would like to be there.

    Bill

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    • June 5, 2015 at 9:13 am
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      All in the works and coming together soon. WE will advise.

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  • June 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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    Hi John,
    I enjoyed meeting you at Mike`s party yesterday. I gotta say, I`m very impressed with the chariot you are building. Hopefully, when I`m in Lynn, I can find the time to stop in and see it up close. I`m sure Mark Goddard is going to be extremely impressed with it.
    Thanks,
    Bryan

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    • June 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm
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      Hi Bryan,

      It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife as well. Please stop by when in the area. We would love to show you the progress.

      Thanks again Bryan,

      John

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  • June 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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    Hey John! I had the pleasure of meeting you at Mike’s (Soldier’s) yesterday, and though I’d pop in to see your progress . . . . . Wonderful build! I will be following your progress from now on. Can’t wait to view the finished project! Continued success. Bassin

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  • August 12, 2015 at 7:14 pm
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    Is this a hoax? I’ve been waiting for an update for a couple of months. So excited. Can’t wait to see it.

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