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justweldit41 02-07-2007 10:24 PM

Little Red Car for my Kids
 
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Here's a little Red Car I built for my kids, I't runs off of 12V starter gererator. The kids love it just like i did when i was a kid my dad built one for me his was built out of 1/2 plywood, the new updated on is all steel, and will do some damage to what evere it hits.... lol

ps the last pic was the one my dad built

Derek

Paychk 02-07-2007 10:34 PM

Too COOL!

Great job on the fab, how long will it go on a charge?

Tom Zachman 02-07-2007 10:35 PM

Welp, you looked purdee Dapper back then.

Nice car, too.

67chevelle 02-07-2007 10:56 PM

Very nice, I'd love to see a pic of the drivetrain.

Mark

justweldit41 02-07-2007 10:58 PM

It will last a cpl of hrs.

Derek

cutter 02-07-2007 11:47 PM

I think the coolest part is that you still have the picture of yourself with the original, Derek.
Very nice & welcome to SFT. :)

littlefuzz 02-07-2007 11:52 PM

could you please post pics of the starter hooked to the driveline

Dave Lee 02-08-2007 04:05 AM

Great job there Derek. Unless I miss my guess, the original that your Dad built is Popular Mechanic's "Sidewalk Classic" from a 1960's issue. Am I right? Anyway, making one out of metal with such a faithful reproduction, is a pretty nifty feat.
Dave Lee

LeonS 02-08-2007 09:50 AM

Good job Derek, I to would like to see the drive train.
Thanks
LS*

justweldit41 02-08-2007 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave Lee
Great job there Derek. Unless I miss my guess, the original that your Dad built is Popular Mechanic's "Sidewalk Classic" from a 1960's issue. Am I right? Anyway, making one out of metal with such a faithful reproduction, is a pretty nifty feat.
Dave Lee


Yes so true, I dont have the original mag, but had copies of it that my dad had made. Should last for a long time. Mine lasted for several years, and I hope this one will be around when im sitting in my rocker... lol

Thanks for the comments

Derek

justweldit41 02-08-2007 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by littlefuzz
could you please post pics of the starter hooked to the driveline

The cars at my parents house right now, so pics are out for now but will get some sometime. As for the the starter to the driveline its prety simple, i made a pully for the starter, and theres a pully about 10" bolted to the drive wheel, the rear wheels are independent of each other There on the same shaft but have bearings in them. Only the passenger side drives. Let me know if you need any more info.

Derek

Dirt Dog 02-08-2007 10:46 AM

Those kids look like they are having fun!! Is the little one telling the driver - "go faster"? :)

Thanks for posting and nice job on the car.

dd

IDIGDIRT 02-08-2007 09:46 PM

AWESOME. I bet your dad is/would be proud of it. I'd say it already has the kids approval.

madam X 02-08-2007 10:54 PM

I want to ride in it!!! :)

houlibar 02-08-2007 11:37 PM

Great little red car! Glad to see you grew into your mustache! :p

ebfarmer 02-09-2007 07:07 AM

Hey, I found a link to the plans for the sidewalk classic. Vintage farm plans Click on Kids Page on the left, next choose M.I. Side Walk Clasic Car. The reason I didn't link up straight to the car is because there seems to be a lot of good stuff on this site.

Here is the direct link for the unadventurous. Side Walk Classic

justweldit41 02-09-2007 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by madam X
I want to ride in it!!! :)

Believe it or not i got a short vid of my mom sitting on the back of the seat and her making a few laps in the shop. And was running strong.

Derek

justweldit41 02-09-2007 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ebfarmer
Hey, I found a link to the plans for the sidewalk classic. Vintage farm plans Click on Kids Page on the left, next choose M.I. Side Walk Clasic Car. The reason I didn't link up straight to the car is because there seems to be a lot of good stuff on this site.

Here is the direct link for the unadventurous. Side Walk Classic

Wow cool thats it, my plans are old and falling apart but now i can print another copy.
Thanks

Derek

Snowman 02-09-2007 09:01 AM

Way Cool.........I bet the kids just love it.......Dad did good :D

W.D. 02-09-2007 09:46 AM

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Way cool project for sure.
Looking thru the plans I found a young GW look-a-like.... ;)

justweldit41 02-09-2007 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by W.D.
Way cool project for sure.
Looking thru the plans I found a young GW look-a-like.... ;)

That one ther looks like it be cool to build as well.

Derek

kbs2244 02-09-2007 12:30 PM

If that little one is a boy I would be thinking of how to do a dump box for the back!


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