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A Hand built Roadster for Jack

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tbauer, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    Shortly after finding out our first grandson was on his way, I decided he needed to have the coolest stroller I could find. So I borrowed a fiberglass 1936 Ford body and started to pound one out.
     

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  2. patrick english
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    from La puente

    That's pretty awesome.
     
  3. 56premiere
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    Very nice! My grandchild would be 40 before I'd get done. Oh and I like his name. Jack
     
  4. draider
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    Damn, Jack is lucky to have such a talented Grandpa. :D
     

  5. bruce bowe
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    wow, awesome work!
     
  6. tbauer
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    here's some more work roadster. I start with a paper pattern then transfer to metal.


    thanks for all the kind words. I've been working on this since last july.
     

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  7. PKap
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    Very nice work. Are you going to build it to be convertible as a pedal car when he outgrows the stroller? I made plans and started one for my son when he was born..... Now he's 19 and 6'7, maybe it will be ready for his son one day!


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  8. zjerry
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    That looks awesome Nice Job..
     
  9. tbauer
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    I already have the pedal car parts. I also have a go cart that I want to build a bigger body for. Thanks for the kind words.
     
  10. put a cup holder in
    the kid needs a place for his puffs
    i have two little guys so i know they eat that stuff
    sweet build
    tk
     
  11. tbauer
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    heres some more progress on jacks car
     

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  12. ESGEE
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    Nice, i took the easy way and bought a 32 model pedelcar body cheap. Now my sons just complain that it dont have a motor...
     
  13. tbauer
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    This car went from stroller to pedalcar now I'm thinking electric. But a gas engine would be cool.
     
  14. tbauer
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    This is the last Piece to fab up for Jacks car. It's the hardest for me because it doesn't match the model I'm using. This piece also has shape from side to side, front to back and then it flares up into the grille! it also needs to match the other side . Tomorrow I should be able to weld the piece in and start to clean up the rest of the welds and adjust the body lines.
    Does anyone know a source for wheels? my goal is to take this to the Round Up.:eek:
     

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  15. tbauer
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    I got the other inner front fender shaped and spot welded in.
     

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  16. tbauer
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    today i finished welding up the passenger inner fender and took some time adjusting metal around
     

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  17. rexrogers
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    very cool!
     
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  18. tbauer
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    Thanks Rex! I love the car in you avitar.
     
  19. Wow some great work there, looks great!


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  20. linkstar69
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    Great metal work
     
  21. subscribed. that is great.
     
  22. Okie Pete
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    Amazing work. Hope you have the chance to pass those skills on to Jack.
     
  23. A Boner
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    How about an electric power axle from a handicap cart.
     
  24. That great. Now be a good lil' grandpa and start building his a full size 36 roadster for his 16th birthday. Now that would be REALLY impressive! I like the cowl lights for headlights. Looks right.
     
  25. tbauer
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    Thanks every one. The cowl lights look to be the right size , but I'm still looking for brake light ideas. I have some that say "stop" but the look a little big, besides I think Jack might be a Kool Kustom Kemp and need something a little different. I'm also looking for ideas on finding wheels maybe tiny sombrero wheel covers. A friend gave me a tiny chainsaw for motorvation but then Jack will need wheely bars!
     

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  26. bobadame
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    Really nice work on the '36. I shared a table at '07 Metalmeet in Oblong with a Ted Bauer and Ray Rodman. That be you?
     
  27. tbauer
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    Thanks for the kind words, and yes that was me in Oblong. I had a great time learning metal shaping from you , and everyone there.
     
  28. tbauer
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    Thanks guys , now I'm searching for wheels that would be appropriate size.
     
  29. tbauer
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    I got these headlights at an auction. I think they might be 1932 ford cowl lights . I ground the stands off and drilled a hole in a bolt to run the wire through. Then bolted the lights to an indentation I pounded into the fenders for a flush fit.
     

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  30. pitman
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    Touche'
    Just georgeous, glad you took some pics to share this one.
     

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