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been building this for my daughter.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nutrocker, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Tulsa oldskool55
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 83

    Tulsa oldskool55

    You are the Man...that is fantastic fab work on your little Bantam.Please post updates
  2. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 988

    from DAGO

    That last pic is awesome! She is a lucky girl, and your metal skills look GREAT!
  3. That is bad ass!

    What tires and wheels are you going to end up running up front?

  4. Dznuts
    Joined: Dec 2, 2007
    Posts: 65

    from ATL jo ja

    made me and my girlfriend smile from ear to ear!! excellent work!!
  5. eric
    Joined: Jun 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,643


    wanna be my DAD!!!???? your a ruler dude!!!
  6. Speechless......So cool!!
  7. Hans
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 363


    That is a Christmas she will never forget.
  8. ABBoston
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 275

    from Boston

    wow! - If you can build that as a toy - what the hell can you build for a real car?

  9. bumpercarkid
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 226

    from Orion, MI

    Man thats pretty sweet. Right now I am working on taking an old bumpercar frame and turning it into a gas car thing. Good luck with that and hope it turns out good!
  10. youngrodder1929
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 430

    from Vancouver

    that is the coolist thing iv ever seen. hope she dosent dent that mad metal work haha
  11. Taff
    Joined: Mar 14, 2006
    Posts: 360


    Paul, thats two reasons for me to drop in for a brew, but I might not be able to squeeze into the gasser!!
  12. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,240


    That's amazing! Those are some impressive fab skills you have there.
  13. Bookz
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 221


    Really impressive skills both as a fabricator and more important as a Dad. You are a real example to us all.
  14. GizmoJoe
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,297


    We'd have to take turns. I'm not known for being exactly .. ah.. err.. "large" either.

    Congratulations on a superb build!
    I'm sure you never built it for this reason but I would think this would be an impressive piece to have as an example of the work your shop can do. Anyone questioning if you can build something for them just has to open their eyes.
  15. Louie S.
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 644

    Louie S.

    That thing is kick ass!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,764


    Very, very cool indeed! She's one lucky little gal. :cool:
  17. Great work there Pete, bet she loved it
  18. malkintent
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 442


    " just something to make her smile."

    that has to be the best reason for anything i've ever heard.
    i can't wait for more pics

    how many pieces was the body?
    are those jr dragster rims and slicks?
  19. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,149

    1. A-D Truckers

    Yep, you made her smile and a bunch of us as well. And I thought fabbing up motor mounts was a job...
  20. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,979


    Wow! Awesome & your daughter seems to be having the time of her life! Rock on.
  21. HOT40ROD
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 961

    from Easton, Pa

    Damn That thing is incredible. I would have loved to have that car when my daughter was running Jr. Dragsters. keep up the good work.
  22. bigolds
    Joined: Oct 27, 2006
    Posts: 883


    Hey , Ya wanna adopt a 50 year old kid!!!! I'd need a slightly larger version though!!!!! That's cool shit !!!!!!
  23. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,985


    WOW !! what the other 80 or so said..just bad ass..I tip my hat to you !!!
  24. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,825


    Wow - I didn't think it was possible, but you just made that unbridgable gulf between me and my father that much wider and deeper. He could learn a lot from a thoughtful, motivated, loving guy like you. I'm gonna go cry and drink myself into a nightmare infested sleep now.
    You rule, dude.
  25. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    WOW! You wanna come work at our shop? Its beautiful, and an incredible gift. To think there's dads that dont even pay child support , and then there's dads like you. Awesome!
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 24


    I agree with everone. that is awsome. fab skills are great. How long did that smile last for that lucky girl?
  27. nutrocker
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 402


    wow! I amazed at the good responce from everyone, thankyou all very much.

    To answer a few questions:

    The rear wheels are from a racing quad bike and the the tyres, sorry tires are from a lawn mower for cutting the grass on golf greens.

    The front wheels will prob be replaced when I find something suitable, but if I can't find the right wheels I'll just change the tyres.

    The steering box is made like a sprint car style, I got a worm and drive and made the housing to suit. It's got a 6:1 ratio and goes through to the left side to a pitman arm, just like the real thing I suppose. The only thing not quite right is it's mounted to high and therefore will have a bit of bump steer, but the motor is in the way so couldn't get it down any more.

    The front end is set up with the correct ackerman and has 7 deg of caster and 4 deg of camber, or is it the other way round, I can never remember which is which, safe to say they lean back 7 deg and in 4 deg.

    The body is made from 8 main parts with a couple of small in fills. It'll have some swage lines where a topolino would normally have them and will have coloured plastic windows. All the windows will be fully set in and will have rolled edges where they should and so on. Also it'll have full firewall except for where her feet go through and the pannels above the side windows will be fully boxed.

    Got a couple of other plans for it including a small electric motor for reverse and some wheelie bars that can be moved down to take the load of the rear tyres so when she gives it some gas the rear wheels will spin.

    And for the big kids amongst you, I'm 5'8" and 200 lb of wobbly bits and I've made it so I can just fit in and drive it. Well, dads still gotta have fun too.


  28. haroldd1963
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,154

    from Peru, IL

    WOW!!!!! You have some amazing fabrication there!!!
  29. kopis
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,028


    Thats nice!
    How long til you are completly finished with it?
  30. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Holy Shit, that is amazing! Your work is as clean as it comes. If I can build my actual car with half the amount craftsmanship I will be happy. This sort of make me want to have kids soon..... well in a couple years perhaps. Very nice.

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