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Custom Pedal Car Strollers/Wagons

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nert, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. Mr Wicked
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
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    from cali

    looking great MOTO
     
  2. w.m.w.
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
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    b-bop, do you know where he sourced those wheels?
     
  3. They are front wheels from a Jr Dragster
    I also know that guy
     
  4. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    from Missouri

    I built custom spindles with the axle slightly behind the king pin. That way, when you steer the car like you would a stroller or shopping cart, the king pins lead the tire in the right direction. The drawback is that you can't steer the wheels with the steering wheel-there is too much tire drag.

    You can't have any positive caster, or it will never go straight. A little negative caster will help it go straight. You must have a tie rod, or the wheels will fight each other.

    For an extra trick, the spindles can move up and down on coil sprigs to absorb bumps.
     
  5. jrstockwagon
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
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    here is my radio flyer wagon, it has a 125 cc engine with 4 speed. this was the first test drive. its currently being put back together. i had the frame and some other pieces powdercoated gloss black, and the wheels, shifter, and scoop chromed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8baYUEpkQ_U
     
  6. MOTODOJO
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
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    Got the front and rear ends of the frame shaped up. I drew up a full scale side view of the frame rails on the back side of old blueprint copies to shape and size the 7 pieces that will make up each side of the frame. This will keep the two sides identical +/-:p. Update on the frame coming soon.
     

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  7. daddio211
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    Motodojo, it doesn't look like you have any Ackerman built into your steering. It would probably steer much better with it. Not a criticism, I just see a tremendous amount of quality, well thought out work and the lack of Ackerman kind of stands out.

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  8. MOTODOJO
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
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    Squaring the thing up for tapping axle mounts and rear Z portion. Gonna use 5/8" cable clamps for axle perches on the rear...no welding. Since the threads on the u-bolts won't protrude from the top of the frame, I'll grind and shape threaded couplers to recess into over-sized holes in frame.
     

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  9. MOTODOJO
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    Used some aluminum billet to make a "plumb jig" for making holes and tapping plumb or square away from the drill press. This made a huge difference...everyone should take the time to make this tool.
    Gears from some old lathes were pulled from a bin at a local supply shop for "clockwork steering"...now that the axle is mounted.
     

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  10. MOTODOJO
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    Daddio, nice eyes on the Ackerman...or lack thereof. It was a decision I made based solely on aesthetics. I pondered, at length, making use of that geometry , but at the end of the day I wanted the control arms tight to the wheels. Making new control arms and spindles won't take long should I change my mind. Thanks for noting the effort in the details.:D
     
  11. BronxMopars1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
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    from Bronx, NYC

    Just a few little touches left and its all done!
     

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  12. MOTODOJO
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
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    Very productive weekend. Had to build a perch/pillow block for the shaft mounted miter gears under the frame. Recip. saw, hole saw, and a die grinder. The base plate mounted to the plate coming from the axle is home to the shaft that supports the first gear in the steering set...say it 3 times real fast:confused:. More up dates soon.
     

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  13. MOTODOJO
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    Back to back 3/8" drill chucks for shaft to miter gear...heavy, yes. But this lets me commit less than welding...and it fills the space nicely. The miter gears came from a 90 deg. drill adapter. the gears were pressed on to those 2" shafts and used D-punched holes. Now on to putting the shaft through the frame.
     

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  14. MOTODOJO
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
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    Got the push bar done. 3/8" rod with socket ends going through the .120 wall tubing...damn....more bushings. The 3/4" tubing tacked to the inside of the fork makes this push option switchable to pull handle very quick and with no tools. A Proto flexible socket extension transfers the twist from push bar to the rod in the chassis at 125 deg.
     

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  15. MOTODOJO
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
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    Bronx, that is a very cool lil' gasser. Sweet, indeed.
     
  16. cbvw6
    Joined: Dec 16, 2012
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    from new york

    [​IMG] Completed 32 lo-boy roadster stroller for my son, used 32 roadster body from Wicked Carts.. built custom 32 lo-boy frame, Used many parts from an X Race Kart, Went with a wrap for the Body( Like the race cars use) Fabricated as needed, and Lots of love . Its fun for him and me.
     

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  17. Lobucrod
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    Here's our granddaughter and the Taylor Tot stroller I have been working on at a recent car show
     

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  18. Mr Wicked
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
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    very nice... :D:D
     
  19. fozzy767
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    Well I'm building this.Thought it was cool till I seen all of these
     

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  20. fanspete
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    For what it's worth, I think it's cool.
     
  21. fatmattscustoms
    Joined: May 24, 2011
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    from cypress

    I'm almost finished with mine. It has full lights , custom interior and air ride. Oh and I used a real roadster steering column to steer the front wheels from the rear:D...got to be cool for dad to!

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  22. fat
    Joined: Mar 26, 2011
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    $30 off of craigslist
     

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  23. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    That's cool. Does the steering wheel work good? Our steering wheel is not connected to the front wheels. It is a prop and a handle to hang on to. We did make the steering column collapsible (see spring) as a safety feature.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. fatmattscustoms
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    I haven't put it on yet but I made a column for his little steering wheel since the original actually functioned. His is just for his amusement and to hang onto! You'll see a large hole cut in the rear of the car, thats where my roadster column inserts and steers the front wheels.

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  25. fatmattscustoms
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    from cypress

    There's another forum called 'custom pedal cars?' .I posted pictures before paint of it with the column installed and one with the lift cylinder on the front out, my "air ride." Couldn't get them to post here for some reason.

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  26. fatmattscustoms
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    That wagons cool, that's what I'm going to do next. Came across a donated wagon:)
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  27. fatmattscustoms
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    Finished!

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  28. Tcab
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    Here is the rebuilding of the Flyer, this was awhile ago. The Grandson enjoys riding and playing with it.
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  29. BronxMopars1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
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    from Bronx, NYC

    All done and he loves it!
     

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  30. fatmattscustoms
    Joined: May 24, 2011
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    That's awesome Bronx!

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