pedal car-stroller build** FINISHED AT LAST!!!

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  1. theVULTURE

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    got a bundle of joy on her way (due in April) and I've got to have a cool stroller for the car and bike show scene! a good friend of mine (Kuttnhack) found this pedal car for $45.00 at a local thrift shop, and spotted me the cash till I picked it up from him. need to lower, paint, upholster, and pinstripe this bad boy 8) then I'll need to figure out a push bar and sun-shade.
    well, hope ya'll don't mind me posting a build thread here....

    this is what I got for $45.00 + tax
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    I narrowed the front steering components 2inches and lowered those components 5 1/2 inches
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    I wanted to lower the rear without narrowing the seat, so I cut some old school teared fenders, and dropped the rear about 3inches
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    so now it sits with a decent rake, and still has full steering function.
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    gonna make a floor pan, so her feet won't drag on the ground, and to keep dust from blowing up through the seat area. thinking about some cool bumpers, and a nice grill too. I'll keep you updated!
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build

    AWESOME !!!! :D :D :D
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    very cool. cant wait to see a finished pic with her in it! 8)
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build

    congrats on the little one on the way!
    if you need any help on that(fab/custom work/paint/etc.) shoot me a pm id be happy to lend a hand(no charge. just if materials are involved you buy them....and if its paint/primer/or anything to do with bodywork/paint i get a tech. discount at our ppg supplier). looks great so far and looking forward to seeing what else you do with it :mrgreen:
    congrats again!
     
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    Thanks buddy! 8)
    I think I might have something cool lined up for the grill and possibly the bumpers too
    I'll keep ya'll posted

    Thanks again Sensor!
     
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    It's even cooler than this
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    Are you going to rat-rod the paint?
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build

    Can you still reinstall the pedals and rods? That would be 8) .
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build

    How about some working headlights.. cut out the fake ones, install some small fog/driving lights with a lawn mower battery...
     
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    If you're gonna throw in a battery how about a hidden radio, lights, frenched antenna, flame throwers.... Okay maybe I'm getting carried away :oops: :lol:
     
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    Hahahaaa! you guys crack me up!
    there are a ton of good ideas here.....
    yes to the "rat" paint job (satin black and satin pink) heavily striped :wink:
    working on headlights (if only to use @ midnight mass car show in the future)

    I'll do my best not to disapoint :wink:
    thanks for the feedback ya'll
     
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    Absolutlely awesome!!! 8)
     
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    Nothing is impossible here. I dream about stuff like this in my sleep. :mrgreen:
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    And the only one of these that is mine

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    found an electrical panel door at work to use for the floor pan....
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    got the floor tacked in, nice and even..... and then my spool of wire ran out :?
    I'll get another fresh spool tomorrow after work.
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    also found an all chrome door handle in the basement at work....
    we don't have doors that fit this style of handle :mrgreen:
    I think I can make a bumper for the front with this...
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (update 03/16/11)

    Nice firewall! :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (update 03/16/11)

    Nice work so far.

    Some fake pedals; clutch, brake, gas, would look great on the firewall!
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (update 03/16/11)

    and you will get full credit for the idea!
    then I can make a cool extra tall shifter too..... 8)
     
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    Looking awesome so far.
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (update 03/16/11)

    Lookin' good VULTURE!

    Oh yea! With a chrome plated pacifier fer a shift knob!!!! :p
     
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (update 03/16/11)

    Ooo! Mark, that would look sweet! :mrgreen:
    I was thinking of using a small rubber ducky for a shift knob, but your idea is cool too.

    I want to thank you guys for your interest in this project, and don't be shy about your ideas, they're really helpfull.
    any suggestion or idea could pull this project into another direction.
    great stuff! and I'll have updates this weekend too------------
     

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