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

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  1. theVULTURE

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    Re: pedal car-stroller build

    got a few hours of work in on the stroller car today :mrgreen:

    one of my neighbors just installed "pergo" flooring, so I grabbed a few small pieces to use as pinstripe pannels......
    but I had an even better idea!
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    I remembered this pedal car is actually a pedal truck......
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    used some scrap steel and a cheap MTB neck......

    some 1" chrome tubing.......

    a pair of mini apes......... 8)

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    oh yea...... the car is bare metal now, waiting for better weather to paint it (way too hot right now @ 105+deg :shock: )
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    moving on to the shifter.....
    some solid rod, and a threaded coupler should work!

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    still looking for the right shifter knob, so for now I'll use Franklin :mrgreen:

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    so here's how she sits now!
    waiting to figure out the seat and upholstery.
    and a carpet kit (and gas/brake/clutch pedals :wink: )
    then paint and stripes!
    oh! gotta figure out a canopy top for shade too!

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    WOW!!!! I really like what ya have done to this 8) 8)
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build


    That is awesome I had a real FJ40 in the same color i regret selling.
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (July progress!!!!)

    Vulture, are you bringing this to shiny side up?
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (July progress!!!!)

    I was thinking about it.....

    still allot of work to be done.

    been pretty busy striping bikes for other riders to be ready for July's shows, but I'm about to have some more time on my hands to finish up this project and get started on the next one 8)
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (July progress!!!!)

    This is a really cool build! Keep up the good work.

    I was wondering where you all find peddle cars? I would really like to build one of these for my buddy that is going to be a dad soon.

    Oh side note: I found this for anyone that loves VW buses. I was maybe going to buy one to make a wagon for an Ice chest and grillin' stuff
    http://cgi.ebay.com/VW-bus-hot-rod-twin ... 559wt_1185
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    Re: pedal car-stroller build (July progress!!!!)

    Pretty cool but a bit much for fiberglass, that's like $550 with the shipping. I have a '66 bus in the paint shop, it had those fender flares in the rear like on that fiberglass bus, I like the stock rear aprons a lot better though. Fender flares on buses were pretty popular in the 70s and 80s I guess, :oops: . Spent a considerable amount of time and money to go back to stock.

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    Good luck with it though, good idea, just too much moola for a kid project.

    Cheap pedal car kit for $150 for your buddy/buddy's kid:

    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Pedal-Car-Kit,3576.html

    beats paying more than this for rusty crap on eBay.
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    it took me a while...
    but I finally found time to paint and stripe the car 8)
    today I did the interior, so, yea that's about it!
    We're ready for the summer car show and swap meet season!
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    Thanks again for all your feedback, and suggestions!
    hope you like the end result 8)
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    Man, that looks killer! Nice work, she's gonna be stoked.
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    Awesome work!
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    GREAT! Now all we need is that top you kept mentioning...I KNOW!

    How about little retractable top? Like you see on the 1958 Fords? Little thin strips of chrome on the sides and portholes too!

    I'm beginning to sound like Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor! :lol:
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    OH MAN!!!!!!
    I totally brain-farted the shade top :?
    I'm working on a removable design right now...
    let me get back to ya'll :mrgreen:
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    Love it!!! Great build VULTURE!
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    Nice looking stroller, but be careful, there was a worldwide reacall on this series of pedal cars due to lead paint.
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    Oh boo hoo! Kids survived for years with lead paint toys. Somehow out of the MILLIONS of toys, a couple kids ate a paint chip and got sick.

    Of course, this is no longer a problem as the old paint is now dust in the wind. :lol:
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    Better not let the EPA see this post. They'll probably hit you with a fine for improper disposal of hazardous materials. :roll:
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    I promise, I won't eat the paint chips.... :?
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    kick butt i love it good job
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    quick bump for schwinnmessa to see :wink:
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    If only I saw this sooner!!! That is so cool!!! Love the color scheme! :mrgreen: Beautiful work. :D

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