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    Question Plan for pedal car

    Right - picture this - a pedal car made out of timber - some steel bits for the steering maybe and wheels - but timber...mmmm

    Can anyone help ?
    Maybe a plan for the chassis and steering and the rest I can b..sh.t my way through....:eek:
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    You may pick up some ideas here ....

    http://www.pedalcarpower.com/site/1447053/page/652392

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    Sounds like a Morgan Sports car. All laminated wooden chassis - I'm not sure that a run-of-the-mil bit of timber would stand up what a kid can dish out.

    Most of the web stuff is about the soap-box racer level - a plank with 4 wheels.

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    I would sugest a steel chassis, nothing heavy, just weight and size to strewngth would make it stronger, then a body out of ply. build a series of ribs from the chassis, up to the hight you want the car, and shaped the way you want the body, then cover with a thin flexible ply. I have seen one in a magazine somewhere, not sure where though.

    As for steering and axles, I would go to your local toy shop and look at those, even better, have a look into your local tip or Op shop, they could have an old plastic one with a broken body, canibalise this for you car..
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    Mitre 10 had a book out some years ago that had various plans etc. One of these was for a pedal racing car which was essentially built of wood but with metal steering & pedal components. I have a copy & will PM you with details in a day or so.

    Keith

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    I've got a book at home that definitely has some plans, British, from the early 70's I think. I know at least of them uses the frame and running gear of a commercial pedal car. As stated before, you may be able to get hold of a used one (with broken plastic body) pretty easily. I'll get the details for you tonight.
    I just had a bit of a search on the Net, and came up with a possible plan from http://www.ubuildit.com.au/kids.html
    Most of the results are purveyors of collectibles, but aren't they nice!! Have a look at this, even trailers, planes and a boat!! http://www.matteroli.com/carcollection/pedalcarmenu.htm
    and http://www.pedaltractorparts.com/ isn't too bad either.

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    Default go cart plans... a few

    i have about 50 plans, contact me directly for plans

    bill fumarola i_r_toys@yahoo.com

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    to keith 53

    please contact me as i would love to have a set of those peal car plans

    thanks, bill
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    Talking

    thanks heaps all - I will probably go with the recycling of the skeleton of an old one and make a "woody" version for junior bear.

    I'll post the photos if ti works !

    thanks again

    ccb
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    I don't have a plan, but I do have a wood pedal car kit that you can maybe get ideas from. It includes all metal chassis.

    http://www.qualitypedalcars.com/pedal_car_kit

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    Hi I retired 6 years ago was a sheetmetal worker. Have turned to wood & have a wood lathe & all necessery tools to build what ever. Is there anyone who can supply the plans to build a car & trailer. Australiasion Toy-Maker 2005/2006 page 81 { Poppy D123 Pedal Sports Car } & { D122 Car Trailer } Or something similar would be appreciated. If you could contact me & let me know how much WE will go from there. Thanks
    Greg Smith

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