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Old 04-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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Tot Roddin': Mid-MO Style

Back in the fall, I got the urge to build a custom pedal car. So I set out to locate an original paint pedal car to start as my foundation for this build. I posted an ad on Craigslist and followed a few deadend roads until I came across an all original (except for the seat) AMF Skylark.

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Early in the fall I tinkered with it a bit, looking for some inspiration and I think I found it.

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After sitting in the garage all winter being neglected and the birth of our first on 2/26 (more info to come about this ), it was time to give it a good clean up (remove the seat) and then get to work.

I contacted a couple different people to see if they could help me come up with something (grimss and kyull67) and kyull67 had a free weekend to help me with this project so we headed out on 4/2 to build a custom cruiser for the little one.

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Tot Rod: Mid-MO Style

As most already know, when I go out to do something it's never a normal process and the same went for this little project. Since I would like to use the pedal car as a pedal car in the future, I didn't want to modify the original suspension pieces, nor did I want to hack up such a clean original cruiser. kyull67 was nice enough to take a day out of his busy schedule and allow us to come down to show off his welding skills. And, he even let me take a stab at welding, but fortunatley we didn't get any shots of those welds.

We started off building the main square piece and then built the front and rear from that point. The axles are all stationary and the car will be a "stroller" with eventually adding a push bar to the rear of the car.

So, here are a few shots of the frame work:

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #3
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Time for final assembly of the body and frame.

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And a few quick shots to look at our hard work first hand:

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #4
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After we returned back to the house it was time to get a final shot before the sun went down on the day. I still have some things I want/need to do before it is fully operational, but that will come with time. I need to finish up the push bar and add flooring, etc.

A BIG thanks goes out to grimss for helping me get the concept together and to kyull67 for laying the welds to pull it all together.

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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Re: Tot Rod: Mid-MO Style

Very cool! I have been planning something similar for my daughter put haven't gotten any time to make any head way. Nice idea and cool build! By the way, congrats on the new addition!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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Thanks a ton Ryan! He has been such an amazing addition to the family that we wouldn't know what to do without him now. I hope that you're little one is doing well.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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Looks great. I want to see how you are going to do the push bar. He's going to love riding in it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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Re: Tot Rod: Mid-MO Style

great idea...looks like something i should do to my KIDILLAC !!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:43 PM   #9
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Mine is not quite as mint as yours
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #10
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Sweet pedal car, I had one of those things back in the day. I will follow along with this one too. I like the new chassis.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #11
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Re: Tot Rod: Mid-MO Style

Very cool stroller for the new kiddo...
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #12
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Thanks guys! This has been a fun project, I just need to spend some more time on it and finish it up.

67cheby... that is a perfect candidate.
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yes you gave me a great idea !!
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #14
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Re: Tot Rod: Mid-MO Style

I'm sooo getting into this market!!!

Nate, good eye on the purchase. Our buddy can sure do some beautiful welding!

getting off of here and going directly to Craigslist, bye bye!!

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Old 04-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #15
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I'm sooo getting into this market!!!

Nate, good eye on the purchase. Our buddy can sure do some beautiful welding!

getting off of here and going directly to Craigslist, bye bye!!

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Well get on it dog-gone-it!

Can't wait to see what you can come up with. One thing... you might want to talk with 67cheby... a kidillac would look good with your cadillac.

I'm just saying...
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that would be sweet BUT......it is one of the few things i own thats not for SALE !! my Kidillac and my 67....everything else is fair game !!
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I have a few of those myself... this car now being in that list.

Can't wait to see what you do to it.
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Dang Nate....this is an awesome pedal car...I'm inspired too....ummm....oh CL here I come to find me a cool pedal car!!!
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Get on it dog gone it...
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Any progress? That baby"s gotta be itching for a ride!!
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Thanks Matt!

I've got a "few" updates but not near what I figured I would by July.

I'll keep you guys posted when I actually have something worthwhile to post. I've been working on the floor and had to make minor adjustments due to the front wheels being shifted more towards the leftside of the frame (no biggie). Push bar, front wheel covers, and interior/support features and we're done.
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We saw a 27t roadster munchkin hauler made from a steel wheel barrow tub at Good Guys and I want to build one so bad. I'll see if I can dig the pics up of it I shot with my crappy phone camera. LOL
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Made some headway on this... more updates to come.

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I think I see a floor.. how bout that push bar?
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:30 PM   #25
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We now have a floor, inner fenders, and parts for a push bar. We are getting close.
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