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72BlckButy 04-07-2011 03:31 PM

Tot Roddin': Mid-MO Style
 
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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. :D

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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72BlckButy 04-07-2011 03:32 PM

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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. :lol:

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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72BlckButy 04-07-2011 03:32 PM

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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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72BlckButy 04-07-2011 03:33 PM

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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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Dieselwrencher 04-07-2011 04:30 PM

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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!

72BlckButy 04-07-2011 05:17 PM

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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.

GRIMSS 04-07-2011 05:31 PM

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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.

67cheby 04-07-2011 05:35 PM

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great idea...looks like something i should do to my KIDILLAC !!

67cheby 04-07-2011 05:43 PM

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Mine is not quite as mint as yours

mcbassin 04-07-2011 09:59 PM

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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.

FRENCHBLUE72 04-08-2011 12:15 PM

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Very cool stroller for the new kiddo...

72BlckButy 04-13-2011 02:07 PM

Re: Tot Rod: Mid-MO Style
 
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. :)

67cheby 04-13-2011 02:56 PM

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yes you gave me a great idea !!

tcb-1 04-15-2011 01:02 PM

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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!!

inspiration:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=pedal+cars

72BlckButy 04-15-2011 08:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tcb-1 (Post 4626441)
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!!

inspiration:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=pedal+cars

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... :D

67cheby 04-16-2011 09:32 AM

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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 !!

72BlckButy 04-18-2011 09:08 PM

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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. :D

gcburdic 04-22-2011 09:57 AM

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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!!!:lol:

72BlckButy 04-22-2011 03:52 PM

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Get on it dog gone it... :D

stealthy '69 07-14-2011 11:16 PM

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Any progress? That baby"s gotta be itching for a ride!!

72BlckButy 07-22-2011 05:57 PM

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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.

Dieselwrencher 07-27-2011 06:31 PM

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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

72BlckButy 08-08-2011 04:29 PM

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Made some headway on this... more updates to come. :)

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kyull67 08-08-2011 09:23 PM

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I think I see a floor.. how bout that push bar?

72BlckButy 08-11-2011 07:30 PM

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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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