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Another Hot Rod Stroller
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:08:46 PM »
A few years ago when my son and his wife had our first grandchild I built them a stroller.  I started with a reproduction pedal car body and the first picture is what I came up with.  Now that my daughter and her husband had our third grandchild, a little girl named Anna, I was asked to build a stroller for her.  I started with a 30's style pedal car.  First thing I did was remove all the pedal mechanism.  Then I fabricated the lower bracket to mount the push handle.
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 08:17:31 PM »
Now that I had the bracket cut I plug welded the 3/4" square tubing into the 1" and welded the angle cut.  This will be where the 1" aluminum square tubing will mount as the push handle.  Then I painted it and mounted it to the bottom frame work of the pedal car.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 08:31:10 PM »
Here it is with the push handle mounted.  Next was to cut the lexan floor and mount it to the frame.  After I cut it to size, I got to use a tool I bought to mount it.  I bought a rivet nut tool and used it to mount the lexan floor to the frame.
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 08:52:55 PM »
Outstanding fabrication.... Good looking stroller

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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 09:48:19 PM »
Nice Tom, good work! 

 Nice tool, I almost bought one a few years ago before I closed up shop.

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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 09:59:58 PM »
Looks good Tom...
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 11:08:29 PM »
Nice job!
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 07:44:29 AM »
Great stuff Tom, a lot flasher than the ones I built for the kid when she was younger.
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 04:16:26 PM »
That's really great. The closest I got to doing one of those was when I saw your first project you built. Now my grandaughters are big enough for the powered units.

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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 07:17:50 PM »
That looks fantastic, Tom. Post the rest as you get to it, I'm gonna steal your plans for myself (although I hope I don't need to build one too soon). What made you choose lexan for the bottom?
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 08:06:07 PM »
Thanks guys.  I used lexan on both of them.  The first one I painted the under side of the lexan so my granddaughter could scratch the top of it as she got in and out but the paint would still look good.  I left this one clear because my son-in-law thought it would be cool if my granddaughter could watch the road as she cruises.  I'll have some more updates soon.
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 07:08:49 AM »
I had to cut out the rear part of the floor to clear the rear axle.  I wanted to keep as much of the pedal mechanism in it so my daughter can convert it back to a pedal car when the kids get bigger.  I also decided it needed some exhaust pipes so I cut up some chrome tubing I had lying around and made dual exhaust for each side.  In the second picture I added a bolt and spacer on the right side to lock the steering so it goes straight.
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Re: Another Hot Rod Stroller
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 07:27:55 AM »
I'm sure the little one will be proud of it

 


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