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    Thread: Lower it! (Not a TT, but a lot lower and equally as cool)

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      06-12-2011 08:59 PM #1
      So I have been wanting to do this for a while and I figured I would make a build thread. Also I'm sure this type of "build" will be more interesting because its a lot of fabrication which everybody loves!
      Lets get started....
      My goal is to build and uber dope slammed Radio Flyer wagon. Before anyone asks
      -No I do not have children
      -I do not plan on having children for quite some time
      Now that that's out of the way lets get to it. My inspiration came from a local buddy of mine.

      I also found gobs of info on the HAMB for the front end steering and axle configuration.
      http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=106561
      I came across this "slightly" used example at an antique shop for a whopping $12

      I started by taking it all apart.


      Thankfully the whole thing was held together with screws and nuts! This may be the easiest project ever!
      Selective focus shots are

      All apart

      Remember to put all your parts in bags so you dont misplace them...

      Now its time to give it a good bath

      All clean.


      It may have lost its blood and may be dead, but it will come back with more soul and spirit then ever before
      Next on the list of things to do is get some metal stock and fab up the front and rear axles.

    2. 06-12-2011 09:26 PM #2
      Those wheels look stupid with that body kit, you need 20's for it to look right.

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      06-12-2011 10:00 PM #3
      I dont cheat lol. I scrape frame

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      06-12-2011 10:50 PM #4
      U need a TT frame
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      06-12-2011 11:15 PM #5
      Fail! Needs carbon to pull it off.
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      06-13-2011 04:47 AM #6
      Haha. I keep it old school.

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      06-13-2011 07:10 AM #7
      I don't really know why, but that is cool as f*ck :-)

      Charlie

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      06-13-2011 09:44 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by CharlieTT View Post
      I don't really know why, but that is cool as f*ck :-)

      Charlie
      Yeah there really is no point to it, but for some reason I just found myself wanting one haha

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      06-13-2011 11:25 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Yeah there really is no point to it, but for some reason I just found myself wanting one haha
      I want one too, but being in the UK I think it is unlikely - also cheaper than modding a TT :-)

      Charlie

    10. 06-13-2011 12:16 PM #10
      You need to notch that frame San! Mini air bags and lots of stickers or FAIL!

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      06-13-2011 12:49 PM #11
      Charlie you have a good point. You could always buy a new one on eBay.
      Warranty it will have a custom tubular frame so it won't need a notch. Also I couldn't find mint bags, but I did find small hydraulics that would have the same effect

    12. 06-13-2011 03:55 PM #12
      I bet you could fit some gold 12" daytons on it.

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      06-13-2011 03:58 PM #13
      check out ATV wheels and put some rubber bands on them .

      So cool
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      06-13-2011 04:08 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      check out ATV wheels and put some rubber bands on them .

      So cool
      I think I'm going to stick with the originals and do some mad camber

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      06-13-2011 04:35 PM #15
      I also think you need some stickers for it.

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      06-13-2011 07:50 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by sfajk1 View Post
      I also think you need some stickers for it.
      Oh believe me Chris it will have "some"

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      06-13-2011 08:08 PM #17
      ughhhh just make it happen already!

      guess what i did today xDDDD
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      06-13-2011 09:13 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      ughhhh just make it happen already!

      guess what i did today xDDDD
      I need to wait for my super secret special steering parts to arrive.
      What did you do today?

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      06-13-2011 09:27 PM #19
      Small update.....
      Parts bought
      3 1/4 FEMALE RH STUD P SER NYLOY RACE ROD ENDS $17
      1 1/4-28X7/8X3/8 FINE THD CPLNG NUT ZN ------------$5
      1 1/4"-28SAE OIL FIN. 2' THREADED ROD---------------$1
      4 1/4" FENDER WASHERS---------------------------------$1
      4 1/4" NYLON LOCK NUTS---------------------------------$1
      4 1/4"X1" CARRIAGE BOLTS-------------------------------$1
      1 3/4"X3FT FLAT BAR--------------------------------------$7
      1 3/8"X3FT ROUND BAR-----------------------------------$5
      1 3/4"X3FT SQUARE TUBE---------------------------------$8
      4 3/4" AXLE CAP NUT--------------------------------------$2

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      06-14-2011 06:56 PM #20
      I spent an hour or two today getting the rear sorted out,
      Parts

      I measured leaving some excess on each side, then marked the holes and drilled them out to allow the carriage bolts to stick up through the wagon floor.


      Then some fender washers and lock nuts to keep it all together.

      Then I cut the tubing to hold the axle.

      Both sides cut and fitted.

      Then I drilled holes to fit the axles into. Notice how they don't sit level

      Damn right that's a fine ass. The space beneath the rear cross member is a 1/4". I recon that should clear most cinders

      That's all for tonight. I hope to get the front end finished tomorrow since I have off.

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      06-14-2011 08:31 PM #21
      Not fair James....
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    22. 06-14-2011 10:15 PM #22
      Its gonna need curb feelers

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      06-14-2011 10:31 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by .:Hinrichs:. View Post
      Not fair James....
      Jim we can do the same for yours. Seriously the hardest part is drilling through the 1/4" steel. Oh and the front end geometry . But seriously let's do it. Oh and I bought dales old roof rack because it won't fit in the trunk

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      06-14-2011 10:32 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by warranty225cpe View Post
      Its gonna need curb feelers
      I'm not too worried about these wheels. They are already crubed up from the PO

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      06-14-2011 10:58 PM #25
      Drill press worked wonders for me

      I'm just jealous of the rear, I'm gonna buy another one soon prolly tho, my front end doesn't bother me
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      06-14-2011 11:22 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by .:Hinrichs:. View Post
      Drill press worked wonders for me

      I'm just jealous of the rear, I'm gonna buy another one soon prolly tho, my front end doesn't bother me
      Yeah I don't have a drill press at my disposal Unfortunately.
      The rear was super easy. Lowes and Home Depot even sell the nuts that hold the wheel on
      I cant wait to see how much weight it can hold once its all welded together.
      Oh and I have some red and tan plaid fabric left over from the jetta headliner that should make for some good seat fabric

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      I think it would look awesome with like a dark finish hardwood floor!
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      06-15-2011 08:51 AM #28
      looks awesome.
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      06-15-2011 09:09 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      I think I'm going to stick with the originals and do some mad camber
      That is the shizzle dizzle ma nizzle :-) I really want one - I have absolutely no need for it, but I still want one .

      Charlie

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      06-15-2011 09:54 AM #31
      I can't wait to see this thing on the roofrack goin down the highway. And whenever I get my basket I'll have to make something. Perhaps a stanced go kart


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      06-15-2011 10:50 AM #32
      On the grind- I was thinking a padded cushion with retro fabric, but a hardwood floor sounds dope. Hmmm decisions lol.
      Ben- thanks!
      Charlie- Just say **** it and buy one
      Dale- I'm going to make custom mounts for the rack that just latch the wagon in. A few wing nuts and it will pop right off. And if you make a stanced go card you would trump us all lol. I say you get a wagon so Jim you and I can race in the parking lot

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      06-15-2011 12:38 PM #33
      James we need to figure out how to redo my rears without messing up the body more than i already did
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      06-15-2011 03:53 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by .:Hinrichs:. View Post
      James we need to figure out how to redo my rears without messing up the body more than i already did
      I would just do the same thing I did. You already have the tubing and the axles so all you would need is a cross member. We can work on it whenever you want. LMK.
      Lunch break is over. Back to work. Lots of progress pics and info to be updated later tonight

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      06-15-2011 05:48 PM #35
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