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

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      11-22-2011 10:09 AM #141
      Use metal rods and caps like the original axle. Then you can make them perfect length and they are smooth.

    2. 11-25-2011 09:15 AM #142
      you guys are behind the times now..

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      11-25-2011 09:54 AM #143
      Damn haha

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      11-26-2011 01:18 PM #144
      doing it right for my nephews..

      Still have a few things to do yet, finish the frame, triangulate the rear to prevent ride height change w weight, buff/prime/paint chassis and weld axles on w some nice camber. Its coming along alright though. Ride height is set at 1/2" w no protrusions (ie nuts or bolts) on the bottom, everything recessed. Using all orig turning/pivot components sunken into frame rails w 1/8" of clearance to prevent binding when turning.
      ps sorry for the cell phone pics..



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      11-27-2011 02:21 PM #145
      So just a small update.....I picked up a new project for this winter.
      My grandfather is in the process of cleaning out his house. I picked up my dads old wagon and pedal car. I'm leaving the wagon the way it is, but the pedal car is a different story.






      As you can see the pedal car is already apart, in pieces and repainted. My aunt and uncle gave a poor attempt to restore it when I was young and for about 15 years its been like this in storage. Well now its my turn. I'll be needing to strip the paint and bang out a few small dents. Not to mention there will be tons of polishing and my biggest fear is finding stencils for the side graphics which have since been over painted. Also I need to find all the hardware that is missing, new ladders and whatever else is missing.....more to come over winter break

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      11-27-2011 08:38 PM #146
      Nice James. Now find me 2 wheels to start my project!

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      11-27-2011 09:27 PM #147
      On it haha

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      11-27-2011 11:47 PM #148
      So who is going to be first to bring it to the next level??? custom wheels???

      I made these 2 inches wide...not sure actual dims but would be easiest to make hem same as stock wheel width so stock rubber fits it lol...damn I must be bored





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      11-28-2011 12:16 AM #149
      Nah thats sweet man haha. I should draw some up in auto cad and cut them out on the cnc

    10. 11-28-2011 10:17 AM #150
      if you want me to make you new graphics let me know. I could knock out a sticker design that's an exact replica for you
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      11-28-2011 10:31 AM #151
      Alright ill look for a clear picture. Problem it the originals are painted on and post have chips missing or have rust and such so it's hard to get a good shot.

    12. 11-28-2011 10:38 AM #152
      is it the standard radio flyer graphic?
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    13. 11-28-2011 10:41 AM #153
      quick google search.. is this it?

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      11-28-2011 11:30 AM #154
      No it's a late 59-64 Murray flat face fire truck. Problem is there are different graphics for models with the siren and the light. So I need to figure out which it is. I haven't dug through the box yet tho

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      11-28-2011 02:28 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      quick google search.. is this it?

      That's awesome!

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      11-28-2011 06:00 PM #156
      I know someone that has a pedal firetruck like that

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      11-28-2011 06:10 PM #157
      Pics of it please?

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      11-29-2011 01:38 PM #158
      Hell yeah im doing this, i still have my little red wagon from when i was a kid. My baby sister will love this next year.

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      11-29-2011 01:59 PM #159
      Do it up!

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      12-10-2011 12:16 PM #160
      finished..and this one you can actually put weight in.


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      12-11-2011 10:22 AM #161
      ^^^^ sweet sweet sweet :-)

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      12-11-2011 10:53 AM #162
      Nice man

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      12-13-2011 07:25 AM #163
      You are confused sir. You are going the wrong way!

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      12-13-2011 10:24 AM #164
      How is a small child supposed to get in that

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      02-28-2012 12:04 AM #165
      uhmm...
      this was before, I am not sure about the wheel sizes. maybe a 4"x0.75" offset zero.


      I got custom suspension on it. slammed it. about 4" lower? no spacers..
      wheels: 2"x2"et0 on the rear. 1"x0.5"et0 on the front! close to -40 degrees camber?
      oh, and wood flooring. sticker bombed walls... air ride tank equipped. although it's rockin' static





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      02-28-2012 07:54 AM #166
      Nice haha

    27. 02-28-2012 08:26 AM #167
      Looks like you took everything scenester and made a wagon from it
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      05-11-2012 09:09 PM #168
      So I finally decided to rip this apart and rebuild it the right way. The axles will all be raised 1/2" so I can ride it. I will also fix the 3 wheeling problem. Then the frame will get some fresh paint. Some pics of the deconstruction
      What she looked like earlier

      The rear frame and axles

      Here's a good look at how the front end works. When I rebuild it I will make the tolerances tighter so there is less slop in the steering

      All the new parts laid out and the template I made to get the same camber on each wheel

      More to come

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      06-08-2012 01:46 PM #169
      This is the last post. I ended up getting a request to build a wagon. I Copied my frame only to find out that they dont make the antique size I have anymore. So It's going to a new owner sometime soon. Slammed Radio Flyer V2.0 is by far awesome and what I should have done from the beginning.



      [IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7351976844_60a896a50a_c.jpg[/IMG

      And thats all she wrote

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      07-10-2012 04:16 PM #171



      What an amazing project! I loved watching it!

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