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Building a Briggs & Stratton Buckboard Flyer

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I saw a picture of this car about a year ago and told my wife I was going to build it. It took me a while to get started but after I found some very crude drawings on the internet and finally did it! The spoke wheels are my only concern. They are rated for a high load but with the load straight down. On a car there is lateral force to consider. So far it’s working well however. I got the wheels from Lapp Wagon Wheels.

Here’s a 2-part video of the building process. Thanks!

https://youtu.be/lPDv_33CV4o





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-13-2020 03:06 PM

WOW! That’s awesome! ....not only kid’s toy….

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 09-13-2020 03:26 PM

totally awesome a very nice runner GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Mork

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#3 posted 09-13-2020 03:26 PM



WOW! That s awesome! ....not only kid s toy….

- Ivan


My kids are grown… this is my toy, Ha

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987Ron

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#4 posted 09-13-2020 04:28 PM

Looks great! Lots of fun ahead. Only upgrade might be a Porsche or a Ferrari emblem on the front or not.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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moke

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#5 posted 09-13-2020 06:00 PM

Very well done! Looks like fun!

-- Mike

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 09-13-2020 06:13 PM

Very cool!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 09-13-2020 06:18 PM

Looks like fun. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Madmark2

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#8 posted 09-13-2020 06:20 PM

Waaaaaa! I want one!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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robscastle

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#9 posted 09-13-2020 07:23 PM

A great representation of the original vehicle.

No doubt you have seen on the B&S website a article on the Buckboard

-- Regards Rob

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bushmaster

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#10 posted 09-13-2020 07:57 PM

Well done, an beautifully done project.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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bushmaster

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#11 posted 09-13-2020 08:15 PM

Skipped through your video as I wanted to see it operate, I also use metalworking tools as well as wood working tools in the shop. Opens up a whole lot more possibilities. will check out more of your videos as it looks like you have more great ideas. I also often do basic utube idea presentations. under Brian Procter.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Eric

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#12 posted 09-13-2020 09:07 PM

Too cool, I have done research on a few models and how they are constructed. Nose of the ones I saw used a motorcycle wheel. But you have hit the mark with yours. And I bet it is fun to drive. Great job.

You have some talent, with the metal working also.

I want one of those now, it would be fun running around the neighborhood.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Mork

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#13 posted 09-13-2020 09:16 PM



A great representation of the original vehicle.

No doubt you have seen on the B&S website a article on the Buckboard

- robscastle


Actually no… I may need to look at that. I did find some old drawings however. Hard to read but fairly complete.

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Mork

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#14 posted 09-13-2020 09:25 PM



Too cool, I have done research on a few models and how they are constructed. Nose of the ones I saw used a motorcycle wheel. But you have hit the mark with yours. And I bet it is fun to drive. Great job.

You have some talent, with the metal working also.

I want one of those now, it would be fun running around the neighborhood.

- Eric

It’s a lot of fun! The drive wheel is a temporary spare from a 2001 Kia Rio. It’s probably a bit heavier than needed but it was free and the right diameter. Yeah… about 6-years ago I got a 1942 Logan 10 inch metal lathe and restored it. It’s amazing what you can do with a lathe! Of course a mill is handy too but I did without for a long time. I have a small MIG welder but I did most the welding at a friends shop. The welds are ugly but strong. I need to work on that.

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ChrisK

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#15 posted 09-14-2020 01:34 AM

Funtastic!

-- Chris K

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