Prehistoric Pedis Granodiorite Transporter

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Project by ten4cmor posted 05-21-2013 07:06 PM 3021 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Foot powered vehicle I made for a Holloween Festival at our church in 2011. It is made with from unused particle board shelving material (16”X3/4” for the sides) that I inherited from the previous owner of our home. I also reinforced the sides with 3/4” pine plywood for the car sides to add strength. The remainder is 3/4” plywood and 2X2’s. The car is put together in a way that I can easily take it apart and store (put in attic space above my garage) using dowels and other “prehistoric joinery”.

The kids who came to the event had a blast and lots of pictures were taken, it was fun to hear the kids ask “what is that?” and the parents having to explain what it was and the cartoon etc.

Each wheel consists of two circles cut out with a bandsaw with a smaller square glued to the inside and supported together by 1X2” (8) pine slats that are connected to the edges of the square. Then they were covered with the thin paint canvas material used to protect floors when painting walls in the house.

I have been tossing the idea around to convert it into a toddler bed as it is now taking up valuable shop space. The photos were taken while prepping for a yard sale at our home. The car alone brought lots of visitors to the yard sale. I may have to keep it around just for that reason alone! :)

Just thought it would give a few people some smiles today.

-- "Truth is not based on belief but rather belief is the intended response to Truth"

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 07:17 PM

Great looking project….I guess I am dating myself…I knew exactly what it was…ha.

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 07:58 PM

Yebba Debba Dooooo! Nice Job

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 08:01 PM

OMG it took me a sec, but then I saw it is powered by “Fred’s two fat feet”

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 08:10 PM

Great Job. I lived in Custer SD. when I was a kid in the 70’s and they had a bedrock city with all that kind of stuff like the car you built. I enjoyed going to the little 4 city block town of bed rock and see Fred and them dressed up in costumes. Don’t know if if Bed rock still is there but you bring back memories to me.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 08:59 PM

Fred Flintstone would be proud…and Barney too!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 09:29 PM

:) Very nice… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 09:53 PM

Very cool …..thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 10:12 PM

Thanks for the memories. When I was still a pre-teen, my brothers and I built a Flintstone car very similar to yours, but with even more prehistoric joinery than yours. I see you even installed the rear “window”. Is your model a hard top or does is have T-tops or a sun roof?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 11:05 PM

Great project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 05-22-2013 01:20 AM

Hay, cool build man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 05-22-2013 01:53 AM

It’s way cool,great job.

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#12 posted 05-22-2013 03:01 AM

really awesome ten4! what a cool project – execution is flawless!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 05-22-2013 04:28 PM

Great project. If only my feet moved as fast as Fred Flintstone’s.

-- Rick M,

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#14 posted 05-23-2013 04:14 AM

Wow that is great!


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#15 posted 05-24-2013 03:11 PM

Brought a smille to may face, great fun project!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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