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Project by DonB posted 01-21-2014 10:18 PM 2092 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this fast race car on Youtube. Copied the rough shape of the five pieces of plywood. Center piece is about 5/8, and the others are about 3/16. Center is the cab, the next outboard is the body and the last is to represent the fenders. Used a 1/4-20 bolt with spacers for the in-line skate wheels. Mounted the wheels to provide 1/2” clearance for the bottom of the car and about 3/8 front and back overhang to protect the walls by using the wheels as bumpers. That way my great-grandson doesnt get in trouble by having this car slam into the walls – it really does move out with nearly zero wheel resistance.

-- DonB





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Brett

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 10:57 PM

That sure is sleek! I like the use of the rollerblade wheels.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 11:23 PM

Good thinking on using the wheels as bumpers DonB! I bet that really moves. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 01-22-2014 12:14 AM

Slick! Great project, I’m going to borrow the idea! 8 Grandkids are eagerly waiting.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-22-2014 12:39 AM

Good idea with those wheels acting as bumpers. Nice design. Any kid will luv this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Trey

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 12:47 AM

My son was looking over my shoulder while I was viewing this. So guess what? I have to build one. Thanks!

Very nice looking though. Looks like I’ll have fun doing it.

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 01:21 AM

Very nice.

-- Chris K

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woodcox

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#7 posted 01-22-2014 02:34 AM

Nice job Don. My nephew is turning five on Saturday, I think I know what he is getting;) thank you for posting this.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 01-22-2014 04:26 AM

Hahaha Trey! Post it when you’re done!

-- God bless, Candy

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DonB

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#9 posted 01-22-2014 12:54 PM

Roger: The second reason I used the wheels as bumpers is so I would not get in trouble either!
Brett: Looking from slightly overhead it looks like a record holder from the Salt Flats.

-- DonB

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#10 posted 01-23-2014 02:31 AM

Candy, I will. I need to order some rollerblade wheels first. So it might take a while.

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#11 posted 01-24-2014 12:25 PM

Trey: I ordered the wheels through Amazon. The cheapest I found was $17 for a pack of 8. Not a bad price and it included installed bearings.

-- DonB

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 01:18 PM

UPDATE: UPS carried this present to Houston on 1/20, it arrived in Houston on 1/22 at about 5pm. It is now nowhere to be found. No info on tracking available. If they have lost this I’ll really be PO’d.

-- DonB

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DonB

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#13 posted 02-13-2020 01:46 PM

I forgot to update the update. I ended up having to make another car. Now, six years later I have another great grandson. So I can use the info in here to reproduce. And, by the way – three months (May 2014) later they found the first car which was still in Houston. My 80th birthday is in two weeks. I’d better get movin on making this car.

-- DonB

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#14 posted 02-13-2020 02:58 PM

a very kewl idea Don …GRATZ on the gr8grandson …. and happy 80th to you also …. GREAT JOB :<)) be sure to post other car

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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