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Blog entry by HallTree posted 08-24-2011 06:50 PM 4129 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, I know, it is not a woodworking project. Well… about 5% is wood (part of the top, the storage racks, and two hardwood dowels inside the front and back PVC cross members).
There is a steel pipe (top of a chain link fence) inside each of the two lower outside PVC tubes.
The main frame is 40 schedule 1 1/4” PVC. The top and top supports are 20 schedule 1 1/4” PVC. The steering column and steering wheel is 1” PVC.
The seats are boat seats from ‘Fleet Farm’.
And of course there is a place for our little dog.
The plans, wheels, and hardware are from americanspeedster.com.
Total cost was about $450.
It was a fun project.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon



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#1 posted 08-24-2011 07:02 PM

That’s cool. Thanks for posting.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 07:09 PM

It looks like fun and will be more fun when the weather gets a bit cooler. Thanks for sharing with us.

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#3 posted 08-28-2011 01:49 PM

Hall, that is so cool!
You are amazing.
And with cat storage too.
Way to go.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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