Parade Car - from Garden Tractor

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Project by Howard posted 09-13-2015 10:09 PM 1085 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted to attempt a project like this. Finally took the time to buy an old garden tractor and make the needed changes to create a unique Parade Car. Just a fun little project that turned out fairly well. The heavy duty bicycle wheels cost more that the entire tractor. = Ouch!
Not shown is a small trunk on the car that holds a battery powered air compressor, misc tools and a tire repair kit in case of a flat.
Not sure if you can see it in the picture but I named the car “Mosemobile”.... as my last name is Moseley. Ended up selling the car to a fellow that wanted to use it in various parades. Now on to the next project.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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#1 posted 09-13-2015 10:12 PM

Sorry, I forgot to mention that the frame work is made from 2×4s and 2×2s. The shell is made from 1/4” Maple faced plywood…as well as the headlight housings.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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#2 posted 09-13-2015 10:37 PM

I totally love them. I bet they are a lot of fun.

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#3 posted 09-13-2015 11:15 PM


Hope you were paid for your time!

Now on to the next one!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 12:16 AM

A real cool project! I love it! Nicely done!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 01:58 AM

Good looking car. I have thought about doing something similar but was unsure about making the wheels look right on the car. You did a great job on that. I bet every neighborhood kid was wanting to take it for a spin. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 02:42 AM

Very cool, Bet your a Mason

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 09-14-2015 02:50 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 09-14-2015 10:40 PM

Hmmm, I have an old 14hp Murray mower that runs good but the deck is shot. Was gonna take the engine off and scrap the rest of the metal, but now…..

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 09-15-2015 09:26 AM

Awesome idea! I’m sure it will rock on parade.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-06-2016 07:26 AM

Now that is an interesting vehicle to own! Probably cheaper to finance than anything else on the market too haha! Looks like the whole lot of us should be heading out there to buy tractors instead of saloons and sports cars now! Thanks for sharing this mate!

-- Rowan,

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#11 posted 01-16-2017 03:56 PM

This is a beautiful piece and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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