Smith Flyer Repli-Car

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Project by TaybulSawz posted 11-07-2016 10:55 PM 2757 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Grandkids wanted a Go-Cart. I started searching for plans,kits, etc…and VOILA’ I came across this picture. I thought how kool is that!!! I could NOT find any plans sooo.. It just winged it and made my own plans. It’s coming along and I hope to have her “On the Road” by spring. Quarter Sawn Red oak for the body and under carriage. Will have a LIVE axle on the rear. Will be Belt Drive with friction pulley clutch 61/2 hp Harbor freight motor. So far I have about $200 invested. Wheels are from Craigslist 20” bicycles purchased for $20 each. I had to make custom sleeves to fit the Rear Wheels to a 5/8” axle. I’ll post more pics later to show some of the details. Plan on making wood fenders so we’ll see how that goes.

At the suggestion of a member, I’ve decided to make this into a blog.

I’ve posted more pics and details about the build in the blog and will continue to update progress in the blog.

Thanks again for all your kind remarks.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 11:13 PM

that is amazing! I would love to build something like that but I wouldn’t know where to start

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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Alexandre Lussier

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 11:20 PM

That is beautiful!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 11-08-2016 12:16 AM

Sometimes when you connect your thoughts it leads to something great just like your super nice project.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-08-2016 12:26 AM

Coolest grandpa award. That’s awesome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 12:50 AM

Slick trick and looking GOOD!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 11-08-2016 12:55 AM

Beautiful. Those little grey modules between the ears comes up with some wonderful ideas.

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#7 posted 11-08-2016 01:00 AM

that is awesome. Nice work on multiple fronts.
Woodworking, metal working, engineering and being a cool grandpa.


-- Jeff NJ

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#8 posted 11-08-2016 01:37 AM

It looks very old school and awesome, wonderful model style to build, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 11-08-2016 01:43 AM

Wow, that’s awesome. Nice work!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 11-08-2016 01:46 AM

Grandkids Only? Heck, i would have fun driving that and i’m 68

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#11 posted 11-08-2016 02:47 AM


-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~

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#12 posted 11-08-2016 11:07 AM

This brings out the kid in me. If I were to build one of these, it would be all mine! :D

Looking forward to seeing progress posts on this project. Good luck with it!

-- -- Paul @ PMB Creative Works

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#13 posted 11-08-2016 11:30 AM

Really nice looking. Great work.

-- Chris K

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#14 posted 11-08-2016 12:17 PM

WOW! Can I be your grandkid too!!!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at

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#15 posted 11-08-2016 01:45 PM

Fantastic, any kid would love to have this! Actually, I think most adults would as well :)

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