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Project by SpeedBuggy posted 08-16-2010 08:31 AM 6338 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a fully transformible pinewood derby car I made a few years back.I hope you all will like it.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV





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John Steffen

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 12:14 PM

SWEET!

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 02:00 PM

wow

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 02:26 PM

nice! love the old school version :-)

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 04:11 PM

That is freakin’ insane!

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 09:07 PM

I bet you got first prize for design. I take it thats more then one block of the pine wood though?

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Lewis Baumstark, Jr.

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 02:29 AM

I’m speechless. Well done!

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting instructor...in that order.

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SpeedBuggy

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 03:54 AM

Most of it is the orignal block. At least the cab that is.The trailer is popeler. It took about two months to make and had very little problems. Every thing sort of fell into place.I gues if you transformed and played with the toy as much as I have as a kid I coud have made it blind folded.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 04:51 AM

Talk about “More then meets the eye” that is awesome. Welcome aboard.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 08-18-2010 07:30 AM

Oh Man I don’t know if I should even show my son this. The shreaks of excitement and daily begging me to build one for him just might be too much for me. ;) We took top in his Den & 2nd in the pack last year with the “Flying Wedge” design. I think this year we are going to go for a more creative design. Definitely going to use yours for inspiration.

Amazing car! Look forward to seeing more from you.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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SpeedBuggy

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#10 posted 08-19-2010 03:24 AM

Thanks. The only thing to say to your son is I try my best.Also this weighs too much If I had lighter wheels it might have bin able to race.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#11 posted 09-13-2010 07:29 PM

very nice! its awesome because its G1

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