Prehistoric Pedis Granodiorite Transporter

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Project by ten4cmor posted 427 days ago 1971 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Foot powered vehicle I made for a Holloween Festival at our church in 2011. It is made with from unused particle board shelving material (16”X3/4” for the sides) that I inherited from the previous owner of our home. I also reinforced the sides with 3/4” pine plywood for the car sides to add strength. The remainder is 3/4” plywood and 2X2’s. The car is put together in a way that I can easily take it apart and store (put in attic space above my garage) using dowels and other “prehistoric joinery”.

The kids who came to the event had a blast and lots of pictures were taken, it was fun to hear the kids ask “what is that?” and the parents having to explain what it was and the cartoon etc.

Each wheel consists of two circles cut out with a bandsaw with a smaller square glued to the inside and supported together by 1X2” (8) pine slats that are connected to the edges of the square. Then they were covered with the thin paint canvas material used to protect floors when painting walls in the house.

I have been tossing the idea around to convert it into a toddle bed as it is now taking up valuable shop space. The photos were taken while prepping for a yard sale at our home. The car alone brought lots of visitors to the yard sale. I may have to keep it around just for that reason alone! :)

Just thought it would give a few people some smiles today.

-- "Truth is not based on belief but rather belief is the intended response to Truth"

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#1 posted 427 days ago

Great looking project….I guess I am dating myself…I knew exactly what it was…ha.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#2 posted 427 days ago

Yebba Debba Dooooo! Nice Job

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#3 posted 427 days ago

OMG it took me a sec, but then I saw it is powered by “Fred’s two fat feet”

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Jeffery Mullen

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#4 posted 427 days ago

Great Job. I lived in Custer SD. when I was a kid in the 70’s and they had a bedrock city with all that kind of stuff like the car you built. I enjoyed going to the little 4 city block town of bed rock and see Fred and them dressed up in costumes. Don’t know if if Bed rock still is there but you bring back memories to me.

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#5 posted 427 days ago

Fred Flintstone would be proud…and Barney too!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#6 posted 427 days ago

:) Very nice… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 427 days ago

Very cool …..thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 427 days ago

Thanks for the memories. When I was still a pre-teen, my brothers and I built a Flintstone car very similar to yours, but with even more prehistoric joinery than yours. I see you even installed the rear “window”. Is your model a hard top or does is have T-tops or a sun roof?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 427 days ago

Great project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 427 days ago

Hay, cool build man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 427 days ago

It’s way cool,great job.

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#12 posted 427 days ago

really awesome ten4! what a cool project – execution is flawless!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Rick M.

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#13 posted 426 days ago

Great project. If only my feet moved as fast as Fred Flintstone’s.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#14 posted 426 days ago

Wow that is great!


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#15 posted 424 days ago

Brought a smille to may face, great fun project!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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