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Project by DonB posted 217 days ago 852 views 16 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this fast race car on Youtube. Copied the rough shape of the five pieces of plywood. Center piece is about 5/8, and the others are about 3/16. Center is the cab, the next outboard is the body and the last is to represent the fenders. Used a 1/4-20 bolt with spacers for the in-line skate wheels. Mounted the wheels to provide 1/2” clearance for the bottom of the car and about 3/8 front and back overhang to protect the walls by using the wheels as bumpers. That way my great-grandson doesnt get in trouble by having this car slam into the walls – it really does move out with nearly zero wheel resistance.

-- DonB





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Brett

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#1 posted 217 days ago

That sure is sleek! I like the use of the rollerblade wheels.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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CFrye

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#2 posted 217 days ago

Good thinking on using the wheels as bumpers DonB! I bet that really moves. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 217 days ago

Slick! Great project, I’m going to borrow the idea! 8 Grandkids are eagerly waiting.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Roger

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#4 posted 217 days ago

Good idea with those wheels acting as bumpers. Nice design. Any kid will luv this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Trey

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#5 posted 217 days ago

My son was looking over my shoulder while I was viewing this. So guess what? I have to build one. Thanks!

Very nice looking though. Looks like I’ll have fun doing it.

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ChrisK

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#6 posted 217 days ago

Very nice.

-- Chris K

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woodcox

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#7 posted 217 days ago

Nice job Don. My nephew is turning five on Saturday, I think I know what he is getting;) thank you for posting this.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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CFrye

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#8 posted 217 days ago

Hahaha Trey! Post it when you’re done!

-- God bless, Candy

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DonB

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#9 posted 217 days ago

Roger: The second reason I used the wheels as bumpers is so I would not get in trouble either!
Brett: Looking from slightly overhead it looks like a record holder from the Salt Flats.

-- DonB

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Trey

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#10 posted 216 days ago

Candy, I will. I need to order some rollerblade wheels first. So it might take a while.

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DonB

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#11 posted 215 days ago

Trey: I ordered the wheels through Amazon. The cheapest I found was $17 for a pack of 8. Not a bad price and it included installed bearings.

-- DonB

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DonB

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#12 posted 208 days ago

UPDATE: UPS carried this present to Houston on 1/20, it arrived in Houston on 1/22 at about 5pm. It is now nowhere to be found. No info on tracking available. If they have lost this I’ll really be PO’d.

-- DonB

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