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Darryl T
Posted 2017-06-11 11:40 PM (#541959)
Subject: 57 Dodge kiddie car



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I just finished my granddaughter's new car so thought I'd post a picture. She loved it and didn't want to get out. I found the body on ebay and then hand built the chassis. The handle fits on either end, so it's a wagon or a stroller. I also have all the parts to make it electric and remote controlled - that will be phase 2.





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Mike McCandless
Posted 2017-06-12 9:15 AM (#541971 - in reply to #541959)
Subject: Re: 57 Dodge kiddie car


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That is BEYOND cool
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soiouz
Posted 2017-06-12 9:34 AM (#541973 - in reply to #541959)
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Great work! That looks fantastic!
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uncltank
Posted 2017-06-12 11:08 AM (#541977 - in reply to #541959)
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Two COOL convertibles... Great work...
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-06-12 12:52 PM (#541981 - in reply to #541959)
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Neat! How did you do the chrome? What did you use for a start on the chassis? Very cute grand-daughter, by the way!
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Darryl T
Posted 2017-06-12 1:16 PM (#541984 - in reply to #541981)
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Powerflite - 2017-06-12 9:52 AM

Neat! How did you do the chrome? What did you use for a start on the chassis? Very cute grand-daughter, by the way!


The chrome is vinyl vehicle wrap material. The chassis is 1" square tube, with a homemade front axle that swivels up and down for bumps. Hardest part was making the steering - from the front, rear, and steering wheel - all work together. The headlights, made from real '57 Dodge parking lights, and taillights will work once a battery is installed for the future motor. I built it in secret over a 3 year period, then called the kids and told them I was bringing a new convertible to show them.
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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2017-06-13 1:32 AM (#542013 - in reply to #541959)
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that is awsome when she gets older you should pass the big '57 dodge to her so that way the car stays in the family
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mstrug
Posted 2017-06-13 5:42 AM (#542018 - in reply to #541959)
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So cool! Need some hubcaps to finish off:

https://www.ebay.com/p/AMF-Pedal-Car-Chrome-Spinner-Hub-Cap/92874510...

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/pedal-car-hubcaps~14-131-549-179...
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Darryl T
Posted 2017-06-13 4:09 PM (#542062 - in reply to #542018)
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I agree, but had not found any yet that I like. The ones you linked to are I believe only 3 1/8" and I need at least 4 1/4" diameter. Plus I may go to larger wheels when I add the electric motor next winter. These are to scale, but kinda small for a kiddie car.
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mstrug
Posted 2017-06-13 6:59 PM (#542075 - in reply to #541959)
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Maybe these will work on there own:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-Dodge-Lancer-hub-cap-spinners-/1322116...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-Dodge-Royal-Lancer-Spinner-Hub-Cap-/35...
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p7plymouth
Posted 2017-09-19 2:41 PM (#548719 - in reply to #541959)
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very very nice.
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LostDeere59
Posted 2017-09-20 7:40 AM (#548765 - in reply to #541959)
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That's super cool, and clearly a lot of work. Very nice!

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Darryl T
Posted 2018-01-21 1:26 PM (#556680 - in reply to #541959)
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Kolbey's Car is now electric and remote controlled (and/or driver controlled). Can't wait for spring!
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-01-21 3:07 PM (#556684 - in reply to #541959)
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Pics? What did you use and how did you do it?

Edited by Powerflite 2018-01-21 3:08 PM
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Darryl T
Posted 2018-01-21 6:05 PM (#556693 - in reply to #556684)
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Powerflite - 2018-01-21 12:07 PM

Pics? What did you use and how did you do it?

Before I started this project I was searching ebay for remote controlled ride-on kiddie cars and found someone selling the electronics out of one - motor, steering motor, pc board, wiring plus axle and rear wheels. I bought it all for $45 and then found a matching remote control. When first building it as a wagon/stroller I allowed space for the future motor etc. Installation only took a couple of days. Only problem was I used a 1/2" rear axle the first time and the motor fit a 10mm one. A couple of bushings took care of that. I'll take some chassis pics the next time I take the body off.

Edited by Darryl T 2018-01-22 12:58 AM
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Darryl T
Posted 2018-01-31 10:47 PM (#557308 - in reply to #556693)
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Darryl T - 2018-01-21 3:05 PM

Powerflite - 2018-01-21 12:07 PM

Pics? What did you use and how did you do it?

I'll take some chassis pics the next time I take the body off.

If anyone is interested here are a few shots of the chassis (last one is bottom side):


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