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  • vectorsolid
    started a topic Bob's Lifted Wagon

    Bob's Lifted Wagon

    So, I got a wild hair the other night. I was looking at the kids Radio Flyer toy wagon... And I look over at this pile of ATV tires... back over at the wagon, back over to the tires again, look out at my lifted Superduty... look back at the wagon, and then over to the tires again... Pretty soon, I'm remembering this scraped out ATV in the junk pile...

    This project was 4 days, start to finish (paint and all).
    I Got the wild hair last Monday night that I could have this done for our car show this weekend. I start the mockup, and get with my paint shop buddy and tell him I'm gonna drop off some stuff on Friday morning that I need to have painted and back in hand by Friday night. SO I now have Monday night to Thursday night afterwork to get this designed and built and out to paint.

    All I know is that I wanted it lifted, atv tires, 4 wheel independent suspension and 4 wheel steering, and it had to be durable, I want kids to be able to play with it, and my rod buddies to give their kids rides, now and then. And have fun at car shows with it, to match my lifted truck.

    Anyway, here it is, start to finish, 4 days, after work in the garage.

    First picture, My F250 on 40's. Picture is kind of deceiving, for a daily driver truck, this thing is VERY big. Not freaky big, but BIG. It looks proportional in the pics, and you don't get a sense of size out of it.

    The wagon goes with THIS truck, so let's start with one pic of the truck, and get to the wagon build.
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    Last edited by vectorsolid; 06-19-2007, 08:28 PM.

  • burnie
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    Very cool wagon and I like your helping hand tool also( have to steal your idea ) thanks for the pics.

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by wireburner View Post
    That is cool ,you must have lots of time on your hands , I seen somewhere there was wagon \ go-kart can`t remeber where it a had a motor!!!
    Not really, just work quickly and effectively (sometimes). This was a case where I got it done on schedule.

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
    theres one here http://www.millerwelds.com/interests.../just-for-fun/. ive seen a bunch of different designs but none with a suspension lift . guess its tricky to design out of a wagon though.
    That is the one i was thinking a bout I think lol

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  • weld_13
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    wagon with engine

    theres one here http://www.millerwelds.com/interests.../just-for-fun/. ive seen a bunch of different designs but none with a suspension lift . guess its tricky to design out of a wagon though.

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by vectorsolid View Post
    Having built projects like this with engines in them, it would have been easier to build it with an engine. On a wagon like this, you'd almost have to make a different wagon top. I'm 5'10" 185 pounds, and I can't really wedge in the wagon top, about an inch to narrow. So most adults wouldn't fit, and that would take the fun out of it. I suppose you could buy 2 of them and section them together so it would end up about 2" wider, and repaint it. Problem is that they are pretty thin and flimsy metal, wouldn't hold up well.

    With engine, I'm seeing 125cc 4 stroke, geared to go about 10mph or less. A pitbike engine would be about right.
    That is cool ,you must have lots of time on your hands , I seen somewhere there was wagon \ go-kart can`t remeber where it a had a motor!!!

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
    nice job thats pretty cool. now all it needs is a motor !
    Having built projects like this with engines in them, it would have been easier to build it with an engine. On a wagon like this, you'd almost have to make a different wagon top. I'm 5'10" 185 pounds, and I can't really wedge in the wagon top, about an inch to narrow. So most adults wouldn't fit, and that would take the fun out of it. I suppose you could buy 2 of them and section them together so it would end up about 2" wider, and repaint it. Problem is that they are pretty thin and flimsy metal, wouldn't hold up well.

    With engine, I'm seeing 125cc 4 stroke, geared to go about 10mph or less. A pitbike engine would be about right.
    Last edited by vectorsolid; 06-19-2007, 02:28 PM.

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by monte55 View Post
    Nice job...........needs some big lights
    and upswept exaust on each side.......cd player.......lcd moniters.....and a beautiful blonde with big............................enthusiam for the sport. Whew!
    Monte, it's getting some of that stuff. Light bar and lights for sure. Just don't know if I want to make the roll bar out of aluminum and polish it, or steel and chrome it. I'm leaning toward steel. Polished aluminum can leave that black film on a clean shirt when you rub up against it. I'm thinking most parents don't want to get the kids any dirtier than they already get on their own.
    Last edited by vectorsolid; 06-19-2007, 02:14 PM.

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  • weld_13
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    nice job thats pretty cool. now all it needs is a motor !

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  • fun4now
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    use some of your spare time to make one of these to hold the parts for TIG.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/education...1469#post11469
    keeps the magnet away from the TIG torch and still holds the tab's, works on aluminum also. and with the kind of spare parts you have laying around you could make a realy fancy one.
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  • fun4now
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    thats realy cool. must be nice to have all them extra parts laying around. nice choice of useage for them now make one to match the oldie roadster in the background too.
    i wonder how expensive it would be to buy all th parts to make one. the tires alone are like $50 a pop ok so i cant aford it but that dosent make it any less cool, you can send it out my way when you are bored with it and decide to make a new one.

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  • monte55
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    Nice job...........needs some big lights
    and upswept exaust on each side.......cd player.......lcd moniters.....and a beautiful blonde with big............................enthusiam for the sport. Whew!

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  • Copperdog
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    Nice Job!

    Most people don't have the time, knowledge or drive to complete a project like that.

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  • dabar39
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    wagon project

    That's pretty cool and all, but you've got entirely way too much free time on your hands. Dave

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  • vectorsolid
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    Some suspension and linkage close-ups and detail work.

    Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy it.

    -Bob
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