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Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:08 pm
by Henry K. Lee
This is to inspire others as it did me many years ago. Here in dim dar hills, kids used old car hoods as sleds when it snowed so they were all rotted out anyway laying in the hollow's. Taking an old go-kart and pimping it for our Grand God-Children so when they so up, spoiling begins! Sectioning metal was the old way of sprint making as many did not have the skills in forming and wanted to get on the track quick. Will keep Ya'll posted as this progresses.

Enjoy!

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How can I say No!

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What is going on with the picture imports? They are vertical when I start!


Hank

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:12 pm
by Playswithbrass
That is a cool project. Who gets first dibs on driving it?

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:22 pm
by Tmodelt
Hank,

I want to kick myself for using all the hoods that I did for "sleds". The one that I remember the most was from a 57 Chevy. Made a great toboggan for group when towed behind our truck.

Kim R. Wynn

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:38 pm
by Shane Lach
I dig it, Hank! I've had thoughts of making one of these in the future for the little one.

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:50 pm
by Rich Eagle
Recycling at it's best. My scrap pile keeps getting smaller rather than larger. There are things you can't buy in it.
Fun to see this.
Thanks
Rich

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:08 pm
by StanHowe
That's where all the 26/7 coupe trunk lids went. They make a great sled. Roadster lids are almost as good.

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:10 pm
by StanHowe
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Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:58 pm
by henryford2
By no means hijacking this post, but I've just listed in the classifieds 9 articles on how to build one, some vintage and others newer. Great source of information in one place. Start building one now for that "special" surprise at Christmas