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Billy Cart
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:15:15 AM »
It's been cold, wet and windy, so it was time to get into the shed and make a Billy Cart for the grandchildren.    I made something similar for my kids, and they scared us witless with their downhill exploits, so now its time for the grandies to give their parents some payback.    :grin

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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 12:36:33 PM »
too sophisticated for I,m only used to a bit of board with an apple box nailed to it with a bit of rope on the front to steer with , but this looks excellent , hand brake and all.
 

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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 02:44:51 PM »
Awesome work mate :clap :clap :clap
The kids will love it :runyay
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 06:06:32 PM »
That certainly is a flash billy cart....and with brakes  :thumbsup

I added brakes to mine as a kid and took the tip of my finger off when I squished it between the brake lever and a brick on a jump we made  :fp
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 06:23:06 PM »
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 06:29:13 PM »
Great work Pete.  Even got the colour right.  Plenty of hills around your place to see what the maximum speed is too.   Should be able to get to flinders Uni in less than 5 minutes  o:)
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 07:51:24 PM »
 :fp I wish I could weld.
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 08:38:40 PM »
Magnificent piece of ginger-beering, Pete.
I still have the brakes off my billycart.  And the marks on my heels where the seat used to run up them as the friction of the feet on the ground took effect (I did uster wear sandshoes [pre-jogger era]).
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2016, 08:57:56 PM »
I may just convert my unfinished trailer into a hill cart for my Grand Daughter.
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 10:36:07 PM »
Great work, like the fancy steering componentry.. Adjustable toe-in?  :like
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2016, 02:00:03 AM »
Nice looking unit Pete, can only just imagine what you could do with a week of rain.
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 06:40:57 AM »
WOW:

Now for the roll cage & 5 point seat belt & pneumatic tryres. :spank :stirpot :grin
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 07:08:30 AM »
It's been cold, wet and windy, so it was time to get into the shed and make a Billy Cart for the grandchildren.    I made something similar for my kids, and they scared us witless with their downhill exploits, so now its time for the grandies to give their parents some payback.    :grin

(I know it's not a bike post, but it is red and fast...)

Good skills!!!
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 07:15:22 AM »
WOW:

Now for the roll cage & 5 point seat belt & pneumatic tryres. :spank :stirpot :grin

Thanks for all the positive comments.....
I did consider using some pneumatic sack truck tyres, but settled for some second hand golf cart wheels, simply because they were cheap.  However, a future wheel upgrade may be considered if the grandsons (no granddaughters) survive.   :grin 
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 07:18:58 AM »
Helmet, gloves and knee guards might help in the survival stakes.

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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 02:45:13 PM »
 Just needs a speedo.


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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2016, 06:37:22 PM »
Just needs a speedo.


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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2016, 08:59:28 PM »
Nice little addition / attachment for the cart? ... starts about 35 seconds into the clip. :hatwave

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« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 09:06:44 PM by Kev Murphy »
*YAWN*.... beautiful day.... where's my keys?
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2016, 11:06:13 AM »
Nice little addition / attachment for the cart? ... starts about 35 seconds into the clip. :hatwave

http://vid1029.photobucket.com/albums/y352/kjm47/kjm47/some%20ideas..._zpszxwaguk1.mp4


That is an awesome setup :thumbsup :runyay :thumbs
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2016, 01:43:08 PM »
Very clever.  Just don't go too far from home on "drill power" or you'll be doing a lot of walking and pulling.   :-(((
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2016, 03:33:26 PM »
Just carry a spare battery... if you go too far on one, the other will get you home again?
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2016, 04:57:26 PM »
On that very subject, I have a quite good Ryobi drill for which the NiCad battery died.  I hated throwing away a good drill, but the Ryobi replacements are about the same price as a drill.  Then I found these guys:
http://www.amcell.com.au/

and for less than half the price, incl P&H, I have a replacement with more amphours than the original.
So that's how you might acquire a spare for the billy cart (if you add that farkle).
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2016, 05:35:18 PM »
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2016, 09:21:45 AM »
Nice work there Pete, I noticed that there is space for a petrol motor behind the seat ???
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Re: Billy Cart
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2016, 12:04:44 PM »
Nice work there Pete, I noticed that there is space for a petrol motor behind the seat ???

It's a "Passenger Platform" so the child who isn't steering can also ride, and doesn't need to chuck a wobbly.   :grin
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