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Wooden Toy Plans, Issue #010 -- Jeep Pedal Car Plans
October 11, 2017
|Dear Fellow Woodworkers|
Vintage Jeep Pedal Car Plans.
From the 1948 edition of Popular Mechanics, the original plans used an automobile starter motor and a war surplus hydraulic transmission.
This is a project on my wish list – in fact I happen to have two electric motors salvaged from a pair of kids scooters. I was thinking I could use one on each wheel. It would have the advantage of not needing a differential drive, and more power, until I realised that one of the motors would have to be running backwards.
There is a fair amount of metalwork in this example, so I would replace the chassis with a timber frame.
For the hydraulic transmission, I would salvage one from a ride-on mower.Jeep pedal car plans
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