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Went shopping for wheels the last few weeks for the Slug. Spoke with Rich the owner, and we are going to give the ones I found down at Tractor Supply. There 15 1/4 inch tall and from what I'm thinking is the pedal car is long enough and wide enough to bring the tire size down to what should look normal. If not we be go back to the drawing board on the tire part of the build.
So here is a shot of all four placed with at its intended wheel base (74 1/2inches) and tracking ( 36 inches to outside bubble ).



Here's where I'm at with the start of the chassis. I'm using 1X1 16 gauge mild steel tubing. Bends are at 45 degrees with an eight inch kick up. In the rear and I have not figure the front kick up as of yet.









And here I've started my drop axle for the front suspension.





Should make more progress tomorrow. Thanks for looking. :cool:
 

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Got some more work done on the Slug today. Cut and faced off the king pin receptacles.



I have the king pins set at 4 degrees



Notice the quick jig I made up to hold in place while I welded the recep's on the axle tube.



And here's an idea of what the axle will look like in place.



Now I have to decide on hair pins with coil type shock or find a small mono leaf spring.

Thanks for looking :)
 

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Got the pieces for the spindles made up today, I used all stainless steel, so they will look nice all mirror polished.





I've never built a set of spindles but its a pedal car so gives me a good chance to figure out how things work. Here's some of the parts welded.



Here it's jigged up to weld.



More later, thanks for looking. :cool:
 

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Started on the front frame rails.





And repeat the bend angle to bring it over the axle straight.





And the other side.





And now back down again to be able to come out to the bottom of the body.





More tomorrow...... Thanks for looking... :)
 

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Got some more tube made up for the out riggers.

After cutting my tube to length, and marking the center to match up with the center on my layout drawing on the bench. Then I mark where my bend will start, as the marker shows.



Then I line it up in my die.



Here's my bend results, and you can see my marks line up pretty well.



And both out riggers.







More tomorrow, thanks for looking. :cool:
 

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Nice build, must be for an adult, ....?
 

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It will have to be a small adult, the build is a land speed, so it's going to be quite a bit longer then your average pedal car.... :)
Cool, I sat in a Bonneville belly tankster once, I`m small 5` 8``, and it was a tight squeeze...
 

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LOL... not laughing at you my son is 6`...daugther is 5`8``.....not sure what happened, but my father was 6`....anim_63
 

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Well let me update a bit..... I didn't realize I hadn't posted more content.

I cut out some steering brackets to weld to the spindles.





Here's the front end all assembled.





I made a temporary panel to support the front end while i start building front fenders.



Front inner panel.




Tipping the edge.



Here's both panels in place.







Starting on the front fenders...










 
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