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Old 15th November 2010, 18:45
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Hi Guys Posted A Couple Of Threads But To No Avail As Yet.
I Really Want To Build My Lil Boy A Kit Car But Cant Find Any Chassis Plans For A Smaller Version Of The Kitcars.
Ive Already Been To Tot Rods And Toylander But, Toy Lander Are Really Cheap Looking Designs And Totrods Are To Expensive.
Please Help Thanks Guys
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Old 17th November 2010, 22:09
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How old is your 'lil'' boy?

The Ron Champion (Haynes) build your own off road buggy is good - some lads at my school used the plans to make a 3 wheeler (although the book is about a 4 wheeled design) using an old 50cc moped.

Does it need to be powered? Some of our younger boys had great fun (and considerable success) building a pedal grand prix car which they entered in the British grand prix!

And then there's green power - they have lots of information on battery powered cars which they race.

Just some thoughts
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Old 17th November 2010, 22:17
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hi tim
hes only 4 months old at the moment, but going on my past record with projects hell probly get it by the time hes 20 lol na want him 2 maybe open it on his 3rd or 4th bday.
but i really fancy building the locost replica grasshopper, although i did see a stunning cobra 427 replica.
but just dont no how to get started really, maybe that buggy book is worth a look then?
thanks all help greatly appreciated
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Old 17th November 2010, 22:18
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also tim have you got any pics of the cars they built thanks
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Old 22nd November 2010, 11:35
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I'll have a dig around - I'm sure I have pics somewhere of the more recent projects!

I saw at the weekend whilst looking for some other info that there is a primary class for the Green Power competition. They sell kits for this (called the Goblin). May be of use as a source of parts for a junior build maybe?
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Old 22nd November 2010, 12:26
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Thanks Tim Would Really Appreciate All Your Help, Thanks Again
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Hi,
take a look at this...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui3v75Veg8I

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAKE-KIDS-RACE...item1c16ef3e56

Also, MNR are doing a kids Lotus 7 that is electric powered, but I cant find much on the web.

If you look at the MNR Vortex article here......
http://www.totalkitcar.com/tkc_article_1947.php
you'll see the kids version in the picture. According to Kit Car magazine the kit cost £1200.

It seems a shame but my boys are all grown up now...
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Old 23rd November 2010, 21:26
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thanks peterux.
ile be honest I dont like the idea of my son going round in a wheelie bin lol,
yea looks good like, but at the same time looks a bit crap haha.
and the MNR kit is lush but way to expensive, im waiting on my grasshopper plans to arrive so will probably start on that soon like, just keeping my options open, hey you dont have to build it for your kids, build it and sell it maybe?
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