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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Custom Hot Wheels- Lickety Split #4

Back to work. Once I figured out the front end with working steering, my 11 yr old son said I should make it with an actual steering wheel that worked. I kinda scoffed at him and said it would be really hard to do after he explained his idea, but it got me thinking- and I simplified it a lot and came up with this!

The start- steering column with shaft.

Short vid of it sort of working.

Steering wheel cut on the lathe, and the center hub for it made out of a teensy piece of pipe.

The first iteration.

Assembled column.

There was one major flaw with this setup. Anyone spot it?

Guess I should have thought a little more about it before I tried that out... Easy fix. Sorta.

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