Refer to the Introduction for links to all of the posts in this project.
The past two days have been VERY productive days with the pedal car! Not since the body went together have I accomplished this much in such a short amount of time. I finally worked a very usable solution for the steering (at BOTH ends of the steering rod!), and finished that last night. Then today I was able to devote about four hours of uninterrupted time to redoing the drive mechanism, and that’s working better than I could have imagined (thank you, Dad, for your ideas and help, and Tami for letting me do it!). Once the kids drove that around for a little while, I realized I just had to get the fenders mounted. And man, what a difference it’s made having those things on the car!
I’ll update Part 4 with details and pictures as soon as a I have a chance to get some decent shots of what I’ve done. Until then, perhaps these videos will hold you over! The kids ran it for about three hours today, and the worst I had to do was add a seat support (for those with longer legs) and tighten a few nuts that worked loose.
One of the huge helps in all of this has been the comments and emails I’ve received on some of the other posts in this series. Seeing interest in this project is really pushing me to get it done, so thanks to all of you who have stopped by!