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Old 02-10-2011, 11:08 AM
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My kids Monster Wagon

A couple of years ago I put mud tires on my Honda 4x4 quad. The stock tires/wheels sat in the garage and I often looked at them and thought “what can I do with these?” Then BAM! The light bulb went off. I went on a part scavenging mission and the results are what you see in the pictures. The kids absolutely love it! I can pull them around with the quad for hours and they laugh and giggle the entire time. Not to mention it’s a huge hit when we take it to car shows.

Before the kids went for the first ride I put 100 lbs of weight in it and pulled it around at a pace that I would never think of taking the kids on. Yes parts broke at first but with repairs and improvements it finally passed durability. I also took the harnesses out of old car seats and installed in the wagon so they can’t accidently fall out.

Initial concept



Control arm mock-up



Filler panels in the wheel wells



Kids helping with assembly



It will safely hold me while flexing on a 18" step





My buddies grandson pulling my kids at a car show.



Same car show in front of a friends SD

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Old 02-10-2011, 11:13 AM
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Man that is pretty cool. I bet your kids love it.
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That is very cool.
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thats pretty cool
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I love the little shocks haha Thats great
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I love it! Those are some lucky kids too. Looks like the front bumper is almost big enough to put a cooler on too. I'd love to build something like that one day if I had kids.
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what shocks did you use? thats is a sweet ride!
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I love it! Those are some lucky kids too. Looks like the front bumper is almost big enough to put a cooler on too. I'd love to build something like that one day if I had kids.
I thought about putting some cup holders where the diamond plate is but haven't done it yet. I tore out all the electronics from the power wheels. Wheel motors, wiring and batteries so there is a suprising amount of storage in it. The kids diaper bag will fit under the hood and you can easily fit a coat, six pack what ever it may be under the seat.

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what shocks did you use? thats is a sweet ride!
Thanks! The shocks are door struts like you would find on a hatchback. They don't have a fast reaction time but it's not like I baja it or anything. They compress when I sit in it but with the kids in it they don't move until I go over un-even terrain. People are suprised to see the suspension actually moves.
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That's awesome man! Love it.
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This pic is over 20 years old.

My dad built a wagon to cart me around car shows too.
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