First Night Austin gave us a grant to build a fleet of these vehicles to include in their Grand Procession - a parade that is part of the downtown family art festival in Austin, Texas. Our piece also included a dinosaur-like gasoline powered SUV art car which our cavemen and trike riders would hunt down as part of the festivities.
Find out more about the makers - The Caveman Collective
Step 1: Parts and Tools
A jigsaw with a wood cutting blade.
A screw gun.
Various drill bits.
A socket for tightening lag screws.
A few 6 inch C-clamps for clamping and gluing.
Wire-cutters and crimpers.
A volt meter for sanity testing things.
Hacksaw with metal cutting blade.
Sandpaper for smoothing wood.
Large crescent wrench.
Wood glue - Elmer's wood glue or Gorilla glue work fine
Half inch furniture grade plywood 2'x4' sheet
Wood varnish / paint to seal your wooden frame
3" Quarter inch lag screws
1.25" wood screws
2.5" wood screws
The front end of a kid's bike with a 20" wheel.
6"x2" eighth inch steel bar.
A two motor electric wheelchair. (Our favorite is the Quickie P300 with large wheels)
Metal swivel - we used the 300lb caster swivel from Harbor Freight as we had some lying around.
We ate our own dog food in terms of finding parts - we acquired the parts to make 5 trikes in a few weeks with a little scouring.