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From beat down pram to shiny kids-trailer

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Some months ago we where cleaning out one of our prop storage rooms (they really tend to fill up and get messy very quickly). While throwing out old useless stuff, I found the leftovers from a 50ies or 60ies pram. There was no more cover, the wheels belonged to another pram, only the body and the handle were left.

Somehow it jumped to my mind, let's build a trailer for my kid out of this!
And that's exactly what I did!

I divided this instructable in "logical steps" rather than using chronological order. So you will see various stages of the trailer conversion in each step. I did a lot of switching between different parts of the work, as this build went on for about 4 months. First I worked at the props workshop in the theatre, whenever there was a time slot I normally would have used to get home earlier or to grab some coffee and have a chat. It was also nice to work with proper tools (for example the vent for the paintjob) and to have lots of scrap wood and other materials at hand. After the hardware jobs where done I took the trailer home for sewing and upholstery.

The tools I used for this build are to many to list one by one. Worth to mention besides the usual suspects (powerdrill, spraycans, staple gun and various pliers, drills and knives,...) are probably a pipe cutter (step 3), the vent (step 4), my sewing machine (step 8), the hole punches and press pliers (step 8), all the rest you need for a project like this you probably will have at hand already...

If you like this project, please consider voting for me in the bike contest. I really would like to add monkey lights to this trailers wheels...! ;-)
 
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prosend12 months ago
What a cutie!. The trailer is nice too. Sweet ride. I am jealous of your son.
Lowriderpr1 year ago
Great job!
I'm going to work on some mods for this & see if I can get it to work for my son
uersel (author)  sofiadragon19791 year ago
Please post some pictures if you're done! And this reminds me that I have to upload the updated version of the seat...
JoelMason1 year ago
It is a good implemented idea, a pram stroller attached to a cycle. It also has attractive design and looks.

Amazing pram stroller
damienrv1 year ago
good job on the cage, looks good.
estructor1 year ago
Beautiful work. Many different materials, approached with can-do skill. Reminds me of a classy old side car.
uersel (author)  estructor1 year ago
Thank you! I looked at many pictures of micro cars and side cars while working on this build. Specially ones from the fifties and sixties to get a feel for the right look.
Gregbot1 year ago
WOW! Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to document and share!!!!
uersel (author)  Gregbot1 year ago
Thank you!
hagradu1 year ago
Excellent luxury bike trailer. Congratulation.
A great work.
How was the first test ride?
Greetings from Italy
Pa & Ma
uersel (author)  hagradu1 year ago
Thank you! Pictures from the test ride will come as soon as there is a sunny (sun)day to take a ride. ;-)
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