This project started with some pictures on the internet of a mini jeep built onto the chassis of a ride on mower with an I/C engine..... I had to have a go at building one for myself!
It it not far from finished and I hope to be riding it around in the summer.
This build needs a lot of space and equipment to make it happen, I am lucky to have both of those....oh, and a lifetimes experience of designing and constructing things. There are kits out there on the web that can be built using a basic tool box and woodworking skills so if the idea of building one of these for the grand kids appeals to you, go google!.
Step 1: Starting point
An hours work and a few new parts had the engine running and the gearbox tested.....those front wheels though, who has seen a jeep with small front wheels?
Soon replaced with some nice wide wheels the same size as at the back!
Step 2: The design
Once I was happy with the design I looked at extending the chassis, front and rear to accept the bodywork.
The material chosen for the chassis was 100mm X 50mm steel box section.... as I had some knocking around the workshop.