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Picture of Mountain/Long Board + New Grip on Deck

This is an offroading mountain board, if you ever wanted to ride down a trail and over obstacles off road, here is your chance. The mountain board rolls over roots, rocks, pine cones... and works great off road as well as on with great speed, and if you enjoy this project I would really appreciate the vote.

 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
  • Four Harbor Freight wheels.
  • An old skateboard to use for parts. You just need need the trucks w/ the bolts and the deck.
  • 1"x4"x44" inch board or however long you decide you want your mountain board.
  • 2 axles 5/8 inch diameter (this fits on the wheels). The length of axles will vary depending on how long your trucks are, the axles have to be as long as the truck and the two wheels added. Each Harbor Freight wheel is two and a quarter inches, so 4.5" is needed for the wheels, and my trucks are 9 inches so I need the axles to be 13.5".
  • 8 bolts, nuts, and washers from the old skateboard to hold the trucks on the new 1"x4"x44" inch board (instead of on the old skateboard)
  • Screws to secure the skateboard deck onto the 1"x4"x44" inch board. I used drywall screws.
  • 4 brackets that connect the old skateboard axles to the new ones and twelve nuts and 8 washers to use as spacers and to secure the axles together.
  • 4 pvc spacers to put inside the wheels.
  • 4 cotter pins to hold wheels on.

Step 2: Redoing the grip on your skateboard

  1. peel off any remaining grip before painting
  2. paint the board with a thick layer of black enamel paint, for the sand to mix into.
  3. sprinkle sand over the wet paint..
  4. push the sand down into paint so it stays and doesn't easily fall off.
  5. let paint dry.
  6. screw the redone deck onto the center of the 1"x4"x44" mountain board.
  7. (see pictures)
jeffjeff5452 months ago
i would suggest if you just want to cruise around, instead of using the 44" peice of timber, just build the wheel axles to the original board since the skrew holes are pre-drilled and you cant mess up the measurements...and it would look huge going down the road or hill. and turning would be quicker and tighter because it would not have to turn the extra amount of space added with the 44" peice of wood
do you think you could add a motor or something to it to power it?
Paladin60042 months ago
Cool! Does it turn well??
LarryKing (author)  Paladin60042 months ago

yes, it turns pretty good to avoid trees and other obstacles .

jessyratfink2 months ago

Whaaaaaatttt? I've never seen one of these made before - it looks so neat!

R2D22 months ago

awesome, great instructable, I think I might build one, very clearly stated.

epic! I would love to do this but I don't have the time money etc