Instructables: exploring - play - car - featured Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:28:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cardboard hearse car with motor & led's, pulley driven.
Cardboard hearse car with motor & led's, pulley driven. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nesmaniac I've been wanting to make one of these for a while & finally got around to doing so during a couple of rainy days. The great thing about cardboard is it's so easy to work with that basically the imagination is the limit. Very few tools & materials needed. Fun project for anyone. Here's a list of wha...
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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:54:08 PDT
How to Make a Jar Car in Under 5 Minutes
How to Make a Jar Car in Under 5 Minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> samlabs This easy car will take you to the land of Fun and Racing in under 5 minutes! Follow the steps from SAM Labs to complete it! Make Yourself a PB & J.... And Prepare Your Materials 1. Firstly, finish that lovely sandwich.2. Then, carve out that jelly jar and get creative with it.3. Grab your SAMs...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 02:26:19 PDT
Simple Wooden Toy Car
Simple Wooden Toy Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> teacherben This was a project for a grade 1 class that has been exploring potential and kinetic energy. The idea was that we would all build the same basic chassis, then kids could build on to it any way they liked--scrap wood, bottle caps, LEGO people etc... Later on, we rolled the cars down various ramps and...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 02:31:44 PDT
Wooden Push Car
Wooden Push Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> mercurska Simple, eco-friendly and non-toxic wooden car.Things you need: Scrap wood 4 wheels (or another piece of scrap wood if you use a hole saw) eco-friendly paint sanding paper hand saw (or a jig saw) drill (or preferably a drill press) 5mm dowel (approx 10cm long) glue (epoxy) Body of ...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 01:40:31 PDT
Wooden toy car
Wooden toy car - More DIY How To Projects]]> Floyd Holland For the base of this instructable I glued 2 pieces of scrap wood together. While the glue was drying I googled a few cars and decided on the Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. I printed out a few pictures that gave me the rough idea whilst sanding down the shape. I used a disc sander for the r...
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Sun, 8 May 2016 11:53:11 PDT
Remote Control Lego Car (1997 Volvo 850)
Remote Control Lego Car (1997 Volvo 850) - More DIY How To Projects]]> robseib Build your own remote control Lego car! The video and pictures above feature my Lego Volvo, a 14:1 scale model of one of my favourite cars, the late 90's Volvo 850 wagon. This instructable will show you how to build this model, but I'll also include tips for building Lego RC cars if you would like t...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:25:29 PDT
Wooden Car
Wooden Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> zedonetx simple, organic, non-toxic wooden car for yor lovely kids. Cut the car body with jigsaw. I didnt use any ruler or angle tool. Just use your eyes to give an angular round shape to the wood. Use a jigsaw to perform the body of the car. Drill windows and axes of the car I used a drill punch set i...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:47:44 PDT
Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mixin LV I started building this 2 months ago after watching a movie on Netflix celebrating the Ford Mustang 50th year. I knew from the start that getting the details of the real car would be a great challenge to convert into K'NEX on a smaller scale.This had given me problems left and right while building a...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 15:16:43 PDT
Thousand-Year-Old Egg Car
Thousand-Year-Old Egg Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> orangeberry12 In the spirit of easter, delicious chinese food, and poor Frodo who really could have used a lift for the greater part of his unexpected journey, I present to you, the Thousand-Year Egg Car!Things you will need: 3d printer (I used a printrbot simple metal with a heated bed) Computer Exacto Knife Too...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:39:58 PDT
Pinewood Derby Car Detailing Ideas
Pinewood Derby Car Detailing Ideas - More DIY How To Projects]]> lgooms Some kids (or parents) could care less about a fast car. For them, it's all about style... In this instructable, I will share the tricks I used during my first experience decorating pinewood derby cars with my boys. My car wasn't the fastest in the heat, but it looked sweet, and that is all that ...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:09:40 PST
Customize or Refurbish Hot Wheels!
Customize or Refurbish Hot Wheels! - More DIY How To Projects]]> dorkpunch Hot Wheels. Cheap, good, clean fun. Well, I'm not so sure about cheap- because I truly believe that a man's most expensive hobby begins with 97 cents!I got into building custom Hot wheels a couple of years ago. I'm to the point now that I love it so much I'm teaching my students how to do it. Th...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:47:11 PST
Electric Bottle Car
Electric Bottle Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> madina ishmatova This Electric Bottle Car was inspired by YouTube user crazyPT. ( Our team used recyclable materials to encourage reuse of plastic that has been inundating landfills. Electric Bottle Car can be built by children and adults. It is a fun project for everyone....
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 07:34:24 PST
WTF Sticking Out of Trunk Redux
WTF Sticking Out of Trunk Redux - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Wait, is that....nah. Here is a delightful twist on the fake hand or foot sticking out of the car trunk ploy for all to enjoy. If blood and gore is not your Halloween kind of thing, this is just as sick. I thought I had run over something. So I put the car in reverse and there was the second thump.....
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Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:31:38 PDT
Mini Boredom Buster Kit
Mini Boredom Buster Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Katiexx17 These little boredom-buster kits are perfect for keeping kids entertained on car rides, airplanes, and long waits at the doctor's. I knew I would have loved this as a kid! Feel free to make any variations. This is my first tutorial so I hope you like it! Materials You will need-Altoids tin- Mini ...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:06:52 PDT
Hot Wheels Car Key
Hot Wheels Car Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> schnurrbart Whether you're an old school Hot Wheels fan, a classic car junkie, or just want to up your key game, this Hot Wheels Car Key build is a quick, simple way to rev your key chain into high gear.Assuming you have the basic tools needed at your disposal for this project, it should only take you about an ...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:14:13 PDT
Thud (Travel Edition)
Thud (Travel Edition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman I'm a big fan of the Discworld books, and rather enjoy the odd occasions when the books cross over into Roundworld.One of the better cross-overs, that you can enjoy even if you are not a Pratchett fan is the game of Thud!The game supposedly represents, in table-top form, the Battle of Koom Valley, t...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:52:15 PDT
screwdriver car key
screwdriver car key - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus A car key disguised as a screwdriver. This prank will make it look like your car has been stolen by having the ignition punched by a screwdriver, while in reality it's just your normal car keysEven though this is a harmless prank there's the real possibility of it being taken seriously. So use with ...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:07:36 PDT
Big Mechanical K'nex Car
Big Mechanical K'nex Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> knexceptional Welcome all to my entry for the K'nex Instructables contest! My creation is a big vehicle with realistic mechanical features, and a bunch of extra interesting components!I started playing with K'nex when I was around 3-4 years old and have always loved it. I would make things very often with it at y...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:31:13 PDT
Laser Cut Rubber Band Three Wheeler
Laser Cut Rubber Band Three Wheeler - More DIY How To Projects]]> masynmachien This is one of the more intricate projects in my Laser Cut Advent Calendar series.It’s a small three wheeled toy vehicle, propelled by a rubber band.It is also one of the projects I did when I was Artist in Residence at Instructables/Pier 9 in July 2013 and that I am finally posting as an Instructab...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 20:13:22 PDT
FBRKN laser cut car
FBRKN laser cut car - More DIY How To Projects]]> FBRKN Use a laser cutter to build a toy car that snaps together without glue. In our model we've cut it in 4mm MDF and added head- and stop lights and a battery pack. Ready! Gather your materials!For this project you will need:one 4mm MDF board that is 40 x 60 cmA batterypack for two AA batteriesRed a...

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:17:23 PDT
Push Car
Push Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> aitacon I have had an idea to make a pedal car for around 4 years now(!) and I have finally got around to building one.(Well, almost, I had some problems so it's a push car now) Design So I used Sketchup to design my car. It's loosely based on an MG J2. Sourcing Wheels So my major problem is the wh...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:53:48 PST
Knex Bumblebee Transformer
Knex Bumblebee Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> 18efroese Finally!! Bumblebee doesn't stand well but with some fiddling he can stand well enough. Sorry if the pictures are mixed up.I probably won't be posting as frequently from now on, sorry :(. Body Car Frame Head Arms Legs Assembly Transformation Coming Soon... Yes i know i...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:25:13 PST
1932 Ford Hotrod
1932 Ford Hotrod - More DIY How To Projects]]> stang92 This is a 1932 Ford Hotrod I made out of Lego. It features a race flag hanging from the back and a realistic engine. Here are the instructions, enjoy! Rear Axle Rear bumper Front Bumper The engine-Assembly will come later Interior Dash Board Roof Assembly Enjoy Your...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:11:35 PST
Open Toys, hack your veggies with 3D Printing
Open Toys, hack your veggies with 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> le FabShop The Open Toy project is the result of a 2013 workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet. Samuel N. Bernier had decided to use material waste from the band saw, such as cork and wood, to create toys by 3D printing small accessories with a MakerBot he had brought on site. He designed six accessories that would...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:04:50 PST
Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the Backseat
Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the Backseat - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Scope of project: After building a Bar-Top Raspberry Pi retro gaming machine I determined that while cool I cant take it around easily as it weighs about 40 lbs and is the size of a large microwave. And while fun for the basement perhaps Arthur would want to play it in the car for the long drives b...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:58:56 PDT
Smallest K'NEX Differential
Smallest K'NEX Differential - More DIY How To Projects]]> GWorks This instr is about making a working K'NEX Differential. It uses all original K'NEX pieces, and is the smallest up to date (July 12, 2014).Here's a video of it working in a 2-speed gearbox, used to add the power of two motors together. Parts needed You will need:Rods:13x Black/green rod10x Silv...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:00:47 PDT
Tiny Tikes Tumbler Batmobile out of a Cozy Coupe
Tiny Tikes Tumbler Batmobile out of a Cozy Coupe - More DIY How To Projects]]> nwgrede I made this Tumbler Batmobile for my best friend Mike's son Mason. Batman plays a special role for his family. Mike's younger brother, Eric, passed away from cancer in 2012 and was a huge fan of the Caped Crusader. The spirit lives on through Mike and now his son too. I thought I would help the leg...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:04:12 PDT
MCPE Cars: Regular Car
MCPE Cars: Regular Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> Purple_Matter Base A 3X7 area of slabs. Back 1 block away from where you want the back of the car to be add stairs facing the front, then blocks afterword. Carpet Add white carpet with a colored stripe through the middle, like in the picture. Windshield Make a glass windshield. Inside Break the mi...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 15:20:52 PDT
minecraft- steve's RV
minecraft- steve's RV - More DIY How To Projects]]> shankybatra it is steve's is how i built this: build the wheel 1 . take any black block and start by laying four of them on the plane. build a tyre and put a clay block in it for wheel. another wheel 2. make a horizontal block bar. and build another wheel. mirror it 3. now build a mirror copy ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:26:32 PDT
K'nex Snow Gear
K'nex Snow Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> nerfrocketeer Winter weather got you down? Are Polar Vortexes and record-breaking temperatures forcing you to spend countless hours of boredom at home? Have no fear! Using objects as simple as a few K'nex, you can create a tools that will have you out of the house and on your way to work in no time! The innovati...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:01:44 PST
Homemade pc steering wheel
Homemade pc steering wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> mellonsmasher You will need some basic electronics skills to make a homemade pc steering wheel. The wheel is easy to build to your own specs for example the ratio at witch you physical steering wheel turns and the wheel on the game turns can be changed and the amount of buttons on you dash and what they do can a...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 13:45:03 PST
Mini Cadillac Body
Mini Cadillac Body - More DIY How To Projects]]> spratjack70118 Thank you everyone, as this Instructable was one of the 1st Place winners of the UP! Contest.  I appreciate the support! This Instructable covers the building of the mini Cadillac body shell that I attached to the scooter I ride with The Krewe of the Rolling Elvi.  We are about 120 guys who dress l...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:09:55 PST
Simple Toy Car
Simple Toy Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> blightdesign This toy car was originally created for the  Nerdy Derby. In just a couple of steps, with just a few tools, you can turn just about any old block of wood into this fun durable toy. Materials and Tools Materials You'll need a block of wood, it should be roughly toy car size You'll need four wh...
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:04:17 PST
R/C Lego Car
R/C Lego Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> sath02 I like the Lego modular system, especially Lego Technic. I have a collection of Lego Technic Vehicles, i.e. Road Rally V (8225), Rough Terrain Vehicle (8270), Formula 1 Race Ca r(8808), etc. These small Lego vehicles could be upgraded to use (rare to find!)  Electric Motor Kit (8720) to drive the ...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:45:44 PST
Simple off-road Lego car
Simple off-road Lego car - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdwarnke Learn how to make this simple off-road looking Lego car in just 8 easy to follow steps. Step 1 Get the 10x4 flat gray Lego board and the two 4x1 black axles with the tires attached to them.  Step 2 With the the two axles with the tires on them, attach each axle to the very ends of the 10x4 gra...
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:37:36 PDT
Friction Lighted Car
Friction Lighted Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> MikeTheMaker In this instructable, I take a radio controlled car and convert it to a friction powered illuminated car--with ultracapacitor energy storage. You pull the car along the floor and the led on top comes on.  The one farad (not microfarad) capacitor (under $4.00) keeps the light on for half an hou...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:48:46 PDT
Custom John Deere Lawn Mower
Custom John Deere Lawn Mower - More DIY How To Projects]]> JonnyBGood This is a little vehicle I put together just for fun. Few pieces but pretty cool looking. The Sections These are all the primary sections of the Mower. Engine and Wheels This steps primary piece is  the wind back engine that is attached to the green wheels. The engine can be subsituted for a f...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:45:57 PDT
LEGO CAR CREATIONS 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Density Hi everybody! I am Density and I am 14 years old. I am a big fan of instructables and Lego so this time I will show you how to make Lego cars. You do not have to use the exact same pieces. Some might be hard to find. If you do not have the required pieces, substitute them for other pieces that can r...
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 04:57:39 PDT
knex forklift (instructions)
knex forklift (instructions) - More DIY How To Projects]]> millju hi guys this is the instructions for my knex forklift hope you like it and please comment.also some credit to imperer for the steering he made for front wheels.i changed it quite abit to make it for wheel steering but his steering did help me a little so thanks to him. front axle and steering mech...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:07:32 PDT
Lego town car
Lego town car - More DIY How To Projects]]> I'm in fourth grade and this is my first instructable. Here is my lego car I designed. Here are the pieces you need. step #1 Snap the 2 axles on the 2 x 10 plate. step #2 Put the 4 x 4 plate under the 2 x 10 plate. step #3 Put 2 1 x 4 plates onto the 4 x4 plate. step #4 Put the 2 yello...

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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:03:22 PDT
Fast Toy Wood Car
Fast Toy Wood Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus Lots of my friends have kids and that means lots of birthdays. I wanted to have some custom present I could give and a toy car fit perfectly. I could make them pretty easily and there's lots of room to play with in terms of different designs. So I could draw cars and make kids happy? Right on. Win +...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:22:04 PDT
Easy to make RC Lego car.
Easy to make RC Lego car. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dany2345 This is a good alternative for a broken RC car's body. With LEGOS, you can create your own body for your RC cars. And it's easy, fast, and fun. This is a short video. If it does not work go to This is my first instructables so please comment.  remove ol...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:50:38 PST
Knex Rally Car SS
Knex Rally Car SS - More DIY How To Projects]]> KneXtreme           This rally car is a upgraded version of coolerthancool505's rally car.  After his permission I decided to build it, upgrade it, and post instructions. This car is virtually indestructible, the only thing that falls off some times is the lower front head lights.  I basically reinforced ev...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:50:01 PST
Lego CVT-IVT - More DIY How To Projects]]> michaelgohjs I have been looking at Continuously Variable Transmissions, CVT(s) and Infinitely Variable Transmission  IVT(s) for a few days and decided to make myself one. i will walk you through the key parts so you can do it too  (please give constructive comments about anything in this instructable...especi...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 07:39:05 PDT
Knex Monstertruck
Knex Monstertruck - More DIY How To Projects]]> White Shadow This is my knex monstertruck that i made a few years ago and was going to post on my old acccount but never got around to it. So now i have some spare time i will post. First off it has suspension (although it is prone to breaking if dropped), working stearing and the bonnet copens to reveal an engi...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:57:03 PST
One Matchbox Car, One Transformer
One Matchbox Car, One Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> splazem As a kid, I loved playing with toy cars. But when I first learned about transformers, I wished I had my own transformer, not a small, puny toy car. Recently, I was in a toy shop and saw these matchbox cars that transformed into transformers. At first I thought, "Wow, these are awesome!" But then I r...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:17:46 PDT
How To Make A Winning Knex Battle Bot
How To Make A Winning Knex Battle Bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Killer~SafeCracker I have been in a number of knex battle bot competitions. Each time I learn a few new things about making a winning battle bot. I'll summarize the basics and show you how to make a piece efficient battle bot. The main thing to remember when you are planning is that you will be supplied with a limite...
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Sat, 11 Jun 2011 13:04:31 PDT
-=ver 2.0=- Literally : Dock your Iphone itouch ipod to your car audio cassette slot
-=ver 2.0=- Literally : Dock your Iphone itouch ipod to your car audio cassette slot - More DIY How To Projects]]> z3ds Hi, this is an upgraded version of my other instructable : Literally : Dock your Ipod to your car audio cassette slot The instructions wont be as thorough as my first version so if you are confused on whats happening, just check out the first one. This new version is more flexible which can accomm...
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Tue, 18 May 2010 08:59:56 PDT
T-Bar for the Car
T-Bar for the Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian Nothing removes the illusion of masculinity like the exposed top of a thong... This will allow you to take the tough out of anyone's vehicle. Works especially well on a work truck... You will need You will have to be able to sew You will need: some material 6 inches by 6 inches (the more femi...
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Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:54:44 PST
Paperclip RC Car Body Clips
Paperclip RC Car Body Clips - More DIY How To Projects]]> pyroten Quick simple body clips for your RC Hobby Car. These are useful when you've lost yours or in my case the guy i bought the car off didn't give them to me... or in general just don't have them.Or you could make them just cuz u feel like it? Whatever your reason, here it is. : D(BTW First i'ble) ...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 18:18:21 PDT