32 Sedan Soapbox

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Introduction: 32 Sedan Soapbox

About: Trained as a technical illustrator a hundred years ago, Spent 20 years as a professional photographer, boring commercial stuff mainly building interiors and exteriors. Taught cartoon art at adult ed. Last 4 y…

I built this soapbox to compete in the 2010 'Hotrod Hayride' soapbox derby where we were beaten in the semi-final and later in the same year at Goodwood where we only made it to the quarter finals but won the trophy for best cart and also for most money raised for charity.  It is built from Walnut, Ash and Ash veneered plywood.  I used 16 inch BMX wheels with the all important white-wall tyres.  It has a single disc brake with miniature track rod ends and a formula Ford steering wheel.  Photo of latest version now uploaded.

5 People Made This Project!

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66 Discussions

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ctz
ctz

9 years ago on Introduction

I made one of a 55 ford customeline

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ctz
ctz

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

ya im trying to put them up but my computer wont let me im going to try a different program

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Peter Vivian
Peter Vivian

10 years ago on Introduction

Thanks very much for all the kind comments, I like your cart ozy1970. Sorry it wasn't much of an instructable it was my first. Building another virtually identical for a customer, I have taken photos at every stage plus I am going to produce a set of plans. I also have an order for another 20% larger but roadster body and another identical to the prototype, so looks like I might be quite busy for a while!

All the best

Pete

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Louisbergeron1965
Louisbergeron1965

Reply 9 months ago

Are u selling plans for this build. Would like to build one for Grand-daughters

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notingkool
notingkool

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

awesome, you will publish the plans?
i want to make one, but made of steel, and a small electric motor to escort a longboard group.

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Peter Vivian
Peter Vivian

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Hi I am just about to build another because I've seen a complete 16 inch electric wheel conversion on ebay for £85 just need a 12 volt battery.

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Peter Vivian
Peter Vivian

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

FYI plans for the sedn (55) now available.

All the best

Pete

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oldmar
oldmar

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Awesome, where can i buy the plans?

Oldmar

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Peter Vivian
Peter Vivian

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Plans for the chassis and body have been produced in Autocad and will be supplied as a PDF via email which can be printed out full size by a local High Street print 'n copy shop. The instructions are a Word document also supplied as an email attachment. Step by step photos of the build-up are available as an online album. Details of steering, axles brakes are supplied as a 'sketch page' showing a couple of versions as most people will have their own ideas/skills for this part of the build.

The BIN price on ebay is £30 but if anyone in the Instructables community would like a copy the price would be reduced to £25

Thanks for your interest

Pete

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plumber12
plumber12

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

great looking 32 sedan read an article about it today in a newspaper in australia. And have googled you. awesome detail would love to buy your plans can,t find them on ebay would you have an item no.

regards Phil

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alibeck580
alibeck580

Question 11 months ago

Hi, are plans still availible for the 32 sedan soap box? thanks

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ayounghorn
ayounghorn

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

hey you still got the plans for the car - soapbox so I can give it a try and can you please tell me about your experience in the build

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Trblmkr1404
Trblmkr1404

2 years ago on Introduction

I am trying to figure out what type of wood did you use for the Grill Surround, the chassis, the framing and what is the height of the person this was built for?

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kswanner
kswanner

3 years ago

I sent $32.67 to that email address through PayPal about a week ago and I still haven't received anything yet. What is taking so long.

My email address is kswanner14@yahoo.com

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Woodsiethewestie
Woodsiethewestie

3 years ago

Gidday mate, just wondering whether you were still selling the plans for this cart?
I'd love to buy a set to make my little fella.
Cheers
Jake

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Peter Vivian
Peter Vivian

Reply 3 years ago

hi Jake thanks for your enquiry, plans are available for the sedan (number 55) they are sent by email the price is £25 GBP payment is via PayPal the address for which is petervivian5@gmail.com. You will also receive the instructions plus the link to the online album containing photos of the build-up of the first production cart

All the best

Peter

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scottday
scottday

7 years ago on Introduction

hello pete i would like to buy the plans for the 32 sedan soap box how do i get then for 25 pound
thanks
scott

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Peter Vivian
Peter Vivian

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Hi Scott plans are sent by email payment via Paypal the address for which is petervivian5@gmail.com the chassis is pretty straightforward the instructions tell you how and the photos show you. There are 2 chassis plans supplied, the original hand drawn version and the CAD ones I had made.

All the best

Pete