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THE CAR IS CONSTRUCTED FROM FIVE SHAPED MDF PANELS WHICH FORM THE BASIC UNDERBODY STRUCTURE
THE FRONT AND REAR SECTIONS ARE MADE FROM A MODIFIED KITCHEN SWING BIN !
IT IS POWERED BY A CORDLESS DRILL DRIVING ON ONE TYRE IN WHAT IS KNOWN AS A PERIPHERY DRIVE
THE DRILL TRIGGER IS ACTUATED REMOTELY WITH A FOOT PEDAL VIA A BICYCLE BRAKE CABLE
THIS PROVIDES GRADED ACCELERATION AND AUTOMATIC BRAKING WHEN THE PEDAL IS RELEASED

THE WHEEL ARCHES ARE MADE FROM TWO PLASTIC GARDEN SEIVES. THE STEERING WHEEL IS FROM A NINTENDO Wii CONSOLE. THE WHEELS ARE HIGH IMPACT INJECTION MOULDED WITH LIGHTWEIGHT MICRO CELLULAR PUNTURE PROOF TYRES. THEY ARE AVAILABLE FROM US OR YOU CAN SOURCE THEM YOURSELF.
A FULL LIST OF ALL PARTS REQUIRED IS SUPPLIED WITH THE PLANS
ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN PURCHASE A KIT CONTAINING ALL OF THE PARTS REQUIRED DIRECTLY FROM US. USE THE CONTACT FORM TO REQUEST A CURRENT PRICE LIST



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We do not supply these parts to the general public, only to our plans customers.
There is however, no obligation to buy any parts from us as the car was designed so that people could source everything locally off-the-shelf.
The build cost will be a balance between what you already have, what you have to buy and what you can scavenge!
This list was only put together for those customers who can't find the time to ferret round the shops locally and is not necessarily the cheapest option ...although you can pick and choose just the parts you need.
To complete the build you will need a kitchen swing bin, two garden seives and any cordless drill.

The Garden Seives are available from most Garden Centres and The Swing bin is a 50 Litre 'Whitefurze' Kitchen bin.
Both these items can be purchased on line or from your local stores. Full details and stock numbers come with the plans.

The plans include full size paper templates for you to easily cut out the MDF panels.
Prices for all of the parts (and the Plans) are available on the "Order Parts" Page

Please note that you can click on the "Order Parts" button above (top right) to see the full range of parts available, without any obligation


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