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#1 2013-10-26 17:21:05

ed d
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"stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

I am certain no one on this site ever did that, but...HYPOTHETICALLY...did a " FRIEND" ever do this dastardly thing.?????

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#2 2013-10-26 17:37:25

DrSteve
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Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

Hi ed d:  I built many go carts in my day but must confess that I never thought of utilizing supermarket wagon wheels to do it. Instead, I used wooden milk crates,some longer pieces of wood for the undercarriage and smaller pieces of wood to attach the axles to. I would use baby carriage or stroller wheels that were discarded and reattach them to the go cart. While we are on the topic, I would break apart cantalope crates and build shingle guns (or rifles) and utilize shingles that we would break off the roofs of garages as ammunition. Lastly we would buy a strong and thick rubberband and clothespin as the finishing touch. Those were goodtimes! DrSteve

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#3 2013-10-26 22:32:56

jimbo
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Registered: 2009-07-28
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Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

Ed we never thought of ever using the wheels of supermarket carts for our carts, we weren't that far advanced. What we used was old roller skates that we screwed to the bottom of the carts.

The only other Marty I knew other than my friend was a kid named Marty Bunson. He lived further up on the hill and was a pretty cool guy.

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#4 2013-10-27 10:09:30

Sal
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Registered: 2009-08-03
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Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

Jimbo-Same here. All those Produce store carts were mounted on an old set of roller skate wheels. Boy did they spark and go!

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#5 2013-10-27 13:35:50

jimbo
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Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

Way to go Sal.

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#6 2013-10-27 13:57:31

Pomonoker
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Registered: 2008-05-12
Posts: 438

Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

We used to get wheels and axles from baby carriages for our "putt putts", as we used to call them. The source of the parts, I deny all knowledge, lol.

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#7 2013-10-28 00:49:27

reege
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Registered: 2010-02-27
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Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

I know I had one of those carts where you knelt on the board and used the other foot to push off, but, for the life of me, I can't remember how I got it or who built it.  Must have been my father.

What I do remember is the noise the roller skates made and how my teeth rattled going over the ribbed entrance/exit to the basement of my building. The box part came from the local Safeway. I think they only lasted one summer.

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#8 2013-10-28 10:42:02

CharlieP.
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Registered: 2008-05-12
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Re: "stealing" supermarket carts for the wheels to make go carts.

Down here in S.C.,some people stradle the supermarket carts ( they call them buggies down here ) over a fire,and use them for barbicues.

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