[urq] RE : Home-made Sport Quattro pedal-car project

Todd Phenneger tquattroguy at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 24 20:03:20 EDT 2007


For that lawn car though you may want to seriously re-do the chassis.  I
would not only lengthen but widen it.  You don't want her tipping over mid
corner.  Rembmer, they have to be way out there to match the wide fenders.

Fun project.

> From: Andrée-Anne Bourgeois <laraa at sympatico.ca>
> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:12:57 -0400
> To: <audi at humanspeakers.com>, 'Louis-Alain Richard' <larichard at plguide.com>
> Cc: <urq at audifans.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: [urq] RE : Home-made Sport Quattro pedal-car project
> Huw Powell wrote:
>>> My first idea was to buy this 80 $CDN lawn cart
>>> (http://preview.tinyurl.com/2r85pj)  and modify the length, the rear
>>> axle. The frame is there, the steering knuckles are there, even the
>>> wheels are about the right size. Obviously, my miniSQ will sport
>>> Ronals or Fuchs lookalikes...
>>> Or, easier would be to buy this 80 $CDN kid cart
>>> (http://preview.tinyurl.com/32kfyd)  and add the SQ body, but all the
>>> fun of creating the mechanicals of a mini-SQ from my hands would be
>>> lost...
>> Those tinyurls didn't work for me, but I agree in principle that
>> starting with a frame and some mechanicals would be a good move.  "Your"
>> contribution can be doing a great job of the bodywork, seat, windsheild,
>> etc.
> Huw, you just have to enter a valid Canadian postal code, you can use mine
> (it's free ! No kidding !), H2C2L5, and you'll see the carts I am talking
> about. In fact, I will probably nonetheless buy the lawn cart
> (http://www.brookstone.com/bs_assets/images/shop/large_300/488189_p.jpg)
> just because the inflated tires and the wheels with bearings are worth more
> separately than 80$...
> Even the treads of the tires are similar to the Michelin TB15 found on the
> SQ in 1985 (http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/image/Michelin%20TB15%201.jpg)
> Well, not really, but from 15 feet it won't show... and I guess the 3-year
> old tire kickers won't see the difference...
> I'll see my buddy tomorrow to start the ball rolling. For that, I must print
> the paper model to the correct size, which I'll determine when I'll have the
> wheels in hand, so the "scale" will be respected, at least visually. Fun
> project indeed ! 
> Louis-Alain
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