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Paper2328 of 2437RAILROAD CROSSING, LOOK OUT FOR THE CARS !1969 Nixon Inuagural Committee certificate and pen used to sign his inuaguration
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Posted 6 years ago


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What else was there to do on those days when you lived on a farm and you and you finally had some time off? Our family created, built and had real fun... I am the cute one in the middle and this was the summer 1962...


  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Way TOO cool !
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    I would not have gave up living on a farm for a luxury life style . Your right Dan we did create and hard work and fun playing how can you beat it . Love this !
  3. Dan121156 Dan121156, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the comments Manikin and Hedgewalker!
    Nothing like childhood.... :-)

  4. Bowhunter Bowhunter, 5 years ago
    It was a great ride , when the wheels & tires wer'nt on the hay rake, or the motor was'nt on the elevator, But then I guess there was'nt time to ride it then.
    Big Brother
  5. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    just love it ....
  6. Dan121156 Dan121156, 4 years ago
    Thanks RoycroftbooksFromMe1... :-)
  7. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    Ha! That is so awesome
  8. Dan121156 Dan121156, 4 years ago
    Thanks Aimathena!
  9. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
    Very Cool Dan! Having grown up in the 50's and 60's myself, I can relate to building one of these, although, all mine were electric, hence the 100 ft. drop cord, and go around in circles deal ! In looking at your motor mount, i assume the board that the motor is mounted too provided the spring tension for the belt or chain drive to the old car rear end, is that correct?
  10. Dan121156 Dan121156, 3 years ago
    Thanks lzenglish.. The engine was bolted sold as well. We had an idler pulley and connected to a foot peddle, depressing the peddle would tighten the belt. Engine speed was controlled by a cable and hand operated..
  11. Dan121156 Dan121156, 3 years ago
    Thanks RustFarm!
  12. Dan121156 Dan121156, 3 years ago
    Thanks CindB and Marcobabe!
  13. Nicefice, 2 years ago
    This is Great Dan121156!!

    I grew up on a farm with a bunch of brothers in WI during the 60s and 70s. We built all sorts of fun 'vehicle like' toys to run around out in the fields. We started out with small Kohler engines which led up to small block Chevy engines. My dad called them doodle bugs.

    Its lucky we are all still alive :)

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