Christmas project

mudbug250 Posted By mudbug250, Nov 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

  1. mudbug250

    mudbug250
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    We got this older tricycle off of craigslist for $10. My son is a John Deere freak. So I decided to give it a face lift. Took the decals off and painted. Her is a before and after. The after picture has the front forks on the wrong way. That has been corrected.
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  2. firefighterjake

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    Nice job . . . someone should be pretty excited Christmas morning.
     
  3. mudbug250

    mudbug250
    Burning Hunk

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    Thanks. It was fun. But now the wife says you should do a few more and sell them.
     
  4. ironpony

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    nice job, run over to the local JD dealer and pick up a few decals............
     
  5. mudbug250

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    Burning Hunk

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    I looked into that but all I could find were too big.
     
  6. CTguy9230

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    try a print shop that makes decals...they might be able to whip you up something

    i,m betting your gonna see some big smiles on Christmas morning
     
  7. mudbug250

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    Burning Hunk

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    CTGuy...good idea. Will look into that.
     
  8. fossil

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    That's dang cute...good job. Heck, just get the kid a John Deere hat (if he doesn't already have a couple). ;lol
     
  9. tfdchief

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    Those kind of gifts are the best ones, and will be most remembered by your little guy......Good job Dad!
     
  10. firefighterjake

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    Definitely . . . I still remember well that one year that my father spent several weeks building a train set/slot car racing track as a gift to my brother and I.
     
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  11. tfdchief

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    And it works the other way too! My son and daughter one Christmas built me a tool box. They were very young and using a hand saw and hammer and nails was quite a feat. They used what they could find in the garage. It was a box made from 2X 6's, plywood bottom and 1x 4 handle. Then they raided my spray paint and used about 4 cans to paint it silver and blue to match my truck at the time. It was quite the creation! But I carried it, used it, and cherished it for many years.
     
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  12. Jack Straw

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    Nothing runs like a Deere or smells like a John!
     
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  13. mudbug250

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    Burning Hunk

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    Pallet..I started to get those but was gonna be $15 with shipping. That would have put total costs close to what a factory John Deere tricycle would cost. I still have a little while to find something.
     
  14. mudbug250

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    Burning Hunk

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    This was going to be from "Santa", but I told the wife I wanted to know his daddy made this for him.
     
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  15. Tramontana

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    AWESOME tricycle! He's a lucky kid.

    Please be sure to follow up with photos on Christmas Day.

    Cheers!
     
  16. Tramontana

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    If you have a Kinko's nearby, try clipping artwork off of the web and take it to them. I had some magnetic decals printed pretty cheaply. Of course this likely violates copyright law, but hey, it's for your kid.
     
  17. mudbug250

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    Don't have kinkos around here. Got office depot.
     
  18. Eatonpcat

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    Nice job...Your kid is gonna love it!
     
  19. begreen

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    That looks great! Your son's going to love it. Nicely done dad!
     
  20. Lighting Up

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    Mudbug...it may be the pictures but looks like the handle bars or fork is on backwards...great job on the painting...Have a Merry X-Mas.
     
  21. mudbug250

    mudbug250
    Burning Hunk

    Dec 17, 2011
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    Lighting up.... Yeah I was trying to get it back together after a long day and realized the forks were in the wrong direction. Quick and easy fix!
     
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