CRA-Z-BOY CRUZER  -  The Poor Man's Sports Car


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FOR SALE - $4,500

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This was a hobby project to make a motorized recliner.  A friend of mine gave me a Roketta dune buggy go-kart that had been sitting out on a ranch for about 3 years rotting away.  I bought a recliner on Craig's List for $15.  After I had the two main components I was off to the races.  It was a complicated build with lots of challenges not the least of which was that I had never done any welding and that was going to be imperative.  The most difficult problem that I had to solve was how to convert all the control to hand levers.  I went through several experimental designs before I solved the steering mechanics.  Once I had the steering, accellerator, brake and shifter controls configured, the hard part was done and I was free to fabricate for functional fun and asthetics.  I wanted a radio, musical horn, strobe lights, beacon light on top, headlights, tail lights, blinkers, fan, mirrors, drink holder, cooler, TV (not necessarily functional), flag pole, tool box and a beer keg for a gas tank.

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