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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Picked this up as it was going to scrap. A little TLC and it is working again. Grandkids should love it. But I need to figure out the seats for it.

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Posted August 09, 2014 - 07:05 PM

How do you run one of those by yourself Kenny? :D
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Posted August 09, 2014 - 07:26 PM

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Posted August 09, 2014 - 07:29 PM

How do you run one of those by yourself Kenny? :D

Kinda like a skate board! Tried to get the little girl out back ( Aaron's girlfriend) to come play on it with me!


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Posted August 09, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Kinda like a skate board! Tried to get the little girl out back ( Aaron's girlfriend) to come play on it with me!

I will pay a large sum to see this.


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Posted August 09, 2014 - 08:55 PM

Kenny,

 

Run a plank from one lower cross brace to the other, then the kids could straddle the planks for the seats, and use the upper cross braces as hand holds. For the upper hand holds, get yourself some foam pipe insulation and wrap around it for protection. I'd attach a 1" x 4" to both sides of the yellow uprights and use them as foot rests. Nice score, and I'm sure the kids will love it!  :thumbs:


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Posted August 09, 2014 - 09:47 PM

If you attach some long wide planks then you could drive a GT up on there and have a whole lot of fun... well, maybe not!
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Posted August 09, 2014 - 10:48 PM

You sure that should have seats? Maybe just standing on cross bar and hanging onto sides is the game?  Would be wilder ride for older kids that way, till someone jumps off and other goes flying and other disasters on it. Might be why was in junk I bet!


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Posted August 09, 2014 - 10:52 PM

I'm with GL,  don't think there are supposed to be seats.


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:04 AM

I agree seat less, but Troys idea would work if you have younger/ smaller grandkids.


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:15 AM

Kenny,

 

Run a plank from one lower cross brace to the other, then the kids could straddle the planks for the seats, and use the upper cross braces as hand holds. For the upper hand holds, get yourself some foam pipe insulation and wrap around it for protection. I'd attach a 1" x 4" to both sides of the yellow uprights and use them as foot rests. Nice score, and I'm sure the kids will love it!  :thumbs:

The plank would be too low on the cross braces. I tried to hang on the top brace and stand on the bottom, but that has you hanging backward pretty good. There are 4 holes outboard of the top braces, you can make out one in the 2nd pic, right side. Thinking I can put an eye bolt in there and chain down to a cross plank. I have some pieces of the composite deck boards I could use for seats/planks. No worry of splinters with those.

 

Youngest is 3.


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:35 AM

The splinterless composite planks is a great idea Kenny !


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 06:57 AM

When the wife isn't looking you could borrow a couple of kitchen chair seats.


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:19 AM

I think Wally World or Lowes sells replacement swing seats. May look into those!






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