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    Grandson's 3rd Birthday Coming up

    Our Grandson's 3rd birthday is coming up next week. He loves getting out in the yard with his little motorized garden tractor, and I found a place that sells replacement parts for most of those types of toys (http://tigerimports.net/) out of Tennessee. So I ordered him some new stickers for the tractor and a few parts that were either missing or broken when we got it and have fixed it up, the pedal was one such piece, which got replaced last night.
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    Anyway, a few weeks back, a coworker mentioned that his son had outgrown his little F150 Power wheels and was planning to put it in their garage sale. So I offered to buy it from him.
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    I thought it could use some more bling and he's currently a huge Paw Patrol fan, so I found a little bicycle police light and drew up a bracket for it last night. The bracket slips right into a pocket in the dash of the truck, so no fasteners needed.
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    Currently the truck is stored under a tarp next to his tractor, which he as yet to notice. I'll have him help me get the tarp off on his birthday while he's helping Papa in the shop.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    CJ (my oldest grandson) had one of those Craftsman Ford trucks. He spent hours going through the mud holes. The rest didn't seem to be interested. It will be a great day for your grandson. Make sure the battery is charged! I bought an extra battery as it broke his heart when his truck would "run out of gas"!

    Making memories Darren, good for you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    CJ (my oldest grandson) had one of those Craftsman Ford trucks. He spent hours going through the mud holes. The rest didn't seem to be interested. It will be a great day for your grandson. Make sure the battery is charged! I bought an extra battery as it broke his heart when his truck would "run out of gas"!

    Making memories Darren, good for you!!!
    Yup, already got a spare for it, as my co-worker couldn't remember how old the battery in it was. It's still running, but good to have the backup anyway. I've also already made me a pedal pushing stick for when it gets left out or I need it moved when he's not around.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    You da man, Grandpa!! Awesome addition to the PU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Yup, already got a spare for it, as my co-worker couldn't remember how old the battery in it was. It's still running, but good to have the backup anyway. I've also already made me a pedal pushing stick for when it gets left out or I need it moved when he's not around.
    I can just picture Darren riding it with the pedal pusher stick. Really need a video of that!
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    At least you're not spoiling him . Grandpa's perogative

    Does look like a lot of fun though. Looks like your getting some good use out of that 3d printer as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    At least you're not spoiling him . Grandpa's perogative

    Does look like a lot of fun though. Looks like your getting some good use out of that 3d printer as well.
    Whooo?? Meeeee? Did I doooo that? (In my best Erkle voice)

    The printer has become a valued tool in my shop, I'm getting a lot of satisfaction from it being able to take things from idea to prototype.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    I think we need to change your name to mr. Enabler.

    Can see how time has moved on. Those used to be pedal power, whats next dashboard with place for phone and bt mic and speakers to take a call for ice cream. Lol
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I can just picture Darren riding it with the pedal pusher stick. Really need a video of that!
    I think Darren might just look like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    I think Darren might just look like this

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    I guess I'd better get busy finding a barrel to weld one of those up.

    I did see this video the other day and wondered if I might be spoiling him making one like this.

    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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