Title is probably a bit misleading. But I want to make a few reasonable simple toy cars for Christmas gifts for kids. I have a couple of plans for some glue up race cars that are pretty neat but they have a rather elaborate axle design. Actually the whole care is but I can fix that. So I want something I can make reasonably quick, will still allow the car to roll and is cheap. Preferable something I can buy locally too.
The simplest idea I have had is (Making my own wheels BTW) is to simple bore a hole through the car body. Put in an undersized dowel and lube the heck out of it with paraffin wax. Then glue the wheels on the dowel. I need to try this and make sure it will roll that way but I think it will.
Creativity is not my strong point. So someone may have a better idea. And it doesn't have to free. But I would prefer something on the cheap side and simple to do. I would like to make several of these to be given out to underprivileged kids and I the cheaper the more I can make.