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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #05
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Home-Built Baby "Carriage"

My family and I were at the Minnesota State Fair this fall when we spotted a couple babies riding around in a contraption that was unlike anything I'd ever seen.
  We stopped and asked if we could look it over. Mike Voth of St. Joseph, Mich., proudly showed us his unusual baby carriage and told us why he had built it.
  "There's always a lot of stuff to carry when you've got little kids and there's never enough cargo space on a regular baby carriage. We wanted something a little more practical," says Voth, who is a welder by trade.
  He combined a standard 4-wheel cargo cart with a a box from a child's red wagon. He "stretched" the wagon box by adding a new section in the middle, and then mounted the wagon box on four uprights above the base of the cargo cart. That leaves plenty of room down below for carrying all the paraphenelia a family needs for a day-long outing. On the day we spotted the Voths, they were carrying a full-size cooler in the cargo area under the baby.
  The extra-long wagon gives the Voth babies plenty of room to move around, and to lay down and take a nap when they get tired.
  The two front wheels steerable. A handle on back is at a handy height for the adult pushing the cart. Tie rods run from the back of the cart to the wheels up front.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Voth, 4253 Bacon School Rd., St. Joseph, Mich. 49085 (ph 616 428-4872).

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