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Dad Built Rat Rod Wagon For Young Son
FARM SHOW found Justin Schmitz pulling his 2-year-old son Colton around in what looks like a child-sized “rat rod” at an antique tractor show near Albany, Minn. The plastic engine is actually a carrying case for Hot Wheels toy cars. It mounts on a subframe between the wagon and front axle.
    The child hangs onto a chain link steering wheel and can play with a side-mounted gearshift lever and a turn signal lever.
    “It turned into quite a popular attraction,” says Schmitz. “At the show, I couldn’t go 50 ft. without someone asking if they could take photos. I built it because I like to build rat rods out of cars and pickups, and I wanted Colton to have something, too.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Justin Schmitz, P.O. Box 71, Atwater, Minn. 56209 (ph 320 894-4291).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #6