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How to build a Kids' Racing Car Bed

Section 5: Assembling the pieces

Section 5.1. Fix the wheels to the side panels wheels on the sides of the car bed

Fix the wheels to the side panels.

Glue, drill, and screw through the side panels into the wheels.

Align the wheels over the wheel shape in the side panels.

Use five 1-1/4" (32mm) wood screws for each wheel.

Section 5.2. Fix the nose section and back panel to the bed base front and back panels on the car bed base

Fix the back panel to the back end of the bed base.

The bottom of the back panel will be 2" (50 mm) below the bottom of the bed base.

Drill and screw (on an angle) through the back panel into the ends of the bed base side-rails

Fix the nose so it is positioned 2 1/4" (56 mm) above the side rail of the bed base.

Drill and screw (on an angle) through the nose into the ends of the bed base side-rails.

car bed base and end panels

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Section 5.3. Add the side panels Adding the sides to the car bed

Draw a line along the inside of the car sides up 9 1/2" (237mm) from the very bottom (bottom of the wheels).

That marks where the bottom of the side rail of the bed base will be positioned.

Place one of the side panels on a flat surface with the wheels underneath.

Apply some glue and place the bed base (on edge) so the bottom of the bed base side-rail aligns with the line which is up 9 1/2" (237mm) from the very bottom (bottom of the wheels).

Also ensure that the outside of the back panel is flush with the back end of the side panel.

Drill and screw through the side-rail into the side panel.

Nail through each end of the side panel into the edges of the back panel and the front grill.

Flip the unit over and do the same on the other side.

Section 5.4. Add the legs Adding the legs to the car bed

Make four legs. They can be out of 3/4" x 3-1/2" (18 mm x 90 mm) stock or 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" (40 mm x 90 mm) stock or similar.

Make them 9 3/4" (243mm) long, which is a little longer than the distance from the bottom of the side-rails to the bottom of the wheels.

The purpose is to take the weight and wear and tear away from the MDF wheels.

Glue and screw the legs to the insides of the wheels.

car bed cross-section plan

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