Back in the day, the billycart was the ultimate in kids’ fun – a couple of planks of wood, a few pram tyres you found in the kerbside clean-up and a bit of old rope was all it took to keep the whole neighbourhood busy for hours on end. This sensational street machine is a nod to more simple times. The modern cart has a few extra creature comforts and is a bit more up to date but that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun. Your whole street will be lining up to have a go in this hot rod!
1. Turnbuckles on the metal cable allow you to fine-tune the steering for optimum performance.
2. There’s even a steering wheel just like a real car, and an all-important brake to keep things safe going downhill.
We have put the step-by-step instructions for this billycart on a pattern sheet so it’s easy for you to put together. The timber needed is just plywood, pine and a few small pieces of Tassie oak for the brake. Click here for the pattern sheet.