The Red parade Truck was built on an AMF riding lawnmower frame w/a 10Hp Briggs engine. Had a 3 speed transmission w/a 5 speed variable gear for a higher speed. The body was all handmade from 14ga. steel. front wheels & tires were standard. rear tires & wheels were 14″ Ford aluminum mags. Had electric start & the top speed was about 15mph. I had 3 small trailers I pulled. 2 had old school bus seats & one was for hauling Dragon Art. I had a small tractor muffler underneath aimed at the back w/a 45 degree downturned tailpipe. The Hood on the front opened up just like a car. The interior had a full width seat & was upholstered. The width inside the truck was about 3ft. I taught a teenager how to weld & use torces & a mig & diff. saws & grinders. I also let him drive it in all the parades. I had decals whim as the driver & my name as the designer. I put a loud set of air horns on the roof. Had the tank mounted under the pickup bed out of sight. 125#’s of air would usually last thru a whole parade if you didn’t hold the valve open all the time. We also had OOga horns, Bull Horn & a Large elect. bell. I was always on one of the trailers w/a seat & we always had a friend on the other trailer. The Dragon trailer was made to hold 3 diff. sizes of dragons. Also had lites front & back for driving in nite parades.
All of the above small pieces of art were made out of diff. kinds of metals. Steel, stainless steel & copper. All of the above have been sold over the years.