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1987/1988 MADE WOODEN GO-CARTS
Ever since I was 13 and 14 years old I made wooden go-carts with working steering from PowerWheels kiddie cars. I made 2 go-carts- one was a big black one with flames and the other was a small blue one I called the 'Vega'

#2

1990 MADE A STAND UP VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
At age 16 I designed, then fabricated my very own game system. It was just like the factory arcade machines with a built in monitor, game system, joystick and main switch. I wired it up myself

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#3

1990 MADE A MOTORIZED SKATEBOARD
At age 16 I also invented a motorized skateboard from wood. I called it the “Motorboard”
The features were:
5hp engine
2 big rear quad tires
Front end with skateboard wheels pivots to steer
Rear drive was the gas engine drove the rear differential axle through a centrifugal belt system
Throttle was a hand controlled lever and cable

#4

1990 ASSEMBLED A TRIKE FROM A MINIBIKE
At age 16 a short while after I created the motorized skateboard I disassembled it and reassembled the gas engine, rear tires and differential onto a boxframe mini-bike frame I had. I called it the “Minitrike”. Since it had no differential in the axle it had a rough time making turns.

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#5

1991 ASSEMBLED A HOMEMADE DIRTBIKE
When I was 17 I took an old 1974 Indian dirt bike fame I bought from some guys yard and installed a 7hp snow blower motor. The drive system was simple: I installed a new centrifugal clutch, rear sprocket and chain. It had some speed but was not good going up hills

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#6

1991 MADE A SIT DOWN GAME SYSTEM
At age 17 I designed and built a game system I can sit down inside and play. I built in an Atari 2600 game system. The joystick and fire buttons were built into the armrests. I did everything including wiring myself.
The features were:
Main game system, monitor, joystick, stereo with big speakers, digital clock, cartridge holder, doors on hinges, adjustable seat, lights
 

#7

1992 MADE A MOVING GAME SYSTEM
At age 18 I designed on many papers and then later built one part of (but never completed) another game system. This time, much more refined and complicated. Once completed, it would have rocked forward and backwards and tilted left and right. After building one of the three pieces I realized I couldn’t fabricate the mechanisms for the moving motors so I aborted it and unfortunately junked what I had made.

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CUSTOMIZED MY FIRST CAR
My first car was a  1987 Yugo (don’t laugh too much. They are underappreciated). I put in all new black carpet, painted the dashboard and seat covers and painted it black with yellow lined flames just to be different

#9

CUSTOMIZED A 1983 DODGE COLT
After a while I bought a new car and painted it red and installed Cragar mags

#10

STARTED CUSTOMIZING MY FIRST CUSTOM VAN
I started customizing a 1977 Chevy Cargo Van that I bought at a car dealer for $700. I called it the “Madness Machine”.  To do something new and original I took the slider door on the right and cut it into 4 sections to make a bi-folding door never seen before.  I spent many hours customizing the interior and wound up doing 3 different paint schemes over many years.

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#11

1996 CONVERTED MY 2WD VAN TO 4WD
At age 21 I did this conversion ALL by myself by putting a 4WD Chevy Blazers Frame under the original Madness Machines van’s frame.  The 4WD was fully functional and worked flawless afterwards.
This is how I did it: 
I bought a Blazer’s frame from a junkyard.  After getting it home, I cut it in half and welded two new sections of frame to lengthen it 17” to match my van’s wheel base.  I removed all 4 tires and made a set of ramps that went completely over the frame as it sat on the ground.  I VERY CAREFULLY drove the 2WD van on the ramps.  I removed the muffler and driveshaft.  Using jacks I raised the front of the van up and removed the ramps, then the tires and unbolted and removed the upper and lower control arms, steering linkage and all the other front suspension components.  Then I lowered it back down.  Using the jacks again, I raised the rear end.  Then I removed the rear axel and leaf springs and lowered it back down.  I then made sure both frames were perfectly aligned and put back on all the tires.  I cut 4 heavy duty cylinders that I got from the Huber Breaker that I welded them from the Blazer’s frame mounts to the van’s frame for center support.  I cut angled brackets for all 4 corners that I drilled and bolted on.  I removed the transmission and had a short shaft installed.  Then I reinstalled the transmission along with the new Blazer’s transfer case.  I had to re-weld a universal joint for the Blazer’s steering box to compensate for the difference in the steering column’s angle.  I installed all break lines, the emergency break cable and the front drive shaft.  I had to re-do the entire muffler system and cut a hole in the floor for the transfer case shifter.  I also remade the gas fill line and other fuel lines.  The last thing I did was install the custom made rear drive shaft.

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1997 STARTED CUSTOMIZING ANOTHER VAN
At age 22 I bought another van to customize. To give myself a new challenge I took the solid wall on the LEFT side and cut into 4 sections like what I have created previously on the Madness Machine.  I also designed a convertible roof that has never been done before on a van.  It uses a system of chains and brackets that flip it 180 degrees. That’s  the beginning of Wicked Evolution

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4 ft tall wooden RC van in action - Click Here!

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1998-1999 BUILT A WOODEN RADIO CONTROLLED VAN
At age 23 I designed and built a 3.5 ft x 4 ft. remote control van I called “MADNESS MACHINE JR” .  It operates on 3 marine batteries to run 2 special motors: one for main drive and the other I designed for steering.  I started with a wired 3 switch controller that works left and right, forward and reverse and high and low speed.  I later made a wireless receiver unit to control it.  I later replaced the electric motor with a gas motor.  I recorded a video where it pulled my custom van in a parking lot and posted it to YouTube

Video #1 - Light display in Wild custom van (Wicked Evolution)
Video #2 - Wicked Evolution Jr. rock video (transforming van)
Video #3 - Custom Van Turns Radical- SEE HOW
Van smashed by train 'evolved' wild (Wicked Evolution and my son Skyler)

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2000 WICKED EVOLUTION WAS HIT BY A TRAIN AND I STARTED RECONSTRUCTION
Wicked Evolution was hit by a freight train on 5/11/00.  I bought a van of the same year and chopped off the parts to replace the damaged section on my van. It took a month for me to fix and have it back on the road.  4 months later I put it in my garage to turn it radical.  16 months and 1600 hours of work Wicked is finally finished on 6/20/01.  It now has never-before-done slider doors and custom body flares that run from  front to back.

Video #1 - RC van pulls a FULL-SIZED van!
Video #2 - 400lb RC van pulls full-size trailer
Video #3 - 400 lb van goes 30 mph
Video #4 - 400 lb RC van flips over on gravel
Video #5 - Huge RC van crushes RC car
Video #6 - 400lb van does wheelies and jumps

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2000 REMADE RADIO CONTROLLED VAN FROM STEEL
At age 25, I recreated Madness Machine Jr. Using steel I fabricated a new frame. At first I continued to use the old motor and tires.  I also re-created the body from tubular steel strong enough to sit on.  After many years I upgraded with bigger motors, bigger tires, bigger clutches to the point where it could pull my 6500 lb show van Wicked Evolution as seen on a video on YouTube.  I could also switch a gear in a gearbox and make the van go 30 mph.

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2004 MADE A GO-CART FROM A HONDA CIVIC
My 87 Honda Civic had electrical problems and was no longer passable for inspection but still ran good. I didn’t want to just junk it so I cut the car in half, removed 3.5 feet of body and put it back together to make a fully functional go-cart that went in the trails

Video 1 - COOL new go-cart test ride               Video 2 - AWESOME new go-cart demo

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2009 MADE A HUGE LIFTED BUGGY
At age 34 I fabricated a 2 seated custom buggy. It had a roll cage and 13 inches of suspension travel but the motor was small

1. Wicked Evolution Jr. rock video (transforming van         2. Huge Mechanical Monster cooks hotdog
3. 750lb RC van crushes hummer (transforming fire-breathing monster)
4. Transforming Monster makes the news   5. Mechanical Monster in a parade
6. Inside the Mechanical Monster     7. Mechanical Monster crushes rc car- test
8. Boy rides 750lb RC van (Transformer Monster)    9. Monster in my basement
10. 750 lb Monster gives kids rides

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2005-2007 MADE A TRANSFORMING MECHANICAL MONSTER
At age 30 I designed and built a 750lb flame-throwing transforming monster. I call it Wicked Evolution Jr. and its modeled after my custom van Wicked Evolution. I built it in my basement. It took 1400 hours to finish.

Video 1 - Huge RC crushes RC car 2 (Lamborghini)
Video 2 - Going muddin' "IN A" RC car
Video 3 - Monster Lamborghini inside

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2010 MADE AN HUGE ELECTRIC MONSTER TRUCK
At age 35 I designed and built a custom frame with batteries and electric motors around 4 heavy duty quad tires. I then wired it with a radio controlled receiver and solenoids and electric remote and put a PowerWheels Lamborghini body on it

Video #1 - Drawing a Dragon on my Wall :)            Video #2 - 6ft tall dragon mural finished

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2011 DREW A 6FT DRAGON ON MY HOUSE WALL
At age 36 I drew and painted a dragon. It took about 14 hours

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2011 MADE A HUGE SEE-SAW
At age 36 I made the 12 foot long toy for my kids with spare wood

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2014 MADE A MINI GAME SYSTEM
At age 39 I fabricated another mini standing game system using a drawing I kept 24 years ago for a Pac-Man plug and play

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