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Remember when you were growing up? There was always one kid on the block whose dad made great toys that were the envy of the neighborhood.

Wouldn't it be great to pass along some of that old-fashioned childhood magic to a special boy or girl in your life? This do-it-yourself coaster car project is an ideal way to get started.

No child will be able to resist the car's classic styling, which features lean, clean lines and a racy red paint job. Designed with safety in mind, it has a wide wheel base for stability, a convenient hand brake for easy stops and a simple but clever steering mechanism.

The project requires only easily obtainable materials, including a sheet of plywood, some hardwood, an assortment of hardware, wheels and paint.

The Coaster Car plan, No. 870, is $9.95.

To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif. 91409. To order by credit card, call (800) 828-2453. Visit U-Bild on the web at

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