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  • Good job. I have also always wanted to try my hand at concrete counter tops, but the furthest I have gotten is buying a couple of books on the subject. I may try something like this soon. Thanks for posting it up.
    By KaHuNaZ, on June 19, 2013

  • If you want something a bit lighter, try making something like this with hypertufa rather than pure concrete.
    By HandyGuy53, on February 7, 2018
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  • you did a good job, thank you for making a young man happy
    By joseph169, on April 23, 2013

  • I absolutely love it when someone pours their heart into a project. Very nice job.
    By sirlaughalot, on April 23, 2013

  • This is really impressive!!
    By MCN107, on April 24, 2013

  • I love this idea! Wish I would have had something similar to this when I was young!
    By kellyc, on April 24, 2013

  • I am impressed and inspiried. Thanks for sharing. Your son will remember this forever. Have that car at his wedding.
    By thorpedo, on April 28, 2013

  • I can't wait to build one for my son!
    By adwyer, on June 13, 2013

  • Nice work! I want to build this for my daughter or just a larger version for myself. We have the Magnolia St Derby here in Macon GA every year. This car would be perfect! Do you have plans/specs for it?
    By G-baby, on June 20, 2013


  • Digger - I have about $300 in it. Most of the money is in the hardware. All the wood for this car was $30
    By Jeff Projects, on July 21, 2014
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  • This looks awesome! The cost savings alone make me wish I was living in my own home! Where did you get the panels from?
    By jcolbert, on April 26, 2013

  • 5 stages - 5 different online stores - prices flucuate but some places offer unbelievable deals if you can catch them. Homes loans cant get any lower - jump in!!
    By Colin, on April 26, 2013

  • Good thing about going solar - you find that all the yard tools gradually go from gas to battery, I am even eyeing my gas mower now that there is a battery powered one.
    By Colin, on April 26, 2013

  • Colin you are brilliant. Thanks for sharing and leading by example. We have been wanting to do something like this for years. Great to see it in reality and the results you are getting
    By thorpedo, on April 28, 2013

  • I have always been interested in going solar or wind energy. I've always thought that solar would be 2 fold...1 replace electric & 2 provide some shade from the sun beating directly down on the shingles. I just don't know that much about the wattage on the panels and where and how to install them.
    By Jac_of_all, on May 1, 2013

  • I would love to save money in anyway possible. The solar panels would be a fantastic way to save!!
    By gmb, on May 4, 2013

  • I would have liked to do a project like this myself, but I lacked the know how and required licenses to do it so I had Solar City install mine for FREE and a 20 year lease that is lower than utility rates with NO increases ever! They have a tremendous track record and professional staff to handle all the aspects of the project. Email me for more info and a money saving referral. solarnow at ymail.com.
    By larryp40, on May 4, 2013

  • Looks great! Must have been hot up there during the install. Might I suggest that next time you try a Ryobi 18v li-ion Impact Driver for driving in the lag screws? A beautiful tool for driving in most any type of screw fastener using the proper bit. Once you try one, you'll never grab a drill again unless you need a pilot hole!
    By Rusty Trombone, on May 4, 2013

  • Colin, that was a really impressive project, and the information you shared was about it was fantastic. I hope that more people will be inspired by your efforts, and will install their own solar systems. I has to pass the Link to your WEB sight on to friends to read about. Great job, enjoyed reading about all the details you provided. (retired engineer) BC
    By Bob_C, on May 4, 2013

  • Thanks, There has been 1 install I can say was done partly because the steps listed on the web site cleared up some questions - and at least another 3 people from work have expressed interest. I had my grounding questions answered from another self-installer's web site - so any little help I can give back. And yes - an impact driver is on the list - those lag bolts wore down a few batteries.
    By Colin, on May 5, 2013
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