August 13, 2022

Bolton-based Ken Cross has gone and pulled a Fred Dibnah with a gasoline cylinder and some different issues mendacity round – and the Englishman has gone viral.

The goldsmith admits to his pastime of “making issues on a regular basis utilizing no matter supplies [he] can discover,” his most up-to-date addition to the storage involving an outdated gasoline cylinder. 

“I got here throughout the outdated metallic gasoline cylinder and thought, ‘this could make an excellent sidecar.’

In accordance with an article from TheBoltonNews, the undertaking solely took about 5 weeks to construct and value him the terribly low cost sum of £100 – in comparison with the ballpark value of £4,000 for a market-ready various.

“I’ve been driving it for about six weeks now,” Cross says. 

“Individuals who I ended by have mentioned we remind them of Wallace and Gromit, which I fairly like.”

Cross doesn’t play video games together with his improvements – he’s even obtained the sidecar “taxed up,” full with its personal MOT, stabilizers, and even a miniature seatbelt for his french bulldogs, Bruce and Ted.

Ken Cross with his two French bulldogs and his new sidecar for puppers

As to the supply of his inspiration, Cross admits, “I’ve at all times been good at constructing issues. Fred Dibnah was a large inspiration rising up and typified Bolton for me. He confirmed you didn’t want a college schooling or different correct {qualifications} to do job; you are able to do wonderful issues together with your palms and by constructing.”

There is no such thing as a point out of the facility vary of the motorbike concerned within the undertaking, although we anticipate the ponies to be about the identical dimension because the canine…

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Our hats off to the person for his pooch-friendly undertaking, trying ahead to seeing just a few extra of those round city!