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I'm thinking of doing a roombox as a tribute to my friend Crystal, who recently passed. It'll be something that I feel would be totally cathartic for me, as well as a way to reconnect with her family. I really like this wheelchair, but can't afford the price tag. Does anyone have any ideas on what to use to make one?

Little Assistance 1:12 Wheelchairs

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It doesn't need to fold, as it's going in a roombox and I'm going to put her in it.

I've decided I'm going to have to make her, as there isn't a doll out there that would come close to looking like her.

And if I'm making her, I might as well make her chair. I've got some canvas that I can use for the back and the seat. I've got some back wheels on the way (Thanks Anna!), I'm going to disect a Hot Wheels (thanks for the tip Holly), and I saw some aluminum tubing at the hobby store that I really want to use for the handles. It's just a matter of seeing the instructions Debbie has and seeing what else I need to modify/build.

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I've just searched through my saved sites - I was sure I had a tutorial on making a miniature wheelchair, but I can't find it. If I see it in the next little while, I'll post a link.

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I remember a comment by Joni Erikson Tada (not sure of spelling) who was a quad saying that she wouldn't need her wheelchair in heaven and in the book the wheelchair had a "for sale" sign on it. Maybe she could be standing by the wheelchair with a big smile on her face and a "for sale" sign on her wheelchair.

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I will give her "sister" Mari the roombox.

Her family wasn't very involved in her life, they didn't approve of many things about her and her personality. She didn't live with her parents most of her life, she lived with her best friend Mari, who is also a dear friend of mine.

When I met them, I was lost and young and felt very alone. They took me in and helped me back on my feet. They loved me then and helped form the strong person that I am today.

I like the idea of her standing by her chair, it's sweet.

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