Santa Visits Alabama

SLEIGH FACTSHEET & WALKAROUND

The most often asked question in 2009 by the children was, "Santa, Where is your sleigh?" So, I built a Sleigh that was Special, Magical and Exciting for children and adults alike. My Sleigh is for children from 1-100 years old. The Sleigh is built from a single tree and took over 1600 hours to construct. The total cost of the sleigh? Out of pocket - $13,000 + wood + 1600 hours of labor & shop time = just shy of $60,000! In 2010 the Sleigh was appraised at $68,000.


Sleigh Body Specifications
  • Length: 14 FT Width: 5'-8"
  • Height: 7 FT
  • Material Type: Poplar
  • Material Source: Single Poplar Tree
  • Finish: Fine Sanded, Clear Poly U Coating, Hand Rubbed w/ Satin Wax
  • Front Hand Rail: 2 1/4" Brass



Sleigh Convenience Features
  • Front Row Seating Capacity: 3 ( 1 adult - 2 children )
  • Seat Material: Plush padded Leather, Era Specific
  • Storage: 45 SQ.FT. Or Passenger Area
  • Boarding Stairway: Quick connect on wheels
  • Portability: Sleigh w/ 6" Casters



Electronics & Dazzle Features
  • Dash Panels: 2
  • DC Power: Built in 12V Marine Battery
  • DC Power Charger: AC to DC Charger
  • AC Power: Accepts external fused AC power
  • Rocket Sounds: 1000 Watt Amp w/ 2x10" Subs
  • Sound Source: Built in MP3 Player
  • Switched Panel Functions: Vertical lift engages multiple LED lights, Claxon & Rocket Engine Amplifier configurable.
  • Multimedia Panel: 7" Mounted Digital Picture Frame & Remote, JVC CD/Radio Player w/ Ground Mounted Speakers
  • Other: Clock, Compass, Time Delay, Vintage Microphone & GPS Keypad



Sleigh Safety Features
  • Structural Load Supports: 1/8" Steel Plates
  • Trailer Fastening: Custom Steel Brackets
  • Unattended Dash Protection: Locking Plexi glass panels
  • Electronics Protection: 7 Fused Circuits
  • Battery Protection: Key Based Switching
  • Vertical Lift Alert: Claxon + LED Indicators



Trailer Specifications
  • Certification/use: DOT Approved Highway
  • Trailers Axels: 2
Frame and Sleigh Runners
Frame and Sleigh Runners
Subframe on Casters
Subframe on Casters
Starting the Floor Platform
Starting the Floor Platform
Starting the Walls
Starting the Walls
Walls Getting Higher
Walls Getting Higher
And Higher...
And Higher...
Walls Complete
Walls Complete
Seat Subframing
Seat Subframing
Building the Front Roll
Building the Front Roll
Sleigh with Partial Front Completed
Sleigh with Partial Front Completed
Sleigh Woodwork Complete
Sleigh Woodwork Complete
Interior Dash Preliminaries
Interior Dash Preliminaries
Handrail Support Detail
Handrail Support Detail
Left Elevation
Left Elevation
Left Elevation at Rear
Left Elevation at Rear
Left Rear
Left Rear
Rear
Rear
Right Rear
Right Rear
Right-side Medallion
Right-side Medallion
Right Front Handrail Support
Right Front Handrail Support
Front Bells
Front Bells
Left Front Sleigh @ 30°
Left Front Sleigh @ 30°
Left Front Sleigh @ 30°
Left Front Sleigh @ 30°
Lower Leg Support (typical)
Lower Leg Support (typical)
Fog Machine
Fog Machine
Lantern Detail
Lantern Detail
Stereo Compartment Door
Stereo Compartment Door
Stereo Components
Stereo Components
Lantern Door (open)
Lantern Door (open)
Interior Dash from Left Side
Interior Dash from Left Side
Interior Dash from Right Side
Interior Dash from Right Side
Leather Seat
Leather Seat
Rear Compartment (holds 6-8 children)
Rear Compartment (holds 6-8 children)
Forward View from Rear Compartment (note passenger handholds)
Forward View from Rear Compartment (note passenger handholds)
Right Elevation
Right Elevation
On Display at Night
On Display at Night
Newspaper Photoshoot
Newspaper Photoshoot
Newspaper Photoshoot 2
Newspaper Photoshoot 2
Photo Used Advertising Christmas Parade
Photo Used Advertising Christmas Parade



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