A Santa sleigh prop was required to fit over the top of a mobility scooter so it looked like Santa was driving around in a motorised sleigh.
The prop sleigh required a side entry door so a steel framework was required to provide the necessary rigidity and strength for the sleigh body. The steel support framework was tailor made for the mobility scooter and was located in place by metal tabs over the rear bumper bar and a cross brace just behind the steering wheel.
To keep the weight down light gauge angle iron was used and thin plywood box section adopted for the construction.
The finished prop Santa sleigh is simply lifted up and over the mobility scooter and located in position with its metal tabs. It looks cute and is fun to drive.
Below are shown the various stages of construction of the sleigh.
Below is a short video of Santa in his new sleigh driving around Westfield Eastgardens in Sydney on November 12th, 2011.