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Old 07-07-2010, 09:32 AM
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Hey all I was checking out the site and reading about some builds and such. I thought this would be a great place to share my little project that My son and I just finished.. I'll start with a few pics to see if there is any interest!!







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Old 07-07-2010, 09:36 AM
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That's sweet! How fast does it go?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:38 AM
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Now that is one lucky kid! I always wanted a power wheels when i was little, i woulda died for a gas one. Nice work man
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:43 AM
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Cool thanks guys, well the boy hasn't had it topped out yet but I would say it will do about 20- 25 MPH I have a ton of pics of the build so I'll post more
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:03 AM
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I guess I'll tell the story of the Barbie Jeep Coversion.I started building the frame for my daughter when she was 4 but I got side tracked with other projects and a new BOY ect..so needless to say the frame and body ended up behind the shed with all the other unfinished projects. One day my boy says " there is a broken jeep behind the shed can you fix it for me" so I pulled it out from the tangel of weeds and spider webs the body had moss growing on it the frame couldn't be any more rusty! So begins the second go at building this thing.
We got every thing cleaned up and finished up some fabrication on the frame and started to get some paint down!




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Old 07-07-2010, 11:21 AM
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those are some lucky kids
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:22 AM
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and here are some of the body





then we added some lights



then we added a trailer...Why you ask?? well I thought that it would be cool to have him drive the jeep in this years Canada Day Parade pulling his bike to help support our Motocross company (BOMAR RACING)
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and a few VIDEOS



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Old 07-07-2010, 11:32 AM
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As you can see the 33cc two stroke engine was a bit under powered for the bike and trailer and was a little slow in the grass sooooo
In goes a brand spankin new 52cc two stroke with electric start!!


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Then we added some stickers and got every thing ready for the parade




And the night before the parade
THE BOYS
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Then we added some stickers and got every thing ready for the parade




And the night before the parade
THE BOYS
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:51 AM
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THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE FUNNEST BUILDS I HAVE DONE YET!
THANKS FOR CHECKING IT OUT
CHEERS!!!
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Wow wow that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That thing is awesome! Take another video of it! I love it!
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:58 PM
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that is sweet, looks really good too
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:25 PM
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Man, that is a ery nice, super clean build... Kudos for an excellent job!. Now- How 'bout some more detail- Did you kill a kid's quad for the suspenion components, or is that all self-fabbed? Tell us about all the technical aspects... Cheers- Chris
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:51 PM
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Got any plans???
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:02 PM
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Custom made one off frame to sute the body and that size tire and yes all self fabbed, The coil overs are from mountain bikes. PLANS? not yet but if someone wanted them I could come up with something. I have tons of pictures of the build if there is an interest??
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Throw them all in a photobucket album and share the link please!
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:32 PM
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That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Beautifully built, I real credit to you, you should be very proud.

Good to see you've left space for a small motorbike engine for when he gets older .

Just wandering, what's the suspension like? Is it pretty solid or kinda soft? Been thinking of making something like this for my little cousins for ages, thought of using the separate forks from from mountain bikes, thought the back one would be too stiff.

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:46 PM
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does that suspension even move with just the weight of a small kid in the jeep? those shocks look like they're mounted really far out on the swingarm/a-arms for that light of a vehicle? it's a sweet looking build thought regardless!
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